Maria Moroka Resort/Reserve

What climatic conditions can be expected?

The summers are sunny and warm and ideal for outdoor activities. The winters are cold, though the days are usually sunny.

The landscape, plants and animals

Situated at the foot of the Thaba ‘Nchu Mountain, the Moutloatse Setlogelo Dam is surrounded by the Maria Moroka Reserve. The undulating grassy plains embraced by wooded hills, with the mountain standing guard in the north, is our own Serengeti.

The clear night sky with millions of stars so close you may touch them, earned this area the name of “BIG SKY COUNTRY”

Well-known wildlife species such as zebra, red hartebeest, buffalo and giraffe are found here. More than a hundred species of birds, including a variety of aquatic­ species, have been recorded in the Reserve, and large flocks of blue crane can, from time to time, be seen.

Fish species include carp, barbel, yellow fish and mudfish.

What facilities are available?

The day visitor to the Reserve/Resort will find a well designed hall, picnic area with braai facilities and an ablution block for your convenience next to the office.

  • Fully equipped 6 luxurious self catering chalets with carport and braai areas:
  • Five 4-bed chalets – 1 double bed and two single beds per room @ R800.00 per chalet
  • 1 x Rondavel chalet – four single beds @ R400.00 per chalet

Recreational activities

  • The Moutloatse Setlogelo Dam is a popular angling area, for angling competitions. (Clubs)
  • Day and night wildlife sightseeing tours       (Hotel)
  • Functions in a traditional Tswana stone lapa are arranged by the Black Mountain Hotel.
  • Luxurious accommodation, as well as a variety of activities such as tennis, mini golf, are available at the Black Mountain Hotel.

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Who do I contact?

Mr Ephraim Bulawa: Acting Resort Manager                                                               Mr Jurie van Zyl

Maria Moroka Resort                                                                                                          Maria Moroka Reserve

PO. Box 246                                                                                                                          P.o. Box 246

Thaba Nchu                                                                                                                          Thaba Nchu


Tel:               051 – 873 2427                                                                                               Tel:      051 – 873 2427

Fax:              051 – 873 2466                                                                                              Fax:     051 – 873 2466

Cell:              084 400 5036                                                                                                Cell:     083 770 4400

Email:                                                                           Email:

What, where, when?

Hours – Gate:  07h30 – 19h00

Office:               07h30 – 19h00

The Park is located on N8 approximately 80km east of Bloemfontein alongside the popular Thaba ‘Nchu Black Mountain Hotel.