Apart from the range of other activities offered here at Eight Bells we are justly proud of our bowling green. After a range of very successful Bowling Academy’s held here and two visits from International Bowling Groups, we decided to form the Eight Bells Bowls Club and are currently affiliated to Eden Bowls and SA Bowls.

Our on-site Green keeper, Callie Schutte, has put in a lot of hard work and we can now proudly say that the green is in an excellent condition. We have many sets of bowls available suitable for all players, be they novices or serious bowlers.

With beautiful surroundings and views over the Outeniqua Mountains, we are sure that bowling at Eight Bells will appeal to bowlers from all over South Africa.

Swimming Pool

The pool area consists of a Bell shaped pool and a small children’s pool, both fenced in and has a large thatched boma with tables, chairs and sun recliners. Pool Towels are available at reception.

Two All-Weather Tennis Courts

Racquets and tennis balls are available at reception at no charge.

A Glass-Backed Squash Court

Racquets and ball are available.

A Full-Sized Bowling Green

For use by resident guests at no charge. Woods and jack are provided.

The Rooster Trails

We offer six different walking trails on our 400 acre estate which are all colour coded and sign posted.

Horse Riding

Paddock rides and guided outrides are conducted at a set time in the morning and the afternoon ~ weather permitting. Horses are available for both novice and experienced riders. Riding caps are provided.

Booking is necessary at reception.


The Inn’s gardens and surrounding hillsides are home to many bird species.

Lookout for the iconic loerie that are regular spotted.

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