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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Amazing scenery, great accommodation, good food and friendly hosts. This is a great place to spend time with, and to reconnect with that special person in your life and your Creator. Thank you Wiesman and Mafie

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

Dear davidjL9986KT, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback. It is very important to us to fully satisfy our guests' every need. Experiences and feedback like yours is the reason we do what we do. We are extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and most of all, had time to...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Unsurpassed tranquility on a horse farm. The dinner served in their small restaurant was really good, and the staff was accommodating and friendly. A definite for couples looking to relax without any wifi and/or Internet and cellphone reception.

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

Dear Murial123, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your valued feedback with us. We really feel humbled by your experience with us, as it is our goal to fully satisfy our guests' every need. It also is quite refreshing to know that our tranquil surroundings are ranked higher than the lack of WIFI and cellphone reception,...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My husband and myself recently moved to Johannesburg, South Africa and needed some calm days out of the city to regain our energy and to chill between Christmas and New Years. If I regret anything that that we didn't stay a whole week. The location and the whole valley are amazing, the sights are gorgeous and the silence and beauty...

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

Dear G8413PZjan, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your valued feedback. We are extremely happy to, 1st of all, hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and 2nd of all, that you will be returning. It is not only our goal to fully satisfy our guests' every need, but also to have our guests...

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We sort of found this place by accident. Unbelievable place to stay. Food was amazing, nature was beautiful (especially on horseback), and hospitality superb. All at a very affordable price. Wish we could have stayed longer.

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

Dear bluetito, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your valued feedback. We are so happy that you found us - by accident or not - luckily we know that everything happens for a reason right? We are happy that the reason was for you to relax in our surroundings, and enjoy our hospitality and facilities...

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We drove down in our "little old lady" known as Rotkappchen! My hubby and I are seasoned road trippers and love finding little hidden gems!. This one was gifted to us by our friends as a 50th birthday gift and gosh do they know us well. The setting is simply out of this world. Although we are not equestrians, the...

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

Dear Kieka2014, Thank you so much for not only giving us your valued feedback, but for sharing your special 50th birthday story with us! So being the curious bunch we are, we 1st had to google the meaning of your little lad's name, Rotkappchen, and we really enjoyed the outcome of "Little Red Riding Hood." We are also so thankful...

Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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...

Reviewed 16 November 2016

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...

Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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...

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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...

Reviewed 2 November 2016 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,...

Pretoria, South Africa
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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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...

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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 

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Address: Ficksburg 9730, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Ficksburg
Price Range: RM553 - RM700 (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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“Rooms facing the mountain are better. I would not recommend Courtyard Rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Kieka2014, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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