Designed for enthusiastic travellers who are looking for an unforgettable experience by combining their love and passion for nature and horses. As an endurance rider, gallop into the inspiring theater adjacent the Kruger and ride horses into the landscape of Africa's great mammals. Journey deep into the bush to explore areas inaccessible to vehicles. Ride through the nature reserve where you might find yourself alongside zebras, watch elephants wander past and encounter the exhilarating sights of Kruger. Imagine waking up to the roars of a lion, Stonecroft seamlessly blends raw adventure with luxury accommodation for an unforgettable endurance riding experience in wild Africa.
An idyllic Setting
Situated on a 2000 hectare game reserve, loads of beautiful and scenic training space for the horses, we also do game drives on the reserve and enjoy sundowners at our viewpoint on the mountain. And enjoy dam swims with the horses. Race and ride in big game country, on open plains interspersed with bush. The short grass plains are ideal for riding and long canters are taken. You are in the saddle for 4 – 7 hours per day with some walking on foot is sometimes necessary over rough terrain. This is the endurance adventurers dream destination.
Wildlife Africa Adventure
Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park, in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape. You may also experience this magnificent landscape by helicopter.
Endurance and Unique Excursions
With the year round endurance season, Stonecroft is an extraordinary place to stay and develop your endurance racing abilities. All meals will be catered for during a week long stay as you ride well bred and trained endurance horses. Stonecroft Endurance becomes your team and crew as you race in the African wilderness. Immerse yourself in the daily activities of a professional endurance set up whilst also experiencing unique excursions such as wildlife conservation work supporting veterinarians.
You will be staying on the stable premises adjacent to a big five game
reserve. Waking up to the roaring calls of a lion pride!
• Three meals per day:
We cater for all dietary needs. Meals are made to be self served. With
all necessary appliances in the lodge kitchen.
We supply bottled water, and juices.
• Laundry service:
Your laundry will be done on a daily basis, there is no need to pack
heavy. More space for souvenirs.
We do have WIFI available at our main accommodation.
• Race day entries
You race day entries are included and will be payed and entered
through Jessica Osmers.
• Transfer to and from Hoedspruit (East Gate Airport)
For your international flight you will fly into OR Tambo International
airport in Johannesburg, from there you will need to take a connecting
flight to Est Gate Airport in Hoedspruit. One of our guides will be there
to pick you up and drive you to the lodge.
• Transport to all races
Fo all races you will be escorted by Jessica Osmers and her team of
horses and ground crew.
• Cap / Hoodie / T-Shirt
You will receive a branded cap / hoodie and t-shirt for everyday and
race day wear.
• Endurance Horse Rental
You will either be riding and training our stable horses and depending
on your skill and level of confidence you will ride other horses from a
different stable yard.
• Horse Tack
All tack is included. If you would prefer to bring along some of your
personal things, you are more than welcome.
• Rider gear (if requested)
We do have a selection of helmets available. Most riders prefer to
bring along their personal attire.
• Big Five Game Drive Safari
We do live on a game reserve and you will have the opportunity to go
on a proper safari to view the breathtaking wildlife we have to offer.
• Panorama Route Scenic Excursion
We would love for you to see and experience as much of our beauty
as we have to offer. If we have the time, we will take you on a scenic
outing for some breathtaking views!
• Travel Insurance
• Alcoholic Beverages
Our Endurance season is year round.
January to November.
Owner of Stonecroft Endurance is an avid endurance rider Jessica Osmers. Stonecroft Endurance was founded by her mother, Liesl Rademeyer, where she shared her passion for endurance riding and breeding. Jessica is committed to investing her expertise and resources in order to further achieve Stonecroft Endurance’s endurance riding goals. This sport is a passion and a lifestyle for Jessica and Stonecroft Endurance.