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Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve

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On the R70 between Ficksburg and Rosendal, Ficksburg 9730 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
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3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moolmanshoek deserve to be renamed to Magical Moolmanshoek. Not only is the scenery breathtakingly, the service, kindness, friendliness, professionalism and the quality of the food is absolutely worth mentioning. To go back to Moolmanshoek for business or personal reasons will be first choice.

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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Isabel A, General Manager at Moolmanshoek Private Game ReserveResponded 3 days ago

Good day to one of our Awesome Clients It is an absolute privilege to be stewards of this breathtaking valley. Thank you for sharing with us your magical experience. We are looking forward to your next visit Kind regards The Moolmanshoek Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent first week of November 2018 at Moolamanshoek. The magic of the quiet and ambiance of the spectacular mountains with horses at our doorstep...was magical. The food was five star!. We can recommend it as a destination not to be missed.The...More

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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Isabel A, General Manager at Moolmanshoek Private Game ReserveResponded 3 days ago

Dear Marlyn Thank you so much for giving us your valued feedback. It is feedback like this that reminds us why we are doing what we do.. The spectacular mountains and the horses at our doorstep inspire us to take what we have and share...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our third visit and each one has been outstanding. There are more luxurious places but I can’t think of anywhere that we have had better service, better welcome or a better sense of the world is somewhere else. Breakfast looking across the valley to Lesotho...More

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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Isabel A, General Manager at Moolmanshoek Private Game ReserveResponded 3 days ago

Dear Mr and Mrs F Thank you for sharing your valued feedback with us. We are so pleased to hear that your 3rd visit was an outstanding one as before at Moolmanshoek. Thank you for choosing Moolmanshoek as one of your holiday destinations as you...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

This was truly a great stay for our family, the kids loved all the animals and the vast grasslands. The whole farm is neat and well kept, truly an amazing experience for any tipe of break-away, if you are an adventurer or just looking to...More

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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from Isabel A, General Manager at Moolmanshoek Private Game ReserveResponded 8 October 2018

Dear George Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay. We are extremely happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time at Moolmanshoek , especially the animals which the children enjoyed to see. As it is our...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Thank you for the great service, friendliness of everyone, and nothing we asked was too much trouble!!The food was fantastic! As was the horseriding experience!! We will definitely be visiting again!More

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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from Isabel A, General Manager at Moolmanshoek Private Game ReserveResponded 8 October 2018

Dear Nicky Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback. It was a real privilege to have host the Phaeton Park weekend again at Moolmanshoek. We are grateful for a very awesome weekend with our horse-lover friends. Hope to see you...More

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Moolmanshoek is situated in the Witteberg mountain range, between Ficksburg and Rosendal, Eastern Free State, South Africa. Do you long to escape for a while from the city noise and stress? Are you seeking rest More for your soul, a peaceful environment, or that ideal setting for your wedding, for team building or a conference? The reserve was declared a Natural Heritage Site (No 199) in 1994, mainly because of the rare Mountain Bamboo that grows in the valley. Come and share this piece of Paradise with us for a few days. Take a leisurely stroll across the valley floor, go on a relaxing game drive or explore the reserve on horseback or by horse cart. Our SA Boerperd and Endurance Arab horses are born and bred in the valley, where more than 300 horses make Moolmanshoek their home. It is our hope that the uniqueness and splendour of our surroundings will be as inspiring to you as it has always been to us. We believe that Moolmanshoek is:A feast for the eyes, rest for your soul and firewood for the times ahead!It is our privilege to be stewards of more than 3 300 hectares of the breathtaking Moolmanshoek valley. The Witteberg Mountains surround the valley in the shape of a horseshoe (with Visierskerf peaking at 2407m above sea level) feeding several mountain streams in the valley floor below. This basin is home to a variety of game that include Springbuck, Black Wildebeest, Blesbuck, Zebra, Eland, Gemsbok and many others that are historically indigenous to the area. More than 230 bird species can be seen in the reserve, while a wide variety of plants grow on the mountain slopes and in the beautiful wooded ravines.Under the skilled hands and vision of the owner, Willie Nel, the once productive farm was transformed and developed into a game reserve and conservation area. It was later declared a private nature reserve.You are invited to visit us and revel in the breathtaking natural beauty and tranquillity; the rich variety of wildlife, flora and birdlife in an unspoiled mountain environment. Explore the reserve on horseback, go walking alongside streams and dams, or enjoy fly-fishing in clear spring water. Follow one of our three hiking trails or various day walks and renew your mind and soul. Challenge yourself with abseiling, a 4X4 drive or climbing one of the peaks. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Pool
Free Internet
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Beachfront
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
16
Price range
US$112 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Free State > Ficksburg
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
16
Price range
US$112 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Free State > Ficksburg
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Traveller (70)
Room & Suite (14)
Dining (1)
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DavidJohnV1
13 November 2016|
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Response from Isabel A | Property representative |
Good day David Thank you for your interest in Moolmanshoek. The Lodge is 2 km from the campsite. We do have two braai lapa's for campers to use and then we have fireplaces on the ground as well. You can sit around the... More
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"All rooms facing the gardens"
jhnel
22 Jun 2018
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"Ask for a room facing the valley and not the back."
jsn_chiaro
09 Jul 2017
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"Try a full day ride with a picnic lunch under the willow trees, very special."
847jacindar
16 Mar 2017
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"Rooms facing the mountain are better. I would not recommend Courtyard Rooms"
Kieka2014
11 Dec 2016
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