Enjoy magnificent views over mountains, forest and farmland, from the comfort of a horse drawn carriage, whilst sipping local wine in the company of your fellow carriage riders. The tour takes you through vineyards and along quaint country lanes for two tastings at a choice of one of three boutique wine estates in The Crags winelands. All ages welcome.
Our carriage trails are perfect for : Families, Small Groups, Weddings, Special Occasions, Birthday Parties, Teambuilding, Romantic Couples, Wine Fundis.
Hog Hollow Horse Trails
Explore diverse activities in The Crags on horseback or in the comfort of a horse drawn carriage!! Magnificent views over mountains, forest and farmland, whilst riding through grassy fields, indigenous Fynbos, local vineyards and old woodcutters’ forest trails to attractions in the area.
Horse Drawn Carriage Trails
Experience the beauty of the Tsitsikamma and boutique wine farms in the Crags Winelands from the comfort of a horse drawn carriage!!
Enjoy magnificent views over mountains, forest and farmland, whilst sipping local wine in the company of your fellow carriage riders.
Our vintage 10-seater carriage is drawn by two beautiful Percherons and our guides will entertain you with interesting facts and information regarding the history of the area, its people and the local wine industry. Refreshments are served during the carriage ride.
All are welcome and we cater for all ages. Our carriage trails are perfect for :
- Small Groups
- Special Occasions
- Birthday Parties
- Romantic Couples
- Wine Fundis
One Hour Carriage Wine Tasting Trail : Departure Tuesday to Sunday
Enjoy magnificent views over mountains, forest and farmland, whilst sipping local wine in the company of your fellow carriage riders, and enjoying an informative talk on the history and development of the area. Based at Kay and Monty Estate, the trail takes you through vineyards and along quaint country lanes for two tastings at a choice of one of three wine Estates. Lunch can be booked at a venue of choice but is not included in the cost of the trail.
- R385-00 per person: 2x Tastings at tasting centre, 1x Glass of Wine on carriage
- R350-00 per person: Non-alcoholic Beverage & Small Snack on carriage
Half Day Carriage Wine Tasting And Lunch Trail : Departure 11h00 Tuesday – Sunday
Check in for your carriage ride through the Crags Winelands to enjoy two wine tastings and a delectable lunch at a combination of Lodestone, Kay & Monty and Redford Lane Wine Estates.
- R1090-00 per person: 3x Wine Tastings and 1x Lunch
Contact us on +27 (0) 827713745 to book or tailor make your specific trail.
Shuttle service :
Don’t drink and drive!! Contact us for information on shuttle services available so that you can enjoy your wine tasting without having to worry about driving..
Carriage Rides Availability : Bookings are essential!!
On days that we aren’t busy, we are flexible regarding carriage times and wine farm combinations, so please with any special requests…
Guests to arrive 15 mins prior to departure of the carriage trail ride in order to check in.
- Canopy to guard against changing weather.
- Local wine and non-alcoholic refreshments provided on carriage.
Trails on Horse Back
Departure Every Day
Choose between a one hour farm trail with views over the mountains and forest, a two hour forest and farm trail, a three hour trail with an optional picnic or a half or full day Cruise The Crags Trail, riding on horse back to animal sanctuaries, eco-activities and boutique wine farms in the area..
One Hour Forest and Farm Trail : Departure Daily @ 09h00 & 15h00
Meander across lush green fields, overlooking the forest and mountains in the distance, amongst farm animals and local wildlife.
Two Hour Forest and Farm Trail : Departure Daily @ 10h00 & 14h00
Explore local forest and farmland. You might get close to Baboons, Monkeys and indigenous birds, with an option of a trot or canter over beautiful emerald fields with views over the surrounding forest and mountains in the distance..
Three Hour Forest Trails : Departure Daily @ 10h00
Meander across lush green fields, overlooking the forest and mountains in the distance. A beautiful ride past tea plantations and vineyards at the foot of the magnificent Tsitsikamma mountains. This ride reaches the Kurland Polo Estate with open fields and a single track at the foot of the mountains, ideal for an optional trot or canter whilst being close to nature.
