Kei River Riding holidays

  

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

Kei Mouth Guest Lodge & Backpackers

 

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!

Our very own Guest Lodge & Backpackers accommodation situated in the heart of Kei Mouth, and an easy walk to the Kei River, beach, pubs, restaurants and shop.

Kei Mouth Backpackers is home to our riders doing our Working Riding Holiday, and for guest enjoying our Kei River Riding Holidays. 

We have a number of package options for riders of all levels, from a short weekend jaunt to a full week of great riding.

The Kei River Riding Holiday is a base ride


1 night 2 day Kei River Trail

A perfect trail to do over a weekend.
    • 1 night Bed & breakfast at Kei Mouth Backpackers
    • Kei Mouth Beach Ride
    • Morgan Bay Cliff Top beach ride
  • Suits Novice, intermediate & advanced riders.
  • Pace set to suit you’re riding ability.
  • R1060.00 - sharing
  • R1320.00 - single
  • Price per person - includes light breakfast, 1-night accommodation, horse riding.
  • Excludes lunches, dinner, drinks, refreshments, gratuities, and other items of a personal nature. 

2 nights 3 day Kei River Trail

An excellent ride for intermediate and advanced riders wanting an escape for a few days of fantastic riding!
    • 2 nights Bed & Breakfast at Kei Mouth Backpackers
    • Kei Mouth Beach Ride
    • Full day ride to Trennery’s
    • Morgan Bay Ride
  • Suits intermediate & advanced riders.
  • Pace set to suit you’re riding ability.
  • R2070.00 sharing
  • R2590.00 single
  • Price per person – includes light breakfast, 2-nights’ accommodation, horse riding.
  • Excludes lunches, dinner, drinks, refreshments, gratuities, and other items of a personal nature.  Ferry fees. 
3 nights 4 day Kei River Trail

An  extra day with riding at our local game reserve
    • 3 nights Bed & light Breakfast at Kei Mouth Backpackers
    • Kei Mouth Beach Ride
    • Full day ride to Trennery’s
    • Game ride at Miarestate
    • Morgan Bay Ride
  • Suits intermediate & advanced riders.
  • Pace set to suit you’re riding ability.
  • R2930.00 sharing
  • R3710.00 single
  • Price per person- includes light breakfast, 3-nights’ accommodation, and horse riding.
  • Excludes lunches, dinner, drinks, ferry fee, refreshments, gratuities, and other items of a personal nature.  Ferry fees. 
7 nights 8 day Kei River Trail

A full week of riding on the Wild Coast with the freedom to do this as you want them!
    • 7 nights Bed & light Breakfast at Kei Mouth Backpackers
    • Kei Mouth Beach Ride
    • Full day ride to Trennery’s
    • Full day ride to Waterfall
    • Game ride at Miarestate
    • Morgan Bay Ride
    • Free choice of rides to fill the days (2 to 4 hours per day)
  • Suits intermediate & advanced riders.
  • Pace set to suit you’re riding ability.
  • R6320.00 sharing
  • R8140.00 single
  • Price per person- includes light breakfast, 7-nights’ accommodation, and horse riding.
  • Excludes lunches, dinner, drinks, ferry fee, refreshments, gratuities, and other items of a personal nature.  Ferry fees. 

MEALS
  • Breakfast – a basic light breakfast of cereal, yogurt, toast & preserves. Tea & Coffee.
  • Other meals are self-catering in the communal kitchen or enjoy one of our local restaurants that are all within walking distance. 
  • Home cooked dinner on request.
  • Braai facilities in the garden.

ACCOMMODATION

Prices quoted are per person sharing a room, or single room with a single supplement. 
You will either stay in The Stone Room, The Garden Room or Dorm depending on availability and the number of riders in your group. We will confirm this at the time of booking. We also have two en suite twin/single rooms available in the main house
  • We recommend that guests have their own or hire vehicle when booking  this horse riding option.

