Garden Route horse riding at it’s best!   est 2008

For bookings please phone: 082 – 4945642 or 044 – 8501047


Welcome to our Black Horse Trails website, we are Lyndsay and Stephan, with our kids Jazper & Tabby and the most lovely horses in the land! We are a relaxed and friendly bunch and would like to welcome you to come and enjoy a precious few hours of your holiday time here with us.

Our rides venture out from our ranch into the forests of the Outeniqua mountains in the Wilderness outlands.
We have suitable steeds for any level of experience you may or may not have on a horses back, everyone is welcome!
Go to our horses page to see who would be the most suitable steed for you.

Included with all our rides is a 10% discount voucher for our restaurant Zucchini Restaurant or the coffee shop Rustic Windmill both situated in Timberlake Village on the N2 between Wilderness and Sedgefield.

Please note that we are a cash only business. There are no credit card facilities on the farm. You can arrange to do an eft beforehand if you prefer, and bring/send the proof of payment.

Saddle Up Horse Trails is our sister business at Timberlake village. We have seven horses there and offer a 45 minute horse ride for R250pp which meanders over the pine scented hillocks and overlooks the Swartvlei lakes below. This ride is perfect for children and beginners as it is just a walking ride. To book, please phone 044 8821018    Saddle Up Horse Trails

Timberlake Village is a safe, fun and natural village and its association with slow, local foods and healthy outdoor activities mean that it is the perfect place to bring the whole family for the day or to just to pop in whilst you are travelling through the Garden Route. With shops, restaurants and playgrounds, Timberlake is a must to visit on your holiday! Timberlake Village

Zucchini Restaurant is a very special and unique dining experience. Voted in the top 20 restaurants of the garden route, Zucchini’s is not to be missed! Zucchini Restaurant

Rustic Windmill coffee shop  is a eco-country store offering a selection of freshly pressed juices, home-made cakes and a host of items you would love to eat!


Eve’s Eden Cottage is our newly renovated six sleeper cottage overlooking Island lake. Conveniently situated off the N2 4km from Wilderness village. This cottage’s panoramic views over the Wilderness valley and lakes will take your breath away. Phone 082 4945642 for bookings.

Toorbos is a beautiful macadamia nut farm 4km from our ranch and offers self catering cottage accommodation. Toorbos

Beyond the moon is another beautiful guest farm which has recently changed ownership and is situated about 5km from our ranch. Beyond the Moon.

Teniqua Tree tops is a very unique accommodation experience. Luxury tents in tree canopy’s are their specialty. They are 21km from our ranch. Teniqua tree tops

Lyndsay: 082 494 5642
Email: blackhorsetrails@yahoo.com
Alternative number: 072 137 4538


From PLETT or Knysna's direction head west on the N2 towards WILDERNESS, 20km past Sedgefield and 3 km before Wilderness, just after the Caltex service station on the left is a turn off to the right HOEKWIL, take this road for 19 km, up a small pass, past Hoekwil town to BEERVLEI where you will see the Black Horse Trails sign.

From GEORGE or Mosselbay's direction head East on the N2 towards WILDERNESS, 3km after Wilderness on the left is a turn off to HOEKWIL, take this road for 19 km, up a small pass, past Hoekwil town to BEERVLEI where you will see the Black Horse Trails sign.
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