Great Fish River Canyon Horse Safari

Being the largest natural gorge on the African continent, the spectacular Fish River Canyon in the southern region of Namibia offers a fantastic geological and biological diversity. Being home to two plant-rich biomes, namely the Nama-Karoo and the Succulent-Karoo, this dramatic landscape is one of the most diverse biomes in the world which is quite astonishing considering the aridity of the area.

Vast plains invite for thrilling endless canters in a scenic meandering gorge as well as dramatically eroded escarpments. The riders cross two sizeable Private Nature Reserves in Namibia which are dedicated to the conservation of this crucial Namibian plant kingdom. The Great Fish River Canyon Horse Safari ends in the dry basin of the Orange River where its verdant vineyards at Aussenkehr can be admired, these being the largest early grape vineyard found in the southern hemisphere.

Unique attractions during the Great Fish River Canyon Horse Safari

  • Fish River Canyon
  • Ai-Ais Hot springs
  • wildlife viewing
  • spectacular views and dramatic geology
  • this is the best-paced horse riding tour amongst all.

Horse riding pace

  • 20 - 50 km horseback riding per day
  • the terrain of this tour allows for all paces
  • suitable for fit, confident and intermediate horse riders.

Great Fish River Canyon Horse Safari details

  • riders fly into and return via Cape Town, South Africa
  • road transfer to the Fish River Canyon and return to Cape Town
  • duration: 11 days / 10 nights
  • 8 and a half days riding
  • visit the main viewpoint of the Fish River Canyon and the Ai-Ais hot springs
  • also possible: self-drive to the start of this horseback ride at the Fish River on the second day of the itinerary
  • five nights camping
  • three nights lodge accommodation
  • two nights tented camps
  • dates: 14 - 24 May 2013 + 28 September - 8 October 2013.

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