Saddle up and learn horse riding at Redwoods Riding Centre in Ballito

Redwoods Riding Centre

I am yet to meet a person who does not love horse riding or horses in general. At Redwoods Riding Centre in Ballito, on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, it’s easy to see why!

Head out to the stables, saddle up and enjoy the beauty of the KZN sugar belt. At Redwoods Riding Centre, they have everything you might need from riding gear to champagne breakfasts.

Their horses are well-schooled and carefully selected to suit each rider’s ability for the most pleasant ride possible. The staff are experienced and passionate about what they do – ensuring you are safe during your time with them.

Services offered at Redwoods Riding Centre

Redwoods Riding Centre is a family-run business offering livery, horse riding lessons, outrides/trails, and more to people at all levels of riding. 

Horse trails – Their out rides are very popular with visitors to Ballito and its surrounds. Enjoy scenic trails through areas of coastal forest, dams, natural waterways, and viewpoints. Whether you are a novice or experienced rider you will discover something new at Redwoods. 

You have an option of this package or the fantastic champagne breakfast experience.

Champagne breakfast horse ride option – Choose a Bohemian-type picnic on a beautiful Persian rug or have a table set up in their magnificent garden or at the nearby dam. Your hosts use timeless silver cutlery and accessories over a choice of a hot or continental breakfast experience. These are especially ideal for Romantic outings and proposals.

Horse riding lessons – Redwoods Riding Centre offers horse riding lessons in the disciplines of dressage, jumping, and natural horsemanship. The lessons cater to children, teens, and adults of all riding levels

Also, Redwoods provides livery to private horse owners as well as horse lease services. Please contact them for more info on livery and the horses available for lease etc.

Fun kids’ parties – If you are planning a kids’ party or get-together, Redwoods Riding Centre is a great setting. Bookings depend on the availability of horses and on the number of children. Parties include use of Redwoods stable yard ablution and picnic facilities, horses, and staff assistance.

Photography shoots – Redwoods Riding Centre is also available for hire for photoshoots. You will have access to the entire property, the horses, as well as the change room and bathroom. Be it weddings, pre-shoots or just personal fun shoots, Redwoods has been used by photographers from far and wide – and they are never disappointed! 

Upon confirmation of your booking, they will send directions/GPS coordinates to you.

For more information and bookings at Redwoods Riding Centre, call 032 942 6031 or 083 301 5532 or email Visit them online at Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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