Dr Colin MacRae

Dr Colin MacRae is the "father" and founder of Horseback Africa, which is a very successful business that has been operating since 1994.

Colin and Theony have been happily married for 41 years. They have four adult children, Brandon, Megan, Craig and Owen.

Dr. Colin MacRae obtained his BSc (Hons) degree in palaeontology in 1975 from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He was awarded his MSc in 1978 and his Ph D (palynology) in 1987. He joined the Council for Geoscience in 1978 and was Head of the Palaeontology section from 1986 to 1993. Colin is an accomplished speaker and has presented numerous lectures from popular levels for amateurs to international scientific congress.

Theony MacRae

Theony MacRae has a degree in Musicology at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 1982. She obtained her Pianoforte Licentiate (LTCL) at the Trinity College of Music in London in 1980.


Roger Hext is our in-house tour operator. Roger has a wealth of experience in arranging and planning “tailor made” tours and transfers for the discerning traveler. Colin's Horseback Africa will make sure that your South African holiday is a memorable experience.



Kedibone Dube

Kedibone Dube has been working as a chef at Colin's Horseback Africa for more than 10 years. She has recently had the privilege to become the first franchise holder of the new Horseback Africa restaurant known as the Wild Horse Restaurant.



And the rest of the team …