A Hidden Fairytale Town

Wild Horses

This hidden fairytale town can be found nestled on the edge of the Mpumalanga escarpment, overlooking the valleys toward Barberton and Nelspruit. Originally it gained fame as a gold mining town but has since been rediscovered for its tranquil setting and beautiful surrounds. Today, it’s a popular weekend retreat with its period housing that takes you back in time, making it the perfect place to unwind. You’re bound to find a mystical story or two about the wild horses that roam the area. Visitors are often seen staring in amazement at the horses, watching them wild and free for hours. There are approximately 160 to 200 feral horses that roam the 17 000 hectares of Kaapsehoop. Herds range in size from bachelor herds of around three to larger more structured herds of 15 to 20 horses. The wild horses share a protective interest by the residents of Kaapsehoop. Many horse riding trails are available to visitors, including some lengthy seven day trails. The sleepy village inhabited by wild horses and often shrouded in mist, is definitely something worth seeing.