A national treasure
South Africa’s most cherished hotel stands majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean & the iconic lighthouse.
The Palace Lounge, adjoining the bar, is a magnificent bright open space with panoramic views of The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, the Queen's stables. It’s the perfect place to start your day with a morning coffee and delicious pastries.
Enjoy a Royal Afternoon Tea experience from 12 noon. In the evening, the Palace Lounge is the ideal place to enjoy a light meal, or for private drinks receptions for up to 80 people.
From 1-hour trail riding to half-day or full-day rides for the more experienced, we will match each rider to their horse and offer a little tuition before heading out on the trail.
Riding lessons for all abilities are available in the indoor and outdoor arenas - perfect for those who are starting out or those who want to improve.
A pony ride is a perfect introduction for little ones aged 4 and over. Starting in the arena then progressing outside, ponies are led at all times by a guide on foot.
Possible weight limitations: If anyone in your party weighs 102 kilograms/225 pounds or more please contact us to discuss your equestrian activity so we can ensure we have a suitable horse available.
Private trail rides
€70 per adult, €60 per child (under 16) for a 1-hour trail ride (maximum of 6 riders at one time)
€125 per adult, €95 per child (under 16) for a 2-hour trail ride (maximum of 6 riders at one time)
€165 per adult for a 3-hour trail ride (minimum of 2 participants)
€80 per adult, €70 per child (under 16) for 45 minutes
Children's Pony Rides
€35 for 30 minutes (minimum 4 years of age)
Woodland carriage tour
€140 for 1 hour, seating four adults or two adults and three children
Please note: Advance bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.