Cape Winelands Riding

Take exquisite South African wine country, dramatic Cape mountains and orchards, tastings on exclusive wine estates, luxury accommodation and vibrant local culture and cuisine, all just 40 minutes from the Cape Town International Airport. Add skilled professional riders and passionate guides, a stable of exceptional horses for riders of all levels and you have the makings of an unforgettable riding experience that will leave you wanting more. Cape Winelands Riding is the equestrian adventure you will come back to time and again.


Our three accommodation options, whether on-site or off-site, allow you to tailor your winelands horse riding holiday to your taste.
Cape Winelands Riding
→ Mid-range guest lodge

(Off-site. 10 min transfer)

Cape Winelands Riding
→ 5-star boutique hotel

(Off-site. 10 min transfer)

Why book an all inclusive centre-based riding holiday?

A lot of guests come to us for day rides, having self-booked accommodation in the area. Before you go for this option (which is often far more expensive), first understand what we offer in our holidays and why you get a better riding and cultural experience if we handle everything, from airport transfers, accommodation, meals, to sightseeing in the winelands and Cape Town, and of course, memorable days in exquisite terrain on horses and with guides that you’ll remember for years to come.

More about our riding holidays

Our horses

Our horses are gentle souls for riders of all levels and are schooled for holiday trails as well as understanding flat work. We also invest heavily in quality tack to give both the rider and the horse a comfortable ride.
More about our horses
Ride through scenic vineyards and orchards, stopping along the way for wine tasting and meals at some of the best hospitality venues in the Cape winelands.

A key component of all our horse riding holidays and day rides is the local wine and cuisine. We’ve found the best on offer in our area and you are guaranteed to sample some local flavours that you wouldn’t discover if exploring the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek winelands on your own.

What makes us so renowned?

Cape Winelands Riding owner Louis Geyer has poured his heart and soul into developing the business and building a stable of horses fit for the job! He has incredible insight and sensitivity towards his horses and Louis is an advocate of gentle horsemanship, which is evident throughout Cape Winelands Riding. He is known in the industry for his equestrian skills and professionalism as a tour operator. Guests consistently comment on how he brings the rides alive with local knowledge, and his ability to put novice riders at ease.

Learn more about Louis and his team.


COVID-19 – our riders’ and community’s wellbeing

We are very aware of COVID-19 and we take relevant precautions in every area of our operations to ensure your wellbeing. If you have any concerns with regards to COVID-19, please chat to us directly. The wearing of a face mask within the stables and yard is mandatory. While out riding, social distancing must be kept between horses. Please sanitise before and after your visit to Cape Winelands Riding.