ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

 

Please read the following information carefully. Should you have any further questions, please contact us.

*We offer small group rides for those who prefer not to ride in a large group.
There is a price supplement for small groups available on request.

LENGTH OF STAY

 

Standard trails last for seven nights, however tailored packages are available 

FEATURES

 

- Riding ability: Intermediate  - Experienced

- Minimum age 18

- Ride time per day: Up to 8h per day

- Group size: Maximum 10 + guides

- Weight limit: 14st/195 pounds/90kgs

FLIGHTS & TRAVEL ADVICE

 

Transfers are included in the price of your trip if you fly in to Durban International airport

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/foreign-travel-checklist

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/before-you-travel/

Make copies of important travel documents

Leave emergency contact details with a family member or friend.

Check your passport is valid and you have all necessary visas.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

 

- Transfers from Durban airport

- Accommodation

- All meals

- A well mannered mountain horse

- Champagne on arrival

- A support vehicle to take your luggage to each destination so you can have your luxuries with you throughout your stay

- A first-aid trained guide carrying a satellite telephone on all rides to ensure communications at all times.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

 

- Flights 

- Riding helmets (MANDATORY)

- Travel insurance (MANDATORY) 

- Medical insurance

(Travel insurance is obligatory. You are responsible for arranging your own travel insurance.  Medical expenses and emergency repatriation covering emergency and medical evacuation is mandatory. Ensure horse riding is included in your insurance policy. Underberg horse trails and safaris reserves the right to cancel your booking without the required insurance.)

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

 

- Sun hat, sun block & sunglasses

- Gloves

- Towels

- Swimwear

- A water bottle

- Riding chaps

- Riding helmets (mandatory)

- All weather jacket in case of rain 

- Comfortable riding shoes/boots.

- Light weight clothing for summer days and warmer layers for the evenings

- Warm layers for winter days and a heavy weight top layer for the evenings

THE WEATHER

 

Lesotho is a land of clear blue skies and more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Summer is the rainy season, 85% of rainfall occurs from October to April, summer temperatures can reach 30 °C (86 °F).

Winters can get down to  −7 °C  at times however the days are beautiful with sunshine and no rain.

PACKING

 

Light weight cotton clothing for the summer days and warmer layers for the evenings. Warm layers for the winter days and a heavy weight top layer for the evenings. Comfortable riding shoes/boots.. Chaps. Riding hat. Water proof rain coat. Gloves. Sun hat. Sun block. 

 
SINGLE OCCUPANCY

 

There is no additional charge for single occupancy.

ETIQUETTE

 

Always listen to the guides. Your safety is our priority.

Never ride off until ALL riders are mounted and the guide has instructed.

Never pass the guide in front unless he/she said you may do so.

Do not make loud noises or sudden movements around the horses.

SAFETY

 

There are risks involved in horse riding, horses can be unpredictable and accidents can happen as with any sport. It is very important to be honest with us when booking your holiday. We rely on the information you provide us with, please advise us of any medical health conditions with the information you provide with your riding experience and fitness.

Safety comes first when riding with us. We ride in remote locations and the trips we offer are strenuous involving many hours on horse back.

RIDING HATS

 

Riding hats are mandatory when riding with us and must comply with current PAS and BSEN safety standards. Wide brimmed covers are available to purchase in the UK to fit over a skull cap.

INTERNET ACCESS & WIFI

 

Wifi is not available during our trails, however local sim cards, data and airtime can be purchased.

PAYMENTS

 

Once we have confirmed your booking, payment can either be made directly to

Underberg Horse Trails and Safaris, or can be completed using our payments page.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Cancellations made 70 days before departure are fully refundable.

Cancellations made within 29-70 days of departure are partially refundable, with only the deposit deducted.

Cancellations made within 29 days of departure are non-refundable.