Guided rides on our reliable and good-natured horses will excite you. You will get close to many wild animals like zebras and antelopes. And you can inhale the fresh air and experience the joy of horse riding in unspoilt nature in the western cape at Doornbosch Game Lodge & Guest Houses.
Our horses are sure-footed, brave and gentle, reliable and well fed and groomed. We have horses for beginners, intermediate and accomplished riders. If you want to try horse riding for the first time, we also have a paddock on site. Riding lessons only upon request.
Our horses are Nooitgedachter and Boerperd – both local South African breeds. They are bred for their kind temperament, love for people, sure footedness and hardy disposition.
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About Heidi Maritz
Manager and Riding Master
Heidi Maritz could ride before she could walk. From very early on she developed the love for the indigenous horses of South Africa, the Nooitgedachter, which she bred for more than forty years.
Her daily work on Doornbosch Game Lodge and Guest Houses is filled with lots of love for our horses and shows the experience of a trained competition rider and horse trainer.
Heidi will pick the right horse for everyone and show you how to handle your horse with care. Beginners as well as experienced riders will have fun under her guidance and enjoy the ride of a lifetime.
With Heidi at their side, even children can experience the life with horses in a playful way and try out what it feels like, to handle these gentle animals.