Guest Experiences

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Let us know what you loved about your stay with us at Crystal Springs. Let us know if you have any suggestions. We look forward to your feedback! Send your feedback to info@crystalsprings.co.za or leave us a great TripAdvisor Review.

Ahmed: “Peace and God's mercy. A luxury resort from the other. You will not regret staying at this resort. Everything you need is there” - August 2017 (Airbnb)

Rachel Barbosa: “My boyfriend and I recently stayed at Crystal Springs for the week of the 3rd – 7th of July; we stayed in Unit 57. I must extend my biggest compliments to your staff; they were wonderful. The security at the front gate were always smiling and waving whether we were entering or leaving. There was not one moment where we passed them at the gates that we were not greeted with a smile. The security at the gate is the first impressions a guest will get when coming to Crystal Springs. After an extremely long car ride, you see the signs for your destination and you are greeted the way the security greeted us; it's amazing. You feel like yaaaay we are here; not the usual ah just get me inside. Big congratulations to them; the first impressions you get of the staff there they are doing a very good job. When we drove through the Resort every staff member we passed would smile and wave ;whether they were walking or driving. Now it's very easy to walk and look down and act as if you did not see the car approaching you from behind; but this was never the case. The staff members always smiled and waved when we passed them.” – July 2017

chebelm: “I cannot emphasize enough of the splendour and top class treatment received; one of the best resorts ever visited…if not the best. Beautiful chalets with top of the range equipment and comfort; simply magnificent and very friendly staff.” – March 2017 (TripAdvisor)

Firemangp: “Crystal Springs – Perfect to Get Away for Relaxation. The accommodation, amenities and overall experience at this Resort is awesome. The units are well kept, pristine, well-located and perfectly maintained. The perfect destination to get away from city-life. Highly recommended for rest and relaxation.” – March 2017 (TripAdvisor)

Leon Olinsky: “What an awesome experience. One week was not enough for me and my family to enjoy all the surrounding scenery and places. The food at Crystal Springs [Le Fera] Restaurant was great and the service even better. I found it to be a well situated centralised site that caters for everyone's interests. It will include quick drives to points of interest such as Mac Mac pools, Bourke's Luck, Echo Caves to name a few. Hiking trails, mountain biking, swimming, tennis, putt-putt or game drives at Crystal Springs are also available. Overall, I need at least another two weeks to do everything there is to offer. Highly recommended.” – 17 February 2017

Charis Arumugam: “Most breathtaking views. The most relaxing destination.” – 1 February 2017 (Facebook)

ThaboS: “Family Getaway. Wow, the place is heavenly beautiful; the lady at Reception (Khomotso) was friendly and she assisted us with places that we can…A big thanks. The house keeper was also friendly (Richard). Big up.” – February 2017 (TripAdvisor)

Rooksana Conradie: “Beautiful scenery, peaceful, tranquillity. Most enjoyable for kids and adults....Trails, Jacuzzi, gym...jungle gym, swings. Safari…God's Window… Beyond Words…– ” – 28 January 2017

Carried258: “Great View. Tons to keep you busy at Crystal Springs and its surroundings. The Chalets are clean and well kept. They offer a game drive, which is very informative and worth experiencing. Saw zebras and other animals walking past the chalets in the evenings. Definitely enjoyed the stay.” – 27 January 2017 (TripAdvisor)

moliza2017: “A place to call home. Beautiful Chalets, clean surroundings, clean linen, beautiful furniture, lots of activities for young and old…Will go again and again if I really need to relax. Ohh! What a refreshing place in the country if we can be allowed to bring out own smart card' it will be a bonus.” – 19 January 2017 (TripAdvisor)

Motshegwa Thabis: “A crisp taste of nature and a perfect getaway to unwind and get away from the city. We certainly enjoyed our stay and we will definitely make our way there again.” – 16 January 2017

Ihani Phuthi: “Enjoyed my stay thoroughly. Clean rooms great views.” – 13 January 2017

Carisha D: “Tons to keep you busy at Crystal Springs and its surroundings. The Chalets are clean and well kept. They offer a game drive, which is very informative and worth experiencing. Saw zebras and other animals walking past the chalets in the evenings. Definitely enjoyed the stay.” – January 2017

