Day 1: Farm215 to Baviaansfontyn- (Bodhi Khaya) | 3-4 hours This is a relatively short day which traverses the fynbos mountains of the area. Riding includes mountain top canters and following flower pickers tracks through valley and dale bringing us to the oasis of Bodhi khaya.
Day2: Bodhi Khaya to Stanford River Lodge | 5 hours Riding is mainly through dune systems , lots of trotting and long canters bring us to Stanford river Lodge, lying on the banks of The Klein river. Here , you can swim in the river or take a canoe for a paddle
Day3: Stanford to Farm215 |7 hours Ride through the Walker Nature Reserve to the unspoilt white beaches of the Walker Bay whale sanctuary. This is arguably the best land based area in the world to watch Southern Right whales (whale watching capital of the world from June to December – whales and their calves often come within metres of the coastline). Admire these magnificent creatures and their ‘aquabatic’ displays, splashing, crashing and blowing, breaching, lobtailing, spyhopping and sailing close to shore.
Enjoy the long, sandy beaches and experience the thrill of beach riding. Just before De Kelders the coastline gets rougher with rocky beaches and limestone cliffs which flatten out onto sandy stretches of die Plaat.
Before we reach De Kelders (Gansbaai – a fishing village) we will head east through the coastal shrubland and traverse the vast magical almost surreal sand drifts (Grys Dunes) of die Plaat. The mysterious landscape will give way to mountain fynbos when we hit the slopes of the coastal hills towards Grootbos and the Flower Valley.
We will pass through Grootbos Fynbos Nature Reserve, famous as a botanical hot-spot and for the award winning lodge. We peak at god’s window and descend into Flower Valley, a large valley filled with fynbos and indigenous forests and a Unesco supported project for sustainable fynbos harvesting and education.
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