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Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve

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On the R70 between Ficksburg and Rosendal, Ficksburg 9730 South Africa
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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 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.
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On the R70 between Ficksburg and Rosendal, Ficksburg 9730 South Africa
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Julie M wrote a review Aug 2021
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I had the most incredible stay. I fully recommend Moolmanshoek as a place to get away, enjoy magnificent scenery, food and service, and most importantly the most exciting riding adventures you can imagine. I will definitely be back, and left feeling inspired and determined to spend more time in wide open spaces.
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jch0lin wrote a review Aug 2021
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Moolmanshoek has something for everyone! A tranquil destination just 4 hours away from Johannesburg. The staff and owners were so friendly and made our stay memorable! The food is out of this world, and accommodated for our dietary requirements (vegetarian). We will definitely be back soon!
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88suzy wrote a review May 2021
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The setting and the service was excellent. The food was delicious and very well presented. The gardens is well looked after and the horses on the farm makes this a great experience. I will definitely visit Moolmanshoek again.
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ryan mills wrote a review Apr 2021
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We absolutely loved our stay at Moolmanshoek. After a stressful week in the city it felt like we were transported into another world where all your problems go away. The beautiful scenery with animals roaming freely on the lands made for a very relaxing stay. The food was delicious and the staff were extremely friendly and hospitable. We will be back soon!
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Robin SA wrote a review Apr 2021
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We had a wonderful stay at Moolmashoek. You just need to take a look around and everything you will see is just stunning. We enjoyed the activities as we have done some 4x4 as well as some horse riding. And what a great experience to ride surrounded by all this game. The staff is great and the owners are very welcoming. Also, we were very surprised by the diners, worthy of a 4-star restaurant and serving their own meat. Having 2 young children we can also say that it is a very kid-friendly place. We would definitely love to come back. Robin
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US$91 - US$135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaFree StateFicksburg
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Frequently Asked Questions about Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.