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6 Days Horse Riding Tour in South Africa on the Majestic Southern Drakensberg through Lesotho

St. Bernard's Peak Mountain Lodge, Middle Valley Farm, D609, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Mountain Horse Riding Holiday in South Africa

For the most breathtaking scenery in the Southern Drakensberg, come ride with St Bernards Peak Mountain Lodge! Ride four days through the majestic Drakensberg on horseback and spend three nights at various accommodations in the Drakensberg. Spend your first and last night at St Bernard's Peak Mountain Lodge. Situated in the foothills of the majestic Southern Drakensberg, beneath age-old Oak and Gum trees, St Bernard’s epitomizes everything you would imagine a country retreat to be. Rustic accommodation is offered in picturesque thatched chalets set in tranquil gardens and the large dining room offers tasty hearty country fare.

Key information

  • Rider’s weight limit: Not more than 100 kilograms / 220 pounds
  • Horse height: 58 inches / 147 centimeters
  • Tack Type: Western
  • Horse breed: SA Vlamperd

Meet the instructors

Ian & Charl
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  • 4 days with riding
  • 4-7 hours of riding per day
  • Lesotho, the Mountain Kingdom horse trips
  • 3 nights camping accommodation in the wilderness
  • 2 nights cottage accommodation
  • All meals included

Skill level

  • Intermediate


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Afrikaans
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer available:
King Shaka International Airport (US$100 per person)
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Your first and last night will be spent at St Bernard's Peak, where you will be staying in a cozy cottage suited to any of your needs.

Depending on the route (there are various routes), the three nights of the ride you will always have a soft bed to sleep on and warm food to fill your belly and campfires to share your day's journey.


  • Day 1: Arrive at St Bernard's Peak, choose your horse, have a feast at dinner and have a good night's rest
  • Day 2: Depart to the first campsite on horseback (5-7 hours ride)
  • Day 3: Have a hearty breakfast before riding out deep into the Drakensberg (5-7 hours) and then returning to camp
  • Day 4: Depart after breakfast to a new campsite (4-6 hours riding)
  • Day 5: Depart back to St Bernard's after breakfast (5-7 hours riding) and have a big celebration after dinner
  • Day 6: Depart from St Bernard's Peak

Included excursions

Lesotho trips

For the more intrepid adventurers, St Bernards Peak Mountain Lodge offers overnight rides into Lesotho, also known as the “Mountain Kingdom”. Lesotho overnight packages are all-inclusive of accommodation and meals.

The scenery is magnificent and you will experience such delights as waterfalls, rock pools, rivers, majestic rock formations, vast magnificent landscape, sunsets, sunrises, local traditional people of Lesotho (Basotho’s), their dwellings and way of life all well having the experience of your life!


Ian Worrall

Charl Botes


St Bernards Peak Mountain Lodge is situated on the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg far from any city life where you can experience true peace and tranquillity. It has both warm sunny days in summer and snowy white days in winter.

This portion of the Drakensberg is dominated by the Ithule Ridge, of which St Bernard’s Peak is part of. At the back of the lodge, the Ntshungwane Ridge runs down to form the other natural boundary. The Mfelamadoda River provides the water into the large dam across the valley. The area has caves, some with Bushman Paintings and the streams that flow into the dam, are part of the charm of this very attractive area.


  • South of Underberg, 70 kilometers
  • Pietermaritzberg, 200 kilometers
  • Port Shepstone, 200 kilometers
  • Durban, 280 kilometers
  • Gauteng, 680 kilometers


For any dietary requirements please feel free to contact St Bernards Peak Mountain Lodge so that they can assist you in any possible way.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Explore the magnificent countryside on horseback, swim in the natural rivers and waterfalls, enjoy beautiful scenic walks or spend the day lounging by the swimming pool. Relax and unwind while sitting next to a roaring log fire in our fully stocked bar or enjoy a game of pool or darts.

What's included

  • All meals
  • All beverages during the ride
  • All horse rides
  • 3 nights camping
  • 2 nights accommodation at St Bernards Peak Mountain Lodge

What's not included

  • Alcoholic beverages and sodas served at St Bernard's peak

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Pietermaritzberg

  • From Pietermaritzberg on the N3, take the “Howick South / Underberg” (Exit 99).
  • Turn off and proceed 74 km to Bulwer and then 38 km to Underberg on the R617.
  • 58 kilometers after Underberg and just past the “Swartberg 10 km” board, a signboard indicates right “to St Bernards”. This is a good dirt road.
  • After 20 kilometers, turn right at the fork and St Bernards is another 6 kilometers on the left.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at King Shaka International Airport (DUR). Transfer from and to this airport is available at 100 USD.


  • S 30° 03, 4 minutes
  • E 29° 06, 5 minutes
Airport: King Shaka International Airport Airport transfer available: King Shaka International Airport (US$100 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.
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Arrival: Wednesday October 14, 2020
Departure: Monday October 19, 2020

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