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Paradise Stables

Franschhoek, South Africa
-27-(0)21-876 2160
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Description: In Franschhoek, enjoy horse riding through vineyards, forests and over mountains.
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Durban, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had a very nice ride through the lands and woods around Franschhoek: beautiful scenery in autumn colors. Although 3 of us had hardly been on a horseback before we also went in trot and gallop. But the one with the most experience (myself) got the slowest horse, which was a bit of pity. Especially since we had to tell... More

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Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Our group of four had a wonderful 4 hour trail ride on well-mannered Arabian horses and sampled plenty of wine at two vineyards on the way! Our guide was friendly and helpful, the saddles were perfect for less experienced riders (they had sheepskin fabric seat savers!) and the scenery was great. After the exertions of the day's ride, we braved... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We went on a 90min trail ride, the group was small (6 with the guide) and basically meandered up and down the hillside, in and out of vineyards, with an occasional stop to take in the scenery. You really don't need to be that experienced as the horses are so well behaved (well mine might have just been lazy!) and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

If you go to Franshoek you should do this. We had a really fun time riding around the beautiful woodlands and hillsides, on a morning ride with a few other people. The Arab ponies are really well trained, responsive and relaxed, and perfect for novice pr experienced riders. This was one of the highlights of our trip. The only downside... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We did an evening ride for 1.5 hours. The views were amazing! This was some of the most beautiful landscape I have ever seen. The horses were very chilled and knew the trails well - I was never afraid and I am a novice rider. The guy who owns the place has been on horse farms his whole life and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

We are so pleased we chose to do this in franschhoek, it really was special. Definitely not something you get to do every day. We were well looked after by our guide and got to really see the area, visit vineyards and feel like we are part of something special! We cannot recommend this enough. We can't imagine our trip... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Being both an animal and wine lover this was the perfect activity for me! After doing a lot of research about various stables all over the Winelands, I finally settled on Paradise Stables in Franschhoek. We opted to stay at the stables too as it was a very reasonable rate. We chose the afternoon (1pm) ride out as we were... More

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Stockholm
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Being beginners, we were somewhat worried how over 3 hours on horseback combined with wine tasting would end... but we were given very kind and friendly horses, who just followed the leader horse. Quite steep at some places, but the horses knew what they were doing! Fantastic views, changing nature (fields, woods, hills). A great experience well worth the cost... More

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Johannesburg
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Awesome way to get around the winelands, horses are well looked after. We stayed at the cottages which are converted grooms stables, simp but lovely.

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London
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111 reviews 111 reviews
91 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

If you want to club an experience along with wine tasting, then this event is meant for you. Pre book as they are most of the times booked, and be ready for a horse ride. Very good hosts, who let you be comfortable with the whole horse riding experience (if you are beginners) and then take you around for the... More

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