Adventure Seekers, Explore Saddle Creek This Weekend!

Nestled in the Hekpoort Valley, at the foot of the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountains, just 45-minutes from Joburg, you’ll find a thrilling destination that’s filled with outdoor beauty, excitement and adventure. The Saddle Creek Adventure Ranch is just the place if you’re looking to do something a bit more daring than sitting on the couch all weekend. Let’s take a look at what they have to offer!

About Saddle Creek Adventure Ranch

Whether you have a love for the wilderness or are simply craving a little bit of adventure, the picturesque Saddle Creek Adventure Ranch offers their guests just the thing to get their adrenaline pumping. This family run business provides visitors of all ages a fun-filled day out they will never forget. From team building escapades and exciting outdoor functions to a relaxing day at the spa as well as a wide selection of nearby attractions, lodges and hotels to explore, there’s something for everyone and every occasion.

If you’re wondering what sorts of adventures you can expect at Saddle Creek, just think along the lines of horseback riding, thrilling quad biking through the bush, exciting go-karting ideal for the whole family, and action archery that’s sure to have you feeling as cool and skilled as the legendary Robin Hood! But that’s just mentioning a few experiences, there’s plenty more where that came from! Now let’s get onto the bit that you want to know: what adventures and packages does Saddle Creek offer.

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Valentines Weekend 2021 at Saddle Creek

Want to celebrate the most romantic day of the year a little differently in 2021? Then be sure to book one of Saddle Creek’s romantic and thrilling Valentine’s Day packages valid from 12 to 15 February 2021! Booking is absolutely essential as space and spots are limited. Take your pick from the following:

Head Over Heels in Love Package – R2 642* per couple

Enjoy an adventurous 30-minute quad bike trail, 60-minute side-by-side full-body massage, then take a quick walk to a secluded and private champagne bushveld picnic, all set up under the trees (rose petals and heart cushions on picnic blanket included for décor).

Be My Valentine Package – R1 990* per couple

Skip the traditional lovey dovey stuff for something a little more exciting. Why not spoil your sweetheart with a full day of fun, romance, relaxation, and adventure? Enjoy a scenic 30-minute horse trail ride, 5 laps of go-karting, play Cupid with 20 arrows of archery, then wind down and celebrate with a private picnic set up complete with bubbly and a basket of delicious goodies, surrounded by beautiful wilderness views and sounds (rose petals and heart cushions on picnic blanket included for décor).

Love Me Tender Package – R1 640* per couple

Celebrate and unwind with a 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage, then tuck into a private bushveld picnic set up with blanket, wicker basket of goodies and an ice bucket with bubbly (rose petals and heart cushions on picnic blanket included for décor).

The Cupid Package – R 2 200* per couple

Begin you Valentine’s Day celebrations with 5 laps of off-road go-karting, then compete with 40 shots of Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting. Once your done with the adventure part of your date, relax with a glass of bubbly and side-by-side foot and leg massage. The end your experience with a romantic stroll to a private champagne bushveld picnic for two (rose petals and heart cushions on picnic blanket included for décor).

Hot Air Balloon Safari Package – R5 960* per couple

You and your beloved will experience incredible one-hour hot air balloon safari at sunrise, complete with champagne and orange juice while the flight crew set up. Then after taking in all the breathtaking views, you’ll both enjoy a five-star buffet breakfast with all the trimmings.

To book: send your booking request (name, surname, date) to . Don’t forget to reference which romantic package you are interested in.

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Thrilling Activities At Saddle Creek 

Action Archery

  • Cost: R230* per person, includes 20 arrows.

Archery is one of the few remaining ancient arts practiced today. Not only will it make you feel like you should be part of the Hunger Games, but it is something that you should experience at least once in your lifetime. Visit Saddle Creek and try your hand at it! Also, if you shoot a star, you’ll win a prize! This is an ideal adventure activity for families (please note: children need to be 10 years or older to participate) and team builds. Click here to find out more.

