At Harties Horse Trail Safaris you can have a fun adventure the whole day.
See our list of extra activities to book with you horseback safari.
Please note that you need to book your horseback safari by the Check Availability and Book Button on the main website. When you book your ride you will be given the option to add these activities as extras.
Or if you only want to book one of these activities, you can also do so by clicking the Book Now button.
Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or just having some fun time out: Harties Horse Trail Safaris is the place to be! Create your own super fun day by combining a variety of what we have to offer:
Cost per adult: R90
Cost per child (3 - 14 years) : R60
(Guests needs to be minimum 2 persons to book a hike)
We have 2 amazing hiking options at Harties Horse Trail Safaris.
* A nature reserve bush hike
* A mountain hike
Costs are the same for both hikes.
The bush hike recommended for beginner and intermediate hikers, who just want to have a relaxing walk through nature.
The Mountain hike is recommended for experienced hikers, who like a bit more of a challenge.
The Bush Hike:
The bush hike is perfect for families or guests who would like to have a relaxing walk through nature. The hike is in the Silkaatsnek nature reserve that is host to many animal and bird species.
Be sure to see wildlife on your hike! Don't worry there are no predators :)
The bush hike is approximately 1 h to 1 h 30 mins.
The hike can start any time during the day from 8 am till 3 pm (Mondays to Fridays) and 7 am to 3 pm (Saturdays) - as all guests needs to be done and out of the nature reserve by 5 pm.
Please note that guests that books this option are only allowed to stay on this route and not go off route and take other roads in the nature reserve.
Guests are given an 2.5 hours to complete this route and have to check out by reception when done. This is ample time to complete the route, even on a slow pace with stopping inbetween :)
Hike a beautiful part of the Magalies Mountain Range, which is part of privately owned Silkaatsnek Nature reserve.
The approx 4.5 km trail takes you right to the top of the mountain, next to the Harties Cableway where you will enjoy stunning views of Harties and the dam!
There are 2 different routes for walking down from the mountain, 1 for hikers who likes a bit of a rough, rocky path and an easy road for those who do not hike often.
* Mountain Hikers can go eat something at the Harties Cable Way restaurant at the top of the mountain before hiking down
*Hikers can take the Cable Way down and be collected by us and taken back to their vehicles at the starting point BUT this needs to be PREBOOKED at least 3 days before your hike to give us time to purchase your tickets etc.
Cost for Hiking up , taking cableway down plus pick up is R300 per adult and R270 per child (with this option you can also eat something at the top before coming down with the cablecar.
Duration of the mountain hike:
For beginners hikers: 2 hours to the top and 2 hours down
For intermediate hikers: 1.5 Hour and 1.5 hours down
For advanced hikers: 1 Hour up and 1 hour down
The hiking route is open Mondays to Saturdays.
You can book to start your mountain hike anytime between 8 am and 11 am (Mondays to Fridays) - and 7 am to 11 am (Saturdays)
(Please note that we do not allow hikers to start after 11 am as they need to be down from the mountain by 4 pm latest)
To book your bush or mountain , easily Book Online by clicking on the Book Now button OR mail [email protected] or Whatsapp 0649074827
Group special: 15 or more R80 per adult, R50 per child
30 or more: R70 per adult , R40 per child
* If there is a chance of rain, make sure to take along rain suits etc. You will still have to finish your hike even if it does start raining or thundering. We do not provide pick up services from the mountain or nature reserve. You do need to turn around should you feel you will not be able to complete the hike.