Horse riding along the KZN South Coast
There is nothing better than enjoying views of the coastline on horseback and the South Coast has many places that offer this memorable experience! Not only are there beach horse rides but also various equestrian centres that are perfect for travellers who would like to try horse riding for the first time with an instructor or to touch up on some existing riding skills. There is a saying that says to truly be close to nature means to be on a horse!
Beach horse rides are popular all year round, Selsdon Park Horse Riding is one of the best and most popular horse-riding facilities along the South Coast. Situated between Shelly Beach and Margate, lies a paradise of horses and ponies! Selsdon Park’s horses are some of the happiest along the South Coast, a happy horse, equals a happy rider. Choose the best horse for you, there are 20 different horses for travellers to meet, and pick which one they would like to share this once in a lifetime experience with. Selsdon Park offers ponies for the little ones and 12 draft horses for adults. Come and get close to nature in the best way possible, on horseback!
Wild Coast Sun’s Ocean Trails Equestrian Centre also offers fun horse-riding experiences on the beach. The Wild Coast Sun beach is wide and open, perfect for some riding! Experience riding through the small wave breaks on the shore, there is nothing quite as freeing. Horse riding on the beach allows travellers to have a bucket list experience, with their hair blowing in the fresh salty breeze, up on horseback, it is pure bliss! Riding on beaches is preferred as there is mostly flat ground, no need to worry about uneven terrain on the trail, perfect for beginner riders too.
For travellers looking to have horse riding lessons, the Umzumbe Stables and Riding School in Port Shepstone is a great choice. The centre offers affordable lessons with some of the best instructors along the South Coast, along with amazing draft horses. The team at the Umzumbe Centre are passionate about horses and that only makes the lessons more worthwhile, educational, and just an enjoyable experience that is unique in every way!
The Umdoni Park Stables Horse riding school is another good choice to have some riding lessons as it is ranked among the top 10 equestrian institutions along the South Coast. Even if travellers only have one or two lessons, there is still fun to be had and experience to be taken for their next horse ride on the beach!
Experience the South Coast’s shores like never before and have your horse-riding experience that will ensure lovely memories to last for a lifetime! All you need to bring is yourself and your enthusiasm! Remember to book in advance, then rest easy knowing a horse is waiting for you!