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About Mooi River

People arrive for the clean country air, since Mooi River is almost 1400m above sea level. Established in 1921, the attractive town of Mooi River (pretty river) has the national highway between Johannesburg and Durban running down its middle. It’s the gateway to the central Drakensberg (... read more

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pet friendly, bed and breakfast, boutique hotels, cottages, game lodges, guest farms, guest houses, hotels, self catering.

12 accommodation listings in Mooi River. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Kamberg Valley Hideaway

Cottages, Self Catering in Mooi River

Kamberg Valley Hideaway provides luxury, self-catering accommodation in the Drakensberg, on a 27-hectare smallholding...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher
WiFi
Internet access

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R880.0

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The Lords of the Manor

Boutique Hotels, Hotels in Mooi River

Each of the 19 en-suite bedrooms is uniquely and tastefully furnished. Selected rooms boast their own fireplaces and ...

Swimming Pool
Internet access

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R1150.0

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The Farm House Experience

Cottages, Self Catering in Mooi River

The Farm House Experience offers comfortable accommodation in rustic, cosy self-catering cottages at competitive and ...

Braai Area
Parking on Premises
Pet Friendly

FROM

R460.0

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Rearsby Farm B&B

Cottages in Mooi River

Situated on the brow of what was once known as Noble Hill, in the picturesque KwaZulu Natal Midlands and overlooking ...

Braai Area
Pet Friendly
Conference Facility
Parking on Premises
WiFi
Full Kitchen

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R695.0

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Riverside Manor

Self Catering in Mooi River

Riverside Manor is nestled at the foothills of the Drakensberg/Kamberg region. The property offers 20 beds in upmarke...

Braai Area
Parking on Premises
TV

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R90.0

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Zulu Waters Game Reserve

Game Lodges in Mooi River

Your own Private African Retreat, Zulu Waters Game Reserve offers you the exclusive use of its 7000 acre estate, your...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
Laundry facilities

FROM

R600.0

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Fountain Hall Guest Farm

Guest Farms in Mooi River

Fountain Hall Guest farm is a working Dairy farm situated seven kilometers from Mooi River nestled in the foothills o...

Braai Area
Laundry facilities
WiFi
TV

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R100.0

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Overdale Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Mooi River

Our Guesthouse consists of 3 double, en-suite and individually decorated bedrooms equipped with tea and coffee-making...

Braai Area
Parking on Premises
TV

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R1050.0

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Little Milton

Cottages, Self Catering in Mooi River

Little Milton is situated in the heart of the Midlands Meander and is set above its own trout dam, with wonderful wat...

Braai Area
TV

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R500.0

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Manwood Lodge

Self Catering in Mooi River

For country lovers who enjoy outstanding scenic beauty, open countryside with unimpeded views, fresh mountain air, fi...

Parking on Premises
Laundry facilities
Full Kitchen
TV

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R1280.0

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Glenrock Game & Trout Farm

Self Catering in Mooi River

The property is a large (620 ha) Highveld Farm, only 2 hours drive from Durban. It is between Mooi River and Greytown...

Conference Facility
Full Kitchen
Bar

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R235.0

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Hartford House

Guest Houses in Mooi River

Peering through one teakwood door at Hartford House, you face a Colonial world. Opening another, the distant sounds o...

Swimming Pool

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R810.0

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More info about Mooi River

People arrive for the clean country air, since Mooi River is almost 1400m above sea level. Established in 1921, the attractive town of Mooi River (pretty river) has the national highway between Johannesburg and Durban running down its middle. It’s the gateway to the central Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains) and from here the Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve is reached.

Mooi River is farming country, some of South Africa's top stud farms are located here. It was once the scene of skirmishes during the South African War and where the British located their military hospital in the hope that the fresh air would hasten recovery.

Mooi River is part of the Midlands Meander, an established and popular arts and crafts route. The town’s elevated position has panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, the days are warm to hot in summer and snow sometimes falls during winter.  

It’s relaxed country living surrounded by pastures, ravines and indigenous forest with the sparkling Mooi River the constant.

 

Top 5 reasons to visit Mooi River

1. You’re at the start of the Midlands Meander with easy access to the various nature reserves along the majestic Drakensberg range, ancient San rock art sites and unforgettable hiking routes.

2. Hire some gear and head to Picnic Rock to attempt fly fishing for the evasive wild brown trout in the pristine Mooi River waters.

3. Self-drive the Weenen Game Reserve north of Mooi River which has a variety of small mammals, antelope and the black and white rhino roaming the 6500ha park.

4. The Midlands Birding Route begins in the Drakensberg at the Giant’s Castle vulture hide for an opportunity to see the endangered Bearded Vulture. Other raptors on view include the Black Eagle and Cape Vulture.

5. Travel north to Griffin’s Hill on the old road to Estcourt to the site of bloody battles that took place in the 1800s between the British and the Boers and during the British-Zulu wars where thousands perished in the battlefields around Griffin’s Hill.

 

Transport

The nearest airport to Mooi River is King Shaka International Airport approximately 160km away. An alternate air route is via Newcastle, located 195km from Mooi River. Shuttle service companies operate at the airports, however, to best enjoy Mooi River and surrounds, hiring a car is the practical choice. To hire a vehicle, simply order one online.

 

Did you know?

Mooi River occasionally hosts the Indigenous Games, an initiative to keep longstanding legacy games alive. These games have been played for centuries by African tribespeople and Voortrekkers and the aim is to popularise them.

Trout occur naturally in the Mooi River as they favour cool water. If you find you aren’t able to land this fish, consider the air and water temperature; if it’s too hot, trout will not feed!

The rare bearded vulture’s diet consists mainly of bone. Being a scavenger, the bird collects bone from carcasses and drops them from height to shatter into pieces small enough to digest. Another name for the raptor is Lammergeier, which in German means Lamb Vulture, a misnomer as these birds do not hunt live prey.