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Welcome to Secret Hideaways. For leisure time, you can relax on the stoep or enjoy the winter sun by reading that long awaited novel or magazine. Here at Mooikloof Self Catering Farmhouse in Touwsberg Private Nature Reserve you have the opportunity to watch animals and birds either from horseback (please pre-book), hiking in the veld, cycling with your mountain bike or on a safari drive with your sedan or 4x4. If a picnic in the veld, bird watching at one of the 9 dams or fishing is more your style, then Touwsberg is the place for you. For the more adventurous person, kloofing, canoeing, 4x4 drives are also on offer. When last did you swim in a fresh water reservoir or go for a ride on a donkey-car (also to be pre-booked)? Secret Hideaways – Klein Karoo offers a place of Tranquillity, peace and quiet, away from the every-day-rush where family can spend time with each other and at the same time get in touch with the real self again. All this under the blue skies of the Karoo with only the song of birds to wake you up and put you to sleep under the diamond stutted nights in a Safe Environment.

Whether you enjoy to be quiet or want to keep the kids busy, you will find it here; For the adventures’ ones there is 4X4 Routes, Horses, Hiking Paths, Swimming, Canoeing, Kloofing In Season, CYCLInG on the many gravel roads around Touwsberg with breath taking nature scenes all over. Apart from the 4 floral Kingdoms that is to be found in the area, it is also rich in selection of Birds that is to been seen here. There is 15 bigger game types at Touwsberg Private Game & Nature Reserve and at Rietfontein you will find Kudu and Springbok, apart from the smaller species that naturally is found in the region. Accommodation wise, there is Self-Catering Farmhouses, Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Cottages, Backpackers and Camping to choose form. Each house/unit has its own characteristics, choose the one that fit your specific needs the best and book now as it may be full to close to the date.

Detailed map of Area

Detailed map of Area

GPS Coordinates

S 33°34'0"
E 20°58'0"


Important Information

What to Do

  • Hiking, Jogging, Cycling
  • Kloofing, Mountaineering, Bouldering
  • Horse Riding, Donkey Cart Trips
  • Bird watching, Fishing, Canoeing
  • Picnics, Swimming, Game Watching
  • 4x4 Drives

What we Offer

  • Clear fountain water on tap
  • Braai wood for sale @ stand at entrance R25 per bag
  • Blue Karoo sky and starlit nights
  • Raw nature
  • Donkey drives, please arrange with Agent
  • Horse riding, please arrange with Agent

What you Need

  • Binoculars for bird and game watching, Hiking shoes; Torch; Pocket guide to: Karoo plants; Birds; and Mammals of South Africa
  • A good book; Playing Cards; and Board Games
  • Personal Items; Clothing; Food; and Beverages – nearest town 40 km
  • Sun-cream, mosquito repellent (in summer months) and plasters
  • Blitz
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