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Horse Riding

  • Cost: R330* per person for 30 minutes | R600 per person for 60 minutes

Saddle Creek Adventures boasts and takes pride in their family of well-conditioned, happy horses. These lovely creatures are all ready and waiting to take you and your family on an unforgettable horse riding experience in the countryside, every day of the week. There’s nothing more relaxing that enjoying the fresh wilderness air and taking in the magnificent mountain scenery while exploring various bush trails. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned rider, their horses are calm, obedient and well-trained, ensuring you’ll feel comfortable and safe during your trail. Before your ride, trained and friendly staff will match you to the right horse, explain the basic commands, then accompany and guide the ride. The horse riding weight limit is 100kg. Click here for more information and booking.

Quad Biking

  • Cost: R475* per person and R150* for children under 12 going as passenger for 30 minutes | R690* per person and R205* for children under 12 going as passenger for 45 minutes.

What is the one activity that just screams adventure? Well, we’d have to say quad biking! There’s nothing more exciting than exploring the outdoors by racing along quad trails, feeling the wind against your face and getting a little bit dirty (nothing wrong with getting a tad dusty every now and then). Saddle Creek have mini quads and fully automatic 150cc quads, suitable for all ages – from kiddies to adults. Click here for more information and to book.

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  • Cost: R240* per person for 5 laps | R330* per person for 8 laps | R380 per person for 10 laps 

Speaking of racing about in the outdoors, you and your friends and family will also have the opportunity to enjoy a bit of go-karting at Saddle Creek as well! You can either just arrive and drive or book for an epic Grand Prix package that’s perfect for a little bit of friendly competition to see who crosses the finish line first. You’ll have a blast racing around their extra-long outdoor dirt track, complete with plenty of corners and straight sections to challenge you’re driving skills. Click here for more information and to book now.

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Hot Air Balloon Safari

If you’re looking for one of the best views of the breathtaking Magalies River Valley, why not book an exciting Hot Air Balloon Safari? Saddle Creek Adventure Ranch offers two different hot air ballooning experiences that’s sure to leave you feeling amazed. Take your pick from the Hot Air Balloon Safari with Champagne & Buffet Breakfast (a one-hour balloon flight, finishing off with a five-star buffet breakfast, costing R3 075* per person) or the Hot Air Balloon Safari with Buffet Breakfast, 30-minute Quad Bike Trail & 30-minute Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage (total duration is 3 hours, cost is R3 985* per person). The thrill is indescribable as you see the world from a completely different viewpoint. Click here for more information and to book.

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Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting

  • Cost: R255* for 40 shots at 20 clays | R310* for 80 shots at 40 clays

Test your aim and shooting skills with a round of Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting at Saddle Creek. Get ready, aim, watch for the disk released from a launcher, then fire the modified shotgun high tech infrared laser at the target. A score board will generate the shotgun bang whenever the trigger is pulled. If you hit the target, the sound of a cracking clay disk will be made over the score board to let you know you got it. This fun activity is suitable for participants from 10 years and older. Pre-booking and deposit is essential.

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And There’s Still More!

And the fun and adventure just keeps coming! They also offer exciting kiddies activities to ensure that your visit is the perfect outing that includes the entire family, from the young to the young at heart. Also, you have the opportunity to experience a scenic 40-minute helicopter flight over the Magalies Mountain range. There are a few packages available for you to choose from. And last but certainly not least, if you just want to relax after a long day of thrills, then be sure to take a look at their selection of spa treatment packages that’s sure to delight.

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Let’s Not Forget About Their Packaged Offers

As if all of their action-packed activities weren’t enough, they also have a selection of picnic packages, adventure combos, conference packages, group function and team building offers available. Click on your desired link below to see what they have available:

For More Information

For more information about Saddle Creek Adventure Ranch, visit

You can also contact them on 079 467 9906 or

don’t forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest specials, activities on offer and news.

All images from Saddle Creek Adventure Ranch.

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