Located in the middle of Durban and Johannesburg, Oaklands Country Manor makes for an ideal weekend vacation spot. Only a three-hour drive from either city, far enough to make you really feel like you’ve gone away, but short enough that the kids won’t get antsy during the trip.
In addition to the doable drive, Oaklands also offers a wide range of family-friendly activities, like horse riding. Here are some reasons why it’s a great family activity and worth hopping on the saddle with us!
Benefits of a Horse-Riding Holiday
Being in the Outdoors – With city living, sometimes it can be hard getting outdoors. Break way from everyday, indoor activities like carpooling, meeting, classes (for the kids) and more. Replace the car with a horse and ride from point A to B while taking in the fresh air – all our treks take you through the beautiful, unspoiled and peaceful Drakensberg countryside.
Horse Riding is Social – Got horse-riding experience? Use this as a chance to connect with your family and help those who are unfamiliar or aren’t confident out. Groups of up to eight people can be accommodated on an outride.
Why Go Horse Riding at Oaklands
Location, Location, Location – Did we mention we’re at the Drakensberg? Having a mountain as the backdrop for your ride is the real winner, don’t you think?
Experienced Staff – The riding staff at Oaklands are experts in their field and include some of South Africa’s top polo coaches.
Well-Trained Horses – Our horses are people-loving and have hit the trails many a time and ‘saddled’ with various types of riders – both experienced and beginners, young and old.
Trail Options – A variety of horse-riding trails are available, including the Happiness Rock, Escarpment, and Vlei Rides.
Novice riders can explore the marked trails on the Oaklands grounds, while seasoned ones can venture out to the advance trails in neighbouring areas. Children can enjoy a guided ride in our world-class polo arena.
Accommodation – Unlike other horse-riding destinations, Oaklands provides more than just a quick gallop. Being away from home, we understand that you’ll need a place to rest once your ride is finished – the drive may be short by comparison to other holidays, but who wants to be six hours on the road in one day?! Stay in one our family-friendly Bruce Suite on the grounds.
Did that get you into a galloping mood? Book a horse-riding holiday at Oaklands today!