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Mooi River Tourism Information

Quick Facts: Mooi River

  • Mooi River takes its name from the Afrikaans language meaning 'pretty
  • During the second Boer War, Mooi River was the scene of minor engagements and a 1500 bed military hospital was established here
  • Several areas of the Mooi River provide boating facilities
  • Mooi River in KwaZulu-Natal is a fly fisherman's paradise
  • Mooi River Falls
  • Craigieburn Dam: camping sites and picnic spots
  • Mooi River area is home to several of South Africa's finest stud farms of which several offer tours to visitors
  • Summerhill Stud Farm
  • The Linen Loft and Sharrow Weaving
  • The Rhode Museum
  • Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse, Mooi River (Natal Midlands)
  • Hartford House, Mooi River (Natal Midlands)

Distance to Airport: 74 km

Distance to City: 42 km

Introducing Mooi River

Mooi River takes its name from the Afrikaans language.  The early settlers were so impressed by the natural beauty of the river that they called it 'mooi' which means pretty. During the second Boer War, Mooi River was the scene of minor engagements and a 1500 bed military hospital was established here.

Several areas of the Mooi River provide boating facilities whilst the upper reaches of the Mooi River in KwaZulu-Natal are a fly fisherman's paradise.  Further upstream, the Mooi River Falls are a magnificent site when the river is in flood. Outside the town, the Craigieburn Dam offers camping sites and picnic spots.

The predominant occupation in this region of South Africa is dairy and stock farming.  The Mooi River area is home to several of South Africa's finest stud farms of which several offer tours to visitors. One of them being Summerhill Stud Farm which attracts clients from around the world and has won numerous awards.Mooi River is part of the Midlands Meander the most interesting attractions being The Linen Loft and Sharrow Weaving. 

The Rhode Museum is in an old house owned by a local businessman - Edgar Rohde. There are displays covering dairying, polo, old Mooi River, a photographic display of Bruntville - the local African township, Zulu beadwork and other settler items.

Accommodation in / near Mooi River, Natal Midlands (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

There are many different accommodation options to choose from when visiting the spectacular Natal Midlands ranging from Guest Houses, Cottages and Bed & Breakfast places to Country Lodges, fine Hotels and Resorts.

  • Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
  • Hartford House
  • The Antbear Guest House located between Mooi River and Giants Castle
  • Sycamore Avenue: romantic treehouse accommodation
  • Wild Berry Guest Farm
  • Swiss Manor House: country manor accommodation on the Midlands Meander
  • Stonehaven: luxury farm cottage and suites KwaZulu Natal Midlands (Mooiriver, Estcourt)
  • Halls Country House
  • Greenfields Manor House
  • Dunroamin Country Guest House: located between Rosetta and Mooi River
  • Gleneagles Guesthouse in Mooi River, Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • Argyle Arms Country Hotel: in Mooi River, Natal Midlands
  • Broad Moor - Guesthouse & Self Catering Cottage
  • Midlands Saddle and Trout Resort
  • Old Reasby Farm Cottages
  • Sierra Ranch: sffordable family accommodation in cottages, challets and hotel rooms
  • Mountain View Country House: between Mooi River and Rosetta
  • De Hoek House
  • Riverbank Caravan Par
  • Waterhoek Holiday Chalets
  • Willowdale Cottage
  • Zulu Falls Game Lodge
  • Glencraig
  • Crane Valley Trust
  • Otters Creak
  • Waterside B&B
  • Tembela Country House
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