Keabetswe Manyaka: “The best place to be when you want to blow off some steam. Great site and wonderful facilities” – 5 December 2016

Antoinette Johnson: “Thank you Crystal Springs Team for a wonderful time at your Resort. Keep up the great service!” – 31 October 2016

Retha Franck van Niekerk: “Thank you Crystal Springs Team for a wonderful time at your Resort. Keep up the great service!” – 29 October 2016

Ma Blessy: “Thank you Crystal Springs Team for a wonderful time at your Resort. Keep up the great service!” – 15 October 2016

Shirley Maphosa:“I had a monumental Experience together with family, everyone is catered for, loved the serenity and the feel of nature, very immaculate and the reception was good.” – 11 October 2016

Riaan Loff: “Awesome place with wonderful people. Thank you for an amazing holiday experience. God bless.” – 07 October 2016

Amy Brown: "I luvvvvvvv this place!" – 11 July 2016

Abdul Tayob: "Thanks for the awesome stay!" – 11 July 2016

John Motlhokwane: "Nice place – good memories." – 5 July 2016

Ronel Stolz van Rooyen: "Awesome plek!" – 4 July 2016

Melanie Swart: "Oooooooooh... Miss this place!" – 4 July 2016

Christelle van Rooyen: "Can't wait till we get there on Friday... This is one of my happy places!" – 4 July 2016

Steven Hart: "Wow, good times I had there and I'm planning another trip to you soon." – 25 April 2016

Sharon Schwarz: "Have such special memories from our last visit!" – 25 April 2016

Keneiloe Poppy Nonyane: "We had an amazing time there, will definitely come back again!" – 25 April 2016

Onalenna Maselwanyane: "Breathtaking!" – 9 April 2016

Ellen Warming: "This place is heaven, I like it very much..." – 9 March 2016

Elizabetha Maria Pienaar: "Pragtig rustig!" – 8 April 2016

Lia De la Hunt: "Beautiful. I love those misty mornings at Crystal Springs." – 8 April 2016

Amy Brown: "I looove this place!" – 23 March 2016

Helena Engelbrecht: "Eers bietjie swem in die warm binne swembad en dan voor die kaggel sit – heel lekkerste lekker. Beste vakansie ooit!" – 16 March 2016

Amy Brown: "Was an awesome weekend – thanks a million!" – 7 March 2016

Christine Coetzee: "Had a lovely, lovely weekend! Awesome weather! We saw so much game on our drive. We will be back!" – 6 March 2016

Margaret Munnings: "Just love the place!" – 1 March 2016

DannyDaC: "Tranquillity at its best. If it's peace and quiet you are looking for this is the perfect place. I'm not the biggest outdoorsy type of person but I really enjoyed it. The reception staff is friendly and helpful and will try their best to assist you as much as possible. The area around Crystal Springs is very scenic and has a lot of scenic destinations to visit." – 27 January 2016 (TripAdvisor)

Louis H: "Our visit to this tranquil hide away was a pleasant surprise. From the very friendly staff to the well-kept gardens; this turned out to be a restful few days in a piece of heaven. Of the things to do is the game drive with the well informed game ranger as well as a massage from the spa. The 3 bedroom lodge exceeded our expectations and we really enjoyed our stay." – 27 January 2016 (TripAdvisor)

Shaun Grobbelaar: "Just love it." – 26 January 2016

140shireens: "Absolute enjoyment. We stayed in the club suites for three nights. It was absolutely beautiful. It has a small kitchen with a stove and fridge which is perfect for self-catering. The resort and grounds were spotlessly maintained. We enjoyed playing putt- putt and a game of pool in the games room. We really enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend it" – 3 January 2016 (TripAdvisor)

Uthica: "Nature at its best. The accommodation is superb! The units are neat, well equipped and serviced daily. The check-in and check-out was hassle free. The Resort staff are pleasant, helpful and do their very best to make you feel very welcome. They have great security as well. There is so much to do here. The nature trails are beautiful and well maintained. Our family really enjoyed every aspect of this resort... Brilliant for kids! I would definitely go back." – 28 December 2015 (TripAdvisor)

