Dunkeld Equestrian Centre offers an exciting volunteer program for horse enthusiasts of all experience levels who wish to make a difference in the lives of the children and their animals within the local community.

The program that we offer is ideal for traveling volunteers, holiday makers and students that would like to spend their time with us in the South African highlands with endless hours in the saddle and alongside our precious horses that call Dunkeld their home.

Horsing Around

Together with our equestrian team you will have the opportunity to learn about horses and experience life on a farm with lots of fun and adventure. We offer endless outrides with the most amazing views and adrenaline-pumping galloping stretches in the country side as well as lessons in show jumping, dressage and even eventing with our in-house instructors as well as arranged clinics with outside instructors. Get involved with our seasonal breeding program at our Warmblood stud farm whether you are watching a new life form or catching a new born foal, it’s an experience which you will never forget.

Give Back

Make a difference in the lives of the children in our local community. Our program is proud to be involved with the Dullstroom Learning Centre which serves as a safe haven and after school care for children where volunteers assist children with their homework and tutor in basic subjects such as Maths, English and recently Computer Literacy. We also get involved with their weekly arts and crafts days as well as their sports development afternoons. Visit our facebook page  click here.

For the animal lovers , we give you the opportunity to join us in teaching the youth about general welfare and care of their horses and pets, liaising closely with local veterinarians as well as local volunteers we are able to arrange sterilization and vaccination days for their beloved animals. During the school holidays the children are invited to attend a pony camp fun day at Dunkeld where they will have a chance to ride, play and learn all about horses in a fun and safe environment.


Experience the beauty of the Mpumalanga province on a 3 day excursion where you will be guided through Panorama route with stops at some of the scenic wonders of the region such as Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window and the Blyde River Canyon. Walk alongside a majestic elephant at the local elephant conservation sanctuary followed by a full day Kruger National Park Safari on an Open Vehicle with some of the best Kruger Guides in the in industry! Get your adrenaline rush with an adventure activity in the Sabie Valley on your way back to Dunkeld .


Its not all work on this program, with lots of free time during the horse activities and community upliftment you will have the chance to enjoy the activities that the farm has to offer. Challenge yourself with an exciting high ropes course or an abseiling and rock climbing session with breath taking views of the countryside or try your hand at fly fishing with the help of our in-house experts. Take a mountain bike on one of our many trails or hike up to the waterfalls. Trips to wildlife rehabilitation centres in the area can also be organized.

Contacts: carla@dunkeldestate.co.za | +27  (072) 585 6026