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Paradise Stables

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Address: Franschhoek, South Africa
Phone Number: -27-(0)21-876 2160
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Description: In Franschhoek, enjoy horse riding through vineyards, forests and over...
In Franschhoek, enjoy horse riding through vineyards, forests and over mountains.
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Yee Haa !!

Great ride through the hills and down onto some awesome vineyards tasting wines,chatting and just enjoying the beautiful countryside. Highly recommend this activity. You do not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great ride through the hills and down onto some awesome vineyards tasting wines,chatting and just enjoying the beautiful countryside. Highly recommend this activity. You do not have to be a great rider or even haven ridden its all easy peasey.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My friend and I , plus another couple, spent four fantastic hours with Yolander (our amazing friendly guide) riding through some stunning countryside. The horses are beautifully kept and very well trained and responsive. The stables are well managed and everything is ready when you arrive. Very friendly owner, good banter! We were matched to the horses suitable for our... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were a party of three who had booked the trip via email sometime ago, however in fairness due to some confusion with some of the emails we arrived 15 minutes late, unfortunately this set a very negative tone from the outset with the instructor, who was a blonde haired girl (she never gave us her name!.) One of our... More 

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Kwintsheul, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had a great afternoon out with our guide! We rode Kumara and Al-Bahrein and went to Rickety Bridge and Mont Rochelle. It was great because it was just the two of us so we were able to canter a fair bit! :) Our lady guide (she will have to forgive me, I forgot her name).. was very friendly and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We arrived at the stables quite early so we had a chance to look around and check out some of the horses. We were a group of four (three experienced and me, the inexperienced one), joined by two separate couples to make a group of eight. Peter and Yolandi helped us to find suitable horses and I ended up with... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our experience left me a bit bewildered about how everything was handled, first of all, you had to sign their "log book" and tick if you are "experienced" or "inexperienced".... That only meant the less experienced got slower or older horses....and seconds later you were on a horse. 2 from our group of 8 have been on horses before and... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

What a way to see the wine lands with some breath taking views. Friendly guides and we did not feel rushed as beginners. The mont rochelle wine farm stop was fine wine tasting. Highly recommended

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I am a rider and my husband isn't - we were given the most perfect horses! Yolandi was such a great guide, really enjoyed her company. I was allowed to go off ahead to get a canter in and my husband was even cantering by the end! Horses are obviously loved and cared for very much. It was just perfect.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Whose crazy idea was this? Horseback riding over mountain trails with wine thrown in as a bonus. Pure magical madness! The scenery was absolutely, breathtakingly wonderful, the horses fit and as bidable as any riding stable string will be. The guide was extremely experienced but quite laconic. The saddles were durable and therefore very uncomfortable. The wineries were a welcome... More 

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London, UK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I am a keen rider and overall I was really disappointed with the trip. As many other reviewers have mentioned, your enjoyment of the ride seems to depend on who takes you out... We got the disinterested blonde girl. On arrival there were no introductions to our guide and everyone was saddled up without so much as an explanation on... More 

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