Mooi River

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Mooi River - Natal Midlands

Mooi River takes its name from the Afrikaans. The early settlers were so impressed by the natural beauty of the river that they called it mooi (pretty). During the second Boer War, Mooi River was the scene of minor engagements and a 1500 bed military hospital was established. Stretches of the Mooi River offer boating facilities whilst the upper reaches of the Mooi are a fly fishermans paradise.

Further upstream, the Mooi River Falls are a marvellous site when the river is in flood. Outside the town, the Craigieburn Dam has camping sites and picnic spots. The predominant occupation in the area is dairying and stock farming.

The Mooi River area is home to several of South Africas finest stud farms of which several offer tours to visitors. The king of the local stud farms is Summerhill (0333 31314) which attracts clients from around the world and has won numerous awards. Visits take around an hour. For those who are looking for a convenient pitstop, the old station has been converted into the Station Masters Arms.

Mooi River is part of the Midlands Meander the most interesting attractions being The Linen Loft and Sharrow Weaving.

The Mooi River Transitional Local Council, PO Box 47, Mooi River 3300, 033 2631221 (+fx)

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 and around Mooi River

Dalton Private Reserve    accommodation in Mooi River
Your own Private African Retreat, Dalton Private Reserve offers you the exclusive use of its 7000 acre estate, your time here tailored to create the experience you want from Africa.There are three accommodation experiences at Dalton Private Reserve, ... More

Hartford House    accommodation in Mooi River
Home to the family of the last prime minister of the Colony of Natal, Hartford House is situated on South Africa’s most famous thoroughbred farm near Giant’s Castle. Chosen by the Rulers of Dubai as the location for their priceless stalli... More

Wild Berry Guest Farm    accommodation in Mooi River
On the Giants Castle Rd. Wild Berry, set in the heart of the Drakensberg is a birdwatchers dream. An ideal base to discover the local attractions, explore the farm or enjoy a game of chess or have a quiet (romantic) break. A unique experience.Set in ... More

Mount Lebanon Park    accommodation in Mooi River
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Fountain Hall Guest Farm    accommodation in Mooi River
The house is fully equipped for self catering. There is a lovely fire place in a large Lounge / Dinningroom area. It consists of 2 bedrooms. The main bedroom has a double bed, a single bed, a cot, walk in wardrobe and an on suite bathroom. The s... More

Sycamore Avenue Treehouse Lodge    accommodation in Mooi River
Sycamore Avenue Treehouses are situated at Hidcote, between Mooi River and Estcourt, within sight of the Drakensberg. We have five eccentric and romantic ‘Treehouses’; all are made by hand from local woods by the ingenious sculptor Bruce ... More

Gleneagles Manor House    accommodation in Mooi River
Gleneagles is situated in the heart of Mooi River, surrounded with four acres of meticulously maintained lawns and tall oak trees. It is centrally located within easy access from the N3 and other major routes, which affords you the opportunity to exp... More

Lords of the Manor    accommodation in Mooi River
The Lords of the Manor is a stately mansion, built in the late 19th Century offering the discerning guest the charm and elegance of a bygone era.  Set in the breathtaking Natal Midlands at Hidcote near Mooi River, it is the ideal venue for your ... More

Glenrock Game & Trout    accommodation in Mooi River
The property is a large (820 ha) Highveld Farm, only 2 hours drive from Durban. It is between Mooi River and Greytown off... More

Old Rearsby    accommodation in Mooi River
We are an established 4* bed and breakfast located outside Mooi river on the Hlatikulu road towards Giants Castle catering for guests who are in search of comfortable Country Style hospitality and living. Our humble, but luxury home consists of 5 pri... More




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