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Eight Bells Mountain Inn


25 bedroom Hotel in Mossel Bay from R500 per person sharing
Country Hospitality & Charm

Read the Blog from our recent stay here Re-Treat @ 8 Bells Mountain Inn

Eight Bells Mountain Inn is a charming and tranquil 4* rated Hotel situated along the R328 between Mossel Bay & Oudtshoorn, making it the perfect stop over en-route between the Garden Route coastline and Klein Karoo.

Set on a picturesque 400-acre private estate, at the foot of the Robinson Pass, Eight Bells is renowned for their warm country hospitality, friendly service and value-for-money accommodation. Expect tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms, cosy thatched rondavels, spacious family units and romantic log cabins all set in enchanting gardens prolific in birdlife.

Ample outdoor activities offered including horse riding, bird-watching, walking and bicycle trails, also a bell-shaped swimming pool with sunloungers. Tennis, squash & volleyball courts are found on-site, with their Bowling Green attracting both international & local clubs for tournaments.

Being a family-friendly property, a special kiddies pool, donkey-cart rides, playground, children’s play room and teen games room ensure young guests are kept entertained.

Other facilities include the Oak Room Restaurant where all meals are served, The Bosuns Whistle Pub leading off an elegant adults lounge with fire place and library, a historical billiard room (part of the original homestead dating back to the early 1800s), an indoor sunroom, also a lovely Garden Terrace  where breakfast is served, weather permitting.

Eight Bells is an ideal destination for families, large groups as well as couples.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Activities & Facilities


There are 4 separate accommodation types, with something to suit every visitors needs: Palm Court, Pool Terrace, Rose Court and Swiss Village.

Palm Court: A courtyard-styled thatched wing of rooms best suited to senior guests, also wheel-chair friendly. Each room leads into a private enclosed sun patio. The most spacious of rooms, all with ceiling fans. Four of the bedrooms have their own external patio. Lovely mountain views. 6 Rooms in total, one being a Family Room (sleeps 4).

Rose Court: North-facing wing of bedrooms and thatched rondavels in close proximity to the main building, making it ideal for senior guests wanting easy access. A large shared verandah stretches along the front of this wing. All with ceiling fans. Tranquil garden setting, no mountain views. 4 Rooms, 2 of which are family Rooms (sleeps 4). 2 separate rondavels, decorated in an East African theme.

Pool Terrace: Pool-side wing consisting of thatched family rooms and rondavels. Rooms ideal for families with young children, Rondavels for honeymoon couples.  Each room has an outside verandah whilst the rondavels are set apart. All with ceiling fans. Lovely garden and/or mountain views. 4 Interleeding rooms (2x sleeps 4; 2x sleeps 3). 3 separate rondavels.

Swiss Village: Timber log cabins with an ‘Out of Africa’ décor. Offer the most peace & privacy, making them ideal for couples and discerning guests. Air-conditioned. Private sundecks with the best mountain views.  5 Log Cabins. 1 Family Cabin with 2 bedrooms & large lounge.

Each offers:

  • En-suite bathrooms with luxuries
  • Under-floor heating
  • Fans (Rooms) / Air Con (Cabins)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DSTV (Satellite TV)
  • Digital safe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary Wifi

Your stay is inclusive of Breakfast served in either in the Garden Terrace or Restaurant. Tea time service is also included, served at 11h00 & 16h00.

COMMUNAL AREAS: (In the main building)

  • Living Area – Adults lounge with fireplace and library.
  • Bar – Bosuns Whistle Pub leading off the lounge.
  • Billiard Room – For adults only, leading off the bar.
  • Dining Area – Restaurant where all meals are served. Indoor sun room, with the children’s play room leading off it.
  • Outside – Garden terrace, swimming pool, kiddies pool, tennis & squash courts, volleyball court, bowling green, children’s playground, teen games room.


Restaurant, Sunroom, Terrace. Bar, Billiard room . Lounge. Swimming pools. Tennis, squash & volletyball courts. Bowling Green. Children’s playground & play room. Teen games room. Wifi. Wheel-chair friendly. Ample parking.


Ample off-street parking.


Included. Laundry service available, at additional charge.


Eight Bells is an environmentally aware and friendly establishment, protecting & preserving during their operation. They also support the local schools and employ, educate and uplift their local community.


R328, between Mossel Bay & Oudtshoorn

Beach – 30 minute drive

Shops – 30 minute drive

Mossel Bay – 40 minute drive

Oudtshoorn – 50 minute drive


Eight Bells Mountain Inn, Mossel Bay/Oudtshoorn, Hotel.

For more information and photos, have a look at our Facebook Listing


Recent feedback from our clients who stayed at 8 Bells: “Hi Carene, We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Eight Bells Hotel its beautiful in picture perfect setting. The staff are so friendly and obliging. We would gladly recommend it to our friends. Thank you for organizing everything for us!” The Beyl Family – Cape Town, South Africa



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