Riding with Mozambique Horse Safari

Overview: Horse Safari Africa

Horse Safari Africa promotes some of the finest owner operated equestrian holidays in Southern Africa. There is no better way to explore Africa than on horseback, be it the open beaches and turquoise seas of Mozambique, the wilderness and ancient history of Zimbabwe, or riding through the beautifully rugged shoreline of the Wild Coast in South Africa.

Our listed holidays are all family run, with a strong sense of personal pride taken to ensure the riding and way of life will be a treasured memory. Our guides are knowledgeable and confident, and the horses well-schooled and surefooted. Pictures and written articles will never do justice to the warm weather, unique landscapes and relaxed way of life in Southern Africa.

Horse Safari Africa’s unique approach to booking horse riding holidays, assures that all online enquiries and phone calls will be handled by your safari operator. This innovative method insures communication and bookings are dealt with efficiently and effectively by the owners who you will be sharing the trail with. So please, explore our website and dream of an adventure that can soon become reality. If you have any questions we are just a phone call or e-mail away.

Riding with Mozambique Horse Safari

Pat & Mandy Retzlaff have a remarkable story to share; with the majority of their horses being rescued from Zimbabwean farms at the height of political violence and retold in the international best seller One Hundred & Four Horses. If you dream of galloping along white sand beaches, swimming in blue seas and enjoying the warm hospitality of island life look no further than Mozambique Horse Safari. Their horse riding safari takes you on a week-long adventure along the Vilankulo coastline with its long stretches of wide-open beaches, to inland lakes and up red sand dunes with breathtaking views of the Bazaruto Archipelago and its swirls of golden sand banks. A highlight is a dhow trip across to the luxurious Benguerra Island to ride its magical white sand beaches where time stands still. Read more.

James Varden is a world renown professional safari guide, conservationist and horseman with an extraordinary understanding of the African bush and its wildlife. Together with his wife Janine, they run Varden Horse Riding Safaris – Ride Zimbabwe out of the Matabele province of Zimbabwe. The horse riding holiday is a combination of wildlife and ancient culture that takes you through the 32,000-acre Cawston Wildlife Estate with its large herds of game to the Matobo National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site with balancing rock formations and ancient San rock paintings. With the winds of change sweeping through what was once Africa’s most popular tourist destination, expect for an incredible holiday. Read more.

Julie-Anne Gower, an avid horsewoman well known for her top-quality horses and exceptional safaris. Her horse riding holidays takes you along the Wild Coast, a stretch of rugged and unspoiled coastline encompassing golden beaches, isolated bays and rocky headlands. The Wild Coast is birthplace to Nelson Mandela and homeland of the Xhosa people, horse riders will pass by rural traditional villages dotted along rolling hills with their bright pastel coloured houses. Pass through herds of local cattle resting on the beach and explore the famous ‘Jacaranda’ shipwreck whilst on the lookout for breaching humpback whales and pods of dolphins. Read more.

Horse Safari Africa is more than a booking or listing agent, it’s personal experience. We will be riding the trail beside you sharing our stories and our way of life, ensuring that the highest standards are professionalism are met.

We look forward to seeing you.