Horseback Safari Lodge in the Waterberg, South Africa, for all levels of rider.

Horizon Horseback Adventures in Vaalwater, Waterberg / Gauteng-Johannesburg
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Discover Africa on horseback and have a wonderful horse safari riding holiday in Africa with Horizon Horseback.

Africa/Indian Ocean > South Africa > Gauteng-Johannesburg > Vaalwater, Waterberg

The lodge is located in a private game preserve in the bushland, 3 hours north of Johannesburg, South Africa, in the Waterberg.

The terrain consists mainly of sandy paths through the bush and open plains. There are some rocky Koppies (hills) that are made of conglomerated sandstone and are some of the oldest rocks on the planet. We are very happy with a temperate, dry climate and it usually never goes above 30 degrees.
Map Gauteng-Johannesburg

Additional information about the area

Excursions: no details
Traveling by car:
From Joburg airport car-park you need to get immediately into the left hand lane and take the R21 towards Pretoria

*Just before Pretoria take the N1 North to Pietersburg/Polokwane. Get off the N1 at the Kranskop Toll Gate and turn left towards Nylstroom/Modimolle onto the R33.

*Go straight through Nylstroom/Modimolle and continue on the R33 for 60kms to Vaalwater.
Traveling by plane:
Transfer from the airport to Horizon Horseback South Africa or back takes between 3 and 3.5 hours, depending on traffic and stopovers. All transfers are chargeable.
Pickup service is possible

nearby /
on the property

Lake/river for swimming, Fishing, Biking, Mountain biking, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away


Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

National Historic Sites, Golf course, Mountain climbing

Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Horse Trekking Station, Dude/Guest Ranch, Ranch Resort
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
no limitation

General description:

Discover Africa on horseback and have a wonderful horse safari riding holiday in Africa with Horizon Horseback.

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Riding facility
  • Round pen
  • Sea / River / Ocean for horses
  • Riding area / bridle-path

Details of the Riding area

With four african horse safaris (Signature Safari, African Explorer, Family safari and the Tuli Safari) to choose from in South Africa and Botswana, there is something for everyone.

More details of the property

Four unique camps and a lodge, swimming pool and day beds to relax on. Delicious food and plenty to do when not riding.
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
  • Family Trips
  • Group activities
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • Weddings
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too
  • Supervised Children's Activities
    (no limitation)
  • Fishing
  • Wellness / Fitness offers
  • Massage
  • Barbecues

Additional Animals on the property

Kudu, Giraffe, Zebra, Rhino, Wharthog, Jackal, Eland, Blesbok, Impala, Hippo, Vervet Monkeys, Baboons, Klipspringers, 65 horses, 5 dogs and 2 cats!

Other offers and explanations

Horizon caters for all ages and all levels of experience so couples with mixed ability and families welcome.
Riding program
  • with horses for rent
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • by the hour rides
  • All-day Rides
  • Pack Trips / Horse Trekking
  • Weekend Rides
  • Short Week 3-5 days
  • 5-8 days
  • 9-14 days
  • 15 days & up
  • Horse Trekking with different Stations
  • Horse Trekking with solid Station
  • Riding on the beach / by the sea
  • Cross-Country
Minimum age for Trail Rides:
No restriction
Riding experience:
No restriction
Demand on rider:
average demands
Big/Heavy Riders:
No restriction
Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
Four African horse safaris ( Signature Safari, African Explorer, Family Safari and the Tuli Safari) in South Africa and Botswana

Kind of Catering:
  • Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
  • Wholesome food
  • Organic Farm
More information of the Catering:
Full breakfast, lunch, and 3 course dinner, plus afternoon tea. All bread and cakes are homebaked that morning. All vegetables are fresh and many home grown on the farm.
General information of the accommodation
Special features:
Handicap accessible, Pool available, Phone, Washing machine, Dryer, Internet access, Safe

Rates and contact

Rates of the accommodation

Horizon Horseback Adventures
First name:
Last name:
South Africa
+ 27 14755 4003
Phone 2:
+ 27 83 419 1929 WhatsApp

You can contact us with the following languages:

Call Laura : +27 83 419 1929
Call Kirsty: +27 73 482 6131

E-Mail address: Inquiry

Company: Horizon Horseback Adventures
Zip/Postal Code: 0530
Street: Melkrivier Road
Country: South Africa -- Gauteng-Johannesburg -- Vaalwater, Waterberg
Phone: + 27 14755 4003
Phone 2: + 27 83 419 1929 WhatsApp