Cape Winelands Riding
Western Cape, South Africa
Take exquisite South African wine country, dramatic Cape mountains and orchards, tastings on exclusive wine estates, luxury accommodation and spa, and vibrant local culture and cuisine, all just 40 minutes from the Cape Town International Airport. Add highly skilled professional riders and passionate tour guides, a stable of exceptional horses for riders of all levels and you have the makings of an unforgettable riding holiday that will leave you wanting more. Cape Winelands Riding is the equestrian adventure you will come back to time and again.
Situated in the heart of the Cape winelands in an area steeped in history, culture and known for its fine wine and dining, Cape Winelands Riding offers riding holidays with a difference.
From long mountain treks, gallops through magnificent vineyards, lazy days wine tasting on local estates, indulgent spa treatments or sampling local culture, we turn ordinary holidays into once in a lifetime equestrian experiences, with one of the richest wine regions in the world as the backdrop.
The Cape Winelands Riding team is led by Louis Geyer. An avid rider, Louis has a passion for people and sharing his extensive knowledge. Having spent time with great horsemen observing and understanding how they think, Louis has developed a rich insight and sensitivity towards horses and their personalities which he puts to good use managing a herd of horses suited to horseback holidays for riders of all skill levels. For Louis, gentle horsemanship is a way of life and it filters through into every part of Cape Winelands Riding.
Louis, a certified tour guide with a Bachelor of Science degree in natural sciences and post graduate studies in education, has an intimate knowledge of the region’s history and wildlife. After horses, his particular passion is birding and local wildlife and he is happiest when outdoors. Louis lives by the motto, "What we have is not ours but has been given to us to share. If we keep it to ourselves we will lose it." As such, the desire to consistently learn, share and enlighten means the role of guiding and mentorship in the field comes naturally to Louis.