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Mount Sheba, A Forever Lodge

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were disappointed in the hotel accommodations. The chalets or cottages as they are called look lovely but the same cannot be said of the hotel which is unattractively painted to look like a cell block in a prison. A very gloomy setting. In the hotel room itself, the lighting is totally inadequate. I had to strain to find my...

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Bryanston, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked in from the 18th to the 20th March, paid full amount upfront. Got to the hotel late afternoon, when booking in we got told that the dining area was closed for guests and we would be eating by the pool,we were never told this when we first booked. We were given room 2 in the hotel, warning signs came...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mount Sheba was a highlight of our South Africa trip. As a place to stay, it was first class: spacious, comfortable, clean rooms, welcoming staff, delicious food in an atmospheric restaurant. The hotel takes a long time to get to, on bumpy roads, but it is worth it, and we wished we'd been able to stay for more than one...

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MrFanieFick, General Manager at Mount Sheba, A Forever Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Steve and Martyn, We trust that you have had a good journey back home. Thank you for your beautiful review of the "Grand Old Lady", we are looking forward hosting you again in future and as you said hopefully for more than one night.

Albury, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week at this beautiful place, in a chalet . We had booked with some trepidation, as it seems so isolated . But the trip from Johannesburg ( about 4 hours all up) was worth it: an interesting journey best done in daylight. The location is at the top of a mountain, drenched in fog when we arrived...

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MrFanieFick, Front Office Manager at Mount Sheba, A Forever Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sandra Watson, Thank you for taking the time to review the "Grand Old Lady". We are looking forward hosting you again in future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning, private, well equipd, well-serviced rooms (our 6-bed extremely luxrious) Great fireplace with lots f wood- was raning each day we stayd, which kept us indoors to relax and read- what a pleasure!

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MrFanieFick, General Manager at Mount Sheba, A Forever Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bokwagter, Thank you for your great review, it's great to hear that our neighbors from far west visited the Grand Old Lady. Keep well.

Lydenburg
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Wish we could give it 10 stars, absolutely breathtaking, lots of walking trails and each memorable. Photographers will get plenty to capture. The friendly staff and overall service is outstanding. The units are kept clean and is very comfortable. We have visited the resort 4 times up to now and will return again and again.

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MrFanieFick, General Manager at Mount Sheba, A Forever Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ansie J It is really heart warming to see that our locals are making use of tourist attractions and small lodges in their close proximity. Thank you for taking the time to review us and for the kind words.

Midrand, South Africa
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Lushgreen indigenous bush. Comfortable serviced accommodation The most peaceful place you are ever likely to find Bears, if given the chance, monkeys will steal the bread, toast or fruit. Swimming pool free WiFi, tennis court,sauna, spa, restaurants, pubs, everything you could possible need.

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MrFanieFick, General Manager at Mount Sheba, A Forever Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sharon Waddington Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay and our amenities. We are looking forward hosting you again in future.

Lydenburg, South Africa
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The rooms at the hotel are very small and cramped. I did ask them for a cot for my 1 year old which they did deliver not realizing that the rooms are double storey and my 3 year old was expected to sleep on a bunker bed on the bottom floor while the rest of us slept up top. Really...

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MrFanieFick, General Manager at Mount Sheba, A Forever Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sharron d Thank you for your report. I am happy to report that we took your remarks to heart and we are currently working on a new Kids menu with our new Food & Beverage Manager.

Reviewed 3 January 2017

On arrival we were treated to a warm damp towel to wipe away the dust of the trip and then a glass of sherry. The new vamped rooms were spacious and beautifully decorated - we stayed in the Executive Room. The Dining Room had a roaring fire and we got stuck into the freshly prepared Leek and Potato soup. My...

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MrFanieFick, General Manager at Mount Sheba, A Forever Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Monika J Thank you for your beautiful review. We are very happy that you have enjoyed all the "Grand Old Lady" has to offer. We are looking forward hosting you again.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 5 December 2016

If you are looking for a place in the mountains with friendly customer service and really good food, then do visit Mount Sheba hotel. There are a variety activities to do and I can recommend the short hikes in the rain forest. Enjoyed it a lot!

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MrFanieFick, General Manager at Mount Sheba, A Forever Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Globalmedia_za Thank you for taking the time to review us and for giving us the chance to create memories that will last FOREVER. We are looking forward hosting you again in future, be sure to ask for a pick-nick basket next time to take along your hike to the waterfalls. Warm regards from the whole team at "The Grand...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mount Sheba, A Forever Lodge is situated in the rain forest near the famous town of Pilgrim's Rest in Mpumalanga. Well appointed rooms, gourmet meals and log fires give a magical feel to Mount Sheba. Walks in the forest are magical, with the rare Samango monkey and rare bird calls around you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mount Sheba, A Forever Lodge

Address: Lydenburg Road | Robbers Pass Pilgrims Rest, Pilgrim's Rest 1290, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Pilgrim's Rest
Hotel Class:3 star — Mount Sheba, A Forever Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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Mount Sheba, A Forever Lodge South Africa/Mpumalanga
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“Room 2 is disgusting”
 of 5 bubbles bruceg743, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Our chalet was near the trout farm and close enough to the restaurant and other amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles sandrawatson333, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Mabe beacuse of raw n, but access road requires more than just a sedan gehicle”
 of 5 bubbles Bokwagter, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The higher up the better the view”
 of 5 bubbles Sharonwaddington, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are pretty much the same not matter where you stay at the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Sharrond69, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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