We offer trail rides on well-trained horses for people of all ages, and special pony rides for younger guests. You will be looked after by Nicky du Plessis, a highly experienced rider, horse-trainer and guide. We also have a newly refurbished cottage for rent, nestling among mature oaks and fruit trees.
All trail rides must please be booked in advance. Trails normally depart at 8:30am and 3pm during peak season, although arrangements can be made for alternative departure times during the low season. In order to get to know your horse and gear, please join half an hour before departure. Riding helmets are provided and riders should wear closed shoes, preferably with a slight heel. Long trousers such as ski pants or jeggings/jeans will make the ride comfortable. An 85kg weight restriction is in place for all riders.
• 45-minute Boschrivier Farm trail ride
Our horses take you on a gentle amble across the farm fields where sheep and cattle add to the tranquil atmosphere. Guests cross the Boschfontein River, which serves as the farm’s life source. Keep an eye out for the many birds that call this area home, such as the Knysna turaco (or lourie), the black-headed oriole, the Rameron pigeon, jackal buzzard, mouse birds and a variety of sunbirds. You might even hear the iconic cry of the African fish eagle, and early risers could catch a glimpse of wild bushbuck.
Price R280 pp
• 1-hour Boschfontein trail
For those with a little more time, this ride takes you across open fields, where the fynbos and ancient pecan nut trees will delight nature lovers. The horses cross the river several times on this trail. Keep an eye out for the birdlife and the local wildlife.
Price: R330 pp
• Pony rides for children between 2 and 12
Our friendly ponies take the little ones through an enchanting fairy forest on this scenic guided ride. Picnic baskets are available on request. After the ride, children can feed our chickens and splash on the banks of the river.
Price: R150 pp (Horseback Archery 5 arrows R50)
After the rides, guests can enjoy light refreshments on the banks of the Boschfontein River and browse through our herb and tree nursery, where unusual herbs are available at times and indigenous trees are for sale. Seasonal vegetables are picked daily from our organic gardens. We also offer sustainably sourced dry firewood and farm fresh eggs. Our focus is on sustainable, eco-friendly practices and we are happy to share it with our visitors.
Whether you ride or not, you’ll always enjoy our picnics, which can be arranged on request. We offer homemade bread, cured meats, quiches, preserves, a range of cheeses, fruits, biscuits, and our very own home-made lemonade – all served in a peaceful riverside setting.
Price: R160 pp
The farm features a delightful one-bedroom cottage complete with living room, bathroom, kitchen, dining area and a pull-out sofa bed for two extra guests. The cottage was totally refurbished in 2018 and offers comfortable, self-contained accommodation in a shaded setting.
Prices start at R750 per night; consult the Boschrivier website for availability and pricing for the days you would like to stay.
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