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Horse Safari Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve

Come and experience horseriding as never before in the spectacular Eastern Free State Mountains of South Africa. See breathtaking sights and large herds of game from horseback. Moolmanshoek breeds award-winning SA Boerperde and endurance horses with 300 horses being home in the Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve. It is an experience you will never forget!
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Horse Safari Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve Overview

Come and experience horseriding as never before in the spectacular Eastern Free State Mountains of South Africa. See breathtaking sights and large herds of the game from horseback. Moolmanshoek breeds award-winning SA Boerperde and endurance horses with 300 horses being home in the Private Game Reserve. It is an experience you will never forget! Situated a mere 3½ hours drive from Johannesburg, 4 hours drive from Pretoria, 2½ hours from Bloemfontein, 20km from Rosendal and 35km from Vicksburg, which is on the Lesotho border.

Horse Safari Options:

  • Full Day Horse Safari: about 6 hours
  • Half Day Horse Safari: about 3 hours
  • Two hours Horse Safari
  • Per Hour Horse Safari

Overnight Horse Trails:

  • sleep in a cave or mountain hut
  • minimum booking of 4 people
  • including dinner, breakfast, soft drinks and accommodation
  • excluding: horse safari and sleeping bag

Moolmanshoek is in the district of Ficksburg, Eastern Free State, South Africa. Within viewing distance of Visierskerf (2409m) the third highest mountain range in South Africa.  Moolmanshoek is a mere 3½ hours drive from Johannesburg, 4 hours drive from Pretoria, 2½ hours from Bloemfontein, 22km from Rosendal and 36km from Ficksburg, which is on the Lesotho border.

The reserve comprises 3 010 hectares of the breathtaking valley. This valley lies in a horseshoe formed by the Witteberg mountains (2 410 m above sea level) that feeds several mountain streams in the valley floor below. The water descends to a grassy valley of underbrush that accommodates over 232 bird species. The basin itself is home to a variety of Plains Game that includes Springbuck, Black Wildebeest, Blesbuck, Zebra, Ostrich and many others that are historically indigenous to the area.

Use one of the "kieries" for a leisurely stroll across the valley floor or go on a relaxing ride by horse cart or horseback. The South African Boerperd and Endurance Arab horses are born and bred in the valley, and more than 210 make Moolmanshoek their home. The Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve was declared a National Heritage Site in 1993, mainly because of the rare African Bamboo that grows in the valley. Other activities offered at Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve, Free State (South Africa):

  • Game Drives
  • Night Game Drives
  • Fly-Fishing and Fishing
  • Abseiling
  • High Ropes course
  • General Hiking
  • Moolmanshoek Hiking Trails
  • 4x4 Scenery trips
  • Mountain Biking
  • Meerkat experience
  • Horse riding experience
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