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Waterberg Safari Lodge


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Meeting: Vaalwater
Airport:   O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)      
Transfer: Johannesburg Airport
Pick-up/ drop-off from O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg (JNB) anytime during the day.
Level: Fitness Level (Click for legend)    Easy to Moderate
all paces, as little or as much horseback riding as guests wish
Participants: Min 2 participants Max 6 participants
Riding helmets are mandatory for this ride.


Pace
The pace can be as fast or relaxed as the riders would like. You can canter along open sandy tracks or traverse high ridges with spectacular vistas. Often we can get so close to the game that the experience remains unforgettable.

Horses
It has taken us since 1996 to build a string of over 90 horses, which are fit, responsive and reliable and also totally adapted to the African environment. The horses range from big strong forward-going thoroughbreds, tough African boerperds, feisty Arab crosses and exciting Friesian crossbreeds, ranging in size from 12 hh to 17 hh. We also have some great kid’s ponies.
Our team of over 20 horse grooms / guides take pride in the wellbeing of each horse, ensuring that they are well schooled, but likewise not over-worked, hence each guest will have the opportunity of riding several different horses during their stay.
Our horses live out in the bush and graze amongst the game, thus giving guests possibly of the closest wildlife encounter on horseback in Africa.

Tack
We use comfortable McLellan saddles made locally for long hours in the saddle. These are based on the famous US cavalry saddle designed for the comfort of both horse and rider alike. We do also have a few English saddles available.

Hard Hats
No client will be allowed to ride with us unless they are wearing a riding hat so we do stock a selection of sizes. However, we do recommend that you bring your own well-fitted helmet if you plan to spend many an hour in the saddle. Wide brim riding hat covers are advisable.

Guides & Staff
Our compliment of over 85 staff members have been selected for their love and dedication of conservation, wildlife, horses and hospitality, many of which have worked with us since the start.
Rides are always guided by two professional local guides who add to the experience their infinite knowledge of the game, flora, tracks, natural medicines and love of the bush.
As we always have two guides on each ride, novices can go out with their more competent partners without slowing the ride down.

Private Guide
Guests can request a private guide (preferably booked prior to their arrival). The cost is about R2000 per day regardless of the number of guests.

Children
We welcome children of all ages & have a variety of activities to keep them entertained during their stay. We have trampolines, board games, toys, books, rackets and balls etc. We also provide baby sitting and children’s meals can be specially planned.
We have a selection of wonderful ponies catering to both the novice and experienced child rider. Beginners will be led by a competent guide and riding lessons are also available. Under 4 year old children will be led on a pony in and around the lodge area as they are still too young to be taken out on long outrides.

Non-Riding Activities
Non-riders are welcome to join this trip. Non-riding activities include game drives and walks, mountain biking, archery, night sky safaris, massages, snake and reptile handling and a number of other activities in the surrounding area.
Basic lessons for non-riders are available. Many guests learn to ride and gain confidence here.


Passport and Visa Requirements: Passport valid for at least 30 days after the intended date of departure required by all nationals referred to in the chart.Passport NotePassport must have at least two blank pages for entry stamp. Th. more
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Waterberg Safari Lodge
Tour Code: IT-SASR03
5 days / 4 nights ~$2,050.00
Dates: Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Game Census Week
Airport: O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Activities:
Bush walks, 4WD land cruisers game viewing, mountain biking, massages, archery, night safari, fishing, wine tasting, town visits

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