Horseback safari, South Africa
Pricing is per person based on two guests sharing. Accommodation is inclusive of six nights full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and one night in self-catering accommodation. Domestic flights and transfers included.
Good availability for 2023 - please enquire with your specific dates.
Description of Horseback safari, South Africa
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Horse riding holidays vary hugely. You can choose to ride across the endless Mongolian steppe for nine hours a day, dining with nomads and sleeping un...
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetOur Horseback safari tour has been carefully designed to minimize environmental impact and maximize benefits to local people in a meaningful way.
Horse safaris are a sustainable and environmentally friendly option for wildlife viewing as they have a lower impact on the environment. Horses cause less damage to sensitive ecosystems and wildlife habitats. They make less noise and emit less pollution than vehicles, allowing wildlife to continue their natural behaviours undisturbed. They also do not leave behind tire tracks, which can damage the landscape.
You can rest easy knowing that all the places you'll be staying on this trip have been fully approved by Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa. This organization makes sure that everything from how the business manages waste and water to how they get their supplies is done in a responsible way. So, you can feel good about where you're staying, knowing that they meet the highest standards and that things like food and linens are coming from local companies that treat their workers and the environment well.
PeopleWe are a small and highly personalised private travel planning company: as such, we never build or conduct the same journey twice. Thus, while this horseback holiday comes with an itinerary, this is entirely open to changes. We can include rest days, ethical wildlife encounters, more (or less) focus on wine tasting, ethical tours of particular areas of interest (architecture, flora, history, and more) and several other modifications. All of our journeys are private and built exclusively for you.
We are a registered business but we operate as a "not-for-profit". This means that once our overheads have been covered for any given year, 100% of the profits for the company are donated to needy organisations that operate in our area.
We support St. Paul’s Primary School, a school in the Cape Town City Bowl that caters for children who live in some of the poorest districts of the city. The school has a particularly high success rate despite the challenges that many of the children face in their communities. We offer two full scholarships (uniforms and fees) every year to some of the neediest children.
Within St. Pauls there is a division of the Shine Centres, a literacy intervention project located in several schools in Cape Town. They assess all the children in the school each year and conduct specific literacy interventions to fast-track reading ages so that children can re-enter the mainstream classrooms. We donate our time in training teachers and supplying stationary to the project.
Cape Town has a particular problem with homelessness for children and young adults. As such, we support the work of the Haven – a series of night shelters for the homeless and indigent across Cape Town with clothing, food and financial donations.
Coming from a family of dancers, we always pay attention to the needs of Zama Dance School, a grassroots dance school located in one of the most deprived areas of Cape Town. Other journeys we offer visit the school and there is a chance to interact with teachers, the founder and pupils alike.
We support the work of Pack for a Purpose – we encourage our clients to donate some space in their luggage to bring items with them that are needed locally. If the journey is equipment specific, such as cycling or hiking, we ask our clients to donate boots or helmets to local development initiatives which Pack for a Purpose redistributes for us.
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