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A private nature reserve of over 3 500 hectares, Moolmanshoek was developed from a conservation area into a natural heritage site.

It is situated in the district of Ficksburg in the Eastern Free State at the foot of the Witteberge.

Enjoy the rich wild- and bird life or experience the hiking trails on and around the farm.

Fishing in the clear spring water or experiencing breathtaking views from horseback are but few of the activities available on the farm.

For the adventure lovers there is the Visierskerf 4 x 4 Eco-Route and a variety of hiking trails.

Relax in the thatched-roofed restaurant, with its excellent cuisine and bar facilities ending off your day in one of the luxury modern sandstone suites for a peaceful night`s sleep.

Steeped in rich history dating from before the Great Trek, the farm is skillfully managed by its friendly staff.

Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve charges a Resort Entry Fee of R75 per person.

Area Info:

Moolmanshoek is situated in the Witteberg mountain range between the towns of Ficksburg and Rosendal, Eastern Free State, South Africa.  The reserve covers an area of 3300 hectares and is a Natural Heritage site (No 199).


Moolmanshoek is situated a mere 3½ hours drive from Johannesburg, 4 hours drive from Pretoria, 2½ hours from Bloemfontein.  The closest town is Rosendal (20 km away), while Ficksburg, which is on the Lesotho border, is 35 km away.


Horse Riding  -  Facilities for 2 - 12 riders accompanied by an experienced guide - 1 hour to 3 day trips. (Extra cost)

Bird Watching  -  The Moolmanshoek conservancy hosts more tham 230 kinds of species providing a challenge for the avid bird watcher.

Abseiling  -  There are two challenging sandstone cliffs - the highest of 40 meters. (Extra cost)

Fishing  -  Enjoy fishing in natural spring water. Black Bass and Carp. Bring your own rod. (Extra cost)

Game drives  -  Accompanied by a local guide. Guests are likely to encounter Black Wildebeest, Zebra, Springbuck (including the unique Black Springbuck), Ostrich, Rhebuck, Steenbuck, Duiker, Fellowdeer and varieties of Blessbuck (including the rare White Blessbuck). (Extra cost)

Gorge hiking  -  Enjoy the sandstone gorge with a refreshing shower under a spring water fall.

Donkey car rides  -  Experience it the way the locals do it.

Canoeing  -  Enjoy our dam and the surrounding scenery.

Hiking  -  Various trails.

Rooms and Units Available:

A well designed Sandstone Lodge with 11 en-suite bedrooms. Most suites have fireplaces or Queen Ann stoves.

There are also a pool room, honesty bar, library and a sun room available for the guests in the Lodge.

En-suite bedrooms with panel heaters.
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

En-suite bedrooms. Most suites have fireplaces or Queen Ann stoves, executive suites are equipped with underfloor heating.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Family Suite
The Family Suite has 1 Queen Bed and 2 Twin Beds for children under 16.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Standard Queen
Stoep And Fireplace with Queen bed with ensuite bathroom
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Standard Twin
En-suite bedrooms. Most suites have fireplaces or Queen Ann stoves. Twin beds.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
No Pets Allowed
Horse Trail

Cancellation Policy:

* Non arrival - no refund
* Less than 7 days - no refund
* From 7-14 days - forfeit 75% of deposit
* From 15-28 days - forfeit 50% of deposit
* 4 weeks or more notice - subject to a 10% handling fee

Terms and Conditions

•  Rates are quoted in South African Rand and are inclusive of VAT @ 15% and tourism levy @1%.
•  Subject to availability.

•  All rates quoted are subject to change without prior notice, however fully paid bookings will be honoured.
•  All preferred rates are subject to availability and may not apply during special town events/peak periods.
•  Special rates and discounts can NEVER be combined.

•  Accommodation in specified room type.
•  Meals as specified in rate.
•  Panoramic scenery by mountain bike as well as various hiking trails.
•  Free Wi-Fi in public areas.

•  All Bar items such as soft drinks, local & imported beers, spirits, wines, etc.
•  Personal purchases.

•  Transfers
•  Personal insurance
•  Meals not included in the rate.
•  Activities offered, which include: horse riding, game drives, Bushmen painting viewing, picnic in the field, fly-fishing, bird watching, mountain biking, hiking trails, slip & slide experience, abseiling & high rope course.
•  Spa Treatments

•  Guests are required to sign an indemnity form on arrival.
•  Check-in is from 14h00 until 18h00 and check-out is before 10h00.
•  Moolmanshoek Gate closes at 18h00.  A late entrance fee of R250 per vehicle will be charged up to 21h00 and R500 for entry until 23h00.

•  Insurance: We recommend that all guests have sufficient travel insurance to cover injury, medical costs, emergency evacuation, repatriation, loss or damage to personal belongings and cancellation.

•  Children under the age of 2 stay free of charge with own camping cot, but pay for meals.
•  Children aged 3-11, stay on a mattress and pay R450.00 inclusive of breakfast, but excluding dinner.
•  Children aged 11 and younger pay 75% of adult rate, when staying in their own room.
•  Children aged 13 and above, pay the full adult rate.

•  A deposit of 50% of the total accommodation charge is required for direct bookings.
•  Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival.
•  Retail Agents and Tour Operators are to prepay in full, unless otherwise arranged.
•  We accept all credit cards, except American Express and Diners.
•  With group bookings and exclusive use of the lodge bookings, a 25% non-refundable deposit is required at the date of confirmation.
•  Full payment 30 days prior to arrival.


Moolmanshoek is situated on the R70 road, within viewing distance of Visierkerf, the 7th highest mountain in South Africa.

From Ficksburg
On the Ficksburg / Fouriesburg road, turn left on the R70 to Rosendal for 29 km.

Turn right on the S384 for 7,5 km to Langesnek.

Turn off when you see the Langesnek sign, 300m before the Moolmanshoek entrance.

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Children Policy

CHILDREN - We do accommodate children. 

a) Mattress in room for children.

Suite 2,3,4,8,13 is suitable for parents and a child on a mattress.

Children under 2 years have complimentary accommodation with own camping cot, pay for meals.

Children 3-11 years pay R450 including B & B, pay extra for meals.

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  • Accommodation Type: Guest Farm
  • Sleeps: 28
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM