The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Mooi River

Afrikaans name: Mooirivier

One of the main streets in Mooi River

Photo © Steven Herbert


Mooi River means beautiful river and the town is named after the river that runs through it.

Mooi River weather


This small town straddles the N3 and is situated in beautiful countryside about 160 km inland from Durban.

There are many dairy farms around Mooi River and the area is known for producing high quality race horses.

Many travellers on the N3 highway stop at Mooi River for refreshment.

Mooi River is well-known for being the site of Treverton Preparatory School and College.

It is also known for being pretty cold and misty in winter.

Arriving at Mooi River from the direction of Nottingham Road

Photo © Steven Herbert

References and further reading

Where to Watch Birds in Southern Africa - Author: A. Berruti and J.C. Sinclair - Published: 1983 - Page: 186

Where to see Birds in Natal - Author: Gordon Bennett - Published: 1989 - Page: 40

Where to see Birds in KwaZulu-Natal - Author: Bennett and Herbert - Published: 1995 - Page: 67

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 119

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 80

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 338

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 133

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 132

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 234


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