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Mount Sheba Country Lodge

Pilgrims Rest, Pilgrim's Rest 1290, South Africa
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Mount Sheba Country Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Pilgrim's Rest
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Forest Hills, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were driving from Johannesburg Airport to Kapama Game Reserve (see my review) when we got three flat tires on the terrible road. It was late at night, and we were faced with sleeping in our car on the side of the road or looking for an inn. Fortunately, we saw a sign for Mount Sheba, but... More

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

I really experienced the perfect "getaway from it all" at Mount Sheba. It's a quite and cosy little lodge nestled between the mountains and truly is a place to sit back, relax and take in the stunning nature that surrounds it. There are quite a few really nice hiking trails to do and the ones we did led us through... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My wife and I spent a fabulous long weekend at this resort. Fantastic accommodation, superb staff, and excellent cuisine at the restaurant. Those who have complained are way out of line. This is a jewel within Paradise. Thanks to all the staff Jan and Sparrow de Jong

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buenos aires
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The hotel was built in the sixties, as a very complete resort but it hasn´t been remodeled aparently since then. The furniture is old, rooms smell damp, the doors are difficult to close or open. The staff was helpful and friendly and the place is clean. Dinner wasn´t good at all. Extremely spicy chicken curry (the menu said "mild") or... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My family and I love the tranquillity of the Lowveld. We explored the Mount Sheba Country Lodge and we're very impressed by the location of the resort. It's ideal to long peaceful hikes and a bit of trouble fishing. The food is excellent and the staff were more than willing to accommodate my young kids fussy eating habits. Unfortunately the... More

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Bannockburn, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

After a tiring journey and the first day of inclement weather since arriving in South Africa, we arrived at what can only be described as an oasis in the middle of our September-October, 2013, South African Safari. The old world charm of this Lodge and exceptionally friendly and professional staff, made our two night stop over most enjoyable. We had... More

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Pretoria
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed at Mount Sheba, the room was great and recently had a mini revamp, the view was incredible and our stay was peaceful and exactly what we wanted. The food however is shocking, we mostly cooked ourselves but wanted dinner one evening and made a big mistake. The reception is falling apart and a large... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

It is so dissapointing to have to write such a negative Review about a place which holds such wonderful memories for me. It is beautifully situated on the edge of a cliff with incredible views. The Hotel has become known for its country luxury and charm. This is unfotunately not what we found on this visit, which proved to be... More

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sacramento
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We came when a surprising rain storm came so couldn't see the Drakensburg mountains or waterfalls as we'd hoped. However, there was a big fire made twice a day in our room, beautiful breakfasts and dinners and we were met with a glass of sherry upon our arrival! Very friendly staff and though we didn't get out much because of... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Enjoyed our 7 night stay in self catering bungalow .Staff excellent and obliging.Good walks and lots to see in surrounding area.Blyde Canyon a must see.Cold in the evenings but good log fires in lounge and bedroom was welcome .Tennis and trout fishing and squash available.Children might get bored but I felt rejuvinated from the quiet surroundings .

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Address: Pilgrims Rest, Pilgrim's Rest 1290, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Pilgrim's Rest
Also Known As:
Mount Sheba Country Hotel Pilgrim`s Rest
Mount Sheba Country Lodge South Africa/Mpumalanga

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