Dragons Landing is an owner-run horse trail company, situated in the majestic Southern Drakensberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Our horses are a mixture of South African Boerperds, Thoroughbreds and Warmblood crosses. They range from 15hh – 16.2hh. The objective is to offer our clients an exciting day in the saddle with varying terrain, all the while enjoying the breath-taking scenery of the Southern Drakensberg.


My name is Sonja Engelbrecht and I am the owner and operator of Dragons Landing Horse Trails and Farm Stay.

I grew up with a passion for horses, and combined with my background in the Tourism and Hospitality industry my aim is to ensure that each of my guests feel like a VIP

Your safety and enjoyment is my priority.


Owner guided horse trails for the discerning rider offering the following:

  • Day rides from 1 – 5 hours
  • Luxury multi-day horse trails in the majestic Drakensberg
  • Special occasion rides
  • Rustic farm accommodation


“I really enjoyed the 3 hours horse ride at Dragons Landing. Sonja’s horses are well-trained and looked after. Sonja makes sure one feels very safe throughout the ride, so that porcupine holes in the ground and antilopes suddenly running past were never an issue. She also patiently answered my many questions about wildlife. Many thanks again for this great experience, Sonja!”

Melanie Sulamet

“Just want to share what a wonderful experience it is to ride out with Sonja in one of the most beautiful areas in our country. Truly enriching experience. Thank you Sonja for being so accommodating and taking care of us so well!”

Deana Rautenbach

“We loved our ride with Sonja! It was absolutely beautiful. It was raining the entire ride but it didn’t stop us from having fun! I highly recommend riding with her!”

Lauren Andahl

“My wife and I had the most magical trail ride in the Drakensberg mountains with Sonja. We opted for the 3-hour trail ride, and even though it was a bit rainy, we had a blast! The horses were fantastic and the landscape was so beautiful! Do not miss a chance to ride if you’re in the area.”

Soren Andahl

“My ride with Sonja and her horse Aqua was just wonderful. The surrounding area is so beautiful and Sonja was so welcoming, friendly, competent, encouraging and helpful. She takes care, you get all the attention you need and her desire is to give you the best time on the horse. The ride was such great fun and I would love to do it again anytime!”

Da Maris

“Thanks for the great outride Sonya! We arrived at Dragons Landing on a misty morning, our horses were saddled up and waiting for us. We set out on our ride and the spectacular mountains occasionally showed themselves through the clouds and, even though it was wet and slippery, Sonya’s horses kept us safe and steady. It makes a huge difference going for a ride with the owner of the horses as they are well cared for, the track fits well and the horses are schooled by Sonya herself to ensure a safe and yet exhilarating ride! We look forward to visiting again soon.”

Julia Driver Shuttleworth

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