Oyster Bay Lodge - Horse Riding

Oyster Bay Lodge is situated near the town of Cape St Francis on the Garden Route.

Free roaming, peaceful, strong and holistic.  These are our horses.  We are located on 235 hectares of open land, where our horses get the opportunity to live free.  We are able to ride all of them and believe they are able to look after themselves – to a certain degree. 

We need to receive your bookings a day or so before or as early as possible on the day.  We need to search for them and bring them closer to the lodge for saddling etc.  This is a great experience for a lot of people… so arriving a bit earlier may work in your favour. 

Driving through our main gate you are welcomed by friendly faces of the Reception, willing to help you become comfortable.  This won’t be a problem, being surrounded by beautiful untouched scenery – it becomes easy. 

At the main building, your Activity Host will assist you with getting to know your horse, selecting your helmets, explaining the risks and what to do.  Your host will introduce the basic idea of horse riding.  We cater for advanced riders all the way to beginners.  So even if you have never ridden a horse we have you covered.  Advanced riders are welcome for a once in a lifetime experience with active, young horses who could either be bare-backed or ridden with English saddles.  Our guides go out at all times with you.  Should you have questions, it would be best to ask and we will be able to assist you. 

There are 14 horses on site.  Our largest group that we send out is normally around 8 guests and 2 guides.  Heading down to the beach, it won’t be hard to enjoy the 235 hectare coastal reserve.  Strolling through Fynbos, viewing our wildlife (such as Bush Buck, Grysbok, Duiker, Guinea Fowl, Spur Fowl, Porcupine, Caracal, Cape Clawless Otter and the list goes on) and the crushing sounds of the Indian Ocean. 

Enjoy the fresh air, the wind in your hair, the ride and the reflection of your experience at our ocean viewing bar afterwards.  Please note this activity is weather dependent and if it is high tide, the horses will not be able to gallop.