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Ventersberg Stables is situated near Fouriesburg in the Eastern Free State, on the border of Lesotho.

Established in 2001, we offer customised horse riding experiences in the scenic Brandwater Basin, surrounded by the Witteberg, Rooiberg and Maluti mountain ranges.

Circular routes (1-4 hours and day trips)
Sundowner and moonlight rides (2 hours)
Overnight trails
Stabling facilities for horse owners

From R120 per horse per hour
10% discount for groups of 8 or more

Novices and more experienced riders are welcome
All rides are guided
Hard hats are provided

Images courtesy of Theo Botha

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Directions from Fouriesburg:

Exit Fouriesburg via De La Harpe Street
(Di Plaasstoep Restaurant should be on your right as you drive down this street).

Proceed straight over the R711 crossing (JenLees Country shop will be on your left) – this is the road to the Caledonspoort border post.

The left turn-off to Ventersberg Stables is 1.2km from this crossing.

You will pass the entrance to Mara Farm (on your left) 600m from this crossing, and 600m further you will see a farm road turn-off on your left – this is the one to take!

The GPS co-ordinates for this turn-off are:



As soon as you have turned left off the tar road, you will see a sign: “Ventersberg Stables Horse Riding 2km”.

Follow the dirt road (which has recently been graded and is suitable for normal cars).

When the road forks, take the left fork (marked with a white arrow).

Go through the white gate (which will be unlocked but closed – please close it after you). Then follow the road down to the farm, which is clearly visible once you have passed through the white gate.

Directions from Clarens:

Drive to Fouriesburg on the R711 and turn left at the crossing (JenLees Country shop is on your left) and then follow the same directions on the road towards Caledonspoort.

Distance from Fouriesburg to Ventersberg Stables: 3.5km approx.

Distance from Clarens to Ventersberg Stables: 36km approx.