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Maselspoort is located in Free State (South African province)
 Maselspoort shown within Free State
Coordinates: 29°02′10″S 26°24′09″E / 29.036167°S 26.402567°E / -29.036167; 26.402567Coordinates: 29°02′10″S 26°24′09″E / 29.036167°S 26.402567°E / -29.036167; 26.402567
Country South Africa
Province Free State
Municipality Mangaung

Maselspoort is a town in Mangaung in the Free State province of South Africa.

Maselspoort is situated on the banks of the Modder River, 23 km (14 mi) from Bloemfontein. It is a popular resort town for Bloemfontein city dwellers, and a popular fishing spot.[1]

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Maselspoort Resort & Conference Centre". Mangaung city of Bloemfontein listings. Retrieved 27 January 2014.