A Crystal Springs Bucket List for Rainy Days

A Crystal Springs Bucket List for Rainy Days

Crystal Springs, a high-altitude Resort situated at the top of the Robber’s Pass in Mpumalanga, offers visitors spectacular views and plenty of wildlife to experience.

Being situated at such a high altitude means that Crystal Springs is fairly well-known by guests for frequent weather changes and this often includes beautiful spells of rain with bouts of sunshine in-between. The Resort has a whole range of activities on offer – so whether the African Sun is out in full force or there are blankets of rain rolling over the picturesque Mpumalanga countryside – we have you covered.   Here is a list of things to do at Crystal Springs to ensure that you enjoy your stay in all kinds of weather.

#1 Indulge in a Delicious and Hearty Meal at Le Fera Restaurant



As the saying goes, “The best memories are made gathered around the table.”

Crystal Springs strives to ensure that great holiday memories are made around our tables by providing you with delicious food and beverages served with only the greatest of smiles. On rainy days we light a fire in the fireplace to create the cosiest atmosphere. So, if the rain comes rolling in, take a drive to our Restaurant for something yummy.

#2 Go on a Game Drive

Crystal Springs is home to wildlife such as giraffe, antelope, jackal, zebra and many more. Game Drives at our Resort are not just a great way of spotting lovely animals but also a way of exploring the beautiful surroundings of the Lodge. If there is cloud cover and a slight drizzle our Game Drives are still up and running! So, make your booking at Reception, +27 13 768 5000 or info@crystalsprings.co.za

#3 Spoil Yourself to a Lovely Spa Treatment at Mbali Spa Crystal Springs


Rainy days make for the perfect spa day. Treat yourself to a relaxing spa day at our Mbali Spa while listening to the soothing rain. Mbali Spa makes use of luxury TheraNaka™ and TheraVine products to ensure you – our guest – receive only the most decadent and well-deserved pampering session. For bookings contact: 013 768 5014 | clubhouse@crystalsprings.co.za

#4 Enjoy Our Indoor Heated Pool



For adult guests (over the age of 16) our indoor heated pool, located in our Clubhouse, is the ultimate sanctuary from rainy weather. For only R30 adult guests have access to all the Clubhouse facilities.

#5 Relax in One of our Jacuzzi’s, Steam Rooms and/or Sauna

Our adult guests (over the age of 16) can book the ultimate Jacuzzi, Steam Room or Sauna experience at the Clubhouse while watching the raindrops fall on the windows. For more info visit the website.

#6 Indulge in a Good Book



Go grab a book from our very own library and read all day in the comfort of your own chalet. Or if you have a Kindle or packed your own book, kick-up your feet on your patio with a view of the beautiful nature surrounding the Resort. Our comfy couches and fireplaces are also the ultimate place to plant yourself with a good read; pair this with a piping hot cup of tea or glass of red wine and a few snacks and you are good to go for the day.

#7 Cosy Up in Front of the Fireplace



Imagine the sweet and smoky smell of logs burning in your chalet’s fireplace, as you cosy up and enjoy the view. Our accommodation offers outstanding views and is strategically placed to allow you the opportunity to experience our wildlife from the comfort of your own chalet. And as an added bonus – we supply each chalet with complimentary firewood and lighters – perfect for you to cosy up and enjoy those views.

#8 Road Trip



Take a road trip to one of the nearby tourist attractions or shops – Harrie’s Pancakes situated 25km away, The Windmill Wine Shop situated 70km away and the Austrian Coffee Farm situated 54km away, to name a few. For more tourist attractions visit our website.


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