Whether you’re looking for a quiet getaway or a weekend of thrills, Sierra caters for the relaxed sightseer and adrenaline junkie alike.
The tranquil Mooi River runs directly through the Lodge and the three resident dams are favourites of local fishermen. In the midst of sprawling country serenity, motorbikes test their limits on our famed motocross track.
Sierra Resort offers an extensive mixture of activities to suit all ages.
- Mountain Bike & Running trails
- Off Road Motor biking
- River Flow (depends on water flow)
- Tennis Court
- Volleyball Court
- 5 a side Soccer Pitch (no markings)
- Putt-Putt Course
- Board games
- Swing ball
- Horse riding
- Kids Playground
- Large swimming pool
- Pool Table
- Indoor kids entertainment area
- Table Tennis
- Paintball (R150 for 100 balls)
- X-box (R100 deposit)
in Estcourt (25.3 km from Mooi River)
Wagendrift Dam is a picturesque dam named after a drift through the Bushmans River used by transport wagons on their to the Witwatersrand goldfields. The dam is surrounded by the Wagendrift reserve, a protected area.
Boating and fishing are the main activities. There is a 3 km self-guided trail along the Bushmans River. Look out for fish eagle and black eagle which nest in the reserve. Species of fish include bluegill, bass, carp, eel and the occasional trout.
Nelson Mandela Memorial Capture Site
in Howick (34.1 km from Mooi River)
The Nelson Mandela Memorial, at Madiba’s Capture Site, marks the 50-year anniversary of what began Nelson Mandela’s “long walk to freedom”. A highly acclaimed sculpture by artist Marco Cianfanelli is centre point of the Memorial Site.
Fort Nottingham Museum
in Fort Nottingham (25.2 km from Mooi River)
Fort Nottingham is very quiet and there’s not much to do except visit the smallest town hall in South Africa – it’s more like a medium-sized garden shed – and spend an hour or so in the museum that’s now housed in the old fort.
Fort Nottingham derives its name from Nottingham shire’s Regiment – the 45th ‘Sherwood Foresters’, who were stationed there in 1856. This fort was originally developed when a body of troops manned it to protect settlers in the foothills of the Drakensberg from Bushman or San cattle raids. Visitors can visit the Fort Nottingham Museum located 15 km southwest of Nottingham Road.
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00. Closed Monday to Tuesday.
The annual Bell’s Fort Nottingham Highland and Traditional Games are held on the grounds of Fort Nottingham (8 km from the village). The festival encompasses events, exhibitors, food stalls, highland dancing and athletic games typically found at the Breamar Games in Scotland.