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Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge

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R533 Vygeboom Farm, Pilgrim's Rest 1290 South Africa
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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
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Badminton
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Secured parking
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Mini golf
Tennis court
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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Ronel B wrote a review 15 Jun
Meyerton, South Africa11 contributions
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Always the best, since 20 years ago. Staff from the gate , every where, at reception, game room cleanets, till we booked out was friendly, always feel like family. Food at the restaurant was very good. Thanks to everyone
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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David Maepa wrote a review 07 Jun
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Spectacular view of the mountain in the morning and at sunset Warming ourselves next to the fire place Viewing animals from the veranda Absolute quietness and peace away from the city An exceptional amount of oxygen in the air you breath
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Date of stay: April 2022
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exart2022 wrote a review 05 Jun
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Wonderful stay. Beautiful setting. The road around Lydenburg is very bad, so please drive early so you can go slow in bad spots. The view and walking trails are spectacular. Staff is friendly and very professional.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Temmy R wrote a review 01 Jun
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Crystal Springs itself is a well looked after lodge with lots of attractions in and around the area. A few that come to mind that have to be visited itself are : Pilgrims Rest Town Graskop Gorge Lift Natural Bridge Pinnacle rock Lisbon falls Berlin falls Bourke's Luck Potholes 3 Rondawels God's window
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Sammy M wrote a review May 2022
Nairobi, Kenya241 contributions35 helpful votes
We have a wonderful time at the Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge. Everything was fantastic, from the accommodation, to the heated pool, to the general facilities. The Lodge does offer a nature trail that is very informative and worthwhile to take.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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preggychetty wrote a review May 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Satisfactory stay but resort is dated and needs upgrading and a thorough clean-up. Very friendly and caring staff makes the stay bearable. Besides the beautiful animals, not much else to compliment about this place.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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warrieaw wrote a review May 2022
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Thanks for the staying. The resort is very clean and the people is very help full to make you comfortable. The road need little fixing. The restaurant food is executed very well and on time. The reception people is very friendly and help full.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Resort Spokesperson Wild Side Creative, Other at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your compliments regarding the Resort facilities and our hospitality. Thank you for your feedback, too. Rest assured, Management is in regular contact with the relevant municipalities with regards to road maintenance. We hope to see you soon! Kind Regards - The Crystal Springs Team
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Ella P wrote a review May 2022
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa30 contributions6 helpful votes
Check-in at 16:00, when many other guests also booked in, was a bit disorganised. But all else went smoothly during our relaxing stay. Staff members are friendly and helpful. We also enjoyed great food at the restaurant. The quiet surroundings, apart from some distant animals calling, and dark night sky - absolute bonus!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Most guests book in at 16:00, which causes a rush at reception. Try to come a bit later, but...
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Response from Resort Spokesperson Wild Side Creative, Other at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge
Responded 19 May 2022
Hi Ella. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate all feedback; rest assured your comments regarding the check-in process has been noted. Thank you for the compliments regarding our dedicated Team and your dining experience at the Restaurant. The region certainly makes for blissful, relaxing evenings - we hope you will return to experience this again! Kind Regards - The Crystal Springs Team
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Ursnieu wrote a review May 2022
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Just keep up with the excellent work It was a good break for families that was money well spend. Everything was so good from food to Everything. Will definitely make onother trip to came back to this amazing resort
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Resort Spokesperson Wild Side Creative, Other at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge
Responded 19 May 2022
Hi there. Thank you for the 5/5 rating and review! We're so pleased to know that you and your family had a wonderful break. Thank you for the praise and compliments. We look forward to your return. Kind Regards - The Crystal Springs Team
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zorabeekhan59 wrote a review May 2022
Durban, South Africa281 contributions36 helpful votes
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Crystal springs is about 500km from durban a very long drive over 8 to 9 hrs due to very poor road conditions and potholes in the limpopo area. Lots of great things about this estate 1. Totally secluded and it is so well hidden within the beautiful location and blended into the habitat and terrain of white crusted cliffs, dusted with granite rocks of all earthy colours, fynbos and all the finery that beautiful cape is noted for, the most beautiful wild flowers growing in bunches. Truely heaven on earth. 2. The layout and estate, blended into the wildlife, place is teeming with animals coming to your windows and doorstep, stoep, verandahs and patios.crytal springs endeavours to bring in thr outdoors into your luxury chalets.large open window, patios and really huge bedroom windows that make u feel u are in the bush. Privacy is maintained and luxury chalets have everythg you will ever need. Some things to make a note of: 1. A six sleeper here only sleeps 4 adults. We had to pay 2100 and part with 2000 points because we had to book a second apartment. Lickily Chistina made some arrangements tp keep our group together with an apartment with interleading doors. 2. Carry your toiletries, bath essentials are not provided. 3. Do carry food to cook if u are older especially. The restaurant and reception area quite far from the chalet areas. 4. Older folk must have vehicle to move around. Also request units where theres not too much walking steps. 5. No phones in rooms so u cannot phone to get housekeeping or use landlines for fee. No wifi either 6. At warm indoor pool no kids allowed even with their family. This makes outing hard as kid minders in opposite area away from pool.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: 1. Huge potholes, nightmare, drive slowly avoid night driving its completely pitch darj. 2. Have...
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Response from Resort Spokesperson Wild Side Creative, Other at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge
Responded 19 May 2022
Hi Zora. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate all feedback to consider additional ways in which to improve our service offering. Rest assured, your comments have been shared with Management for their consideration. We're pleased to know that you enjoyed a wonderful retreat and that you found the region to be so beautiful and welcoming. It is also lovely to know that you had many wildlife-sightings, even from your patio! Thank you for your compliments. We hope to welcome you and your family back some time soon. Kind Regards - The Crystal Springs Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$63 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
crystal springs mountain hotel pilgrim`s rest
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaPilgrim's Rest
NUMBER OF ROOMS
192
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Alanglade House Museum (4.6 km) and Ponieskrantz (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pilgrims Pantry, THE VINE RESTAURANT, and Scott’s Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Does Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.