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“Awesome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Horse About Trails and Adventures

Horse About Trails and Adventures
Weltevrede Road, R46, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
+27 0828849881
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Tulbagh
Type: Equestrian Trails
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Owner description: Horse About Trails offers magnificent horse trails and activities in the Western Cape. Just over an hour from Cape Town, situated in the majestic Witzenberg Valley, we are conveniently located between the towns of Tulbagh, Wolseley and Ceres, with Riebeek Kasteel and Worcester within easy reach and en route to Citrusdal and the Route62.Take a step back in time on one of our scenic trails in the foothills of the majestic Witzenberg Mountains, through vineyards and farmland, set against a backdrop of arresting beauty.Our horse riding trails are suitable for all levels of rider. Experience the magic of a moonlight ride or book a romantic picnic after your horse ride. Ask about our Horse Riding Holidays.
Somerset West, South Africa
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This word is so overused, but if I had to find one word for the time we had with Horseabout, it can ONLY be awesome. We started by having a great picnic next to the dam. Then we went to the horses and after a quick "how to" session, got going. Knowledgeable Jo and John made the outride a pleasure. The horses were in excellent condition (considering that they live outside), they were well groomed, superbly mannered and just a joy to ride. No racing back to the yard at the end of the ride which a lot of novices have to content with on outrides (excellent schooling by John/Jo), and we did not want the day to end. And each horse has a history, mostly of neglect and abuse. It is such a pleasure to see these horses have a home which they obviously love, and owners who obviously love them, doing work that they all love. We were a group of girls that went out with them, and they took such care with the less experienced riders, that everyone went home afterwards with great memories having experienced a wonderful time with Jo, John and their horses. Cannot wait to get back and look at that view and mountains again.

Visited October 2012
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hoofinabout, Owner at Horse About Trails and Adventures, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
It was AWESOME enjoying it with all of you and thank you so much for looking after my special Tata ma Chance - :-) See you soon - don't forget to join our newsletter to find out about next moonlight rides and other great events - link is on our website!
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful place, people, horses and riding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We were here at the end of September and went out twice with Jo and John. It was the most wonderful riding. John and Jo are so welcoming and knowledgable and they really care about you and teh horses. We did the sunset ride and it was truly fabulous - watching the sun go down with a glass of wine. John was so helpful with riding tips and lots of polo stories! We really recommend it for experienced and inexperienced riders ( we cover both of those!). They are lovely people and deserve to do well. We will definitely return as soon as we can.

Visited September 2012
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Cape Town
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“"I cannot recommend Horse About enough."”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

John and Jo are a dream team and their passion and love for horses is contagious. Anyone who’s never been horse riding, this is without a doubt the perfect place. We received an in-depth explanation of the “how-to’s” of horse-riding, coated with lots of laughs and exquisite views. You not only get to ride the most beautiful horses, but you are surrounded by the most picturesque landscape that provides for an incredibly enjoyable riding experience.

Visited September 2012
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Tulbagh
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“Can't get any better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

What a way to enjoy Tulbagh. Wonderful views with two wonderful people, Jo and John, who really enjoy what they are doing. On horseback into the mountains and if you lucky under the full moon and the stars. Definately number one in Tulbagh. Don't forget to hug Jo. She likes that!

Visited August 2012
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“Perfect winters day ride!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Went riding on a perfect sunny winters day and what an experience! Breathtaking views over the Tulbagh valley, horses very well trained. Went for a nice canter through the canola fields and vineyards. This is a must when visiting Tulbagh! Thank you John, Joe & Spike Lister for a great ride, can't wait for my next ride!

Visited August 2012
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