In the 'hood, Ficksburg as a destination

Ficksburg is situated in the Eastern Free State between the Maluti Mountains. Ficksburg is the closest town to the Lesotho border. This small village is not only a busy trading town - but is well known for it's scenic game farms. The annual Cherry Festival is the longest running festival in South Africa and is held in November each year. Treat yourself to a visit to the largest cherry farm in ... cont.

On the R70 between Ficksburg and Rosendal, Ficksburg, 9730, Thabo Mofutsanyana, Free State, South Africa

Directions to Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve

From Gauteng (Johannesburg):
1. Take the N1 to Kroonstad. When passing Kroonstad, look for the R76 towards Bethlehem, then follow this road towards Steynsrus / Bethlehem.
2. At Steynsrus, turn right towards Senekal on the R720 and later left onto the R70. Drive through Senekal on the N5 towards Bethlehem.
3. Some 5 km beyond Senekal turn right onto the R70 to Ficksburg / Rosendal. Exactly 10 km past Rosendal, turn left onto the S384 gravel road when you see the Moolmanshoek sign. Continue for 7.5 km until you see the Moolmanshoek sign and entrance gate on the left.

From Durban:
1. At Harrismith, turn onto the N5 towards Bethlehem. In Bethlehem, turn left at Commissioner Street towards Fouriesburg / Ficksburg onto the R26.
2. 20km past Fouriesburg turn right onto the S385 at the brown signboard, showing Waterkloof/Nebo/Franshoek. Follow this gravel road for 20km. Just keep going straight - don’t turn anywhere - it will become the S384.
Note: This is a beautiful road over the mountain with lovely views, but if it is raining a lot, there can be some bad places. Unless you’re driving a 4x4 vehicle, we suggest you take option 3 below.
3. OR go straight on the tar road towards Ficksburg from Fouriesburg (for approximately 40 km). Some 3 km before Ficksburg, you turn right onto the R70 towards Rosendal. Continue straight for exactly 29km, then turn right onto the S384 just after the “Rosendal 10km” sign. Continue for 7,5 km until you see the Moolmanshoek sign and entrance gate on the left.

Scenic road via Clarens:
1. When approaching via Harrismith, turn left onto the R712 towards Phuthaditjhaba a few km outside Harrismith on your way to Bethlehem. This road passes the Sterkfontein Dam on route to Golden Gate.
2. Drive through Golden Gate National Park and just before Clarens, turn left onto the R711 towards Fouriesburg. At Fouriesburg, you turn left onto the R26 towards Ficksburg.
3. Then follow the directions as described above (“From Durban”) under point 2 and 3.

From Bloemfontein:
1. Take the N1 to Winburg. Just past Winburg, take the N5 offramp towards Senekal. Drive through Senekal on the N5 towards Bethlehem.
2. Some 5 km beyond Senekal, turn right onto the R70 to Ficksburg / Rosendal. Exactly 10 km past Rosendal, turn left onto the S384 gravel road when you see the Moolmanshoek sign. Continue for 7.5 km until you see the Moolmanshoek sign and entrance gate on the left.

From Ficksburg:
On the Ficksburg / Fouriesburg road, turn left onto the R70 towards Rosendal. Follow the road for 29km, then turn right onto the S384 and follow it for 7,5 km.

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