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Gamka River Safari Co. - Day Rides

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What a lovely way to spend the morning!

We had a great ride with Hans and so enjoyed his passion for his horses and his gentle way... the... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
nelleke_elston
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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A must do in Calizdorp!!!!

We had the best horse riding experience with Hans and his family. Horses are calm, and very gentle... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Susanna B
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Horse Trails (day and overnight trails) Heritage Mountain Safaris in open vintage Land Rovers.
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great ride with Hans and so enjoyed his passion for his horses and his gentle way... the horses look very happy and healthy even with limited grazing and the tack is comfortable and in great condition. We were spoilt with fresh scones...More

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hvv2015, Owner at Gamka River Safari Co. - Day Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

It was wonderful to ride with you, thank you!

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We had the best horse riding experience with Hans and his family. Horses are calm, and very gentle. We did the sunset ride, would highly recommend!!!!

Thank Susanna B
hvv2015, Owner at Gamka River Safari Co. - Day Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Thank you Susanna, it was really special!

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

My mom and I love to ride whenever we explore new places and were so glad to find Hans' farm and friendly family and staff. We enjoyed a 2 hour out ride and our horses were well mannered and easy going and we even enjoyed...More

Thank Shona T
hvv2015, Owner at Gamka River Safari Co. - Day Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

It was wonderful to ride with you. Thank you!

Reviewed 1 September 2017

We only came the 50 km from Oudtshoorn to Calitzdorp to have a ride with Hans. The warm welcome of Hans and the numerous dogs, geese let us quickly feel like home. We had a 2 hours ride through a beautiful scenery around the farm....More

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hvv2015, Owner at Gamka River Safari Co. - Day Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you Jessie, it was wonderful to ride with you and the kids.

Reviewed 6 June 2017

We had planned for a long weekend of multiple trail rides. We managed one ride and abandoned after 10 minutes on the second ride. We just could not subject these thoroughbreds to being ridden under such conditions. The horses were emaciated, their hooves were in...More

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hvv2015, Owner at Gamka River Safari Co. - Day Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you so much for your review, we always appreciate "positive criticism" from "experienced riders" as yourself.

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had a perfect 2-hours ride with Hans at his premises. What a lovely scenery! Due to their very warming welcome we had a great experience! Highly recommended!

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hvv2015, Owner at Gamka River Safari Co. - Day Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thankyou so much!

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Had a thoroughly enjoyable morning riding with Hans around the beautiful terrain near his farm. Highly recommend. Great scenery and welcoming family. Hope to go again some day.

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

We did a two hours horse riding with Hans through the hills of Calitzdorp. We were warmly welcomed with delicious croissant, prepared the horses together and had a very nice ride. A very enjoyable experience

2  Thank Marianne D
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Having taken my two daughters on a road trip I wanted something to make the trip memorable. Found it! None of us have ever done any riding but the experience was on the Bucket List. Hans and Hanlie made this an experience to remember for...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Very relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. The horses are in excellent condition. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for a wonderfull experience.

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