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“Nice ride to visit two wine estates”
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Paradise Stables
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Owner description: In Franschhoek, enjoy horse riding through vineyards, forests and over mountains.
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 upfront who was experienced and who not. We visited two wine estates where we did wine tastings. We all enjoyed the ride very much and can highly recommend Paradise Stables!

1  Thank Karlien K
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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 the cold water of the outdoor pool, which was showing it's age in places, but it was very refreshing all the same.

Our ride and overnight stay in the Labourer's Cottage was a lovely surprise pressie from our friends, and I couldn't think of a better choice if you love horses,wine and the great outdoors!

2  Thank Kazzoom
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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 also know exactly where they are heading (so don't panic if you're a little slow at the back)!

Thank geordiewinky
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

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 was a sore backside the next day!

Thank Amanda R
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Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

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 lives riding. He came out with us and answered all of our questions and gave us riding tips. We really liked this whole experience.

Thank Erin_Elizabeth88
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