Nozilwe M: "A lovely place to stay. Although the weather was not too great, we had a good time. We stayed in unit's number 22 and 24 and had a great view when standing on the patio. The baboons were a regular feature and we even spotted some buck." – 22 December 2015 (TripAdvisor)

Joy J: "A very restful week. We went to Crystal Springs for a quick break after having a nightmare kitchen renovation that really took its toll on us. The Resort is really well run and well maintained. The 4 x 4 trail and the game reserve in general were really nice and we saw quite a lot of animals & birds. This certainly did the trick for us - we'll be back." – 16 December 2015 (TripAdvisor)

Braam G: "Great. I love the place. The Resort is peaceful, quiet and has friendly staff members. The restaurant's food is excellent. The facilities are clean and well maintained. I did a little bit of 4x4 driving, the roads are well laid out and maintained even for the flatty passenger cars. I will go back for our third visit any time." – 10 December 2015

Adri W: "Amazing place to get away from the rat race and recharge you batteries. Some good hiking trails as well as plenty other things to do. Nice clean accommodation with super friendly and helpful staff. Will be back soon." – 25 November 2015

Michelle Ann de Kok: "Wonderful week! We really had a wonderful time. It's really a nice escape from city life. We loved the activities like swimming, playing mini-golf and chess. The view from our place was really beautiful and we will miss it a lot." – 2 October 2015 (TripAdvisor)

Inno_1: "The lodge is nestled in the woods and offers magnificent views of nature. If you are lucky enough you can even see some game along the many trail paths at the lodge. During cold nights you can light the fireplace with wood provided by the Lodge. The Lodge is spacious and the kitchen is well equipped for self-catering. They also have a spa that offers wonderful packages to suit your budget as well as an indoor pool and Jacuzzis." – 18 November 2015 (TripAdvisor)

Makoena Kabelo Lekoloane: "Peaceful place, where the staff go out of their way to make your holiday a fulfilling experience. Loved every second of my stay and I'll definitely be coming back soon." – 18 November 2015

Helena Engelbrecht: "Was vir 'n week in een van die 8-bed chalets, baie goed toegerus met skottelgoedwasser en wasmasjien as jy sou wou was. Die uitsig is onbeskryflik mooi. Die warm swembad absoluut heerlik in die aand. Die diens van die personeel is uit die hoogste rakke. Ek kan die plek aanbeveel. Jy sal nooit jammer wees nie. Vyfster plek." – 2 November 2015

Mandi L: "We had a week booked at Crystal Springs and were very impressed with what we got! The chalets are modern, clean and very well equipped. They are serviced daily which is quite impressive and very convenient. The grounds are perfectly maintained, lovely swimming pools and great walking trails. The shop is very well stocked with necessities and you get a bundle of wood free for every day you stay which is a nice touch!" – 3 October 2015 (TripAdvisor)

Olwethu Dlamini: "Love the place and the hospitality was number one. I would go back anytime." – 9 October 2015

W O: "Stayed at Crystal Springs for four nights. It was lovely! The thatch chalets are beautiful; really love the fireplace and the view. I really recommend the restaurant! Food is delicious and the portions are good." – 12 October 2015 (TripAdvisor)

Amelia Myburgh: "We were at Crystal Springs and it was great. The chalets are awesome, with the waterfalls not too far away. And the view from the patio of the chalet is absolutely to die for." – 19 October 2015

Maboku: "A quiet and relaxed getaway. Good establishment; clean and well maintained rooms. Overall stay was pleasant, massages were great, swimming pools are well maintained, and games facilities for kids are great features." – 19 October 2015 (TripAdvisor)

Monique Chetty Parkins: "Thank you Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge for a wonderful weekend. The mountains are beautiful. The staff treated us like we were the only guests at the lodge. Facilities are clean and we had everything we would require to make our stay comfortable." – 22 September 2015 (TripAdvisor)

HolidayCrazyPta: "Crystal in the mist... This is a gem for nature lovers and the romantic at heart." – 22 September 2015 (TripAdvisor)

Essess Simmy: "Thank you for making our anniversary so extra special. Our 6th visit to paradise and counting! There is no place like Crystal Springs. The magnificent beauty, the tranquillity, the service and the beautiful units... This is truly our best and favourite holiday destination." – 14 September 2015

