Horseback Africa
Exclusive Lodge
Horse riding Safaris
& Walk with Lions
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Horseback Africa specialising in horse riding safaris, walk with lions, polo, photographic safaris and courses.

The MacRae family would like to welcome you to South Africa! Here you will find spectacular wildlife, fantastic weather and man's best friend... the horse.

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We have many years of riding experience and have competed and taught in various disciplines including Dressage, Show-jumping, Carriage Driving, Endurance and more recently Polo.

Horseback Africa is off the beaten track, 1 hour from Johannesburg International Airport and at the same time we are a more personal and exclusive experience.

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We specialize in teaching. Many people are enchanted by horses but have never had to chance to take formal lessons. With an experienced teacher and a well trained horse you'll be surprised at what you can achieve!

This is a place where you'll find yourself at home from the moment you arrive. A place where you'll want to come back to again and again.

Saddle Up

Horseback Africa & Walk with Lions

Enjoy the freedom of horse riding in nature.

In a vehicle you're restricted to roads and pathways but on horseback you're free to follow the wildlife wherever they go. You see, smell and hear the bush - a truely unique experience.

We have a number of well schooled horses that are suitable for all levels of riding ability, including first time riders. All our horses are trained in the classical English style to give a responsive ride. Guests may ride in comfortable trail rider saddles or English General purpose saddles. We have many different breeds including Appaloosa, Friesian, Arab, Swedish Warmblood, Boerperd, Thoroughbred, Polo ponies, Clydesdale, and Persheron X.

Nature Conservation

Horseback Africa & Walk with LionsThe MacRae family is involved in numerous wildlife conservation initiatives.

The lion research program is conducted in co-operation with the University of Pretoria and the Onderstepoort Veterinary Hospital.


Horseback Africa & Walk with Lions

A polo destination with a difference!

Where in the world can you play alongside Giraffe, Zebra or Wildebeest? We offer polo holidays and instructional clinics run buy an exceptionally qualified coach, who instructs all over the world.

Wildlife Photographic Holidays

Horseback Africa & Walk with LionsWildlife photography has always been one of the most difficult and elusive of the photographic arts.

Spend a holiday at Horseback Africa and find your inner talent.