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Moolmanshoek Country Lodge

Moolmanshoek Reserve | On the R70 between Ficksburg and Rosendal, Ficksburg 9730, South Africa
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Johannesburg
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a relaxing weekend away over New Year 2015 with a group of friends and their children. Although there was a severe drought in the area (near Senekal area) - the area was still grassy and pretty. We were all very comfortably accommodated in lovely rooms dotted around the property. We stayed in the small rondavel away from the... More 

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Moolmanshoek is the closest you will ever come to paradise for horse and nature lovers. This extremely professionally run establishment is everything you could ask for...from the personal welcome by the owner, to the five star dining experience, friendly staff and immaculately kept grounds. My husband had four magical riding experiences in the mountains with Weissman and his riding staff... More 

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Welkom, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay and its very beautiful. The only hassle is the road leading there. We had lovely food and the quality and taste of the food is very good. The food and drinks are also not to expensive so you don’t need a big wallet to have a nice eating.

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Chantelle_vZ13, Guest Relations Manager at Moolmanshoek Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Andries, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are extremely happy that you found our facility excellent, as it is very important to us to look after our guests' every need. We hope that the road won't keep you from visiting us again, as it would be lovely to welcome you back with... More 

Bloemfontein, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at this facility. The hosts and all personnel were friendly and we appreciated all the small extra detail. We also had a lovely horseback riding trip. Amazing food, especially the breakfast. Thank you!

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Chantelle_vZ13, Guest Relations Manager at Moolmanshoek Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Monique, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback! As it is our goal to fully satisfy our guests' every need, we are extremely happy to hear that we could create an amazing family weekend for you! As you enjoyed the Horseback riding, perhaps next time you could try out some of our other family... More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I LOVE MOOLMANSHOEK. And I'm not even a horse rider. My daughter who does ride, loves it even more! Breath taking views. Amazing rooms. Excellent food. Personalised service. I could go on and on. Loads to do for non-riders but if you have a horse-lover in the family then this place is a MUST DO

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Chantelle_vZ13, Guest Relations Manager at Moolmanshoek Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Heidi, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback. We are EXTREMELY HAPPY to hear that you found Moolmanshoek to be Breathtaking, as it is our hope that our facility can be as inspiring to our guests, as it is to us, and leave you with a sense of rest for your soul and firewood... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The location in a bowl surrounded by some stunning mountains is breathtaking. The food is excellent and we rated the morning croissants as the best we had eaten anywhere. The lodge is actually a private game reserve with a range of animals including black wildebeest, oryx, springbok, blesbok, zebra and ostriches. An ideal way to view the game is from... More 

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Chantelle_vZ13, Public Relations Manager at Moolmanshoek Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Alf, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback. We are extremely happy to hear that you experienced the magic of our mountain, enjoyed the food (thanks for the top rating on our croissants;), as well as the game viewing on horseback. Thank you for your feedback on how you found the facilities in the... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A beautiful setting with excellent, friendly hosts : Wiesman and Mafie Nel. The Game Reserve is outstanding offering excellent game viewing. Incredible horse riding with professional guides. Absolutely delicious food with outstanding service. Highly recommended.

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Chantelle_vZ13, Guest Relations Manager at Moolmanshoek Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gavin, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, as well as everything that went along with it. Thank you for your recommendation of Moolmanshoek - we really hope that you will visit us again, along with some of your recommendations, in order for... More 

Richards Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We booked online and had several emails comms with Niklaas. We had to pay 100% upfront. To our anger and with NO notification had to travel a very bad gravel road with our Sprite Swing. Took us 45mins and 10kph for 9kms. We were directed to Langesnek a section used for student camps. The ablution is within the dormitory. It's... More 

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Chantelle_vZ13, Guest Relations Manager at Moolmanshoek Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rene, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback. We are however disappointed to hear about your disappointment, seeing that, as you've mentioned in your review, there were several email communication front and back with Niklaas ahead of your arrival. From his side, he described the camping facilities as clearly as possible, in order to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Great Spot for a break in the Free State. Wonderful unspoiled spot, with magnificent views of the Witteberg mountains. Don't miss a horse ride on their wonderful tame horses, great even for first timers!

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Chantelle_vZ13, Guest Relations Manager at Moolmanshoek Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tradons, Thank you for your valued feedback! We are extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your break at Moolmanshoek, as well as the horseback riding! One of our guests, owning 350 horses of his own, and also running a horse-trial business, once said: "Wiesman, the horseman, treats the horses just like horses naturally like to be treated. Happy... More 

Sasolburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The activities offered was awesome, our ages ranged from 26 years old to 65 years old and all of them joined in the fun. Words could not describe the food great food served at the restaurant. The staff is friendly and professional. the scenery is out of this world! The horse-riding is a must, they offer horses for the beginner... More 

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Chantelle_vZ13, Guest Relations Manager at Moolmanshoek Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Taan, Thank you for taking the time to review Moolmanshoek. Your feedback is of the utmost importance to us, and we are extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay - from the service, food, and scenery, to the horseback rides and wild animals! Thank you for your input on our website - we are in the process... More 

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