Welcome To Black Mountain Hotel

Welcome to Black Mountain Leisure & Conference Hotel which offers luxury and elegance in the heart of the Maria Moroka Nature Reserve. The elegantly furnished rooms are set in spectacular surroundings. The hotel offers 118 en-suite rooms which include two suites, all elegantly furnished and decorated. Each room is equipped with a TV with 12 DStv channels and all the necessary modern conveniences. The rooms are constructed in four levels with private gardens or balconies and the majority of the rooms face the mountain and dam. Dining facilities include the Moroka Restaurant which offers buffets, Ã la carte and light meals with room service available 18 hours a day. The lounge terrace and pool bar also offer light meals and refreshments. Conference facilities are also available and guests have a choice of nine venues with state-of-the-art facilities from a 16-seater to a 550-seater in cinema style. The Maria Moroka Nature Reserve is home to rhino, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, a host of different antelope species, as well as abundance of bird life. It overlooks the Groothoek Dam and the Thaba ‘Nchu Mountain which are ideal for fishing, bird watching and game drives. Other leisure activities can be enjoyed such as tennis, paintball, relaxing by the lovely pool and horse riding. For those looking to be pampered, visit the spa and sauna. A cinema and children’s entertainment are also provided.


Television DSTV Air-conditioning Coffee & Tea making facilities En-suite Bathroom with shower & bath Amenities Room Service



Restaurant Colour Television Swimming Pool Tennis court Facilities for the disabled Waterskiing Air-conditioning Bar Parking Satellite TV Horse-riding Birding Indoor games Game viewing Nature Reserve Sauna / Steam Snooker / Pool Fishing Boma Mini Golf Volleyball Sunset Cruise No Pets Saloon Bar Cinema




The Maria Moroka Nature Reserve was declared in 1982 and all buildings and fences cleared by 1985. An area of + 6000 hectares is enclosed by nearly 30 km of fencing making it home to Rhino, Buffalo, Wildebeest, Zebra, Jackal and a host of different antelope species as well as abundance of bird life. The grassland area provides grazing whilst the trees and bushes provide food and protection. The Groothoek Dam and pools provides drinking water through the dry winter months and is home to many species of fish and otters, but no crocodiles or hippo. One of the unique features of this reserve is the Thaba ‘Nchu Mountain meaning Black Mountain (2138 m) in the north and Groothoek Dam which lies at the southern point of the natural amphitheatre formed by surrounding hills. Variety of grass, flowers, shrubs, succulents and trees are to be found in this combination of vegetation types, which are an exception to the common vegetation of the region.



Area Information

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 through the southern parts of the town, which makes it easy to reach, and it is fairly popular with Bloemfontein residents head, who head out here over weekends to the Thaba’Nchu Sun Casino resort, where there is a casino, resort and an adjacent game farm that provide hours of entertainment. There is little else out here, other than the grave of Chief Moroko, the founder of the Sotho nation and a friend of the Voortrekkers, and a farm called Marseilles, which used to belong to a Lady Mary Grosvenor (she and her family also owned most of London), who only stayed here roughly once a year. But it is principally the resort and the game farm that draw people, that and the immediate sense of wide skies and open country so close to a city.





Make your bookings at Black Mountain Hotel telephonic or by email details follow:

More info on Black Mountain Hotel visit (no online bookings online as we reserved all 115 hotel room & 10 self catering cottages for the event).

Please find below rates for the BMC Challenge:

Accommodation Package Single One Night: POA
Accommodation Package Sharing One Night: POA

Accommodation Package Single, minimum Two Night Stay: PAO per night
Accommodation Package Sharing, minimum Two Night Stay: PAO per night

Reference: BMC
Hotel Bookings: +27 82 365 5840

Rates above subject to change and for 2019 race participants only.

Contact Details of Hotel

Groothoek Dam Road
Thaba ‘Nchu District

Tel: +27 82 365 5840 ‎


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Hotel Manager:  Peter Leonard | Cell: +27 79 637 5556

Hotel GPS Co-ordinates:
South 29º 18 Minutes 31.2 Seconds
East 26º 51 Minutes 20.9 Seconds