Horse riding holidays and safaris in South Africa


Imagine taking your marriage vows with African bush as a backdrop and occassional grunt of hippo! Horizon Horseback is a stunning location for wedding or special occassion and combined with beautiful horses it makes for a truly memorable wedding.


Planning a wedding or special occasion can be a daunting and stressful task, especially with today’s modern pressures of having the perfect traditional celebration. Horizon can offer something different and very romantic: a beautiful African venue, tranquil settings, close encounters with game and, of course, horses a plenty! To eliminate the stress of organising the big day, a liason person will be appointed to you with the backing of our full compliment of over twenty staff. For the adventurous, the ceremony itself can be conducted mounted on horseback. Alternatively, the lodge garden alongside the beautiful lake, complete with resident hippo pod is very picturesque, while the plain, frequented by zebra and giraffe, is an authentic and unusual setting for the ceremony.

If guests would like a truly African experience, the Boschdraai Gospel Revival Choir from the ranch can also accompany the ceremony.


Horizon can offer accommodation for up to 50 people on the ranch, using various lodges all within a 5 mile radius of the Horizon lodge. The style of the wedding, the decorations and the catering can all be tailored to specific needs and budgets. By simply detailing individual requests and preferences, a unique occasion can be created that surpasses all expectations and will be remembered for years to come. Our much published photographer can capture the memories of the occasion and can offer packages that include digital prints and photo books of the day.

Download a sample itinerary pdf:

sample itinerary image

Download non-riding activities also available:

non-riding activities image

Visit the wedding and special occasion Gallery for more imagery:




Special occasions can be organised throughout the year, and operate on high and low seasons. To check available dates and rates click here


Frequently asked questions about having a wedding or special more