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African Horse Company - farm 215 fynbos reserve

Near: Cape TownZA (Weather)
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Trail Description 1 to 8 day all inclusive luxury guided horse trails of up to 35 km per day through the "fynbos" of the Cape Floral Kingdom, (a world heritage site and a vegetation type restricted to the Western Cape of South Africa). Our horse rides cover rugged mountain terrain and kilometers of wide beach and dune coastline of the famous whale coast of the Overberg as well as the Agulhas Plains, the southernmost part of the African continent and one of the famous botanical hotspots in the world. Horses used are South African crossbreeds. The bloodlines being Boerperd, Arab, Saddler and Friesian. Our horses range freely as a herd and are fully adapted to the environment with regards to grazing, weather and terrain. Noted for their endurance and sure footing, these horses are the ideal partner and friend for many day trails.
Best Time to Visit whole year round
Times to Avoid can be windy November and can rain july-september
Campground -comfortable self catering cottages on Springfontyn farm, Stanford to luxury full service accommodation in the fynbos reserve of farm 215, Gansbaai.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
African Horse Company
+27 (0) 28 388 09 20
Maarten Groos
PO Box 1314
Gansbaai, ZA 7220
farm 215 fynbos reserve
Directions Follow N2 from Cape Town to the East. Take exit "Hermanus" (R 43) Go through Hermanus, continue on R 43, go right into Stanford. Follow signs to "Springfontyn" (12 km dirt road).
This information was provided by hartebeeskloof on 6/9/2007 5:29:35 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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