Cost : R1320-00 per person for three hours
Half or Full Day Kurland Picnic Trail : Departure Daily @ 11h00 for half day and 10h00 for full day
A beautiful ride through fields, tea plantations, vineyards and forest, with views over the Tsitsikamma Mountains to the magnificent Kurland Polo Estate. An optional picnic is available on request under the Oak Trees or in front of the fire on chilly days.
Adventurous riders will enjoy the full day option which leads to a view point overlooking The Crags, the ocean and Robberg Nature Reserve in the distance.
Half or Full Day Cruise Cruise The Crags Trail : Departure 10h00 for half day and 09h00 for full day
An action filled day amidst the magnificent Crags at the foot of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, riding on horse back between fun filled activities. Choose up to two of the following activities plus a lunch venue and tailor make your own route on horseback. Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Crags Elephant Sanctuary, Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, fresh farm fare at Peppermill Café or a delectable Tappas Lunch at Bramon Wine Estate. Booking required 48 hours in advance and package prices upon enquiry.
- Half Day : (One Activity and Lunch) Cruise The Crags Trail – excluding activities and lunch. Package rates depending on choice of activities and available on request.
- Full Day : (Two Activities and Lunch) Cruise The Crags Trail – excluding activities and lunch. Package rates depending on choice of activities and available on request.
Half or full Day Wine Trail : Departure 11h00 for half day and 10h00 for full day
Enjoy the Crags Wine Route on horseback. Explore the beautiful vineyards, Fynbos and forest whilst tasting local wines and accompanying delectable fare at a choice of four wine estates in this area : Bramon Wine Estate (open every day), Lodestone (open Tuesday – Sunday), Kay & Monty (open Tuesday – Sunday) and Newstead Wines (open Tuesday to Saturday).
- Half Day : (Bramon OR Newstead) Crags Wine Trail – excluding wine tasting and lunch.
- Full Day : (Redford Lane and Kay & Monty) Crags Wine Trail – excluding wine tastings and lunch.
All level of riders are welcome, and all ages are welcome. Maximum weight of 120kg applies. We have had from 3-year-olds to 85-year-olds on our trails!! Upon arrival, a short assessment is made to identify the right horse and safe riding gear for each rider.
Our horses are selected for their good composition and gentle temperaments. We love them and keep them in tip-top condition. Their tack fits properly and is well maintained. Our focus is to ensure that our rides are suitable for all levels of experience – the emphasis being on a safe and enjoyable ride.
Experienced guides offer interesting facts and stories regarding local history, fauna and flora…
Trail Rides Availability : Bookings are essential!!
365 days a year.. We are open every single day of the year… On days that we aren’t busy, we are flexible regarding riding times, so please call Debbie with any special requests…
Riders to arrive 30 mins prior to departure of the trail ride in order to kit up, fill in necessary forms and be allocated the right horse.
- Fitting riding safety helmet and chaps upon arrival.
- A brief assessment regarding rider competence.
- Determining the right horse for every rider ie size, level of experience.
- Guidance in the basics of riding a horse.
- Pace of ride is determined by ability of riders present.
- Experienced guides whose focus lies in providing a fun, safe experience for all.
Rider Clothing Recommendations :
- Wear comfortable, stretch pants ie ski pants, stretch jeans or track suit pants.
- Shoes need to be closed and have a firm sole – if possible a slight heel for maximum safety.
- Loose fitting shirt or T-shirt.
- Warm top or rain jacket, weather dependant.
- Sun Block.
- Riders allergic to horse hair should plan ahead and bring along anti-histamine and/or asthma pumps.
Booking is essential.
To Book Contact :
We look forward to welcoming you at our Hog Hollow Horse Trails!!!
Tel: +27 (0) 44 534 8879
Cell: +27 (0) 82 771 3745
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