Petra Mountain Retreat and Conference Centre is a Christian resort nestled on the ridge of Legogote Mountain in the scenic Mpumalanga Lowveld. We offer the perfect retreat for individuals who want to escape the pressure of everyday life; relax, unwind and take the time to cultivate your relationship with God.
Petra’s unique position, tranquil setting and spectacular views make it the ideal place to refresh the body and uplift the spirit. A place of Christian worship and prayer, Petra provides church groups and ministry teams with the ideal venue for Christian Retreats and the opportunity to engage with one another and with God. Although primarily a Christian centre, it also provides an ideal stop over for the many tourists who visit our beautiful part of God’s creation, and is a short 15 minute drive from the Kruger Park.
As you arrive, a wonderful feeling of peace and serenity envelopes you at Petra, and the cares of your everyday life are washed away by the gentle breezes and warm hospitality of the friendly staff. The gardens of our Mountain Retreat give visitors the freedom to ramble and to absorb the feeling of solitude and composure, and the mountain offers spectacular views over the Lowveld and indigenous bush. We encourage you to soak up the atmosphere at Petra – walking, bird watching, cooling off in the crystal waters of the swimming pool, or peacefully drinking in the tranquility.
Petra Mountain Retreat and Conference Centre is also the perfect venue for conferences, functions, confirmation weekends, marriage guidance workshops, Alpha Courses and more. The breakaway venues at Petra Mountain Retreat are varied and delightful.
Petra is conveniently situated just 30 minutes from Nelspruit, 10 minutes from White River, 20 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and close to many of the Lowveld’s attractions including:
- Nature trails
- Rock art
- Arts & Crafts
- 18 hole championship golf course
- Tennis, squash, horse-riding & other sports
- Water sports, fishing and picnicking
- Casterbridge and Bagdad Centres just outside White River with cinema, excellent restaurants and exclusive shops
- National Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit
- Many major tourist highlights including the Kruger National Park, the waterfalls and scenic splendours of Sabie, Graskop and Pilgrim's Rest
Telephone, fax and email facilities are available in reception. We love welcoming guests to Petra Mountain Retreat and want you to feel spoilt and refreshed by the warm hospitality and the startling scenic beauty.