Trail Rides

Trail rides at Equanimity take riders through the beautiful hills of the Bottelary Conservancy, within and beyond the borders of the 250ha Mooiplaas Wine Estate. There are virtually no borders between farms surrounding Mooiplaas Wine Estate and riders have nearly unlimited access to passed, hills, forests and winelands between the Bottelary Road and the Polkadraai Road. The farm itself produces eco-wines of a high callibre and the Roux family take the greatest pride in being faithful and diligent stewards of their property. Wildlife is respected and protected on the farm and this ensures that the environment is unspoiled and unsurpassed. Clients have been heard to say: “It is almost too much to take in” on trips up the mountainside. Table Mountain, Muizenberg, the Boland Mountains and even the hills of Durbanville can be seen, only half an hour’s walk away from the stables!

Wildlife is stunning in the area and the two dams on the farm supply a rich source of nutrition for birds of prey such as the African Fish Eagle and African Harrier Hawk. Their calls can be heard for kilometers and they truly add to the serenity of the area. Buck hide in the bushes of the conservation area and can be seen (if you’re lucky) at dawn and dusk. Come and see part of the Greater Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy on Mooiplaas and enjoy the trip with Equanimity guides to direct you through the area. Hiking trails are also available through Mooiplaas Wine Estate and Tielman Roos will be able to share rich insight into the environment and the farm’s ambitions.

Please note that trail rides are very exclusive, small groups of up to three riders at a time only. This allows us to ensure the wellbeing of our horses, as well as giving each ride a tailored feeling.

Trail Ride options and prices:

1 hour R450 per person
2 hours R650 per person
3 hours R850 per person (tour of the entire estate)

Please note that trails MUST be booked in advance, MAX 3 riders per group. Riders ages 6 and up are welcome. There is an 80kg weight restriction on all riders.

Payments via EFT need to be paid into our bank at least one day before your trail. Cash, Visa, MasterCard or Maestro will be accepted on the day and will be charged before the trail.

We offer 10% discount to South African residents booking a trail for 2 or more riders or a trail ride 2 or more hours long. Please ensure you bring along a valid ID or Driver’s License to qualify for the discount.

Wine tasting, picnics and cheese platters are offered on the estate and can be arranged directly with Mooiplaas Wine Estate. Discounts on all trails apply to clients who receive lessons at Equanimity and livery clients have free access to trails on their own horses or ponies. Feel free to inquire about special packages for trails and corporate events.

For more information or bookings, please contact us. We look forward to sharing this experience with you!

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