Saddle up and ride along the Indian Ocean shores

by Media Xpose

Horse riding on the beach is just one of Wild Coast Sun’s exciting leisure activities 

It is no secret that the south coast has the most breathtakingly beautiful and unspoilt beaches.

Wild Coast Sun, Sun Internationals’ only beachfront resort, is a stone’s throw from the warm Indian Ocean, which means guests can enjoy a number of beach activities by merely stepping out their sea facing hotel room.

If you’ve seen pictures of people riding horses on the beach set against a picturesque ocean backdrop, and dreamed one day you could experience this for yourself, turn this into a reality and tick the activity off your bucket list.

Ocean Trails Equestrian Centre is situated inside the Resort near the Wild Waves Water Park and offers 20 minutes, 40 minutes and 1-hour horse rides on the beach.

After you mount your horse, a tour guide on his own horse, leads you down a short path directly onto the beach.

There is something magical about riding through the breakers as they tumble onto the beach. Described best as a feeling of freedom, you feel the carefree wind against your face, breathe in the fresh salty air and gaze ahead to the distant horizon.

The experience is memorable and exhilarating.

Trail details

The costs start from R50 to R350 per person, depending on the duration of the ride.

Please note there is a weight restriction of 85kg.

Photographs are permitted.

For queries and bookings, 24-hours in advance, call Bridget Davis on (083) 334 7711 or email

With local tourism is on the rise, tour operators like Ocean Trails Equestrian Centre are trying to bounce back after the economic impact of the pandemic, and appreciate the support of visitors to the region.


  • Wear comfortable shoes, to fit into the stirrups
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Helmets are supplied, you will wear a hairnet for health protocol

Wild Coast Sun has been a family holiday destination for over 40 years and in 2020, was upgraded to a four-star facility by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.

Located just 5km from Port Edward, the resort straddles the border between KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape provinces. It is a two-hour drive from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport and half an hour from Margate Airport.

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