Klein Karoo to Coast Trail

Join us for an unforgettable 6-day trail ride from De Rust in the Klein Karoo to the Southern Cape Coast.

The 120 km trail ride covers a variety of terrain, gravel roads, farm roads, foot paths, forgotten jeep tracks and even an old Voortrekker and trade route.

We start at the foot of the Swartberg, cross the Klein Karoo, traverse the Kammanassie Mountains and travel through the Langkloof, over the Outeniqua Mountains, and on to the coastal plain, where our trip ends on a seemingly endless beach.

Prepare yourself for lots of history, culture, breathtaking vistas, varied terrain and riding experiences, and wonderful conversation and food.

You are welcome to extend your trip before the start of the ride at Doornkraal, our starting point, or linger longer at the beach near George, at the end of the ride.


  • Friday 1 – Thursday 7 September 2023 (To Coast)
  • Wednesday 13 – Tuesday 19 September 2023 (& Back)
  • Saturday 11 – Friday 17 November (To Coast)


DAY 1: Arrival for lunch at Doornkraal. Check in, lunch, ride brie ng, short afternoon ride to check horses & tack. Unsaddle, relax and dinner.

DAY 2: Breakfast & tack up, lunch en route. Our ride will cover some of the foothills of the Swartberg Mountain and we will enter the Kammanassie Mountains. Overnight in a tented camp in the Kammanassie. About 30 km.

DAY 3: Traverse the Kammanassie Mountains to a farm in the Kammanassie valley. About 25 km.

DAY 4: Travel through the Kammanassie area and the Langkloof to a lodge at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains (near Herold). About 25 km.

DAY 5: Cross the Outeniqua mountain via an old Voortrekker route. to the plains of Hoekwil near Wilderness. About 30 km.

DAY 6: We travel by road from Hoekwil to reach the end of our ride on the beach near George.


Contact Celia to book…

  • Celia 082 899 4531
  • Office 082 895 5009
  • celia@doornkraal.co.za


ACCOMMODATION: Comfortable lodge accommodation is provided throught the trip, and also one night of camping in the wild. The entire group of riders may not always be accommodated in the same house, but meals are always taken together.

MEALS: Enjoy our wholesome home cooked meals and local dishes. Drinks: You are welcome to bring your own preferred drinks, or we can arrange it for you. Some groups ask us to arrange the drinks and they split the cost. It’s up to you – talk to us.

RIDERS: The ride is intended for intermediate to expert riders. You must be riding fit to be in the saddle for at least 6 hours, and able to ride well, at all paces, including a rising trot and at a canter. Weight limit for riders is 90kg. Please bring your own helmet, or rent one from us.

TACK: We have a assortment of saddles, but mostly English. Riders will be responsible to groom, saddle/ unsaddle and care for horses for the duration of the ride. Saddle bags will be provided.



Rates are based on shared accommodation, single rooms are available at extra cost. Rates include accommodation for 6 nights, 6 days riding, your own dedicated horse for the entire trail, all meals, transporting your luggage between lodging, transfer to and from the George airport and a complimentary beer/drink at the end of each day of riding. Drinks at lunch are also included.

Rate excludes transport to the starting point of the trail, medical and travel insurance, special diets involving extra costs, and any extras ordered or required.