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Paradise Stables

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4 hour wine ride

Loved the fact that the horses had bitless bridles. Saddles were clean and comfortable. Wine... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Nikita P
Johannesburg, South Africa

We were looking to do a wine tour in La Franschoek when luckily we came across Paradise Stables... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
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In Franschhoek, enjoy horse riding through vineyards, forests and over mountains.
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Loved the fact that the horses had bitless bridles. Saddles were clean and comfortable. Wine tasting was amazing...a little difficult to remount after a few glasses. 2 winery's visited and both amazing. Very adventurous and technical ride through forest and down steep hills. Horses knew...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Horses hadn’t been ridden for 2 weeks. One only 5years old so immature meant they were all flighty. My wife and daughters did not feel comfortable at all and had to shorten their ride. Note they are all very experienced riders with their own horses...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We were looking to do a wine tour in La Franschoek when luckily we came across Paradise Stables. What a way to spend a morning in the vineyards of Stellenbosch riding horseback and sipping fine wines. We are beginners at horse riding having only rode...More

Thank sineadandconor26
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Last time we were in Franschhoek many years ago, we swore we would return to ride horses in the winelands. We made reservations with Sterna and Hugo several months ago. Unfortunately when the day arrived, it was a total windy, cold downpour. I phoned to...More

Thank barbaraUsa
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Paradise stables is one of the few farms that are still owned by descendants of the French Huguenots. It is a great experience to go horseback riding in this beautiful setting of Franschhoek and getting off the horse to taste some really good wines is...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Truly an adventure, we did the 4 hour wine tasting ride. 4 hour on horseback when you haven’t ridden for a long time seems a bit daunting but the ride was great, we stopped a 2 lovely local winery and happily sipped wine🍷 The horses...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I had a lovely time riding in Franschhoek with Paradise Stables. Their Arabian horses are beautiful and well trained. I was guided by Jonathan that is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The scenery was beautiful, my horse was very well behaved. As an...More

1  Thank Ludivine C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We arrived at Paradise and experienced a hearty and hospitable welcome from Pieter, the 5th generation of his family in the Franschhoek Valley and who has long experience of endurance riding so he knows his horses! I am am a novice rider whilst my wife...More

1  Thank Peter C
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We were so excited for this ride and it was the top of our 'to do' list in Franshhoek. But as soon as we arrived at the farm, rustic, with reason, I felt a little uneasy. Our guide was wonderful, incredibly helpful, friendly and wanted...More

7  Thank GypsyGirl27
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

If you like horses and wine this is for you. I am not a confident rider and felt comfortable all afternoon. If you can ride there are opportunities to stretch your ponies legs. You get to see the area in a completely different way.

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Response from McKarabia | Reviewed this property |
I think you need to email the stables directly as to whether they can fit you in but the horses are some of the most gentle and calm and relaxed ones I have ever been on! Hope you get in and enjoy!