3 Days Wild Coast Horse Riding South Africa

  • Kei Mouth Backpackers, 18 Coral Street, Kei Mouth 5260, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa

3 Days Wild Coast Horse Riding South Africa

  • Kei Mouth Backpackers, 18 Coral Street, Kei Mouth 5260, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Horse Riding in South Africa

Come for a magical combination of rural Africa, rolling hills, jagged cliff, and wild unspoiled beaches. You will have your Kei River riding holiday in one of the last remaining untouched coastal eco systems in Southern Africa. The best way to explore it is on horseback. This is an excellent ride for intermediate and advanced riders wanting an escape for a few days of fantastic riding!


  • Morgan Bay ride
  • Kei Mouth beach ride
  • A full day ride to Trennery’s
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Tea and coffee
  • 3 activity days
  • English
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Kei Mouth Backpackers is a first class backpacker accommodation. You will stay in either The Stone Room or The Garden Room during your holiday. The Stone Room is a private room with double bed, sleeps 1 to 2 people, and en-suite bathroom. It is facilitated with private entrance and own patio.

Meanwhile, the Garden Room has 2 single beds and 1 bunk bed, sleeps 1 to 4 people, and private bathroom. As a dorm, per bed can be booked as a private room. It is facilitated with private entrance and own patio.


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Daily room services
  • Fully equipped self catering communal kitchen and barbecue area
  • Communal sitting room and dining area
  • 360 degree sun-downer viewing deck

Day 1

You will arrive around lunch time and be ready for your first ride at 3 pm. This is a lovely one and a half our ride to the Kei River and your first beach canter!

Day 2

Today's riding begins at 9.30 am and heads towards the river and ferry crossing with the horses into the Transkei. It is a 2 to 3 hour ride along the beach to Trennery's hotel where you will enjoy a lovely pub lunch. You return to Kei Mouth in the afternoon by an inland route.

Day 3

This morning is a lovely two and a half hour ride into the village of Morgan Bay where you explore the magnificent cliff tops before finishing with a canter down the beach.

This horseback safari will take you along the Kei River in the heart of Kei Mouth situated in a tranquil street just off the main road. You are in an area known as “The Wild Coast” or the former home land of Transkei. This is now called Eastern Cape Province. The Wild Coast is the rugged, remote, fairly unpopulated stretch of South African coastline between East London and Port Edward, on the N2 between Durban in the north and Port Elizabeth in the south.

This stretch of some 280 kilometers of cliff faces, perfect beaches, and rich tidal estuaries is between the Mtamvuna River in the north, and the Great Kei River in the south. Inland, to the west, lie the Stormberg and Drakensberg mountain ranges, which reach on altitude of 2400 meters, descending to the Indian Ocean in the east. At the Wild Coast, the sun shines day after day, month after month, on this beautiful and extensive tract of undulating pastoral countryside studded with whitewashed, thatched rondavel huts.

You will be served daily breakfast during your stay. Breakfast includes cereal, yogurt, toast, preserves, as well as tea and coffee. Other meals are self-catering in the communal kitchen.

You can also enjoy one of the local restaurants that are all within walking distance. Please just let Wild Coast Horseback Adventures know if you have any particular eating problems. They will do their best to feed you.

  • Abseiling in Morgan Bay
  • Beach walks
  • Bowling
  • Day hikes to waterfalls
  • Day trips to Seagulls
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Ferry crossing into Transkei
  • Fish Eagle River cruise
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming
  • Township tours
  • Walks and hikes around Kei Mouth, Morgan Bay, and across the Kei
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • A full day ride to Trennery’s
  • Daily light breakfast
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Horse riding safari
  • Kei Mouth beach ride
  • Morgan Bay ride
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Flights to and from South Africa
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Words cannot even say how good these guys are!! Julie-Ann and her Team here are not only great horse people (which helps as the horses are cared for properly!!) they are very knowledgeable about the areas that you ride through. With options of 7 day coast rides (for hardcore riders!) or more sedate surf and turf rides which include stunning beach rides (with an amazing gallop!) in land riding through the Transkei villages and ending it with a drive through a game park with giraffe, antelope, zebra and more! If you love to ride and are keen on adventure - this is the place for you!"

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  • Review by Honri
    10 out of 10

    "Loved everything about our trip with Wild Coast Horses..... we did the surf and turf ride."

    "Firstly the scenery is STUNNING! Add to that amazing, fit, well looked after, good natured, responsive horses and fun, knowledgeable, friendly guides who its clear love the horses very much (you know who you are Ashley and Mandie!!) with 2 good basic hotels and 1 very posh hotel, all with good food and great staff..... (nothing was too much trouble on any aspect of this trip) .....what you have is an amazing trail riding holiday."

    "I have been on several trail riding holidays all over the world and this one far exceeded my expectations- galloping on an empty beach with the sun shining and miles of sand in front of you- nothing quite like it!Can not wait to return."

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  • Review by Margaret
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing horses especially phantom, very well matched to riders riding ability, safe and amazingly fit, I rode with friends on the surf and turf trail ride, stayed in three hotels on the way and all hotels were unique in their own way, comfortable and very clean our guides mandie and Ashley were fabulous, very attentive and helpful and extremely knowledgeable with the area and reasurring if felt a little nervous, the hotel on the game park was stunning, food in all hotels was delicious and catered for all palettes, staff amazing and all lovely, can't fault any of the wild coast horse holidays just wish I could have stayed longer... THANK YOU to all of you Mel and Tyger included you are all wonderful and hope to return one day!"

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  • Review by Jeannie
    10 out of 10

    "This was a bucket list holiday that far exceeded my expectations. Amazing group of people, horses were awesome, knew their job, barefoot and surefooted, all in excellent condition and very fit. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and had an affinity with the horses, friendly and fun.loved every minute and would highly recommend this experience."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing horses led by lovely guides provided a unique riding experience. Scenery both along the coast and inland was awesome with spectacular views and beautiful sunsets. The horses were lovely and as surefooted as mountain goats. Hotels were chosen well and and the hotel staff were all helpful. Saving hard to go back."

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  • Review by a traveler
    9 out of 10

    "I had an amazing eights days riding the Wild Coast Trail and can't recommend it enough! It was an absolute pleasure to ride such a lovely horse. We traveled a good distance and often galloped the long beautiful beaches, she was foot perfect and never out of puff! The horses are an absolute credit to the team who were all fantastic, everything was perfectly organised and nothing too much trouble.The scenery is just stunning. We spotted whales and dolphins and got to explore the beautiful open countryside. Each hotel we stopped at along the route was a treat. Great food, accommodation and incredible views. A holiday to remember I would love to go back!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Ireland
    9 out of 10

    "My week on the Wild Coast was fantastic. The pony I rode, Thulane, was a perfect match for me, fast, lively, and forward going with the perfect personality. Our group wanted a fast ride and that is exactly what we got. The Wavecrest gallop was amazing! The guides were fabulous, the scenery was stunning. I had a wonderful time, the perfect holiday for me. Definitely a holiday to remember!"

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  • Review by Will S. from California, USA
    9 out of 10

    "I really love their service. The view was so fascinating, my baby really like to stay more on this place. We promise to go back here and you can't ask for more here. Everything that u need is definitely you can see here."

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Kei Mouth, South Africa

Wild Coast Horseback Adventures offers some of the most perfect and spectacular horse riding country-side found anywhere in the world.

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3 days / 2 nights


This safari is available until January 10, 2017, except on December 25, 2016 and January 1, 2017. Please select an arrival date below.


Low season
  • November 29 - December 14, 2016


High season
  • December 15, 2016 - January 10, 2017

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