Khanyi Mashiyane: "Crystal Springs is the best place in Mpumalanga." – 1 September 2015

Cariene Kloppers‎: "Crystal Spring Mountain Lodge is one of those places where you are so stunned by the beauty of the surroundings that you totally forget about all the stressful days in the city. It is an absolute necessity to break away to Crystal Springs on a regular basis - you will always want to go back!" – 16 August 2015

Madelein Olckers‎: "This place is awesome. The best is to wake up in the mist and go to bed in the mist in the evenings. The silence really recharges my soul, and the beauty you are surrounded with is extraordinary." – 4 August 2015

Lynnette Swart: "We have had visits at Crystal Springs and it is beautiful, relaxing and hoping to get a place soon again." – 4 August 2015

Joe Grundling: "Was there three weeks ago and really enjoyed the restaurant." – 3 August 2015

Catherine Reiners: "I can testify to the excellent food and service." – 14 July 2015

Brigitte B: "Crystal Springs is such an amazing place to stay. We were originally going to stay there for three days but ended up staying there for five days and we still could have stayed longer. My fiancé proposed to me at Crystal Springs and I could not have asked for a better place for it to take place." – 17 July 2015 (Trip Advisor)

Lou D: "My wife and I went to Crystal Springs the past weekend with the bike. Crystal Springs is an excellent place and I really want to go back to enjoy all the activities that I missed out on due to the short period of my visit." – 17 July 2015 (Trip Advisor)

Futurama2015: "Crystal Springs is a neat, well looked after resort with amenities for adults, children and the elderly. The Resort staff members are friendly and helpful, while everything is clean and well maintained. My daughter enjoyed the play room every night." – 10 July 2015 (Trip Advisor)

Samantha de Roubaix: "Stunning!" – 25 June 2015

Juanita En Corrie Vermaak: "So 'n heerlike rustige plek vir n wegbreek." – 25 June 2015

Sheryl Paul: "100%, thanks for a wonderful weekend once again…" – 18 June 2015

Steven Hart: "And, oh, how miss that fireplace there in Crystal Springs as I was there a long time ago but I will be back. And that's one promise I'll keep." – 17 June 2015

Elna Olivier: "We enjoyed the wonderful scenery from our lodge while relaxing on the patio." – 1 June 2015

Susan Bouwer: "Kan nie wag vir Julie nie! Ons was ook al 'n paar maal daar en het dit vreeslik geniet." – 28 May 2015

LanieTaljaard: "Would love to be there again!" – 27 May 2015

Ann Ras: "Been there a few times. Absolutely wonderful." – 27 May 2015

Dean Naidoo: "I've been to Crystal Springs with the whole family. We had a wonderful time together... We love the place and would go there again when we decide on the next trip." – 27 May 2015

Ted Khoury: "We will be there soon too... Not the first time either; been there a number of times already. Cannot wait to see you again!" – 27 May 2015

Jaap Klopper: "We sincerely like Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge with all its awesome amenities." – 26 May 2015

Margaret Munnings: "We have also spent an amazing holiday there, the most spectacular sunsets." – 19 May 2015

Elona Smyth Oberholzer: "Oh! So many things! Tennis, mini golf, games room, game drives, hiking, warm swimming pool, spacious chalets, trampolines, squash, but most of all we enjoy the Jacuzzi and sauna!" – 12 May 2015

Grant Dean: "Oh, what an awesome place to hibernate for the winter!" – 7 May 2015

Lauren Olivia Miller Buys: "Spent to week of the 10-17 April 2015 at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge and it was really relaxing, with amazing views and such friendly and helpful staff. We absolutely loved it!" – 23 April 2015

Elona Smyth Oberholzer: "My husband took me to Crystal Springs for our honeymoon... It was a big surprise and a dream come true. And Crystal Springs made it very special for us... I would go there again anytime..." – 18 April 2015

Marion Goodman: "Been there... Beautiful." – 16 April 2015

Mpumi Sekhibane: "I really enjoyed my stay at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge. Will coming back again this year." – 15 April 2015

Peter van der Merwe: "One of the most beautiful and practical resorts I have ever been to. Imagine yourself with your loved ones, a lovely fire in the fireplace, a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, soft music, and a large platter of cheese and biscuits, with the chessboard all set up for later..." – 13 April 2015

