Noordhoek beach curves along the turquoise Atlantic Ocean in an 8-kilometer arc of white sand. The Dunes Riding Stables are built in the sand dunes a short amble from the shoreline. It is no exaggeration to say this is one of the most beautiful beach horse rides in the world. An out-ride on our thoroughbred horses along Cape Town’s finest beach, with breath-taking views of the peninsula’s peaks and bays and the flat top of Table Mountain in the distance is an iconic Cape Town activity.
Noordhoek beach is stunning regardless of the weather. On overcast days the whole beach takes on a magical silvery shimmer and on bright sunny days the beach looks snow white against the blue of the sea. An expansive seasonal lagoon that the horses love walking through, adds to the beauty of this coastal environment and a visit on horseback to an old shipwreck called the Kakapo, tells the very strange story of how a sea captain mistook Chapmans Peak for Cape Point and rammed his ship up onto the beach.