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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the best ever birthday wish come true. Wow this was amazing weekend for the whole family. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Even the people camping there were awesome people. I will definity come and visit again

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

Dear 319chantelled, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback and for choosing us as your preferred birthday weekend destination. We are extremely happy to hear that we could be part of a birthday wish come true, and most of all, that you will be returning! Please be sure that you will be welcomed by the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a 3-night stay at Moolmanshoek with friends to celebrate our wedding anniversary after getting married there a few years ago. It is still just as amazing and special as ever. Incredible scenery, great service and the best food ever!

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

Dear Katdn, These are the type of stories and feedback we live for - guests becoming family, returning in every season of their life! THANK YOU for not only taking the time to give us your valued feedback, but for choosing us as your wedding destination, as well as keeping us a part of your love story! We look forward... More 

Bloemfontein, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moolmanshoek proved to be an outstanding venue for a very special occasion. Every detail was efficiently dealt with and contributed to a blessed and festive celebration. The stunning outdoor settings, excellent food and bonus of the memorable horse "charge" stand out among many special memories. I highly recommend the venue for a private breakaway or wedding such as ours. Thanks... More 

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Dear johhncecilleb - Father of the bride, Thank you for choosing us as the wedding destination for your daughter's special day. It was such a privilege to be a part of your beautiful weekend, and being able to contribute to your special memories. Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback, as well as for your... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful accommodation with amazone landscape. The picnic in the wild was a great romantic moment and the horse riding excursion was a beautiful ride. The horses are strong and easy riding, and the instructor was very professional. I am planning to come back very soon

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

Dear Lea G, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your picninc, surroundings and the horseback ride. Wiesman takes pride in his horses, as well as the guest experience he is able to create. We are extremely happy to hear that you will be back soon,... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

What an amazing place, beautiful! Really worth the visit, we enjoyed the fresh air, the beauty of the place the quietness, beautiful night skies and full moon. Mafi and her team is very well organized and looked after us so well. The food was delicious. A must if you in this part of the world.

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

Dear W0ZLamyd, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback, but most of all for choosing us as your breakaway destination. We are extremely happy to hear that you found us to be amazing, as it is exactly these types of guest experiences Mafi and the rest of our team works towards. We hope to welcome... More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 24 October 2016

From the time we pulled on to the property, we received truly great service from everyone there; the staff seemed to be able to anticipate what you wanted and went out of their way to make your experience special. The room we stayed in was amazing, #4, with a balcony overlooking the mountains. The food was 5 star, and the... More 

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Boroughbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A group of five of us from the UK chose to book a week riding here through In the Saddle. We have a riding week abroad most years but this was our first outside Europe. The whole experience made the long journey worthwhile. It was superb and faultless. The horses were amazing, so sure footed and well schooled. Nicole, Antoin... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

My friends and I loved our short trip to Moolmanshoek where the scenery and serenity are more than 5 stars. The meals were magnificent and the staff just perfectly present. Thanks you for a memorable stay.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We drove quite a way from the Antbear Lodge in the northern berg to get here. The lodges comfort and food somewhat justified the effort in getting here. The family run establishment since several generations is great with tranquility and beautiful dry vegetation at the time we visited. The staff were all caring and early breakfast was no trouble considering... More 

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A very special place with very special people in Wiesman and Mafie. A "must do" get-away for everyone. On horse back, bike, 4x4 or on foot, you have to experience it for yourself. It will feed your soul!

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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 

Additional Information about Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve

Address: Ficksburg 9730, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Ficksburg
Price Range: ₹ 5,130 - ₹ 9,575 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles N2169SCstephenh, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Horseriding a must and the 4x4 routes are breathtaking.”
 of 5 bubbles Tanja606, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rondavel if you want to be alone, private and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Mariaptravels, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Choose either room 14 or 15 if you have a family. And the for the best views!”
 of 5 bubbles HeidiinDurbs, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Take your pick. It ask for room 4 when booking. In winter, the honeymoon suite has a fire place. It's a must”
 of 5 bubbles ArthurS110, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
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