Who can ride info?
• Ages 13 and above are recommended for the trails and a good level of fitness is recommended for all individuals.
• Pony rides are available for the younger children and need to be booked in advance.
• Please wear long pants as the saddles will pinch your skin if you wear shorts.
• Closed, secure shoes are a must. Pumps and flip- flops are unsafe to wear
• Hat or Sun-tan lotion or sun protective shirts are important as there are some trails that are in the sun.
• Swimming gear is optional if you are booking the rock pool ride.
• Less, is more… Just you and the horse are perfect for the ride.a
• We do provide safety helmets
Farm and Mountain Trail - 7 km
A lovely ride for beginners who want to get a taste for riding or for those getting back in the saddle. From our farm we venture either into Lanswood farm, along the lush, grassy meadows framed by trees. Or we ride along the lower mountain path into the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains. We will have the occasional trot, but all nice and easy and work our way back to the farm.
Rockpool Picnic - 11 km
R850 pp (including SANParks & DAFF fees)
Duration 2.5 to 3.5 hours
This for many years has been our signature ride. It offers much variety in vegetation, mountain views and winds deep into the untouched indigenous forest of the National park where we stop and relax at the rock pools. It’s the perfect place to swim in the hot summer months as the water is sweet and refreshing. This ride is suitable for all levels of experience as it can be enjoyed it in gentle walk but also boasts long winding hills of great trotting and cantering opportunities.
ADD ON to 11km Rock pool trail special occasion picnic @ R1100pp (including SANParks fees) R300pp extra
A half day trail of about 3 to 4 hours
There is no better way than to say “I love you”, than to spoil yourself and your loved one by venturing out into the mountains to the rock pools and enjoying a very special picnic together with the horses. This is an exclusive ride with no other clients, just you , your special person and your guide. No need of prior riding experience. The picnic includes a bottle of sparkling MCC, strawberries, camembert, crackers, dips and ofcourse chocolate)
Lancewood Mountain View Trail - 20 km
R1400 pp (including SANParks & DAFF fees)
Duration about 3 hours
Views! If you are looking for a fun ride that will free your heart and let you feel the wind blow through your horses’ ears, then this is the right one for you. Overlooking the farm lands right across the Garden Route, the mountains, the ocean, lakes and dams, you will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the trots and canters until you are breathless and smiling.
Half day ride with overnight stay at Swartvlei +- 12 to 14km
Price on Enquiry (starts at R3000 pp)
This trail is tailor made to the client. Imagine riding with your friends, partner or family through the private farmlands and forests of the Swartvlei Equestrian Estate, meandering down the hills to the sparkling Swartvlei lake, right into this most beautiful esteemed lodge or the Swartvlei Safari Camps next door where you enjoy drinks & dinner and a cosy night in such stunning accommodation. Breakfast included.
The horses will be lodged overnight here too so that after your delicious breakfast we can head back up the mountain to do an alternative route through the forest and back home to our stables. This option can be modified to include a second night of accommodation with an extra half day ride on the second day.
R150 for the 1st child per family and R100 for each thereafter.
The pony rides need to be booked in advance.
We lead the children on our pony around the fields on the farm