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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

Horse Safari Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve

Horse Safari – Facilities for 2-15 riders, accompanied by a well-trained guide

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!

Moolmanshoek is situated a mere 3½ hours drive from Johannesburg, 4 hours drive from Pretoria, 2½ hours from Bloemfontein, 20km from Rosendal and 35km from Ficksburg, which is on the Lesotho border.

Horse Safari Options: Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve, Free State (South Africa)

1.) Full Day Horse Safari: about 6 hours

2.) Half Day Horse Safari: about 3 hours
 
3.) Two hours Horse Safari

4.) Per Hour Horse Safari

5.) 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

Location of the Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve, Free State (South Africa)

Moolmanshoek is situated in the district of Ficksburg, Eastern Free State, South Africa. Within viewing distance of Visierskerf (2407m) the third highest mountain range in South Africa.  Moolmanshoek is situated a mere 3½ hours drive from Johannesburg, 4 hours drive from Pretoria, 2½ hours from Bloemfontein, 20km from Rosendal and 35km from Ficksburg, which is on the Lesotho border.

The reserve comprises 3 000 hectares of the breathtaking Moolmanshoek 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 decends to a grassy valley of underbrush that accomodates over 230 bird species. The basin itself is home to a variety of Plains Game that include Springbuck, Black Wildebeest, Blesbuck, Zebra, Ostrich and many other 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 on horseback. The South African Boerperd and Endurance Arab horses are born and bred in the valley and more than 200 make Moolmanshoek their home.

The Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve was declared a National Heritage Site in 1994, 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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