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"ONCE A YEAR,

GO SOMEPLACE YOU'VE

NEVER BEEN BEFORE."

Dalai Lama

HORSE RIDES

CASINO TO MTENTU HIKE & HORSE RIDE 

Best way to get to Mtentu by far!!! Did you know its only 24kms along the coast?

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Why spend 2 hours on a bumpy dirt road when you can have the adventure of a lifetime getting to Mtentu along the coast?
Meet your guide at 'The Wild Coast Sun' just outside Port Edward. Park your car safely at the casino and even have your bags safely transferred to Mtentu by vehicle*.
 
 
Hike along the beautiful Mzamba, Mphahlane and Malulweni beach exploring the ancient fossil beds and traditional villages. Untouched beaches and turquoise lagoons will accompany you as you explore Pondoland at its finest. 
 
 
After an amazing 10 km beach hike we reach the small village of Nyameni.
 
Here guests have the option of staying the night in a traditional Pondo Homestead. This stay includes dinner, breakfast and a packed lunch for the next day.
 
 
Those not wanting to stay the night still have the opportunity to take advantage of a special local lunch cooked by the homestead. Be ready to enjoy a warm welcome and hospitality like you never have before. 
 
 
 
 
Traditional Pondo lunch costs R120 per person. 
 
 
After lunch your friendly horse guide will arrive with the local Pondo Ponies to saddle you up and take you the rest of the last 14kms to Mtentu. These horses are owned by local people in the area and the business you provide bring much needed help to the local communities. 
The horses will take you along Nyameni, Xholobeni, and Sikombe beaches. 
 
 
The last few kms takes you up the green hills of Nyameni (Mtentu) Village. Feeling thirsty? Stop at the local spaza shop for an ice cold beer just before trotting down to the stunning Mtentu Lodge.
 
 
Things to note and be aware of
Luggage Transfer: We offer a luggage transfer to Mtentu from 'The Wild Coast Sun'. This costs R900 for the vehicle. This is not included in the overall hike price. Let us know if you want this service.
Lunch: Pondo lunch is R120 per person. Let us know should you want this added to your hike?
Horses: Horse rides are a local community business run by local Pondo people. Horses are local ponies used daily by local community members. By you using these horses we have the chance to help improve the health and lives of these animals.
Helmets: Due to health concerns we ask all guests to bring their own helmets. Cycling and skateboarding helmets work very well. Should you choose not to wear a helmet we do not hold ourselves responsible for anything that may happen to you as a result.
Prices:
2ppl                                 R750 per person
3-10ppl                           R580 per person
Over 10ppl                     R530 per person
 
Luggage transfer         R900 per vehicle
 
Pondo lunch                  R120 per person
Overnight stay in a Pondo Village 

MTENTU HALF DAY HORSE RIDE

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3hr
Have an amazing outride from Mtentu through the surrounding area. Ride along Sikombe beach and explore 'The Red Dessert'. Explore the local village or take a ride up along the side of the Mtentu Gorge.
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Horses: Horse rides are a local community business run by local Pondo people. Horses are local ponies used daily by local community members. By you using these horses we have the chance to help improve the health and lives of these animals.
Helmets: Due to health concerns we ask all guests to bring their own helmets. Cycling and skateboarding helmets work very well. Should you choose not to wear a helmet we do not hold ourselves responsible for anything that may happen to you as a result.
Prices:
2ppl                                 R600 per person
3-10ppl                           R500 per person
Over 10ppl                     R450 per person

MTENTU KIDS HORSE RIDES

1hr
Kids interested in a ride on a pony? Let them have a ride on a friendly Pondo Pony let by its local owner. The horse will be available for an hour and as many children who want a short ride can have a go. The owner will lead the children on a short walk near Mtentu Lodge. 
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Horses: Horse rides are a local community business run by local Pondo people. Horses are local ponies used daily by local community members. By you using these horses we have the chance to help improve the health and lives of these animals.
Helmets: Due to health concerns we ask all guests to bring their own helmets. Cycling and skateboarding helmets work very well. Should you choose not to wear a helmet we do not hold ourselves responsible for anything that may happen to you as a result.
Price: R300 per hour