The Kei River Beach ride is an 1.5 hour horse ride. This ride is suitable for all ages and especially first-time riders! This is our beginners ride and suitable for adults and children of all ages. A 1.5 hour gentle walk to beach at the Kei River Mouth and then looping back to the horse paddocks. Are you on holiday in Kei Mouth or Morgan Bay and want to do something that the whole family can do together? We are ideally placed for a day out from East London or one of the Wild Coast Jikeleza Route resorts. If you are staying at Trennerys or Seagulls Hotels we are just over the Kei River.
Our horse paddocks are situated above the golf course at the Kei Mouth Country Club. This is the base from where we offer short day rides for local holiday makers and start overnight beach trails. We are perfectly positioned between Morgan Bay and Kei Mouth, and are a convenient day trip for guests staying at Trennerys Hotel or Seagulls Hotel across the Kei River.
Along the trail there are many lovely opportunities to take photos. Our guides are happy to stop and do a "photo shoot" on the beach and get you some fabulous pictures of you on a horse on the beach on the edge of Africa!
RIDING ABILITY (required on the booking form under notes)
NEVER RIDDEN = someone who has never ridden a horse, or have only done so once or twice on holiday.
BEGINNER RIDER = someone who is comfortable in the saddle & can stay on a reliable well school horse. They can post to the trot (go up and down) and may have cantered a few times. Beginners generally ride once or twice a year on holiday with their partner!
NOVICE RIDER = someone who is comfortable in the saddle & enjoys a reliable well schooled horse. They generally ride at a riding school once or twice a month, or like to ride a friend’s horse on the farm. They can post to trot comfortably and enjoy a nice controlled canter.
INTERMEDIATE RIDER = someone who rides regularly and enjoys a forward going well schooled horse. They may or may not be a little nervous for the first little bit while they get to know their horse. They can control their horse independently and is confident trotting and in controlled canters.
ADVANCED RIDER = someone who is comfortable on most horses in most situations. They ride regularly and may or may not have their own horse. They have a good seat and gentle hands. They can ride in light seat, and can hold a strong horse in a fast canter.
Riders should arrive 15 min before the designated time.
The ride will go out as soon as everyone is mounted and the guides are happy that everyone is safe and comfortable.
You arrive at our horse yard where you are introduced to our team and horses, given a safety riding hat and asked to sign our indemnity and recreational release form.
Once you are on your horse, we give instruction on what to do (for first time riders - stop, turn, go!).
We check your stirrups, saddle girth and ensure that you are comfortable and feel safe. The view on the first part of the trail is stunning as the horse yard is situated at the top of hill above the local golf course. You will enjoy the steady walk down the edge of the golf course heading towards the sea. Part of the trail takes you through indigenous bush and sand dune forests - they are truly stunning, and have a lot of bird life with the occasional tiny Blue Diker that may dart out past the horses. The beach section meanders along the great Kei River Mouth as it enters the ocean. This ride is a walk, so you get to enjoy the gentle swing of the horses and the magnificent views before looping back to the horse yard.
After the ride, guests are welcome to go down to the Country Club and enjoy a cold drink and great view!
Good to know
- Riders should arrive 15 min before the designated time
- ALL participants are required to sign a recreational release and indemnity form
- All riders are required to wear a protective riding hat.
- Weight limit is 95 kg
- Small children will be put on lead rein or have someone walk with them
- Riding ability required on the booking form under notes
- Horse riding safety hats (compulsory)
- Your camera
- Something to drink after the ride
- Comfortable long pants
- Shoes that stay on (trainers are fine)
- Face mask
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Wild Coast Horse Riding Adventures have been running incredible trails along one of the most diverse coastlines for the past 15 years. As a guide, I lead those trails for years and loved every second of it. The horses were too incredible for words - surefooted, responsive and reliable. All the saddles are Leon Liversage, making for a comfortable ride for both horse and human. If you haven't ridden the Wild Coast yet, it's time to put it on your bucket list.
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I was apprehensive about my centre-based and mini trail week when I found I was the only guest for half the week and the other half with a Frenchman, but it worked brilliantly; the staff made me feel part of the team. It was a really wonderful fun week. Stunning, untouched landscapes, miles of perfect beaches for fast riding, excellent, well loved horses and lovely staff. Highly recommended
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