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More about Kudu Trail

Hierdie roete is ons mees populêre rit. Dit is nooit presies dieselfde paadjie nie en die gids en jou perd sal jou die mooiste plekke op die plaas wys.

Our most popular short route on jeep tracks, farm roads and game tracks through the veld.

A beautiful ride in unspoilt Klein Karoo nature. It’s a great outing for families and ideal for guests who has less experience or has time constraints. Riders of all levels of skill (total beginners to experienced riders) welcome.

What people say

We had an awesome ride with Blommetjie our guide. My 7year old loved the experience. Thank you to ou...  -  Charmaine van As.



1 hour 30 minutes


All year round subject to availability. Closed on Christmas Day.


Doornkraal farm on the Stompdrift Dam Road, De Rust near Oudtshoorn in the Garden Route. Doorkraal is about 5 km from De Rust via a tarred road in excellent condition.


Humans are waterproof, just like horses. We will continue with your ride in wet weather conditions, although we rarely have to reschedule due to rain. The Klein Karoo is known for its very dry climate, however, we do not operate in extreme wet weather conditions and rides will be rescheduled if we decide that its impossible to attempt the ride. In the case of high temperatures, we take along water in the saddle bags and if you keep moving, it is bearable mostly because we have a low humidity.

What to Wear:

Comfortable clothing: Long pants, ski pants or riding breeches and closed shoes. Sneakers are not ideal, but acceptable. Avoid clothing which can be damaged by shrubs and branches (e.g. down jackets, microfibre). We provide riding hats. If there are rain predicted, bring a light rain jacket. We can tidy it away in a saddle bag if you are unsure of the weather on the ride.

Things to bring:

Remember to bring your sunscreen and sunglasses. In summer, we recommend long sleeved, light shirts with a collar for protection against the sun. Feel free to bring your own water bottle to take along on the ride, otherwise we provide bottled tap water or you can buy drinks at our Farm Shop.

Guests or Spectators:

Non riders are welcome to spend time on the farm while friends or family are out on a ride. Take a walk or relax under the vine veranda. The farm shop has a small selection of refreshments available. Alternatively you can take the short drive to De Rust to browse shops or visit one of the numerous café’s. Meiringpoort Waterfall is also a short drive away.

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Certification Required:

None required.
Inclusions & Exclusions


Riding caps: It is strongly recommended that riders wear one for the duration of the outride or activity. It is compulsory for riders younger than 18 years to wear a riding hat. Water: We provide normal drinking quality water for the activity, but you are welcome to bring your own or buy bottled water at our tuck shop. The Guide: You will be in the good hands of a guide who knows the route, the area and the horses. Saddle bags: Each ride will at least have one horse fitted with a set of saddle bags for drinking water or small items.


Food and drinks (other than the tap water in our water bottles). Insurance.

Opinions On Kudu Trail

What the locals say about Kudu Trail .

Charmaine van As

We had an awesome ride with Blommetjie our guide. My 7year old loved the experience. Thank you to our horses Respek and Doring for a lovely time and so oh so well behaved. Wish we could enjoy this experience every other weekend:) Thank you again. Charmaine & Ava

Carole Hanrahan

An absolutely fantastic first ride for my friend and I. Lovely people who really looked after us and gave us the confidence needed. We had a lovely ride out into the countryside. Highly recommended.

Ronja Pütz

It was wonderfull and our guide was great. We always would do it again!!

Rosalia Ladu

We thoroughly enjoyed our ride with Klein Karoo Hoese Adventures! The staff was super helpful and friendly and the horses are lovely and relaxed. We are not regular riders but we were completely comfortable and at ease! Our guide was knowledgeable of the surrounding area and even made sure to capture some photos and videos for us. We were treated to a glass of sweet wine after our ride to conclude this awesome experience. An easy trail with magnificent views and an absolute must-do when visiting De Rust. Highly recommend!!!


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