29 May 2014 by Melanie-Ann Feris

Meeting the horses (and people) of Kaapsehoop Horse Trails

The tiny little town of Kaapsehoop in Mpumalanga is probably most famous for its wild horses. Here you’ll find Kaapsehoop Horse Trails, which offers visitors great horseback safaris.

One of the spectacular horses of the Kaapsehoop Horse Trails

Are you a horse fanatic? We suggest a trip to Kaapsehoop Horse Trails, a retreat that offers horse-riding experiences for everyone from novices to very experienced riders. They offer everything from pony camps for kids to tailor-made horse-riding safaris. 

The reception area, surrounded by a luscious garden (below), offers a respite from the heat. Here you can enjoy great views as you sip on something cool to drink.

Nothing goes to waste at Kaapsehoop Horse Trails – even an old tricycle is put to use as a quirky feature.

A waterfall of chain links makes for an interesting feature in the garden. 

You can spend hours in the tackle room – the scent of polished leather is addictive.

Accommodation is rustic – don't expect TVs, aircon or even full cellphone reception. Do expect great sunrises and sunsets, clean fresh air and the sounds of nature all around. 

Spend some time exploring the garden with its pots of succulents, quirky artworks and wishing well.

Co-owner Leon Smith's love for horses and the area is infectious.

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