Wait a Little Horse Safaris
Wait a Little Horse Safaris is based on privately managed game reserves located close to The Kruger National Park. With the backdrop of the Drakensburg Mountains, Wait a Little’s safaris ride over an area of 30,000 hectares of prime African bushveldt. The reserves have various ecosystems ranging from open plains and woodlands to hills and kopjes. There are lots of rivers which are the lifeline of the region and support an impressive population of big trees, plants and wildlife such as hippo, crocodile, bushbuck, kudu, nyala, waterbuck and many different species of bird.
There are two safaris that take place here both of which are suitable for experienced riders only: ‘The Big 5 Ride’ and ‘The Makalali Ride’ each with set departure dates. The riding on both trips is in groups of seven, with long canters and small jumps and a good chance of seeing the Big 5. Generally guests ride for up to three hours in the morning before lunch and a siesta to then head back out again later in the afternoon. However, there may also be full day rides with picnics. With 35 well schooled horses, ranging from 14.3hh to 17hh and a mixture of South African Boerperds, thoroughbreds and crosses, warmbloods and Arabs, there are horses to suit all requirements.
Accommodation & Facilities
Guests are accommodated in a combination of tented camps and permanent lodges. The lodge at Wait a Little has secluded luxury double-bedded canvas safari tents on platforms, built and furnished in African safari style with ensuite outdoor bathroom. From the decks guests enjoy a magnificent view over the Makhutswe River.