Pakamisa's Arabian horses
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Isabella Stepski transported her entire Arabian stud from
Even if you're not a horsey person, you can't help but admire the Arabian horses at Pakamisa Game Reserve.
Pakamisa Arabian Stud lies within the game reserve, situated in the north of KwaZulu-Natal. Here Isabella Stepski, renowned international Arabian horse expert, has been breeding Arabian and part-bred horses for over 26 years.
Her superb horses, with their proud arched necks, charismatic personalities and strong hindquarters, were originally bred in Spain and trace their lineage back to the legendary mares of the Spanish state-owned stud 'Yeguada Militar'.
It's hard to choose a horse from so many superb ones, but Isabella admits that the handsome Baron, her first bred Arabian horse, is closest to her heart. 'He is the most gentle, obedient stallion I have ever handled and trained,' she says, 'and still is and will remain my favourite horse.'
A horseback safari on an Arabian horses at Pakamisa Game Reserve is memorable. Even if you're not an experienced rider, Isabella will make sure that you get the 'perfect' horse for your abilities. You'll ride on a comfortable Western or endurance saddle with tack in tiptop condition.
Situated on a high mountain plateau, Pakamisa Game Reserve (the name means 'to lift up' in Zulu) covers 2 500ha of pristine wilderness encompassing a lush valley, the plains of the Pongola River and encircling mountains. Whether you walk, drive or ride, you'll see herds of antelope, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and over 250 species of birds.
The reserve's 5-star accommodation seamlessly blends Spanish architecture with traditional African ambiance. Although there's an award-winning restaurant on site, be sure not to miss a bush breakfast or picnic.
Arabian horses, pristine wilderness, luxurious accommodation, game and fine food – Pakamisa Game Reserve has it all.
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