Riding for wildlife

“These magnificent species of Africa – elephants, rhino, lions, leopards, cheetah, the great apes – this is a treasure for all humanity.
They need to be valued and preserved by humanity. We all need a global commitment to that.”
-patrick bergin

We are about everything wild, endless skies, campfires & sleeping under the stars.

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Here are 10 reasons why you should get on the horse with us:

1. Become a “treehugger”
No diesel fumes or loud engine noise. Move silently through the bush, getting glimpses of everything wild.

2. Become a wildlife warrior
Help us protect everything wild, small and big on fence & snare patrols.

3. Get a taste of freedom

4. Partner horse
Spend an unforgettable time on your horse’s back

5. Feel alive
While you feel the warm wind on your face

6. Collect memories
Of starlit skies, hyena calls & lion roars, of the world between a horse’s ears

7. Connect
With nature

8. Experience
An adventure of a lifetime with every sunrise & sunset

9.  Interact
With the wildlife that sees you as one of their own

10. Safari
In Swahili the word “Safari” means “Journey”
Join us on a journey under blue skies and bright stars on horseback.
Sit with us around the campfire.
Listen with us to the song of the bushveld.
Learn with us.
Be part of the wild.

What will your adventure look like?

  • Assist in daily care of horses,
  • taking care of equipment,
  • doing ground work with the horses,
  • assist with Safaris,
  • riding, riding and some more riding,
  • camping out with the horses,
  • assist in Anti-poaching exercises such as snare sweeps on horseback, fence patrols on horseback and night drives, especially during full moon, checking on the rhinos

We are for wilderness. We are wild at heart. And we love sleeping under the stars.

We are at our new location on a Big 5 reserve, close to the Kruger National Park.
You will have to bring lots of riding experience, be adventurous, love wild and lonely places and be ready to mingle with all the characters from the Lion King.

1 week: 10500.- Zar

We are also more than happy to accommodate you for 4 days or 2 weeks – prices upon request!

Included: 3 meals a day, tea, coffee, accommodation in Hope House & Hope Stables, all riding activities, collection and drop off at Phalaborwa Airport, or surrounding shuttle stops of the areabasic laundry

Excluded: air travel, travel and medical insurance, alcoholic drinks and soft drinks like Coke, additional excursions, any meals at restaurants, tips, souvenirs

New location. New adventures. New efforts on the Ground. Big 5. 

(We charge as this has the makings of an unforgettable experience while you are doing good and the money keeps the program alive, feeds the horses, upholds the tack, pays the grooms, chef and field guides who conduct the patrols also when no guests are at the reserve, and makes sure you have great food, a clean bed and one big adventure.)

For more information: bootsonthegroundnpc@gmail.com
In Partnership with:

Sundowner Africa Safari horses

“It was a such an amazing experience to ride off the beaten paths, monitoring the magnificent rhino up close and reminiscing about the day around the fire at night. The most memorable part is our ride out into the bush and overnighting in the wilderness!”
-susanne

“The warm hospitality I received from host Tamlyn and her team was second to none! The horses were exceptionally managed and a joy to be around. An unforgettable experience in the South African bush!”
-mary

“My time with Tamlyn and the horses was indescribable. Such an intense experience so close to nature and wildlife! I’ ll be back!”
-saskia