Activities on the reserve

  • Game viewing - View game from your own motor vehicle, mountain bike, quad bike, horseback or by hiking on one of our trails or roads.

  • Hunting - Please see the hunting specific page for more information.

  • 4x4 Trails - Under development are two trails called the Mountain Route and Valley Route.

  • Hiking trails - Please see the trails specific page for more information.

  • Quad biking - Bring your own quad bike and use any of our roads to view game.

  • Mountain biking - Mountain bikers are welcome to use any of our trails and roads or to venture out on the farm roads in the district.

  • Fly-fishing and Fishing - Carp and bass are available in two large dams.  Bring your own rod.

  • Rowing on any of the dams.  Bring a canoe or small boat and row on any of our dams.  The largest dam being 450 metres in length.

  • Photography - The unparalleled beauty of the reserve and the area also attracts many painters and other artists.

  • Bird watching - At least 125 species have already been identified.

  • Target shooting - Bring your own handgun, rifle or air rifle and practise on our shooting range.

  • Horseback riding - Explore the reserve on horseback through guided outrides.

  • Abseiling and rock climbing - Bring your own equipment.

  • Stargazing - With unpolluted skies and some extremely dark nights stargazing is a real treat.

Activities and attractions in the area

The Eastern Free State, is undoubtedly the core of the Free State province, encapsulating the essence of its diversity. It is here that the Maluti Mountains meet those of the Drakensberg to form a rugged sandstone backdrop to an area that contains: charming towns, despite the distance between them that include Clarens; undulating hills, battle sites, first rate fly fishing, the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, and the annual Ficksburg cherry festival.   Be sure to visit Fouriesburg, 2013 town of the year.

Resting between the Orange River in the south and the Vaal River in the north, the Eastern Free State (Thabo Mofutsanyana) boasts a rugged and mountainous area in the east that is completely contrary to the Free State image of endless maize fields and dry, blue skies.  These served the Basotho people (people of the peaks) who used the caves and slopes of the Maluti Mountains as hideaways and a means of defence in years gone by.

The valleys, by contrast, are densely vegetated, through which hiking trails effortlessly provide one with breathtaking scenery.

The Golden Gate National Park, the Free State’s only national park, lies in the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains, close to Clarens.

The Qwa-Qwa National Park, which merged with Golden Gate Highlands national park, includes the Basotho cultural village and other historical highlights such as the Van Reenen family graveyard.

Some twenty seven farms near Fouriesburg claim instances of Bushman rock art, Tweespruit boasts the Claerhout Art Gallery, Bethlehem, the commercial centre of Thabo Mofutsanyana is also home to the Wolhuterskop Nature Reserve, and November is the time to visit Ficksburg for the famous cherry festival.


The charming town Rosendal with its well known theatre was originally a farming town and just across the border from Ficksburg is Lesotho which offers numerous attractions like the Katse Dam and Afri-Ski Resort.

Please see our links page for more information.

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