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Paradise Stables

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Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 2160
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Last time we were in Franschhoek many years ago, we swore we would return to ride horses in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
barbaraUsa
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A great way of visiting Franschhoek & going wine tasting!

Paradise stables is one of the few farms that are still owned by descendants of the French... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
bestregards f
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In Franschhoek, enjoy horse riding through vineyards, forests and over mountains.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last time we were in Franschhoek many years ago, we swore we would return to ride horses in the winelands. We made reservations with Sterna and Hugo several months ago. Unfortunately when the day arrived, it was a total windy, cold downpour. I phoned to...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Paradise stables is one of the few farms that are still owned by descendants of the French Huguenots. It is a great experience to go horseback riding in this beautiful setting of Franschhoek and getting off the horse to taste some really good wines is...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Truly an adventure, we did the 4 hour wine tasting ride. 4 hour on horseback when you haven’t ridden for a long time seems a bit daunting but the ride was great, we stopped a 2 lovely local winery and happily sipped wine🍷 The horses...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I had a lovely time riding in Franschhoek with Paradise Stables. Their Arabian horses are beautiful and well trained. I was guided by Jonathan that is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The scenery was beautiful, my horse was very well behaved. As an...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We arrived at Paradise and experienced a hearty and hospitable welcome from Pieter, the 5th generation of his family in the Franschhoek Valley and who has long experience of endurance riding so he knows his horses! I am am a novice rider whilst my wife...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We were so excited for this ride and it was the top of our 'to do' list in Franshhoek. But as soon as we arrived at the farm, rustic, with reason, I felt a little uneasy. Our guide was wonderful, incredibly helpful, friendly and wanted...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

If you like horses and wine this is for you. I am not a confident rider and felt comfortable all afternoon. If you can ride there are opportunities to stretch your ponies legs. You get to see the area in a completely different way.

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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Such nice nature horses, our guide Jonathan was super friendly and sharing of his knowledge of Franschoek. It's always great hearing stories from a local. Breathtaking views of the wine farms and valley.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

My boyfriend and I wanted to do a horse ride through the beautiful Franschhoek valley. Paradise Stables were very accommodating. Our guide (Jonathan) took us out for 1.5 hours through some beautiful landscapes. We were complete beginners and he went at our own pace and...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We had an enjoyable hour on a sun set walk to overlook the valley.The horses were well kept and the ride was not strenuous and comfortable even for young ones.

Thank Alex E
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30 March 2016|
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Response from McKarabia | Reviewed this property |
I think you need to email the stables directly as to whether they can fit you in but the horses are some of the most gentle and calm and relaxed ones I have ever been on! Hope you get in and enjoy!
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