In the 'hood, Thaba Nchu as a destination

As one reaches Thaba Nchu, 65 kilometres east of Bloemfontein and one of the oldest settlements in the Free State, it becomes fairly obvious where it got its name. The mountain that looms over the town of Botshabelo often falls into shadow whereupon it becomes a 'black mountain' or Thaba’Nchu, as the Tswana name translates. The N8 between Bloemfontein and the Lesotho border conveniently passes ... cont.

Groothoek Dam Road, Thaba ‘Nchu, Motheo, Free State, 9780, South Africa

Directions to Black Mountain Hotel

From Johannesburg
Take the N1 towards Bloemfontein 93km from Ventersburg turn left towards Verkeerdevlei/Tweespruit S28°46.939’ E026°42.700’ – DO NOT TURN OFF AT WINBURG as directed by some SAT NAV Systems. Travel on the R703 which becomes the R709 for 76km and turn right on to the N8 at the Botshabelo / Hobhouse intersection - S29°12.891’ E027°01.563’ Travel 19km towards Thaba ‘Nchu / Botshabelo / Bloemfontein and turn left at the Maria Moroka Nature Reserve sign – S29°13.912’ E026°49.884’ Travel 16 km on the S109 which becomes the S873 and arrive at the Black Mountain Leisure & Conference Hotel – S29°18’31.2” E026°51’20.9”

From Cape Town / Bloemfontein
Travel on the N1 and take the Nelson Mandela off ramp N8 (South East) and travel through Bloemfontein on Nelson Mandela drive towards, Maseru / Botshabelo / Thaba‘Nchu past the Bloemfontein Airport. Travel for 61 km from the Bloemfontein Airport and turn right, away from the town of Thaba ‘Nchu towards the Maria Moroka Nature Reserve – Travel 16 km on the S109 which becomes the S873 and arrive at the Black Mountain Leisure & Conference Hotel.

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