Triple B Ranch, South Africa
Non-riders are very welcome at Triple B and there is always plenty to do, however, one soon realises that horses are the life-blood of the ranch. With a herd of over 60 horses, the guides are able to ensure that riders of any ability are well matched and have the chance to ride several suitable horses during their holiday.
The range of riding options is amazing: outrides around the ranch and across vast open plains, cattle mustering, game viewing on horseback, swimming with the horses, polo-crosse and Western games. X-country and jumps are available on request. Rides are always tailored to suit the needs of the guests - perfect for singles, couples, families, experienced and novice riders.
Every stay at Triple B feels like visiting family and understandably they have a very high level of repeat guests.
Twenty years ago Horizon Lodge was the farm manager's house. Today it retains its charm and has been sensitively extended to provide accommodation for 12 guests. The large stoep overlooking the lawns and the lake is the place to enjoy long, lazy afternoon teas. The sumptuous evening meals in the dining room are characterised by story-telling, reliving the day's adventures and planning the next. Cottages by the lake provide additional accommodation.
Camp Davidson is set in a private game reserve, which forms part of this historic family estate. It is high in the bushveld above the Matlapeng valley, commanding wonderful panoramic views of the central highlands of the Waterberg massif, while overlooking the picturesque Sunset Lake at the eastern boundary of Triple B Ranch.
Ted Davidson was one of the first members of the Baber family (owners of Triple B Ranch) to settle in the Waterberg back in the 1800s. As a young man he traded by ox-wagon visiting remote the cattle outposts of a fledgling ranching area.
A good day travelling may have covered only five miles or so by rugged track and so an itinerant life in the Waterberg meant a life by the campfire. Camp Davidson captures that early atmosphere, with beautiful decked canvas tents nestled amongst the sandstone ridges overlooking grassy game filled valleys.
There are some luxurious yet very affordable safari lodges in the Waterberg not far from Triple B. A stay at Camp Davidson combines superbly with a few days at say Shibula Lodge, contrasting the simplicity of the traditional with the pampering of the modern five-star.
Planning your safari
All our safaris in the Waterberg are tailored to your preferred dates and interests. There are no fixed-date departures. In sharp contrast to the Okavango Delta and the Mara Plains, the Waterberg is very affordable, especially for families. Please contact us for an initial exploration of options and costs.