Bhangazi Horse Safaris is based in St Lucia Estuary, KwaZulu-Natal. Come on a ride with us in one of the most beautiful and diverse nature reserves in South Africa, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

On our beach rides we accommodate both beginners and experienced riders. So whether you want to take it easy or go for an exciting canter, we can offer both. Depending on the season you may see humpback whales (Jul- November), turtle tracks (November to March) or the occasional sighting of dolphins and sharks (year round).

At the edge of the estuary we might see hippos and crocodiles. We can also take you into the game reserve where you can get up close and personal with zebras, wildebeests, impalas, warthogs, kudus, waterbuck, bushbuck, duikers and even the occasional python sighting! Bookings: or 0837927899


GPS Co-ordinates (Game rides and Combo rides starting point, iPhiva Camp)

  • -28.352930
  • 32.430954

GPS Co-ordinates (Beach rides starting point, Main Beach)

  • -28.363071
  • 32.431204

Closest main airport/ major city

  • Closest Airport is Richards Bay Airport. It is about 1 hour and 15 minutes from St Lucia and we are 2,5 hours from King Shaka Airport in Durban.
  • If you’re already in St Lucia Estuary then it takes you 15 minutes to get from town to our stables.


Game Rides

Activity Overview

Our game rides take us into the Southern end of the Eastern Shores section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. We ride alongside zebra, wildebeest, warthog, duiker, impala and other plains game, with occasional sightings of buffalo and the elusive leopard.

Activity suitable for

This is the perfect start for a beginner rider or children (6 years and older), as it is a gentle ride with stops at the wildlife sightings. However, experienced riders who will join this ride will be able to go for a good canter as well.


Activity Fees 2018

  • R430 pp for one hour,
  • R860 pp for two hours (on the 2-hour ride we provide a drink).
Beach rides

Activity Overview

We take the horses down to the water’s edge and head either North towards first rocks or South towards Lake St Lucia. During the whale season (June – Nov) we often see humpbacks breaching out in the deeper water, from Nov – Feb we search for the tracks of turtles who dug their nests in the sand the night before…

Activity suitable for

The beach ride is suitable for both beginners and experienced riders and children 8 years and older. We always have two guides on our rides, therefore if needed we can split up the group to accommodate both types of riders.


Activity Fees 2018

  • R430 pp for one hour
  • R860 pp for two hours, (on the 2-hour ride we provide a drink.)
Beach and Bush Combo Rides (2.5 hours):

Activity Overview

Our combo rides are 2.5 hours and include both the game reserve and the beach. By far the most popular horse trail experience as you get the best of both! Set your own pace, with a leisurely stroll or an exhilarating fast canter, and enjoy the magic of the most diverse park in South Africa, and its scenic beauty…

Beach rides can only take place two hours either side of low tide, which means the times for beach and combo rides change daily.

Activity suitable for

The combo ride can be joined by both fit beginners and experienced riders and children from 8 years and older.


Activity Fees 2018

  • R1075 pp, we provide a drink and snack halfway through the ride.
Half Day Safaris: +/- 5 hours in total

Activity Overview

For those wishing to have a longer ride than the standard, our half day safari is the perfect option. Enjoy both the game reserve and beautiful beaches, with a light yet delicious lunch in the bush included.

Activity suitable for

A fit and confident beginner,  intermediate and experienced riders. Children who are experienced riders (8 years and older) are also welcome.


Activity Fees 2018

  • R2150 pp, lunch and drinks in the bush provided.


These safaris are tailor-made to suit your requests. We often arrange special rides for proposals or can tailor make a tour in case of a birthday, honeymoon or team building experience.

We can include a private lunch in the bush and/or a bottle of champagne that can be enjoyed after the ride.



What to wear

Guests are advised to wear long trousers and closed shoes. In case of cool weather a wind/rainproof jacket will be necessary. Sunscreen is also recommended.  Helmets are compulsory and will be provided by us.

Important information
  • The minimum age for our rides are 8 years of age for beach rides and 6 years of age for the game rides.
  • We have an upper weight limit of 95kg.
  • We require each rider to sign an indemnity form before we are to commence with a ride.


Telephone: +27 (0)83 792 7899