Starting out as a holiday farm more than 80 years ago Eight Bells Mountain Inn is now a full service four-star hotel situated on a 400-acre estate in the Ruiterbos Valley Region of the Garden Route, at the foot of the Robinson Pass on the R328, between Mossel Bay (35km) and Oudtshoorn (50 km).
We are renowned for our friendly hospitality, superb service and range of recreational facilities amidst magnificent mountain scenery. More than 60% of our guests are return visitors that have stayed here as little children and are now coming back with their grand children. Some of our regular international guests, mostly from the UK, have been coming back to Eight Bells every year for more than 30 years.
Our staff is our biggest asset as the majority has more than 30 years of service with us. In fact we currently have the fourth generation of two families working for us.1
We offer 25 tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms, family units, air-conditioned log cabins and thatched rondavels all set in enchanting gardens shared by an abundance of birdlife.
The main building houses the reception office, an elegant lounge, Bosun’s Whistle Pub, The Oak Room Restaurant, billiard room, children’s lounge, enclosed sunroom and exterior patio.
Eight Bells is situated on a 400-acre estate. Outdoor facilities consists of a bell shaped swimming pool – with small kiddies pool – sun loungers and a thatched boma, two all weather tennis courts, a glass-back squash court, bowling green, the Rooster walking trails – marked and colour coded – and horse trails.
Children are also well catered for with their own play park, dining room and play area. Donkey cart rides for the children take place once a day after breakfast.