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Papiesfontein Beach Horse Rides

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Nice beach horse ride

Beautiful trail through fynbos and pristine deserted beach. May not be appropriate for beginning... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Catey D
Santa Barbara, California
Wonderful Experience

What a great experience this was !! We did the early morning ride and it was fantastic !! They were... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Neill E
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Just 10 km outside Jeffreys Bay and 70 km from Port Elizabeth, between the Gamtoos and Kabeljous rivers, lies the farm Papiesfontein. Here, on this special piece of land, the unique combination of bush, river and beach come together to offer you an...more
R 102 out of Jeffrey's Bay, Jeffreys Bay 6630, South Africa
+27 79 299 8080
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During a recent visit to JBay, my friends and I had booked a ride at Papiesfontein for the last day of our holiday. This ride has been a bucket list item for some time and would be the highlight of our stay in Jeffreys. Imagine...More

1  Thank HelloGretel
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Beautiful trail through fynbos and pristine deserted beach. May not be appropriate for beginning riders, but staff was very helpful. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Catey D
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We travelled the eastern cape a few years ago and I was lucky enough to go on a ride here. I had to go back a second time. The horses are trained beautifully, the area is kept very clean (never felt like a "farm") The...More

1  Thank Corrie S
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Wow wow wow.. I booked this for my husband and I to do over the long weekend. I ride horses often, and know how to ride, my husband doesn't ride horses. We arrived at the horse trail,we got our riding helmets, the horses were being...More

Thank sammy534
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

My first horse riding experience and hopefully not my last. Jan,our expert horse rider of a tour guide, was patient and very friendly. The tour consisted of two hours of strolling and galloping first amongst the fynbos then along the beach between the surf. A...More

Thank Bokkie15
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

As beautiful as it was, as someone who has never ridden a horse before, I did not enjoy it. It was all good until we reached the beach where they made the horses run at the speed of light across the beach and in the...More

Thank Chloe B
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

The ride was really fun! We were galloping on the beach for most of the time, the horses are nice and they had professional equipment. The horses were really used to the route so they knew where to go and they just automatically copied what...More

Thank Anjaxxo
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I've done this 5 times now and every year it's been amazing to do when I visit SA. The staff are excellent, friendly and bloody good riders. The horses are well looked after. They match your riding ability to a horse - they know the...More

Thank Shareen A
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

What a great experience this was !! We did the early morning ride and it was fantastic !! They were very professional in what they did . Started off by dividing us into groups of beginners , medium and advanced to see which horses they...More

Thank Neill E
Reviewed 24 December 2017

I personally would rate this 5 stars as I loved it despite having some wounds on my shins from the stirrups as I used my legs a lot to keep my bait and tackle from bouncing off the saddle during runs. I have to give...More

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10 October 2016|
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Response from Vettie01 | Reviewed this property |
You may be able to book a sunrise beach/sea horse ride, but unfortunately the sun sets over the land due to Jeffrey's bay unique setting. The horse rides are approximately R300 pp and is suitable for novice riders as well... More
4 May 2016|
Response from PapiesfonteinH |
At the moment it is R350 per person, but different rates apply during peak seasons.