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Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge

4.0 of 5 Cottage   |   R533 | Vygeboom Farm, Pilgrim's Rest 1290, South Africa
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Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent the past weekend at Crystal Springs. It was a wonderful and relaxing stay in a perfectly clean and well kept chalet. It was well equipped and we enjoyed the views from our verandah. We loved the trails and did early game drives (on our own) for wonderful photographical moments. Thanks to the helpful and friendly staff. We will... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my second time at Crystal Springs and my first trip was about 8 years ago and although the lodge and facilities have been upgraded since then I still don't think it is worth 4 stars. We still had a old "box" TV with terrible reception, not that one want to watch television with the wonderful views but also... More

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Johannesburg
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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family stayed her for three nights in the cold of winter and really enjoyed it 1 - Accommodation - we had a six-sleeper chalet that felt really luxurious after five nights in the Kruger Park. TVs in the living room and the master bedroom, a real fire place, very comfortable beds, modern kitchen with dishwasher, a balcony with a... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been to Crystal Springs a few times over the years, I even came as a kid and it has always been a peaceful retreat. The property is well maintained and has gorgeous views of the valley below. An added bonus is that the "resort" has a 5000ha nature reserve area attached to it which is nice for a drive... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh yes, its far from everything- from the maddening crowds of tourists from concrete and smog from vehicles and traffic from the big cities also far from local attractions- a minimum 30 minute drive and most importantly, far from ordinary... We were there in June- wintery and cold in Johannesburg, but at this resort- beautiful sunny skies and hot during... More

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Paul S, Marketing Agency at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your valuable feedback and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to our Resort soon. Warm regards Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge More

Taipei
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I visited this beautiful resort in June 2014. We got a very nice bungalow,with breathtaking views. The rooms and nice and cosy.We had a 8 sleeper bungalow,which was bigger than we thought. Excellent self catering kitchen with all the necessary kitchen appliances! Unfortunately,the previous people didn't clean the dishwasher,which was quite dirty and smelled quite bad. The... More

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Paul S, Marketing Agency at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our Lodge soon. Warm regards, Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge More

Cape Town, South Africa
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163 reviews 163 reviews
22 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

We thouroughly enjoyed Chrystal Springs Mountain Lodge. We has a 2 bed, 2 bathroom apartment which was well fitted out. There are larger units available. One does not have to leave the resort - they have a game drive, lovely hikes, putt-putt, tennis,squash, gym, swimming pools, jacuzzi (book!) and a wonderful indoor heated pool plus sauna and steam room. It... More

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Paul S, Marketing Agency at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you loved your breakaway at Crystal Springs. We look forward to welcoming you and family back to our establishment soon. Warm Regards, Crystal Springs More

Botswana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I have rated this property 4, but leaning towards 3. My daughter was deciding vote, as she really enjoyed our week there. We had a lovely weather to help, but this cannot be one of the positives of the resort itself. We liked the outdoors, but the chalet itself was a bit of let down. So chalet gets 3 and... More

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Paul S, Marketing department at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Crystal Springs More

Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Visited in April on our way back from Maditlo Lodge where we were spoiled with spotless accommodation and personal attention. After this, Chrystal Springs was a huge let-down. On arrival you are stopped at the gate to fill in a fairly lengthy form which requires details of everyone in the car and also needs to be signed by each individual.... More

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Paul S, Marketing Agency at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We appreciate and take to heart all your comments, and will use this opportunity to consider how we can ensure that our valued guests have the best possible experience. We would appreciate the opportunity to investigate this matter further and provide you with feedback directly. We kindly request that you send us... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Visited in December and left a day early (we were refunded- after insisting). The cheap plastic kettle and tiny microwave, dirty carpets, plugholes blocked by hair and several broken bulbs as well as musty, stained finishings were awful. Restaurant food is poor, bar service slow. The chalet next door was very noisy and we could hear every word as well... More

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Paul S, Marketing Agency at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We appreciate and take to heart all your comments, and will use this opportunity to consider how we can ensure that our valued guests have the best possible experience. We would appreciate the opportunity to investigate this matter further and provide you with feedback directly. We kindly request that you send us... More

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Address: R533 | Vygeboom Farm, Pilgrim's Rest 1290, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Pilgrim's Rest
Hotel Class:4 star — Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge 4*
Also Known As:
Crystal Springs Mountain Hotel Pilgrim`s Rest
Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge South Africa/Mpumalanga

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Crystal Springs has achieved the perfect balance between pristine natural scenery, wildlife and holiday resort. Whether you are looking for a romantic, adventurous or relaxing break, Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge is the perfect choice. This picturesque location has an all year round charm that keeps travellers coming back. All holiday lovers will enjoy Crystal Springs’ spectacular cliffs and gorges, forests, murmuring streams, plunging waterfalls, grazing wildlife, luxury accommodation and vast array of onsite facilities and activities. What to do at Crystal Springs…For the young and young at heart we offer a games room, mini golf, tennis, squash, trampolines, jungle gyms, outdoor pools and an outdoor heated pool. For the adults we have a clubhouse with a gym, indoor heated pool, Jacuzzis, a sauna, a steam bath and a beauty salon. For nature lovers we offer walking trails, game drives, guided nature walks and game viewing hides. Crystal Springs is conveniently situated for easy access to many of Mpumalanga's most amazing tourist attractions. From the historic town of Pilgrim's Rest to nearby Sabie and Graskop; to the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke's Luck Potholes. The world-famous Kruger National Park - home to the Big Five – is only an hour’s drive from the resort.The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa awarded Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge with a four star grading. RCI has awarded Crystal Springs Gold Crown Status.Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge is a VRS managed resort.GPS co-ordinates:24º 51’ 51’’ S30º 42’ 41’’ E ... more   less 
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