The Elephant coast is located on the eastern seaboard of South Africa. It stretches along the Indian Ocean in the east, it borders with Mozambique in the north while the south-west lies on the Zululand. Extending inland across the Lubombo mountains and the famous Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, which is the oldest in Africa and home to the big 5.
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Horseback Riding in Estancias Ride, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Chile
Waterfalls and rivers, Magellanic sub-polar forests, pampas, mountains covered with permanent ice, granite peaks, meadows and glacier fed lakes await the outdoor adventurers to discover the wild and unique nature of Patagonia. Horse back riding is a fantastic way to discover the national park area.
The Estancias Ride takes you in and around the Torres del Paine National Park. Riders will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful town of Cerro Castillo, the spectacular Cumbre and Baguales mountain ranges and then go towards the Paine towers and out to Laguna Azul. The ride is leading you across wide open pampas and green valleys. The Chilean Horses are quick and courageous with extraordinary endurance, meaning that horse riding the Estancias ride is a fast and challenging ride, certainly a once in a lifetime experience.
The nature around you is overwhelming with outstanding ecosystems, different landscapes and rare flora and fauna, found nowhere else on the planet. In every step you take, the views of this dramatic land, take your breath away. You can ride this route from November to March.
Be very well prepared in regards with gear, food and clothing because the weather is changeable and unpredictable with high winds, rain showers, long hot days during summer, snow and everything else you may think of. Wind proof layers are the key.