The Mountain Shadows Hotel is situated amongst the picturesque mountains of the Southern Drakensberg Mountains, in the heart of the Eastern Cape. In the Drakensberg range, each season has its own beauty and sandstone formations form part of the environment.  The hotel is at the top of the Barkly Pass with a height of 1990 meter above sea level. It is on the scenic R58 Route between Barkly-East (42 km) and Elliot (22 km) - where the R393 route from Rhodes (70 km) joins the R58 route.

Mountain Shadows Hotel is the perfect halfway house between Natal and Eastern/Western Cape.  This Country Hotel is ideally situated between the Inland of SA and the South Coast / Wild Coast.

The main building consists of a convivial lounge with a big-screen TV, dining room and bar. Three fireplaces burning on cold summers days as well as through the winter.  There are 20 sleeping units each consisting of 2 or 3 bedrooms with own bathroom. Each unit has a TV, heater, kettle and cups. Cozy linen and electric blankets are provided for each bed.

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