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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

If you are on your way to Lesotho, Moolmanshoek is the best stopover before you enter. The rooms are spacious, nice big bathroom (shower only) , the food is heavenly, the hospitality is top notch. If I had to choose one luxury to add I would install air conditioners in the rooms. December can get hot here in the Eastern...

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Bela Bela
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended for city slickers. The peace and quiet and the absolute stunning scenery is a pleasure . The food was excellent after an exhilarating horse ride and some hiking. It is so nice to have been able to take from the honesty bar as one pleases and all was accounted for honestly. Truly a great getaway for all.

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Mauritius
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three blissful days on horseback exploring the mountains and bush in this part of the Eastern Free State which borders Lesotho. The scenery is vast. Wiesman and his team provided some unforgettable experiences for our group of 7 riders. The rooms are very comfortable and the food absolutely delicious. Highly recommended!

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Pointe aux Canonniers
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have nothing but praise for Moolmanshoek after spending 3 days in the saddle on this stunning farm. Fantastic accommodation, wonderful food and the horses and rides exceptional. They also have Gary :)

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Sasolburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled mainly off-road in a group of 5 bakkies from the Vaal to the Ficksburg, Fouriesburg and Clarens area and needed safe , clean camping sites for our trip with your young boys. Well needless to say we got all that and more at Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve. Upon our arrival we were greeted by Nik with a warm...

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Wimborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked for an overnight stay. It was an excellent, tranquil, oasis with an excellent welcome and good food. It was so good, we wished we'd booked for a longer stay. We would have loved to do the horse-riding, maybe next time!.

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved every moment!!! Just to be in and around shuch beautiful surroundings!! Food was excellent , horse riding was so special ! We will recommend highly to any one that enjoys our beautiful country!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exhilarating and exciting horse riding holiday with four friends. Lovely horses and varied rides, amazing scenery and wonderful to ride amongst wildlife. Good accommodation, hospitality and friendly and helpful staff. Wonderful relaxing and scenic location.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Amazing scenery, great accommodation, good food and friendly hosts. This is a great place to spend time with, and to reconnect with that special person in your life and your Creator. Thank you Wiesman and Mafie

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Chantelle_vZ13, Guest Relations Manager at Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear davidjL9986KT, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback. It is very important to us to fully satisfy our guests' every need. Experiences and feedback like yours is the reason we do what we do. We are extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and most of all, had time to...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Unsurpassed tranquility on a horse farm. The dinner served in their small restaurant was really good, and the staff was accommodating and friendly. A definite for couples looking to relax without any wifi and/or Internet and cellphone reception.

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Dear Murial123, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your valued feedback with us. We really feel humbled by your experience with us, as it is our goal to fully satisfy our guests' every need. It also is quite refreshing to know that our tranquil surroundings are ranked higher than the lack of WIFI and cellphone reception,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

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Address: Ficksburg 9730, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Ficksburg
Price Range: R1 580 - R2 165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3,5 star — Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Room #4 was the only upstairs room and seemed to be the best room, but i am sure that they are all excellent!”
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“Horseriding a must and the 4x4 routes are breathtaking.”
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