Big 5 Horseback Safari

A Cape Town safari day trip on horseback is a unique and adventurous way to experience the wonders of a South African safari in the middle of a 10,000-hectare Karoo game reserve. No prior horse riding experience is necessary for this horseback safari tour.

This horseback safari offers guests the exciting chance to see South Africa’s iconic wildlife up close. Imagine capturing stunning photos of majestic animals in their natural habitat and immersing yourself in an authentic African safari, only 2 hours drive from Cape Town.

All horseback safaris are led by two qualified game rangers, ensuring guests have the best opportunity to see the reserve’s natural fauna and flora. These experienced rangers provide invaluable insights into the local ecosystem, enhancing your safari experience with their extensive knowledge and keen eyes for spotting wildlife.

During your horseback journey, you’ll have the chance to encounter a variety of animals, from towering giraffes, antelopes and a myriad of bird species. The unique vantage point from horseback allows for a more intimate and less intrusive way to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural surroundings.

Whether you're a seasoned rider or a complete beginner, our horseback safari is designed to accommodate all skill levels. Our well-trained horses are suitable for all riders, ensuring a safe and enjoyable adventure for everyone.

Join us for a horseback safari in the Karoo game reserve and create unforgettable memories as you connect with nature in one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes South Africa has to offer.


Big 5 Horseback Safari

  • Full Day Horseback Safari at R2625 per person 
    (Suitable for novice to experienced riders)

Daily departures. Booking essential

Suitable for 16 years and older
Maximum weight of 95kgs per person

R46 Touws River Western Cape
Welcome drinks, buffet breakfast and lunch, a 1 to 2 hour horseback safari outride, and a complimentary Eco Synergy Tour. Don’t forget to pack your swimming costume, sunblock and hat, as guests are invited to enjoy Aquila’s outdoor infinity pool during the safari leisure time.
Beverages, transfers, and activities (other than specified). Transport can be booked as an optional add-on.

09h00 - Arrival and welcome drinks

09h00 - 10h00 - Buffet Breakfast

10h15 - 1 to 2 Hour Horseback Safari Outride

12h45 - 13h45 - Buffet Lunch

13h45 - Time at Leisure

16h30 - Depart for Cape Town


Big 5 Horseback Safari
Big 5 Horseback Safari
Big 5 Horseback Safari
Big 5 Horseback Safari