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Mount Sheba

561kt, Grootfonteinberg, Lydenburg Street, Pilgrim's Rest 1290 South Africa
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"Mount Sheba Nature Reserve is a beautiful and serene gem hidden in a natural rainforest near the historical town Pilgrim's Rest in Mpumalanga. Mount Sheba is home to the rare Samango Monkeys only found in rainforests. There are eleven accredited walking trails to choose from, some of which take you to magnificent waterfalls and breathtaking views. The Knysna Turaco and Purple-Crested Turaco peek at you around every corner in the rainforest. Breakaway to this precious gem where nature is untouched and where time stands still, where peace and quiet rules and where no one will be surprised if a fairy peeks around the corner." Well-appointed rooms, gourmet meals, and log fires give a magical feel to Mount Sheba.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Mini golf
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Billiards
Darts
Fishing
Table tennis
Highchairs available
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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Prakashrec wrote a review Mar 2024
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Lovely place to stay. The road through the woods is really scenic to drive. Try to stay here during rainy days and you will have best experience to remember forever. Staffs are very friendly and supportive.
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Thank you very much for the excellent rating and feedback. It is much appreciated. Warm Regards Tania
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Voyager30906283428 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Nestled amidst the serene embrace of nature, Mount Shiba Resort is a true gem waiting to be discovered. From the moment you arrive, you are enveloped in a sense of tranquillity that instantly washes away the stresses of everyday life. However, it's not just the resort's luxurious amenities and impeccable service that make it stand out; it's the hidden treasure that lies just beyond its borders - the breathtakingly hiking trails of Mount Shiba. One of the most enchanting aspects of Mount Shiba Resort is its proximity to a network of hiking trails that wind their way through the majestic mountainside. While the resort itself boasts of its luxurious accommodations and world-class facilities, it's the allure of these hidden pathways that truly sets it apart. However, it's unfortunate that these trails often go unmentioned in brochures and advertisements, leaving visitors unaware of the adventure that awaits just steps away. Each trail on Mount Shiba offers a unique experience, catering to hikers of all skill levels. From leisurely strolls through lush forests to challenging ascents that test even the most seasoned adventurers, there is something for everyone to enjoy. However, it's crucial that visitors are equipped with the necessary information to make the most of their hiking experience. Imagine flipping through the resort's brochure and stumbling upon detailed information sheets for each trail. These sheets would outline the grade of difficulty, potential slippery factors, recommended footwear, notable landmarks along the way, and clear directions to prevent any undue stress or confusion. For those who may find themselves overwhelmed by the prospect of getting lost, these guides would serve as invaluable companions, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey through the mountains. Furthermore, the addition of benches at strategic viewpoints along the trails would provide weary hikers with the perfect opportunity to rest and recharge while taking in the awe-inspiring vistas that surround them. After all, what better way to appreciate the beauty of Mount Shiba than by pausing to admire it from a comfortable vantage point? As for the resort itself, it more than lives up to expectations. With its luxurious accommodations, attentive staff, and a plethora of amenities to indulge in, Mount Shiba Resort truly offers a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. However, it's the untapped potential of its surrounding hiking trails that elevates it from a mere destination to a truly unforgettable experience. In conclusion, Mount Shiba Resort is a hidden paradise just waiting to be explored. By shining a spotlight on the enchanting hiking trails that lie just beyond its borders, the resort has the opportunity to attract a whole new audience of adventure seekers while providing its guests with an experience that goes beyond the ordinary. With a little bit of information and guidance, these trails have the potential to become the crown jewel of Mount Shiba Resort, further cementing its status as a destination worth visiting time and time again.
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Thank you very much for the good rating and beautiful and detailed description of Mount Sheba. Warm Regards Tania
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Peter B wrote a review Mar 2024
Bedford, United Kingdom14 contributions2 helpful votes
I have stayed at Mount Sheba at least 14 times over the past 25 years and it is a soul enhancing experience. From walks through virgin forest to magical waterfalls to the amazing wildlife and flowers and stunning scenery Mount Sheba is just an amazing place. OK, so the road in is not for the faint hearted and for most of the year the pool is only for the brave but you have got to go.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Peter Thank you for the excellent rating and feedback. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Warm Regards Tania
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herbstjge wrote a review Mar 2024
Polokwane, South Africa2 contributions
From check-in to Check out this was an excellent experience. The staff is friendly and the facilities is clean. The hiking trails is just amazing, we missed our turnoff and ended walking an extra long route but the scenery was more than worth the while. The only negative is that waiting for food from Hacketts and Owl and Trout. The food from the Chandelier was 10 Star worthy.
