Want to experience wildlife in a Big 5 game reserve, take part in equine activities, help out at various outreach programmes and go on various excursions?
If you want to get away and have a South African adventure, African
Dream offers you the opportunity to do just that by experiencing the wildlife
in Big 5 Game Reserves, taking part in all our equine activities, helping out
at various outreach programmes and enjoying the many sites and adventures the
surrounding area has to offer on the various excursions.
You find yourself taking the horses for a swim in the dam, galloping through the winding paths or taking a quiet stroll through the bush with impala and giraffe watching you pass by. You might be interested in learning jumping or dressage, playing games or acquiring the skills to work with horses in a comfortable and safe way.
You will have a unique nature
experience, with an emphasis on conservation, including game drives in the
natural environment learning the basic knowledge of ecosystems, identification,
tracks and signs and animal behaviour. Imagine driving through the bush
with elephant crossing the road in front of you, buffalo wallowing in the water
pans and viewing the wildlife in their natural environment.
Whether it is a game drive in the bush, watching the sun set over the lowveld or star gazing at night the emphasis is placed on having an amazing adventure in a relaxed and fun filled environment!
Local excursions are offered, in order for you to maximise your African experience and your time with us. So one can expect to drive through the world famous Kruger National Park, swim under a waterfall, drive to the highest point of Mariepskop mountain and get up close and personal with various animals at our local rehabilitation centre.
Other excursions we can take you on include hiking along courses of waterfalls and visiting local secret locations such as the Picnic Spot and Mariepskop Mountain. We are situated close enough to the town of Hoedspruit for those who like to get out and enjoy an evening at some of the local restaurants!
Finally we also offer you an opportunity to give back, by volunteering at 3 non-profit organisations, trying to make a difference in our local communities. Hoedspruit Paws (Taking in and re-homing abandoned, abused and stray dogs), Halo or Hoedspruit Animal Outreach (Assisting, helping and education people from rural/disadvantaged areas with their dogs, as well as other animals) and Nourish (Uplifting local communities, promoting social responsibility and encouraging environmental education).
Our mission at African Dream Horse Safari is to show all who join us a fun and exciting way to work and learn about horses and the wildlife of South Africa.
The programme welcomes holiday makers from all around the globe, who would like to spend their time with us living their ultimate African Dream. From horse trails through the bush and gaining horse riding skills with jumping and flatwork lessons in the arena, to game drives in the nature reserves, to hiking through the mountains and swimming under waterfalls.
We strive to teach you patience, understanding and kindness with horses! These beautiful animals are filled with beauty, grace and a desire to please and we help riders learn to be true horsemen and to appreciate the horse’s generosity and gentleness.
There is a life time of pleasure and discovery ahead, as there is for all who wish to learn. Every horse you ride is an individual, and will teach you something new. As your confidence and knowledge increases you will develop courage and skills within yourself and above all you will discover the joy of riding!
We have been blessed with a beautiful stable yard and amazing people in our lives and our dream is to share our knowledge and passion and to give back to our community with our time and energy.
While you are with us you will go on drives in a Big 5 Nature
Reserve to expose you to as many animals as possible in order to learn more
about the wildlife in their natural habitat.
Whether it is the buffalo wallowing in a waterhole, elephant meandering along a well-worn bush path, a pride of lion resting under a canopy of trees or a group of giraffe browsing off some acacia trees there will always be something incredible for you to view. We hope you will leave us with a love for our country and go home as ambassadors of Africa!
Once a week we volunteer at local communities and other organisations which are involved in upliftment and development projects in and around the Hoedspruit area. Hoedspruit Paws (Taking in and re-homing abandoned, abused and stray dogs), Halo or Hoedspruit Animal Outreach (Assisting, helping and education people from rural/disadvantaged areas with their dogs, as well as other animals) and Nourish (Uplifting local communities, promoting social responsibility and encouraging environmental education).
Arrivals and departures are on Fridays only.
We provide the volunteers an opportunity to go on various excursions in the area, such as visiting a rehabilitation centre, hiking waterfalls, swimming in rivers or a day trip to Kruger National Park, to name a few.
$560 Dollars per week
Price includes pick up from Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit.
During your stay at African Dream Horse Safari, Sindyane Bush Camp will become your home. The camp consists of three comfortable en-suite bungalows with two bunk beds in each room.
Additionally you will find a stunning outdoor kitchen with everything you need, overlooking a waterhole with game sightings and activity, both during the day and in the evenings.
The rooms look out over both gardens and the bush, and there is wireless internet available if one would like to bring their laptop with them.
All meals are included in the price.