It was originally known as "Mazel's Pass", after a Mr Mazel who owned the land. In 1904 a major water works was opened at Maselspoort, and in 1927 Harvard University erected the Boyden Observatory. The then-Prince George of England stopped at Maselspoort in 1934 as part of a visit to Bloemfontein.
- "Maselspoort Resort & Conference Centre". Mangaung city of Bloemfontein listings. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
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