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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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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