Mount Sheba Rainforest Hotel & Resort is Magical in any Season

Mount Sheba Rainforest Hotel & Resort

Mount Sheba Rainforest Hotel & Resort is located close to the historical town of Pilgrim’s Rest. This neat, clean and immaculately maintained lodge is an ideal spot for a getaway, a conference or a fairy tale wedding. 

Their well-equipped conference facility and dedicated team will tailor make a conference package to suit your needs. 

The magical forest chapel and intimate reception venue is a perfect venue for an intimate wedding for up to 80 guests.  Their dedicated and creative team will put together your personal wedding package.

The cosy bar area is a great place to relax in front of a crackling log fire, or at the poolside bar in the summer, with views of the rolling hills.

The elegant Chandelier Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner while lunch is served at Hackets Restaurant.  The cuisine is mainly South African classics with the likes of Malva Pudding and custard, or pumpkin fritters being among the favourites.

There are loads of activities to keep you entertained at Mount Sheba – tennis, table tennis, a pool table, croquet, darts, outdoor chess, a children’s play area, and board games to hire. Mount Sheba is well known for its hiking trails some of which take you to magnificent waterfalls and breath-taking views over the mountains. Trout fishing opportunities are also available. If you are looking for some pampering, the day spa is the place to be for some soothing and relaxing body treatments.

Accommodation at Mount Sheba Rainforest Hotel & Resort

The resort offers a variety of comfortable and cosy accommodation. All rooms are ensuite, with cosy fire places and a supply of wood.

There is a flat screen TV, tea/coffee facilities, a seating area and a private patio or balcony. The executive suite has a separate lounge.

There are self-catering cottages which can either sleep four or six, and camping stands for tents with a communal ablution facility.

Contact Details

For more information or to make a reservation call 013 0768 1241 or email . Mount Sheba Rain Forest Hotel is located at  561kt Grootfonteinberg, Lydenburg Road, Pilgrim’s Rest, Mpumalanga. Follow them on Facebook HEREand on InstagramHERE.


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