Okakambe Trails Swakopmund
Okakambe Trails has received its name from the native languages Herero and Oshivambo where it means "HORSE". Okakambe Trails, is situated on the banks of the dry Swakop River, 12 km outside of Swakopmund, the picturesque sea side resort, and was founded by Kathrin Schaefer Stiege ten years ago. Kathrin, who comes from Germany, fulfilled her dream of having her own horse riding school in Africa and started off with only two horses for horse riding lessons. Today this little horse farm in the middle of the Namib Desert hosts a variety of animals, with the special attraction still being the horses, but with the difference that today there are over 30 well trained and well fed horses on the farm (which include Hanoverians, Throughbreds, Friesians, Arabs and others).
Here they live in
large paddocks with surroundings where their natural herd instincts
are satisfied. Even though they work hard, they are constantly stimulated by
their close contact with each other and also the children who come here for
horse-riding lessons. Therefore the horses are
and healthy in body and mind and
SHORT OUTRIDES: At Okakambe Trails
also do offer outriders from as short as one hour to three hours, or even day
tours in addition to our overnight trails.
Outriders: The outriders will be small excursions through the dry Swakop riverbed, over through some of the small canyons into the little moon landscape. The rides will take you past the burned mountain "Nuberoffkop", back into the Swakop River valley. The outriders that are on offer are: 1 hour, 1,5 hours, 2 hours and three hours outriders.
Day tours on horse-back:
The day tours start at 9h00 in the morning at Okakambe Trails and are
horse rides of approximately five to six hours and will take the riders down
into the Swakop River valley, through five to six hours and will take the riders
down into the Swakop River valley, through the little moon landscape, over to
the sand dunes. Here the horses will take our guests along the old history
railway track to the colonial horse cemetery, from where the ride will go on
towards the beach. Lunch will be served at a set table at the beach.
After lunch the ride will take us along the Swakopriverbed past the greens of the golf course, where riders can see a few Springbuck grazing on the greens. Approximately at 16h00 hours the riders will all be back at Okakambe Trails. With a bit of luck, the horse riders on a day trail will be able to see Springbuck and Jackal and plenty of bird life and certainly splendid scenery.
Rates per person: on request
Group rate (2 and more)
|Horse riding and hiking trails|
|Day Tour (6 hrs, lunch included)||-||-|
|Two days/one night tour (full board)||-||-|
|Three days/two nights tour (full board)||-||-|
Visitors / school horse
|Pony rides, per 15 min per child||-|
Strictly no person over 90 kg, beginners: 80 kg. Extra fee is charged for riders between 90 kg and 100 kg.
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
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