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Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve

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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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Moshoeshoe Intl Airport55 mi
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Our trip here was short for a wedding but amazing food, hospitality, horses, and relaxation made it a fantastic experience. My one recommendation would be more Wi-Fi. There is almost no mobile/cell service (which is unavoidable given the mountains and remote location), and
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We had an amazing stay at the Moolmanshoek lodge. Horse riding in the game reserve was spectacular. Dinner was amazing and they made a fire in our bedroom to keep us warm. Thanks to the owner and staff for this wonderful experience.
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A wonderful place to visit - only a short trip on the gravel road, awesome accommodation and beautiful reserve. Best of all - the people! Everyone is friendly and welcoming and they were always willing to accommodate our requests. We went there with a 2-year and he had a lot of
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I can only say WOW! We'll be back. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend. Everyone was VERY accommodating and helpful. As for the scenery, WOW! The horse riding was awesome despite my lack of experience. I'll do it again, what an adventurous experience? I can only strongly recommend
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Excellent! Can't wait to visit them again. Beautiful clean rooms, friendly staff, awesome views. Food was of good quality. Owners were friendly and interested in everyone staying at their lodge. Everything was just perfect.
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$111 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaFree StateFicksburg
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