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Paradise Stables

Franschhoek, South Africa
-27-(0)21-876 2160
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Ranked #5 of 39 Activities in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
Owner description: In Franschhoek, enjoy horse riding through vineyards, forests and over mountains.
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
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Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: In Franschhoek, enjoy horse riding through vineyards, forests and over mountains.
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English first
London, UK
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The ride itself was lots of fun, amazing to ride over the mountains and be able to visit wineries on horseback. Incredible views along the way. The staff at the wineries we visited were all helpful and knowledgeable about the wines. Only disappointment on the day was our guide. She does the same ride twice a day every day and... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had the most wonderful ride with Jolinda! While we were in South Africa for our honeymoon my husband surprised me with a hose back ride and wine tasting. This was absolutely amazing! I am an experienced rider and my husband is a beginner. Jolinda was so patient by the end of the ride he was trotting. We enjoyed tasting... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Myself and my husband went on an afternoon wine tasting tour on horse back. We were part of a group consisting of singles and couples,both experienced and novice riders. We had never been on a horse before and much appreciated the ongoing advice (maybe what a precious reviewer perceived as "chiding"...) from our guide Jolanda. We felt safe and Jolanda... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We had a really fabulous time on the afternoon wine tour. The horses were lovely. The group was fantastic. The views were unmatched. It is definitely a MUST do. Pieter was also fabulous and helpful when making the recommendations. I can't overstate the importance of including this experience within your time in Franschhoek. It provided us with some of the... More 

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Winchester, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great fun with stable and steady horses - maybe better for novice riders to get advice before leaving the stable though !

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England
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Pieter took my husband and I out on the wine tour, an interesting and accomplished host with exquisite Arabian horses, truly a pleasure with wine thrown in, what more can you ask? Thanks.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had a morning horse riding wine estate tour while we stopped by in Franschhoek on honeymoon at the beginning of September. Our trip was so so much fun and the horses were great. The lady (sorry I forget her name) who took us out was fantastic and so lovely to spend the morning with. We had a lovely time... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My husband and I visited the Paradise Stables while on our honeymoon in South Africa as we wanted to do something a little bit different!! This was such a memorable experience and we would recommend it to anybody. Neither of us had ridden before but this was not a problem, we felt safe and well looked after the whole time!... More 

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San Francisco
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was the best horse back ride I have ever had anywhere and it all had to do with the quality of the horses - arabians. For a group horse ride, the animals obviously have to be very tame, which often means non-responsive, but my horse was excellent. The ride went through beautiful wine country, up and over hills and... More 

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