Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge is a Four-Star self-catering Resort situated at the top of Robber’s Pass, on the historic old road to Pilgrim’s Rest. Beautiful gardens combine with exquisite natural scenery to create a haven incorporating spectacular cliffs and gorges, forests and sweeping views. Birdlife is plentiful and wild animals such as zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, antelope and leopard inhabit the Nature Reserve.

Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge experience

A beautiful resort situated within 2,400 hectares of pristine countryside. 13 km from Ohrigstad Dam Nature Reserve, the Lodge features accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court. The restaurant serves South African cuisine. All units at the resort are fitted with a TV with satellite channels, a kitchen, a dining area and a private bathroom with a bath. The Lodge architecture and facebrick structures blend well with the natural environment. Facilities abound and cater for the whole family, and many activities centre around the great outdoors. The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa awarded Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge Four-Star Grading. Experience peace of mind, and the assurance that your stay  will be memorable and to the highest standard.

The conferencing facility is the perfect setting for any of your needs. The establishment is fully-licensed with dining tables, seating, cutlery, crockery and experienced servers. Guests can take part in various activities in the surroundings including cycling and hiking. The Information Centre and Mine Museum are 800 metres from the Lodge. The Lodge is conveniently situated for easy access to many of Mpumalanga’s most amazing tourist attractions. From the historic, quaint town of Pilgrim’s Rest to nearby Sabie and Graskop. Witness the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and the interesting rock formations of the 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 nearest airport is Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport 64 km from the resort.

Cancellation / Prepayment



2 Months prior to arrival:                        90% Refund of deposit

1 Month prior to arrival:                          80% Refund of deposit

2 Weeks prior to arrival:                         50% Refund of deposit

1 Week prior to arrival:                           25% Refund of deposit

Less than 1 week prior to arrival:                        NO REFUND

**NB**If you do not arrive on the date mentioned on your confirmation letter, your booking will automatically be cancelled and your deposit forfeited.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar on premises
  • Braai (Barbecue) Facility
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea in room
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Credit Card Facility
  • Crockery
  • Cutlery
  • Fridge
  • Linen
  • Microwave Oven
  • Outdoor pool
  • Oven
  • Provisions Shop on site
  • Restaurant
  • Safari Activities/Game Drives
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower
  • Towels

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Pilgrims Rest

Pilgrims RestPilgrims Rest is a small museum town in the Mpumalanga province and is protected as a provincial heritage site. It was the second of the Transvaal gold fields, attracting a rush of prospectors in 1873. The frenzy happened soon after the MacMac diggings began some 5 km away. Alluvial panning eventually gave way to deeper ore mining. In the 1970’s the town, not drastically changed,

Culture and history info

There is an abundance of gorgeous arts and crafts shops where one can purchase pottery, stained glass, weaving, hot glass and even custom crockery. Other exciting activities include horse riding, bird watching, hiking, mountain biking and golfing. The Mount Sheba Nature Reserve boasts a series of outstanding walks offering spectacular scenery. There never was a more beautiful or romantic spot to have a gold rush than Pilgrim’s Rest. This spectacular area is richly imbued with a diversity of natural, cultural and historic gems. The uniqueness of this historic village is vividly evident in its museums and historic sites. The beauty here is unsurpassed. Pilgrims Rest offers all visitors a fascinating look into the past and captures the spirit of a former era and its people in their quest for gold. It is definitely well worth a visit.

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