The dream of riding with giraffe, amongst herds of zebra
and wild animals considered dangerous, such as white rhino
became a reality when I took part in
The 5th Waterberg Trust Challenge Ride.
The aim was to cross seven different game reserves in six days
with a group of thirteen riders.
We covered a variety of terrain
from stony ridges to valleys chocked with reeds.
We climbed rocky paths high in the hills
before descending though thick vegetation in the heat of the day.
I looked back, finding it difficult to believe we had managed to walk the horses down the Buffelshoek escarpment.
We were able to spot a variety of antelope
including oryx and Livingstone eland
and covered 208 kilometres at some speed.
The finish at Jembisa game reserve on the Palala River.
The sponsored ride was held in aid of The Waterberg Trust who support a number of community projects in the area and provide high-tech anti-poaching equipment for Save The Waterberg Rhino.
If you would like to make a donation, please click here for my Justgiving page