Welcome to Eight Bells Mountain Inn

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.


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 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.


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.

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.









Telephone: +27 44 631 0000 • Fax: +27 44 631 0004
Postal address: Eight Bells Mountain Inn - PO Box 436, Mossel Bay, 6500, South Africa


Latest News

2014 Eight Bells Bowling Clinic a runaway success

2014 Eight Bells Bowling Clinic a runaway  success

When you have the talents of two expert coaches honing the bowling skill of some pretty good players already, then it can only be a success.



Classic Cars at Eight Bells Mountain Inn

Classic Cars at Eight Bells Mountain Inn

A selection of 15 classic cars, part of the Roumanoff Group, gathered at Eight Bells Mountain Inn today for the start of their epic journey via the R62 en-route to Montagu, Sutherland and ending in Prins Albert.



Good Service Awarded

Good Service Awarded

Eight Bells Mountain Inn was recently awarded not one but two accolades from distinguished International review sites. First we received the “TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014” and then a “HolidayCheck Quality Selection 2014” certificate.