In the 'hood, Mooi River as a destination

Mooi River is 160km from Durban and 64km from Pietermaritzburg. Mooi River is a farming and textile centre which was originally named Lawrenceville after the Irish farmer who formalised its settlement during the 1800s. Mooi River took its name from the Voortrekker description of its river - "mooi" '(translates as pretty). In Zulu, however, the river is Mpofana, meaning "Place of the Eland" ... cont.

Giants Castle Road, Mooi River, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to ZuluWaters Game Reserve

FROM DURBAN
• Take the N3 Northbound
• About 140km from Durban, take the “Mooi River South” offramp
• Follow the “Giants Castle” signs through Mooi River
• Continue along the Giants Castle Rd for approximately 25km
• When you see the “Moor Park 12km” sign, turn right onto a dirt road
• Continue along the dirt road for about 7km past Gates 3 and 2
• Turn left in Gate 1(Main Gate)
• The main lodge is 3km from the gate (Speed limit 40km/hour)

FROM KING SHAKA AIRPORT
• From King Shaka International Airport take the N2 towards Durban
• After 24km take exit 165, following the signs to Pietermaritzburg/Johannesburg
• Take the N3 towards Pietermaritzburg/Johannesburg
• About 140km from Durban, take the “Mooi River South” off ramp
• Follow the “Giants Castle” signs through Mooi River
• Continue along the Giants Castle Rd for approximately 25km
• When you see the “Moor Park 12km” sign, turn right onto a dirt road
• Continue along the dirt road for about 8km past Gates 3 and 2
• Turn left in Gate 1(Main Gate)
• The main lodge is 3km from the gate (Speed limit 40km/hour)

FROM JOHANNESBURG
• From Johannesburg take the N3 towards Durban
• Take the Estcourt Giants Castle off ramp (Exit 175) – about 400km from Johannesburg
• Turn right at the top of the off ramp towards Giants Castle/Wembezi
• After approximately 200m turn left onto a dirt road towards “Moor Park”
• Keep left, over a cattle grid, past Greystone into Moor Park with Wagendrift dam on your left
• Continue for approximately 7km
• Cross over a single-lane metal bridge on the Bushman’s River
• Continue for about 1.5km and turn right into Gate 1 (Main Gate)
• The main lodge is 3km from the Main Gate (Speed limit 40km/hr)

Amenities in the area

  • Business Services (0 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (22 km)
  • Car Hire (22 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (22 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (22 km)
  • Grocery Store (22 km)
  • Laundromat (22 km)
  • Post Office (22 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (22 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (25 km)
  • Bus Line (25 km)
  • Airport (100 km)
  • Shopping Mall (100 km)
  • Train Station (100 km)

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Clay pidgeon shooting
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cultural experiences
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Game viewing
  • Helicopter Flips
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)

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