Eight Bells Mountain Inn

Accommodation in Mossel Bay

Star Rating:4

Situated in South Africa's picturesque Garden Route, Eight Bells Mountain Inn nestles in the Ruiterbos Valley region at the foot of the Robinson Pass on the R328 between Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn.

Established more than 80 years ago, this charming Inn is renowned for its friendly hospitality, superb service and range of recreational facilities amidst magnificent mountain scenery.

Here you can feel at home in a choice of tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms, family units, air-conditioned log cabins and thatched rondavels set in enchanting gardens and shared by an abundance of bird life.

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Feel at home in a choice of tastefully decorated en suite bedrooms, family units, air-conditioned log cabins and thatched rondavels set in enchanting gardens, shared by an abundance of bird life.

All rooms and log cabins are equipped with under-floor heating, a digital safe, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and television set with a bouquet of channels being SABC 2 and 3, E-TV, MNet, Super Sport 1, Super Sport 2, Movie Magic, Sky News and Disney Channel.

The Palm Court rooms have digitally remote controlled ceiling fans, the Pool Terrace and Rose Court rooms have table fans and the Swiss Village log cabins are air-conditioned.

Each room type has its own charm and together offer a wide choice to suit every visitors needs.

A same-day guest laundry service is also provided 365 days a year – weather permitting.


Wining and dining

Breakfast, included in the tariff, consists of a buffet of fresh fruits, cereals, ham, cheese, fruit juices, home-baked muffins and croissants as well as a cooked English breakfast with a selection of savoury mince, sauteed mushrooms, smoked bacon, sausage, roasted tomato, chicken livers and toast with honey, jam and homemade marmalade.

Complimentary tea and coffee is served for guests at 11:00 and 16:00 respectively.  A selection of coffees, teas, homemade treats, light snacks and lunches are available to guests throughout the day, served in the garden, at the pool, on the Garden Terrace or in the sunroom.

Dinner in the air-conditioned Oak Room Restaurant offers guests an a la carte menu with a good choice of dishes including local favourites – ostrich fillet, trout, Cape Malay chicken curry and seafood – the menu also includes a vegetarian and kiddies section.

Our wine list has an excellent selection of Cape wines, ports and brandies.


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, breakfast and 14% VAT.

Rates Exclude:
1% Tourism Levy charged per person rate per night.

Deposits are required for reservations made up to:

3 nights: 1 full nights accommodation.

4 - 6 nights: 2 full nights accommodation.
Exceeding 6 nights
: 3 full nights accommodation.




Extra information

Things to do and see: The Inn’s proximity to the green coastal scenery of the Garden Route and the timeless Little Karoo allows for easy exploration of the natural wonders, scenic mountain passes and diverse attractions that the two regions have to offer.

Outdoor facilities

Eight Bells is situated on a 400-acre estate and offers a full range of outdoors facilities. 

  • A bell-shaped swimming pool with a small kiddies pool, sun beds and a thatched boma
  • Two all-weather tennis courts and a practice wall
  • A glass-backed squash court
  • Bowling green: recently upgraded to competition standards. Inter club tournaments are welcome - special accommodation packages available on enquiry.
  • The Rooster Trails – marked and colour-coded (maps provided)
  • Bird watching: well-known for rich bird life, the Inn is a favoured destination for bird watchers.
  • Mountain Bike Trails – (please bring your own bikes)
  • Horse Trails – hour and a half guided outrides are conducted twice a day as well as paddock rides for beginners – weather permitting
  • Children’s donkey cart rides take place once a day after breakfast
  • Children’s playground
  • Children’s games room with table tennis and a pool table
  • Volleyball facilities

Swimming towels and equipment for the different sports facilities are available from the hotel’s reception.