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Things to do  

Although Tesselaarsdal is a relatively undiscovered visitor destination it certainly offers some excellent opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. These include mountain biking, horse riding and other nature and adrenalin pursuits.

Activities and attractions in Tesselaarsdal

  • Take a leisurely drive through the countryside

  • Walk or hike the area to discover fynbos, breathe fresh country air, and have a picnic

  • Experienced riders can explore the countryside on the back of an endurance horse from the Shabach Endurance Stud farm

  • Mountain bikers can enjoy the Tesselaarsdal Mountain Bike Trail

  • Purchase a bag of locally grown pomegranates to take home

Shabach Endurance Stud
Lying at the foothills of the Kleinriviersberg in the heart of the Overberg, near Tesselaarsdal, is Shabach Endurance Stud, where experienced riders can enjoy an outride on top Endurance horses. We offer boarding and stabling facilities, backing and training of young horses, as well as riding lessons.

At Shabach we train and breed Endurance horses, but we also provide the service of selecting and training only of the best of South Africa's Endurance horses for export to the Middle East.

Over the past 9 years Trainer and Breeder, Naomi Müller's diligence, passion and commitment as well as an excellently formulated training regime has produced prized success on a local front and even more so in the international arena.

Naomi was rated No 1 in the World on the FEI World Endurance Rankings in 2006, represented South Africa 7 times in International Competitions including the 2008 World Endurance Championship in Terengganu, Malaysia (where she finished 17th).

Telephone number 0827831802
GPS Coordinates 34°21'01.62" S 19°29'57.23" °E
South African Barley Breeding Institute

The Sabbi program is a SMART breeding (Selection with Markers and Advanced Reproductive Technologies) program that is based on a conventional breeding program that incorporates Marker assisted selection and Doubled haploid production. The program goal is to develop brand aligned barley varieties with superior:

• Yield potential • Disease resistance
• Stability • Malting quality
• Agronomic characteristics • Brewing quality

The program started in 1978 when Sensako began evaluating available commercial varieties in the Southern Cape. The goal of the program was to evaluate as many varieties as possible from abroad in order to find a variety or varieties, which could be successfully cultivated in the Southern Cape barley producing area of South Africa.

For more information about the South African Barley Breeding Institute, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly as we do not have a tour schedule but we are happy to arrange special interest tours and groups

Telephone number 028 2122943
Bredasdorp Road
GPS Coordinates 34°18.886S 19°30.172'E

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