Foot of Robinson Pass on R328, Ruiterbos South Africa (ZAF)
4.0 Star Mountain Hotel
-33.93607 22.03731
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  • Has an outdoor pool!
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 37.9%!
  • 25 rooms in property
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Group score of 9.4/10

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Standard prices by room type for the next 60 days

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all discounts available. The chart provides the cheapest public rates available by room type.

Room Types

Check Rates Double or Twin Palm Room
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Check Rates Double or Twin Village
Check Rates Double Standard
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Check Rates Double Twin Rondavels 1 Queen Bed
Check Rates Double Twin Room Palm Court 1 King Bed
Check Rates Double Twin Rooms Swiss Village Cabins 1 Queen Bed
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Check Rates Family Triple Room (Pool Terrace ) 1 Double and 1 Single Bed
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Check Rates Family Unit Pool Terrace (Double Twin) 4 Single Beds
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Check Rates Twin Rooms Rose Court 2 Twin Beds

Local Attractions

Mountain scenery, walking trails, horse riding, swimming, tennis, squash, bowling green, big five game reserve within 20km, beaches within 25km, ostrich farms within 39km, Cango Caves within 60km.

Landmarks and Location of Eight Bells Mountain Inn

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Property Description

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 (35km) and Oudtshoorn (50 km). 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. Feel at home in a choice of 25 tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms, family units, air-conditioned log cabins and thatched rondavels set in enchanting gardens. Tasty teas and lunches are served on the Garden Terrace and a good winelist complements the Oak Room's a'la carte dinner menu. Facilities include swimming pool, tennis courts, squash, bowls, billiards, children's play park and playroom, horse riding, walking trails and birding, all on the 400-acre estate. Your gateway to explore magnificent mountain passes, the Garden Route, the timeless Little Karoo and the regions many natural wonders.

Green Sustainability

Long before it has become fashionable to start concentrating on green issues, Eight Bells Mountain Inn has been quietly doing their thing to protect the environment and in doing so have managed to create a full service hotel in an area were no Municipal services existed. Water has always been sourced from a stream emanating from a fountain situated higher up in the mountains. This water is gravity fed to a set of tanks from where it is pumped by an old Lister Motor and Pump to a plant were just the necessary additives are added to produce crystal clear, soft and very drinkable tap water. We do have electricity connected for the essentials, but if the power fails, we again rely on two old Lister motors (run with diesel) to generate enough electricity to provide power to the offices, main building and for all bedroom lighting requirements. Sewerage needs are looked after by a system installed some years ago but that still adequately services our needs. Everything flows to the tank system which circulates the matter through a special holder containing a range of enzymes which breaks it down and removes all solids. The liquid is then filtered through a gravel bed and then through the roots of Cannas plants before flowing into a tank ready to be used for irrigation. We have an ongoing campaign eradicating the invading Black Wattle trees found mostly along the river beds in the Western Cape. The trees are chopped down and the wood used for firewood after being split and dried. There are no geysers used at Eight Bells for our hot water needs as we use the same Black Wattle firewood to stoke the two traditional “donkey boilers” which burn 24 hours a day keeping our electricity usage as low as possible. All rooms have the necessary signage explaining the need to conserve energy, water and our natural environment. We also have signage asking guests to assist us in limiting the need to send towels for laundering by re-using towels when possible. Horse manure is collected, layered with soil, leaves and other vegetable matter, creating our own organic fertilizer used for composting our vegetable patch. Left over food stuffs are collected on a daily basis by a local pig farmer. As far as social responsibility is concerned we have a programme of supporting the local schools where possible and have provided a fully maintained rugby field close to the local community where some of our staff and other young men play and practice their sport. The females in the community have not been forgotten as we are currently working on building a netball field for their use.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 14:00
Check Out: 11:00
Year of Last Renovation: 2010
Floors: 1
Rooms: 25
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 25
Handicap Rooms: 1
Suites: 1
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 485 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 25 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 30.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 30.0 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 18:00 - 22:30
Pool Info:
Outdoor Pool open all day until 20:00 14 x 7 meters
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation made within: 14 days of arrival forfeit 100% of deposit 1 month of arrival forfeit 50% of deposit
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: 50%
Total Taxes: 0.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • All-inclusive resort
  • Child facilities
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Games room
  • Generator for sleeping rooms
  • Generator for public spaces
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Tennis court
  • Terrace

Airport & Shuttle Information

George Airport 65 km away but takes only 45 minutes driving on highway.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Full English breakfast is included in per person rate consisting of a choice of cereals, fruits, yogurts, muffins, croissants, jams, cheeses and ham followed by eggs, bacon , savoury mince, sausage, mushrooms, toast and tea and coffee.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Eight Bells Mountain Inn

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Eight Bells Mountain Inn.

Feel free to use the Eight Bells Mountain Inn meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Ruiterbos event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Conference Room 8 x 5 x 3 45 --/-- -- 25 -- 20 -- --/-- -- -- --
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Conference Room

Small conference area set apart from main building offering space for up to 25 delegates.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
484.4 Sq. Mi
8 x 5 x 3 M.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
Half Day Rental:
2900.00 ZAR
Full Day Rental:
5000.00 ZAR
Evening Rental:
2000.00 ZAR
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