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Responded 15 Mar 2024
Thank you very much for the excellent rating and feedback. The food is prepared fresh that is way the waiting period might be longer. Warm Regards Tania
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asiya2024 wrote a review Mar 2024
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This place has magnificent views. A hikers paradise with the amount of trails around. Weather in Feb was great. General cleaning and service was good, just alot of spider webs on outside furniture but we are in a rainforest. Entrance if you have a small car is tricky to navigate so get all your groceries, site seeing done so you don't have to leave often or at all. Kid friendly but also romantic getaway for couples who are into hiking.
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Responded 8 Mar 2024
Dear Asiya Thank you very much for your rating and feedback. Warm Regards Tania
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vusi2024 wrote a review Mar 2024
Boksburg, South Africa1 contribution
I don't think I've ever experienced such perfection in all the times I've traveled. The service as Mount Sheba is impeccable. The food is amazing and the rooms are very clean. LOVED IT!!! There's absolutely nothing I can fault about our stay there.
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Responded 4 Mar 2024
Dear Vusi Thank you very much for the excellent rating and feedback, it is wonderful for us to know that you had such a lovely time at Mount sheba. Warm Regards Tania
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janette wrote a review Mar 2024
Brits, South Africa1 contribution
Mount sheba is always our favorite destination. The peace and quiet and beautiful surroundings. I never get tired of going back. All the staff are friendly and helpful. The chalets are beautiful and practical. No loadshedding with the battery on standby. Just perfect as always
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Responded 4 Mar 2024
Dear Traveler60987913828 Thank you very much for the 5-star rating and special feedback, all of us appreciate it. Warm Regards Tania
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ivan g wrote a review Feb 2024
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Mount Sheba has an outstanding scenic location in the middle of afromontane (mistbelt) forest. The property is beautifully maintained and the staff were very corteous and helpful. If you want to explore the indigenous forests of the area on foot then Mount Sheba is a great option. You can also explore the Panorama Route .
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Responded 2 Mar 2024
Dear Ivan Thank you very much for the 5 Star rating and beautiful feedback. Warm Regards Tania
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JandaMac wrote a review Feb 2024
Cape Town, South Africa21 contributions24 helpful votes
A beautiful hotel set in the most magical rainforest setting. The hikes, vistas, birds and flora are breathtaking. The hotel provides everything that you may need. A remnant of the past with tennis court, sparkling pool, generous buffet breakfasts and dinners, a cosy stone bar with excellent playlists and a happy holiday feel, and attentive kind staff. We had a wonderful stay. The road to get there is really bad so be warned about 10 kms of ungraded dirt road. So worth getting to the other end!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The hikes are spectacular- don’t miss them and make sure you go to the lookout- incredible. Take...
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richardtrabe wrote a review Feb 2024
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
After going to Mount Sheba for about 30 years, I still cannot get tired or enough of Mount Sheba. There just isn't another place like Mount Sheba in the same way. The tranquility, the view, smell and atmosphere of the rain forest and surrounding areas are just absolutely unique to Mount Sheba. At roughly R1200 per day for a 4 sleeper cottage, with the cottage being cleaned daily, it is exceptional value for your money too.
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Responded 20 Feb 2024
Dear Richard Thank you for the excellent rating and special feedback. It makes us very happy to know that Mount Sheba is one of your favorite places to visit in South Africa. Looking forward to welcoming you back at Mount Sheba. Warm Regards Tania
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$139 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Mount Sheba, A Forever Lodge
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South AfricaMpumalangaPilgrim's Rest
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mount Sheba
Which popular attractions are close to Mount Sheba?
Nearby attractions include Alanglade House Museum (7.7 km), Ponieskrantz (5.8 km), and Pilgrims Rest (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mount Sheba?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Mount Sheba?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Mount Sheba?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Mount Sheba?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mount Sheba?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pilgrims Pantry, THE VINE RESTAURANT, and Scott’s Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mount Sheba?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mount Sheba offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mount Sheba?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Does Mount Sheba have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.