Working Riding Holiday on a private game reserve in South Africa!

ZuluWaters Working with Horses in Estcourt/Mooi River / Kwa Zulu/Natal-Durban
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ZuluWaters "Working with Horses" programme offers an exciting opportunity to ride and gain experience on a private game reserve in South Africa

Africa/Indian Ocean > South Africa > Kwa Zulu/Natal-Durban > Estcourt/Mooi River

ZuluWaters is situated in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, close to Giants Castle in the Central Drakensberg - the closest towns are Estcourt and Mooi River. The terrain is made up of rolling grassland hills, steep sided valleys with pockets of indigenous forest. A number of streams and rivers run through the reserve
Map Kwa Zulu/Natal-Durban

Additional information about the area

Excursions: On the reserve:
game drives; guided walks; horse trails; fly fishing
Off the reserve:
Horse Play - a natural horsemanship interaction with trained Friesians
Karkloof Canopy Tours - zip lining eco-experience through indigenous forest
Traveling by car:
2 hour drive from King Shaka International Airport - Durban
4 hour drive from OR Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg
A car is necessary
Traveling by plane:
There is an airstrip on the reserve
Alternatively fly to Durban
Pickup service is possible

nearby /
on the property

Lake/river for swimming, Fishing, Tennis court, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

Mountain climbing

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

Restaurants, National Historic Sites, Cinema, Shopping, Golf course, Canoeing / Kayaking, White-Water Rafting
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Property photo 3
Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Holiday Company, Working Ranch, Ranch Resort, Farm
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
adults only

General description:

ZuluWaters "Working with Horses" programme offers an exciting opportunity to ride and gain experience on a private game reserve in South Africa

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Riding facility
  • Sea / River / Ocean for horses
  • Riding area / bridle-path
  • Paddock - Pasture
  • Tack room

Details of the Riding area

Rolling grassland hills, valleys and rivers. Wildlife includes buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, eland, kudu, blesbuck, red hartebeest, warthog, ostrich, springbuck etc

More details of the property

3200 hectare private game reserve at the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains in KwaZulu Natal with a 5 star lodge. Self-catering accommodation available for riding holiday guests.
What we have to offer
  • Horses for guests available
  • Accommodation for one night only
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekend stays
  • Weekly
  • Long Term stays
  • Group activities
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too

    Additional Animals on the property

    over 3000 animals including buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, eland, kudu, springbuck, blesbuck, waterbuck, ostrich, warthog, red hartebeest, impala, reedbuck, rhebuck, duiker, steenbuck, bushbuck, nyala

    Other offers and explanations

    In addition to the Working with Horses program, ZuluWaters also offers 5 star luxury accommodation in Shaka Lodge plus Lake Cottage and Nandi House offer 4 star self-catering accommodation
    Horses available in our riding program
    Number of Horses:
    in all >10 Horses are available.
    Kind of Horses:
    For Beginners, For Advanced Riders
    (Trained for / Saddle):
    English / Classic, Western
    More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
    Most of the horses are appaloosas and appaloosa crosses. They are well-trained, hardy and sure-footed
    Riding program
    • with horses for rent
    • Guided Trail Rides
    • by the hour rides
    • Pack Trips / Horse Trekking
    • 9-14 days
    • 15 days & up
      Minimum age for Trail Rides:
      age 16 & up
      Riding experience:
      Average experience required
      Demand on rider:
      average demands
      Big/Heavy Riders:
      max. 90 kg - 200 lbs
      Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
      2 and 3 week programs are available. Accommodation is on a self-catering basis. Airport transfers can be arranged.

      Guest lodgings

      Modern self-catering apartments adjacent to the horse paddocks

      2 Multi-bedded room(s):
      Each unit comes full furnished with 2 twin bedded bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. Open plan kitchen/living area. Views from the verandah are beautiful with panoramic views of the reserve on the one side and on the other side, horse paddocks
      Amenities - special features:
      Sheets, Towels, Room service / Cleaning
      Kind of Catering:
      • Self-Catering
      General information of the accommodation
      Special features:
      Washing machine

      Rates and contact

      Rates of the accommodation

      Rates of the mult-bedded room:
      from: 400,00 Euro / Week
      to: 500,00 Euro / Week
      ZuluWaters Game Reserve
      First name:
      Last name:
      South Africa
      + 27 36 3520100
      Phone 2:
      + 27 82 5576686
      + 27 36 3520103

      You can contact us with the following languages:

      E-Mail address: Inquiry

      Company: ZuluWaters Game Reserve
      Zip/Postal Code: 3310
      Street: ZuluWaters Game Reserve
      Country: South Africa -- Kwa Zulu/Natal-Durban -- Estcourt/Mooi River
      Phone: + 27 36 3520100
      Phone 2: + 27 82 5576686