Eight Bells Mountain Inn Mossel Bay

Eight Bells Mountain Inn Mossel Bay

About Eight Bells Mountain Inn Mossel Bay

Eight Bells Mountain Inn

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 (35kms) and Oudtshoorn (50 kms) away.

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.

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.


Consists of 25 tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms, family units, air-conditioned log cabins and thatched rondavels set in enchanting gardens shared by an abundance of birdlife.

Wining and Dining

Breakfast consisting of a buffet and a cooked English breakfast, is served in The Oak Room Restaurant. Complimentary mid-morning and afternoon tea are served to guests at 11:00 and 16:00 respectively on the inside Patio. Beverages, teatime treats, light snacks and a mini a’ la Carte menu are available to guests throughout the day and is served in the gardens, at the pool or on our enclosed Patio. Dinner in the Oak Room Restaurant offers guests a choice of either an a’la Carte or table d’hotel menu. Our comprehensive winelist has a superb selection of South Africa’s finest wines.

The Bosun’s Whistle Pub opens in the evenings for resident guests.


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 area.

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. Twice daily outrides conducted by a guide as well as paddock rides for beginners – weather permitting.

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.

Swimming towels, a map of the Rooster Trails, horse riding hats and equipment for the different sports facilities are available from the hotel’s reception.

Protea and fynbos is a feature during the months of autumn, winter and early spring, and the abundant birdlife is a treat for birdwatchers.

The wide-open spaces, natural surroundings and absolute peace and tranquility makes Eight Bells Mountain Inn the ideal honeymoon destination, or breakaway from the city.


Dutch / Flemish

Payment Options

American Express
Bank Deposit (EFT)
Diners Club

Features of Eight Bells Mountain Inn Mossel Bay

  • Room / Unit Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heater
  • International Plug Point
  • Internet Connection
  • No Smoking In Rooms
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • TV - DSTV
  • WiFi Hotspot
  • On Site Features
  • Bar (fully Licensed)
  • Breakfast : Continental
  • Breakfast : Full English
  • Dinner (prior Arrangement)
  • Child Friendly (all Ages)
  • Childcare / Babysitting Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Garden
  • Gay Friendly
  • Guest Lounge
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry Service Available
  • Parking (off Street)
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Reception (business Hours Only)
  • Safe Deposit Box (at Reception)
  • Smoking (in Demarcated Areas Only)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Area Features
  • Tour Assistance

Directions to Eight Bells Mountain Inn Mossel Bay

GPS : 33° 56' 10.02" S / 22° 2' 15.47" E

  • From the N2 take exit 397 (Hartenbos & R328 Oudtshoorn) and turn inland
  • At the T-junction turn left towards Hartenbos
  • cross the river and at the T-junction turn right onto the R328
  • Follow the R328 for about 25.4 kms and Eight Bells Mountain Inn will be on your right hand side.

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Contact: Rene Bongers
Landline: 044 631 0000
Mobile: 083 384 3260
Fax: 044 631 0004
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Foot of Robinson Pass, on R328, Ruiterbos, between Mossel Bay (35km) and Oudtshoorn (50km)

Accommodation Types

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Hotel

Please note:
Rates may vary and reduced rates may apply to additional persons. All rates are indicative only, may be seasonal and are subject to change without notice.


  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking / Walking
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Mountain Biking
  • Riding
  • Squash
  • Tennis
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