Kei River Horse Trails & Riding Holidays

 Escape for a week or a few days horse riding along the stunning Wild Coast.

Horses & hospitality is who we are and we do it the Wild Coast way.
The riding and relaxed atmosphere is perfect. You will leave wanting to come back for more!
Stay in our home from home, guest lodge accommodation situated in the heart of Kei Mouth. It is an easy walk to the Kei River, beach, pub, and local shop.  Relax, unwind and enjoy the very special beauty of our seaside village on the edge of Africa.
Kei Mouth Guest Lodge is home to riders enjoying our Kei River Riding Holidays & Trails. 
We have two options available -a book and pay as you go ride & stay or a fully inclusive 7 night 8 day Kei River Horse Trail.
The riding is for riders of all levels, from a short weekend jaunt to a full week of great riding.


The Kei River Horse Trail is a base ride with a 2 night, 3 day mini trail up the coast. 

Kei River Horse Trail

You will experience the stunning beaches and spectacular landscape that has become synonymous with our Wild Coast Horse Riding Holidays.


7 night 8 day Home Stay Base Ride at Kei Mouth Guest Lodge with a 2 night 3 day beach trail up the coast.

Riding included is 2 to 4/5 hours per day, split into morning & afternoon rides or a full day.

The Kei River Horse Trail is an excellent horse riding holiday option for all levels of rider that wants to experience our wonderful Wild Coast riding and enjoy the home from home hospitality of Julie-Anne’s guest lodge in Kei Mouth.

For the first few days you will enjoy being with the horses and exploring the local area.  You will visit waterfalls & cliff tops, hidden coves and local favourite pubs and restaurants for delicious lunches, canter the beaches, and play in the ocean.  Then it’s off on a mini trail up the coast for 3 days of riding adventures and 2 nights at the lovely Wavecrest Beach Hotel & Spa. The last night is back at the guest lodge and we will squeeze in a final ride if you have time on the morning of departure.

This is a very personal riding holiday, and you will really get to know us, who we are and how the horses are entwined into our way of life.

Accommodation

You will stay at Kei Mouth Guest Lodge situated in the village of Kei Mouth a short distance away from the horse paddocks.  There are several lovely rooms available for our riding guests, all with modern en-suite shower and toilets, tea making facilities and everything else expected in a bed & breakfast home stay guest lodge.

Meals & Packages

A continental type breakfast is served every morning and includes cereal, fruit, preserves, toast, tea/coffee. Lunch is a picnic or pub lunch.  Dinner is a home-cooked, typically South African fare.

  • Full Board + horse riding – overnight accommodation & all meals are included
  • DRINKS – please note that drinks & refreshments bought at the local bars & restaurants are not included in any of the rates!

 Lunches, drinks and refreshments – on most days lunches are en-route and we stop off at a local restaurant or take a picnic with us.  There is a shop just around the corner from the guest house if you would like to purchase extra drinks, snacks or refreshments.

The shop also has an ATM to draw cash (Visa/Mastercard). 

Riding Ability

This trail is suitable for all levels of rider.  Individuals, groups and families are welcome.

Dates & Availability

This trail runs from Saturday to Saturday and is available most weeks. Please contact us with your preferred dates. All bookings are subject to available accommodation.

PLEASE NOTE All riding and itineraries are subject to change due to variations in local conditions, hotel accommodation availability, rider’s abilities, the weather & the influences of the sea tides and during the rainy season the conditions of the rivers at the time of riding

14 night 15 day Kei River Equine Experience                                   

 This is the ultimate hands on, get involved, horse riding experience.  You are welcome to be part of the daily care of the horses, as well as do lots of riding!  The first week includes a “Riding with Touch Workshop” with Klara Webb (a TTouch practioner) and then in the second week finish off your stay with a 2 night, 3 day trail up the coast to Wavecrest. 
The Equine Experience is a full board horse riding holiday package.

Kei River Riding Holiday 

We can create a beach riding holiday especially for you. Is a week too long, and you only have a few days available?  Just tell us how long you have and we will mix and match our base rides and hotel trails to suit you. 

Riding Holidays at Kei Mouth Guest Lodge

You can book anything from 1 night with an afternoon and morning ride, 1 or 2 nights with a full day ride, or stay for a week or more.  Our riding guests can also appreciate spending time with the horses, and hang out with our friendly equine team. Alternatively, doing your own thing and just enjoying the riding, might be for you - the choice is yours!

Package guide and options

  • 1 night 2 day Kei River Riding 1 night accommodation, afternoon ride & morning ride.
  • 2 night 3 day Kei River Riding 2 nights accommodation, afternoon ride, 1 x full day ride, + morning ride
  • 3 night 4 day Kei River Riding 3 nights accommodation, afternoon ride, 2 x full day rides, + morning riding
  • 4 night 5 day Kei River Riding   4 nights accommodation, afternoon ride, 3 x full day riding, + morning ride.

 Accommodation

Your stay is at Kei Mouth Guest Lodge situated in the village of Kei Mouth a short distance away from the horse paddocks.  There are several lovely rooms available for our riding guests, all with modern en-suite shower and toilets, tea making facilities and everything else expected in a home from home bed & breakfast.

Meals & Packages

We offer several different options depending on your budget and how much freedom you want to do your own thing.

  • B&B + horse riding - overnight accommodation & breakfast (Pay for your own lunch, and either self-cater or go out in the evening.  You will need your own vehicle to go out at night)
  • DBB + horse riding - overnight accommodation, dinner & breakfast (Pay for your own lunch.  We provide a home cooked dinner)
  • DRINKS – please note that drinks & refreshments bought at the local bars, shops & restaurants are not included in any of the rates!
Lunches, drinks and refreshments – on most days lunches are en-route and we stop off at a local restaurant or take a picnic with us.  Meal costs are payable on site in cash or by Visa/Mastercard.  There is a shop just around the corner from the guest house where you can purchase drinks, snacks, refreshments and picnic supplies. The shop has an ATM to draw cash (Visa/Mastercard). 

Riding Ability

This trail is suitable for all levels of riders that are comfortable in rising trot and canter.  Individuals, groups and families are welcome.

Dates & Availability 
There are no set dates.  
Check availability and book on line here ... 

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