The original and best horse trails in the Southern Drakensberg is what we can offer you.

Nestled at the foothills of this UNESCO World Heritage site for outstanding natural beauty, Khotso has become synonymous with horse riding in the mountains.

Open all year round, our horse trails all start from Khotso HQ, the Backpackers Lodge and criss-cross over 1,300 hectares of Khotso land. Eland’s Peak sits at 1,800m above sea level, whilst 5km of the beautiful Mzimkulu River flows through the farm as well.

Whether it’s a gentle 1-hour ride across the plateau of Engagement Hill or a sunset ride with drinks and nibbles atop the highest point on the farm, our excellently trained horses are perfect for the complete beginner to the most seasoned rider. With breathtaking views of the jagged Drakensberg mountains, Lesotho in the skyline and the Underberg Valley at your feet, we’re sure your mountain riding experience will be unlike anything you’ve done before. After all, we’ve been doing it like this for over a decade and we’re the leading operator in the area.

Rides start from 10am (or earlier by arrangement, where possible) and continue throughout the day until 4pm. Our timings are flexible to suit you, and you can call and book anytime during office hours (7am – 8pm.) Typically we set off at 10am to 12pm, and 2pm to 4pm. You’re also welcome to pop in and ask us in person if you’re passing by – if we can take you out there and then, we’ll happily arrange a ride for you on the spot.

All rides are accompanied by a highly experienced guide, whether it’s one of our grooms or volunteers. We provide all the equipment you need, including helmets, and saddle up the horses for you. All you need to do is arrive 15 minutes early so we can run you through our safety demonstration and then you’re off on your trail!

For further details about the rides, please see our specific pages listed in this section.

Please note that we are more than happy to create bespoke horse trails for large groups and special occasions, whether it be an extensive lunch, a specific route or a stop-off for a swim in one of our mountain pools (complete with mini waterfall!)

THE KHOTSO LESOTHO EXPEDITION
FOR A TRUE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME, MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT OUR MULTI-DAY, CROSS-BORDERĀ HORSE TRAILS INTO LESOTHO!