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Vaalwater, South Africa
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There is no better way to savour the Waterberg and experience its unparalleled wildlife population than on horseback. Our aim is to give you a fun-filled riding safari of a lifetime. However, safety is of paramount importance and you will be required to sign an indemnity form which includes certain guidelines while out on horseback. You must be fully aware and understand that there are risks involved when around horses, in riding generally, and in visiting and staying in areas of Africa due to the presence of wild animals. By signing our indemnity form you are confirming that you are riding on our safaris entirely at your own risk and that you have adequate insurance for all eventualities (ensure your insurance policy covers riding safaris and medical evacuation). It is compulsory to wear a riding helmet and although we have a selection of sizes, we do recommend that, if you have your own well-fitted hat, to bring it with you.
If you plan to spend many hours in the saddle, we recommend that you do some riding prior to your visit, in order to avoid aching muscles. We do have bumnahs available in our shop, or alternatively you can bring your own.
Both Mclellan and English saddles are available and each guest will receive a water bottle which fits into a bottle holder attached to the saddle. We do recommend bringing bum-bags to carry items such as phones and cameras. A list of recommended clothing and other items to bring can be found on our information page.
Ant’s Horse Safaris caters to all levels of riders, from the complete beginner to the most experienced, and riding lessons are also available. We take all ages, however, children under the age of 4 can only enjoy short pony rides around the lodge rather than riding out in the bush.
We have a weight limit of 110 Kgs (17 stone or ~ 242 lbs).
We take a maximum number of 6 guests out on any ride. Different riding abilities will not be mixed unless they choose to do so. The duration of each ride is determined by you as a guest and full day rides are available.