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Riding Cape Town's Winelands

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The Cape Town Winelands offer some of the most spectacular scenery, and horse riding through this area is a brilliant way to discover it. There are various trails on offer for every level of rider from novice to advanced and many of the wine estates offer shorter horse trails around their own estates.

I decided to be adventurous and did a three day luxury riding trail from Deimersfontein Wine and Country Estate. Accommodation and evening meals are at the Deimersfontein Wine Estate and during the days you can explore many of the surrounding wine estates with wine tastings available, and sometimes even olive tastings. Estates include: Klein Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Bovlei Cooperative, De Compagnie, Doolhof Wine Estates, explore historic Huguenot farms, and Oude Wellington Wine Estate. Explore the surrounding Fynbos and buchu estates; a stop at the leather redemption shop (good fun leather items available to buy) is a novelty.

I really enjoyed myself on the trip. I am an intermediate rider and I would suggest that you have a minimum of this level to truly enjoy the ride. April or November are probably the best times to go as the weather is good but not unbearably hot.

Written by  Simone Truter.

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