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Swartberg Adventure Loop Trail

in Oudtshoorn by Klein Karoo Horse Adventures


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An adventurous guided 4-hour circular route via Swartberg mountain foothills, Meiringspoort, De Rust and back to the farm. The route is a combination of game tracks, jeep tracks, riverbeds, farm roads and a bit of tarred road (to get us into town for lunch).

The route is not suitable for beginners, and we recommend it for accomplished to expert riders who can comfortably trot and canter. For a short distance of the route, the rider is required to lead the horse over boulders, therefore good ankle protection is vital.



5 hours


All year round.


Stompdrift Dam Road, De Rust near Oudtshoorn District. Klein Karoo


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. For a short distance of the route, the rider is required to lead the horse over boulders, therefore good ankle protection is vital.

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. Bring a change of clothing if we expect wet weather.

Guests or Spectators:

Non riders can take the short drive to De Rust to browse shops or visit one of the numerous café’s. Meiringspoort Waterfall is also a short drive away. They are also welcome to join us for lunch in De Rust (own account). The 4 hours gives non riders also the opportunity to take the scenic drive to Prins Albert.

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Inclusions & Exclusions


A light lunch with a soft drink or beer is included. 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.


Drinks at our lunch spot are for your own account. Insurance.


The town of Oudtshoorn along the Swartberg mountains is the home of the largest ostrich population worldwide.
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