Sianne Grobler: "Wonderful, wonderful place." – 9 April 2015

John Woudberg: "Special memories!" – 9 April 2015

Irene Gulzar: "Been four times and still can't get enough of this wonderful place. Beautiful, restful, and friendly, efficient staff. I will be planning my next visit soon." – 15 March 2015

Celeste Oakes: "Stunning weekend spent; 27 February to 2 March 2015." – 7 March 2015

Steven Hart: "I miss this place so much and definitely need to go back there for a relaxing stress free time." – 6 March 2015

Lizzie M via TripAdvisor: "We went on holiday at Crystal Springs. The place is excellent and very clean. Well-mannered cleaners and the welcoming of guests is excellent. The restaurant sells very delicious food. Everything is perfect and the activities for the week is well planned. Keep it up Crystal Springs you really know how to take care of your visitors." – March 2015

Samantha de Roubaix: "Stunning place! Enjoy our visit every year." – 20 January 2015

Ruth Uys Archer: "Mooiste plek ooit. Kom defnitief weer hierdie jaar iewers." – 20 January 2015

Elizabetha Maria Pienaar: "Love hierdie oord!" – 17 January 2015

Desmond Charles Nigrini: "Sal definitief weer kom! Het dit die afgelope twee jaar baie geniet." – 10 January 2015

Mpumi Sekhibane: "Thank you Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge. I really enjoyed my stay there!" – 9 January 2015

Cindy Calangas: "Kids had loads of fun on the trampolines and in the Games Room." – 6 January 2015

Rina Coetzee: "Awesome place to rest and to have a break!" – 23 December 2014

Trix Azenha: "Thank you. We had a great time." – 20 December 2014

Samantha de Roubaix: "Would love to visit again. We enjoy Crystal Springs and the surroundings - every visit is more amazing than the last!" – 16 December 2014

Lia De la Hunt: "We were there from 24-30 Nov. What a lovely stay, again. We went cycling on the dirt road and did two hiking trails - Waterbuck Trail and Klipspringer Trail. What an experience to go down to the Otter Pools. We can't wait to do the other three trails. Next time..." – 5 December 2014

Nicola Steynberg: "Had such an amazing time there!" – 21 November 2014

Ilhaam Samaai Scello: "Lovely resort! Loved this place..." – 14 November 2014

Elmari Botha: "Wil graag weer kom - was al 'n paar keer daar. Baie mooi plek!" – 14 November 2014

Diana Bezuidenhout: "Awesome honeymoon! We can't wait to come back." – 13 November 2014

Annette Cronje: "Baie lekker kuiertjie by Crystal Springs deur gebring." – 23 October 2014

Susan Nel: "A place to recharge your rundown battery… Tranquil and serene surroundings - a piece of heaven…" – 15 October 2014

Mabena Busisiwe Degratia: "I will never forget the great time I had at Crystal Springs. I will surely visit again and again." – 21 August 2014

Maria Jacobs: "Dit is baie lekker. Ons was 'n week daar. Die plek binne is baie oulik; met alles wat jy nodig het. Ongelooflike uitsig met jou eie braai. Ons het goeie diens ontvang." – 21 July 2014

Jane Grobler: "Dit is 'n pragtige plek. Ek is mal daaroor om daar te kuier." – 2 July 2014

Nathi Ngwenya: "This was the first resort we visited using my QVC shares. It came highly recommended and we were never disappointed. Excellent place! There are nice tourist attractions very close to it. It is still one of the best holiday destinations we've seen." – 25 June 2014

Johan Fourie: "We visited Crystal Springs during November 2013 and really enjoyed our stay. Neat accommodation, wonderful scenery, and superb spa treatment... We are definitely planning our next trip!" – 25 June 2014

Tonnie Swart: "Ek geniet Crystel Springs altyd baie. Dit is n wonderlike wegbreek vir ons as pensionarisse, want dit het lekker gemaklike staproetes en is heerlik stil en rustig." – 25 June 2014

Annie Aubrey Pautz‎: "Crystal Springs is een van die lekkerste vakansieplekke om lekker te gaan ontspan." – 25 June 2014

