The Fynbos Horse Trail Itinerary
Day1: Guests arrive at Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate by 13h30 at the latest (transfers can be arranged at additional cost). After settling, in riders are given wine tasting at the Diemersfontein Cellar at 14h30. After the wine tasting, guests are taken to the stables and are introduced to their horses, leaving at 15h00 (16h00 in summer) for a 2-3 hour outride into the mountains to get accustomed to their mounts. Sundowners (for your account) are at Diemersfontein Country House followed by dinner at the Seasons Restaurant at Diemersfontein.
Day2: Riders leave the Diemersfontein stables at 08h30 and and ride to Klein Rhebokskloof for wine, olive oil and olive tasting. We then proceed to Bovlei Cooperative Winery for tasting. Then visit Redemption Leather Shop (optional). Enter Bovlei area and taste wine at De Compagnie and/or Nabygelegen. We proceed into the Maze Valley to Doolhof for wine tasting. Ride past historic Huguenot farms to Oude Wellington Wine Estate for tasting and lunch at Oude Wellington Restaurant. Scenic ride through farms and fynbos back to Diemersfontein. Arrive at stables at 17H00 and later have dinner at the Seasons Restaurant.
Day 3: After breakfast at the guesthouse, we leave the stables at 08h00 for a four hour scenic trail through fynbos hills, buchu farms and olive groves. If party consists of 4or more riders we provide olive, tapenade and olive oil tasting in an olive grove. We return to the stables at 12h30 for a light lunch served at the Seasons Restaurant. After lunch we set out for another 2 hour scenic trail at 16H00. We will arrive back at the stables at 18H00. Dinner at Diemersfontein.
Day 4: This morning you have a chance to enjoy a leisurely breakfast and if you wish, an opportunity to say farewell to your trusty steed, or for those not in a rush to get back to a faster paced lifestyle, there is the option of spending some of the morning exploring some of the other paths in the area on horseback (Optional – NOT included in price).