2014 – New year, new beginning & new challenges! When I meet new people, people who share the same love for nature like I do, it reminds me why I am in this profession. A recent experience I would like to share with everyone is when the Rowles-family from Switzerland accompanied me on a Horse Back Safari. Their little girl, Jessica, made me realize how something like a horse could make for a perfect holiday experience in South Africa. They even sent me a letter from Switzerland to say thanks, which made me feel really proud. It meant that I have accomplished to bring this family closer to nature, making it an unforgettable experience.
There is just something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.
– Winston Churchill
Horse Back Safaris are one of the activities that you can do in Oudtshoorn at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge . An intimate experience in the Klein Karoo, enjoying all the smells of the fynbos and succulent karoo, while viewing game on horse back and seeing a lot of the bird life nature has to offer. Just imagine – no engine drilling, only the sounds nature combined with the smell of horses. There’s really just that something special about the smell of horses – so all I want to tell you is breathe. Breathe deep, because few will ever understand your love for that “horse smell” or the peace it brings to your soul. With this thought I want to invite everyone who wants to experience a Horse Back Safari in Oudtshoorn with me – you will experience what I experience every day!
Introducing the Ranger: Deidré Oosthuizen
Deidré’s passion for horses started at a young age. It was always a hobby until horses became her sport of choice. She took part in endurance riding, a skill that taught her a lot about the health and fitness of these magnificent animals. She studied at The Nature College near Riversdale to become a ranger. Truly a perfect fit to the Buffelsdrift Game Lodge’s team. Deidré is our head horse ranger, managing Horseback Safaris and seeing to the well-being of our horses.