Waterbuck were grazing in the Palala Valley as we set out at dawn on day six of The Waterberg Trust Challenge Ride 2017.
Hippo looked on as we went down to tack up the horses for our last day of riding.
It was good get back in the saddle and set off early.
We passed blesbok as we cantered down the airstrip
before making our way up into the hills, by which time the sun had come up.
After following four oryx through the bush, we reached a dam at the far end of Jembisa where the horses could drink.
That afternoon we rode fast across the reserve
Making our way to a view-point, tired but happy after a long, adventurous week in the saddle.
What no one guested was that they would be treated to a champagne as the sun set.
It was hugely appreciated and well desereved by the riders who had all done so well.
That evening was celebrated in style. Stories were told and events of the week recounted.
We were treated to a wonderful Africa dinner under the trees with candles and a fire.