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About Eight Bells Mountain Inn

Eight Bells Mountain Inn is a typical English-style mountain resort with four star facilities and is set on a 400-acre estate amidst magnificent mountain scenery at the Foot of the Robinson Pass in the Ruiterbos Valley Region of the Garden Route, between Mossel Bay (35km) and Oudtshoorn (50km) in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

It consists of a range of delightfully furnished en-suite bedrooms, family units, thatched rondavels and timber log cabins situated in different parts of our lush gardens shared by an abundance of birdlife. Established more than 80 years ago this charming Inn is renowned for its friendly hospitality, superb service and a range of recreational facilities amidst magnificent mountain scenery. All rooms are individually decorated with their own charm and character and have either garden, pool or mountain views. Together they cater to all visitors needs, giving them a home away from home feel and enticing them to visit again! The Inn proximity to the green coastal belt of the Garden Route and the timeless Little Karoo allows for easy exploration of the natural wonders, scenic mountain passes and diverse attractions that these two regions offer.

Receational facilities include a swimming pool, two tennis courts, a squash court, bowling green, six different walking trails and horse riding. Children are well catered for with their own play park, dining room and play area. The Inn proximity to the green coastal belt of the Garden Route and the timeless Little Karoo allows for easy exploration of the natural wonders, scenic mountain passes and diverse attractions that these two regions offer.

Wedding Venues: Wedding venue seating 50 guests overlooking the mountains is offered for weddings with receptions taking place in our Oak Room Dining Room. Special packages are available.

Conference Venues: Conference room seats 20 delegates in U-shape and 25 in Classroom style. We offer half-day, full-day and accommodation packages. Equipment include flipcharts and pens, whiteboard and pens, overhead projector, digital projector and screen.

Family friendly: Children are well catered for with their own play park, dining room and indoor play area. We offer early kids meals with babysitters and toys and TV entertainment specifically for children.

Romantic: Our Swiss Village Chalets are ideally suited to honeymooners as they individual freestanding units with great views over the mountains. We also offer flowers, fruit bowl and champagne with discounted activities to honeymooners.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 66
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Approved
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

An administration fee of R150 +VAT will be applied on all refunds made.

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Reviews for Eight Bells Mountain Inn

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Charlean Kleynhans
31 March 2018

What a lovely stay at a great establishment! Loved the mountain setting, great staff and scrumptious meals! Well located for exploring the area.

Bev Pallet
12 December 2017

Cannot flaw our stay. Thank you

Anne Bourn
02 June 2017

Lovely setting, comfortable accommodation, excellent service and food. We only stayed overnight on our way up the coast, but we'd like to return and try the hikes and other activities.

Liza McAllister
18 April 2017

This was a beautiful and luxurious stay. It definitely exceeded my expectations. It had a feeling good much like the Drakensberg resorts. We had a stunning room, comfortable bed, underfloor heating... Dinner and breakfast were fantastic. We went on two short walks along the well mapped out paths - stunning scenery. Without question I will stay again - hopefully a bit longer next time.

Max Cailly, South Africa
29 October 2014

Lots of games, pool, darts, bowls and tennis. Beautiful scenery great staff and food. Highly recommended.

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Eight Bells Mountain Inn is 28.9km from the centre of Mossel Bay , the nearest airport 38.8km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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