|JEFFREYS BAY BEACH HORSE RIDES
|Contact Person:||Frankie & Esre|
+27 (0)79 299 8080
|Fax:||086 684 1181|
|Address:||Jeffreys Bay Beach Horse Rides, Papiesfontein, Jeffreysbaai, Eastern Cape|
Jeffreys Bay Beach Horse Rides - 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 unforgettable ride....
The name Papiesfontein has become synonymous with exciting beach horse rides. Frankie & Esré Lötter have been farming this area since 1980 and run Papiesfontein Beach Horse Rides in addition to their cattle farm. They began the horse trails in 1996. Today they have 55 well-schooled and good natured horses to choose from. Horses are mostly of the Boerperd and Nooitgedacht breeds.
Experienced guides escort riders twice daily along the 13km circular route. The trail takes about two hours to complete, leading through beautiful fynbos coastal vegetation, towards the Gamtoos river with breathtaking views from the dunes and finally returning along a 6 km stretch of deserted beach. Here on this isolated beach, riders can canter their mounts in the shallows or have an exhilarating gallop on the sand.
The trail provides magnificent views of the area and affords ample opportunity to spot a variety of bird species, tortoises, bushbuck, plant and marine life. Imagine whale watching from horseback!
You may see seals basking in the sun and the rare African Black Oystercatcher is always to be found near the Gamtoos river mouth.
The guides escort every group and assist riders in selecting horses just right for their respective capabilities. This outride is ideal for intermediate and advanced riders, though in quiet times, we also accommodate first timers and beginners. Experienced riders can choose not to go with a guide and have the freedom to explore the valley at their own pace.
These beach horse rides have become such a popular item that they are now regarded as a "must-do" when visiting Jeffrey's Bay!
Children - Young children can be accommodated by prior arrangement:- Phone Kate on 079 299 8080
Please contact Esre & Frankie directly for more information & bookings.
Jeffreys Bay Beach Horse Rides GPS: 33o 57' 48.14"S / 24o 57' 22.28"