Merry Pebbles On-site Activities
Nestling on the banks of the pristine, crystal clear Sabie River against a backdrop of lush vegetation Merry Pebbles is a true bird watcher’s paradise. (Kingfisher’s, Long Crested Eagles, Fish Eagles, Gymnogene, Owles, Palm Swift, Swallows, Martins, Knysna & Purple Crested Lourie, Burchells Coucal, Wagtails, Robins, Shrikes, Mannekins, Secretary Bird, Egrets, Ducks, Storks, Whyda’s, Weavers, Mouse Birds, and many LBJ’s).
The resort offers a wide variety of activities for all the family. Children can play in the heated or cold water pools on the water slides and in the play-park. New attractions include Outdoor Chess, as well as Mini-Golf (Putt-Putt). Fishing is permitted, the river is stocked on a regular basis with Rainbow Trout, whilst Yellow Fish occur naturally in the river. Tubing on the river is one of the most popular activities at the resort, many different sizes and colour tubes or boats are now available for sale at reception.
Whether you like fly-fishing for trout or yellow-fish the Sabie River Trout Angling Association gives access to both (licenses for the Sabie and Pilgrims Rest Fly fishing club are available at reception). Within the resort licenses are not required, fishing is not restricted to flyfishing tackle on the resort by guests.
The more energetic can take to the Loerie Hiking Trail, the Ceylon mountain bike trails on Komatiland Forest plantations (permits sold at reception).
Heated and cold water swimming pools as well as the water slides are some of the star features at the resort. A recreation hall with table tennis, pool tables, video games and Big screen TV will provide fun for everyone. There is also an extensive play-park with trampolines and jungle-gym. A floodlit tennis court is available for guests exclusive use on site, the rental of tennis rackets and sale of tennis balls are available at reception.
Access is available to the local Sabie Country Club where free temporary membership is valid for all guests while staying at Merry Pebbles. The local country club offers golf, squash, bowls, pool tables and a full size snooker table.