Eight Bells Mountain Inn is a four-star English-style mountain resort 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, offering them a home away from home!
Recreational 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 playpark, 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.
We have received various TripAdvisor accolades which includes being the “Number One” hotel in Mossel Bay for the past five years; the “Hall of Fame” award for receiving their “Certificate of Excellence” for five consecutive years and annually receive their “Travellers Choice” award as one of the Top 20 Family and Value for Money hotels in South Africa. Added to this we have been chosen as the Business of the Year for 2016 by the Mossel Bay Business Chamber.
We offer a unique mountain experience and base to explore the many treasures that the Garden Route and Klein Karoo have to offer.
Come and experience what our regular guests have known for years, real country hospitality!
Inside and outside Patio's plus lovely Tea Garden for all day light meals and teas, Oak Room Restaurant for dinner, Pub, lounge with fireplace and small library, snooker room with darts board, sparkling swimming pool, children's pool, children's play area, children's dining and play room, secure parking, two tennis courts, squash court, bowling green, table tennis, six walking trails, horse riding, bird watching, fynbos and proteas during season, wide open spaces on secure 400-acre estate.
In the mountains, at the foot of the Robinson Pass, close to the beaches, activities and historical buildings of Mossel Bay and the ostrich farms, Cango Caves and attractions of Oudtshoorn. Big Five game reserves nearby.
In Room Facilities:
Each unit has hotel standard beds, cotton percale linen, white fluffy towels, underfloor heating, fans, air-conditioning in Log Cabins and some Palm court rooms, telephone, flat screen TV with 40 full HD DSTV channels and 40 radio stations, free wireless internet, bathroom amenities, digital safe, hairdryer and complementary tea/ coffee facilities.
Dias Museum, Casino,Hiking Trails,Whale Watching, Shark Cage Diving, Golf (Oubaai,Mossel Bay Golf Club, Pinnacle Point),Blue Flag Beaches - Santos Beach and Hartenbos, plus Diaz Strand, Klein Brak and Dana Bay.
Surfing, Skydiving, Scenic fixed-wing flights along the Garden Route. Dune surfing, Private Boat trips around Seal Island and the Indian Ocean Bay.