About

About us

We are a team as passionate about horses as we are about ensuring our visitors feel like they are part of the family.

At Cape Winelands Riding, each team member brings different skills to the (s)table and all play a vital role in ensuring guests are comfortable, safe and that our horses are in peak condition to ensure the rider gets the most out of the experience. We also see our horses as an integral part of the team and the foundation of the business – if they are happy, our riders are happy, and a happy rider is one who returns time and again.

Louis
Louis
Owner
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... Read More
Ellen
Ellen
Head Guide
One of our senior guides, Ellen is a highly skilled rider and has a thorough knowledge of the area and its history. She also handles a lot of the... Read More
Kate
Kate
Horse Trainer & Guide
Originally from Kwa-Zulu Natal, Kate grew up with horses and has been very successful in eventing and competing. She joined us in 2017 and is one... Read More
Sandra
Sandra
Seasonal Guide
Sandra first visited us in 2015 and spent three weeks working as a volunteer.  She quickly became part of the family and has returned to us every... Read More
Patricia
Patricia
Freelance Guide
Patricia is originally from the Netherlands but now resides in Cape Town.  She is a Professor in Chemical Engineering and lectures at the... Read More
Desmond
Desmond
Head Groom
Desmond, our head groom, joined our team in 2016 and is a valuable asset to Cape Winelands Riding.  He has worked with horses since 2001 and is a... Read More

Our stable yard team

Travelling solo to ride through some lovely countryside on horseback is my idea of bliss. My experience was catered for as we cantered for long periods through the wine regions of the Western Cape, tasted some excellent wines - for me, this was overall one of the highlights of my trip to South Africa. Would highly recommend this place.

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Heidi, Melbourne, Australia

BEST vacation ever. Ellen and Louis are both very experienced guides and do consider your riding abilities...be prepared to expect the unexpected in a very pleasant way... Louis´time frame and synchronization by far exceeds any Swiss watch...precise, yet not obtrusive...just give him some ideas and some time, and "miracles" will happen.

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I spent a week here ambling around the beautiful winelands on horse-back, looked after by Ellen and Louis. Mostly, bitless bridles as the horses are so well-behaved - there’s a range to choose from. Some of the best food I’ve ever tasted (those French restaurants in Paarl) and the accommodation @Klein Waterval was just right.

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Gillian, Cardiff, United Kingdom