Full board all inclusive option

7 night 8 days Kei River Riding Holiday 

A taste of the Wild Coast

A Beach riding holiday based in the seaside village of Kei Mouth on the Wild Coast. You will experience the stunning beaches and spectacular landscape that has become synonymous with our Wild Coast Horse riding holidays. This riding option is an all inclusive package!

Day 1

On arrival at East London airport, you will be transferred to Kei Mouth and the beach base of Wild Coast Horse Trails and their equestrian colleagues. A light snack will be served at the Kei Mouth Guest House, and you will change into your riding clothes. 

The afternoon ride will take you on an hour or so ride to assess your riding and blow away the travelling cobwebs.  You will go down to the river mouth and you will have a chance to have your first canter along our beautiful beaches.

Overnight and dinner at Kei Mouth Guest House

Day 2

Enjoy a continental type breakfast, and pack your swim suite! The trails during the morning take you through a kaleidoscope of rural Xhosa village, mysterious waterfalls, rolling hillsides and of course a mandatory beach canter.  After a picnic lunch, more water falls, and long canters over the endless hills sides ensure that you have had a good first days riding!  It is a lovely day out exploring the beaches, rolling countryside and rural villages.

Overnight and dinner at Kei Mouth Guest House

Day 3

Today we go off in the opposite direction and explore the magnificent Morgan Cliff tops - you really are on the edge of Africa as you sit perched on your horse and take in the views... Then it is off to discover Yellowwood Forest - our favorite place for wood fired pizza & forest fare - and a place that inspires us to be eco-friendly, off the grid, and recycle everything!  You will finish the day with a canter down the Morgan Bay beach before heading back to the paddocks.

Overnight and dinner at Kei Mouth Guest House

Day 4

Today we offer you two options

OPTION 1 - A full day ride up the coast for a pub lunch ...

OR

OPTION 2 - A big 5 jeep safari & elephant interaction at a nearby game reserve.

(There is a surcharge for this excursion and it is paid in cash or card on site direct to the taxi driver and game reserve) (we will quote the amount when confirming your booking)

Day 5

Today we start our overnight beach adventure!

It is a full days riding along the coast, and the scenery is simply stunning.  There is a good chance of spotting dolphins racing us in the surf as we canter long the many beaches.

Lunch is a picnic and a chance to soak up the sun and sea before heading off to the hotel in the afternoon.

Overnight and dinner at Wavecrest Hotel

Day 6

The departure time this morning is dictated by the tide. It a fantastic 3-hour ride either up the beach and back across country through rolling hills and traditional villages or the other way around, depending on the tides. Either way you get to ride on the hard, wet beach at low tide – the gallops are exhilarating. We are back at the hotel in time for lunch.

This afternoon has a choice of activities.  You can take a boat trip up the river and explore the stunning mangrove estuary of the Nxaxo river by boat, hike, fish, or just kick back and relax in the Jacuzzi!  – this afternoon is flexible as there are so many options to experience!!!

Overnight and dinner at Wavecrest Hotel

Day 7

Today we start our journey back to Kei Mouth.  We ride inland this morning, crossing the river high up and away from the tides influence.  The slay paths and track offer great canters as we wind our way back to the beach.  We then head towards Kei Mouth and the pontoon crossing before dropping the horses off at the paddocks before we have a late lunch at one of the local restaurants. Then it is a time to wander back to the guest house, and your final night on the Wild Coast is celebrated with a traditional South Africa Braai!

Day 8

Your last morning depends on your flight plans and what time the shuttle needs to pick you up to get you back to the airport. If there is time, we will squeeze in one more ride before you  go !

  • Suits intermediate & advanced riders.
  • Pace set to suit you’re riding ability.
  • R22 200 sharing + 30 % single room supplement (subject to availability)
  • Price per person- includes meals as per itinerary, wine, beer and cool drinks at the guest house,  7-nights’ accommodation, and horse riding.
  • Excludes transfers, drinks at local hotels & restaurants, gratuities, and other items of a personal nature.  Ferry fees. 

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