This was hands down one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Given some time to reflect in the stillness of one of the most spectacular sunrises, listening to the birds sing in the bushes around me, I can only marvel at my life decisions so far that have taken me to this specific moment. If there ever was an inspirational moment in life, this is it.
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve has recently launched a specialised 5 star luxury equestrian package for experienced riders and you can imagine how ecstatic I was to discover this. There are not many places which offer horse riding experiences that are more than a mindless walk/trot over the same trail that the poor pony has been trundling along for years. The quality of horses at Botlierskop is like no other – strong, sturdy, vibrant Boerperds with minds of their own – these are no trail “mules”.
I’m still wondering if this was all real or just a dream. Words cannot explain…
*Note: It really has been created for experienced riders only. The terrain is intense and the horses are not dumb trail ponies. They do also offer beginner/novice trail rides, though.