Desmond Charles: "Het vir 'n week na Crystal Springs gegaan om te ontspan met my vrou en twee kleinseuns. Ons het al die besienswaardighede soos die watervalle, asook Pelgrimsrus, besoek. Ons het ook deur die wildreservaat gery, putt-putt en pool gespeel, geswem, ens. Dit was fantasties. Ons het klaar weer twee besoeke bespreek. Dankie vir die uitstekende diens, skoon geriewe en vriendelike personeel." – 14 June 2014

Dries Pauley‎: "As jy wil rus! Kom na Crystal Springs! As jy NIKS wil doen en wonderlike mistigheid oor die berge wil ervaar, kom na Crystal Springs toe! As jy vriendelike en hulpvaardige personeel wil ervaar, kom na Crystal Springs toe! As jy 'n lekker grondpad natuur en wild-kyk ervaring wil hê, kom na Crystal Springs toe! As jy mooi sonsondergange wil ervaar, kom na Crystal Springs toe! As jy ander plekke soos God's Window en Pelgrimsrus in die omgewing wil besoek, kom na Chrystal Springs toe!" – 25 June 2014

Filipe Dos Reis: "Absolutely stunning stay at the lodge! We enjoyed it so much that we'll be coming back next year." – 21 May 2014

Mirriam Makgalemele: "Thanks for a wonderful weekend, guys... Keep it up." – 13 May 2014

Christine Kisbey-Green: "We had a lovely time at Crystal Springs at the end of April. Lovely hiking trails and a much larger game farm than what we expected. We will certainly return!" – 9 May 2014

Happy Msimeki: "What a place. Inspiring and beautiful. I love this place." – 23 April 2014

Lisa Fox: "Thank you, it really was very special! Our stay was incredible - the resort is so beautiful, and the staff warm and friendly. Missing it already! Keep up the great work. Thank you for everything." – 17 April 2014

Adriaan Roets: "The most beautiful place on earth!" – 10 March 2014

Itumeleng Malatsi: "Thank you so much to your staff for ensuring our stay was perfect. Warm and friendly and ever eager to assist, we truly enjoyed taking it all in. Keep up the fabulous work..." – 15 February 2014

Khuthadzo Kayla Libada: "I really love Crystal Springs." – 28 February 2014

Desmond Charles Nigrini: "Fantastiese plek om te gaan rus, ontspan en omliggende besienswaardighede te besoek. (MacMac watervalle, Gods window, Sabie valle ens.) Was verlede jaar daar; gaan die jaar weer. Personeel ook baie hulpvaardig en vriendelik. Baie goeie diens." – 27 January 2014

Morwesi Madime: "It's wonderful place for a weekend away." – 27 January 2014

Charlotte van Tonder: "A weekend is too short; we always go for a whole week." – 27 January 2014

Jonicque Putter: "Very nice - I would stay there again anytime." – 9 December 2013

Vukosi Hosi VK Mkhombo: "It is a very beautiful and pleasant place, hoping to come back some time." – 6 November 2013

Machuene Maseko: "I love this place, it's amazing." – 5 November 2013

Annette Malan: "The best Holiday I had ever! Thank you Crystal Springs. Can't wait for the next one. All the best." - 20 March 2013

Firoza Suleman: "The most beautiful getaway in the mountains with the most awesome views. We love Crystal Springs!" - 20 March 2013

Basie du Plessis: "We are owners and have loved every visit over the past 14 years with such intensity- Crystal Springs do it for you!!! Thank you to the team on site." - 21 March 2013

Dikeledi Mosalo: "I have a midweek for the last week of April. I have owned the place since 2000 but have visited even before. My stay there prompted me to buy my own and stop relying on friends, which was the case before i bought. I am there every year even outside my time. Thank you Crystal Springs for your hospitality." - 25 March 2013

David-Valerie Fritz: "Crystal Springs - our family's most favourite place to chill, relax, enjoy and explore!" - 22 April 2013

Sello Wilson Letseleba: "I am one of the longest owners at Crystal Springs and I am still happy! My family,and now my grand children cannot wait to go the Pilgrims Rest for a holiday." - 1 May 2013

Pieter Botha: "Have being staying in one of those for an entire week, great place to stay, very clean and nicely equiped, thanks Crystal Springs." - 4 May 2013