Many thanks to the MacRae family for the wonderful welcome to their beautiful farm and for making the stay there such a memorable one. They really make you feel like family guests.
We stayed for two nights and joined the horseback safari and the lion walk.
Before the horseback safari Brandon took the time to understand how experienced everyone was and gave short briefing. We were then all allocated a horse. The ride was a wonderful experience. I never realised that horses were such political animals :-). You can really tell that the family loves their horses and looks after them well. Don't miss it even if you are an absolute beginner like me.
The lion walk was a lot of fun. It also started with a short introduction about the purpose of the walk and the lion project. Emma, the young lioness, then gave us a tour of the farm with brief intermissions for a wrestle with the very cute dog Beth. We were also introduced to the younger cubs (about 12 weeks old) and two baby lions that were just 10 days old. The fun did not stop there as we were allowed to feed to young servals, were shown a scorpion, a snake and a lizard.
There is a good selection of drinks at the bar, and the food was delicious. I am definitely looking forward to going back as soon as possible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Horseback Africa strives to give our guests the best possible Horseback Safari and Walking with Lions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Horseback Africa Cullinan