Mac Mac Forest Retreat

We had a good time at the bar - it had all the beverages we wanted and we were served with a smi
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A must for the weary travellers and breakfast 4x4 and bikes. Great place friendly staff and loca
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Tania0916 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mac Mac Forest Retreat is exactly what you would expect for a budget camping experience.

Two things i would change...

1. Cut the grass in the camping areas
2. Clean the bathrooms, a simple pressure hose will remove the dead stuck insects and spider webs from the shower area.

Apart from the above, a good time was had at Mac Mac.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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janvanheerden68 wrote a review Sept 2021
Kempton Park, South Africa1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The ablutions at the bottom of the camp area are dirty and full of cobwebs. The shower floors are very slippery. Hot water suddenly disappears. Camp area clean, grassy and shady. Security can be improved.
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Date of stay: September 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sharon wrote a review Dec 2022
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Quiet and peaceful. Friendly staff and overall good experience. Will definitely return. Everything is clean and neat although not new. Love the location and the overall atmosphere of the venue. Stayed in the Safari tents.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Carmen wrote a review Nov 2020
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The name is very misleading. The tents are next to a pine plantation. A plantation can never be called a forest. Furthermore, the plantation gets clear cut, and then you look out onto a wasteland. It's not a retreat either, as it's next to a main thoroughfare for big industrial trucks that pass throughout the night. It's also next to a popular picnic spot where people bring massive speakers to party and braai. The tents don't feel safe, as literally anyone can walk up from the main road and cut the fabric to get inside. And it's not even a case of "you get what you pay for" because we stayed at 3 other places during this trip, none of which were over R1000, yet all were levels above this place. The manager is really nice and kind, but the facilities are not. The only reason I can imagine staying here is that you have to be in this exact geographical location for some reason. If that's not the case, go elsewhere.
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Date of stay: October 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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ireneennenga wrote a review Mar 2020
Gauteng, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peaceful country retreat surrounded by nature. Able to hear the wind whispering in the trees; able to see the stars clearly at night. Staff members friendly and helpful at all times. An absolute pleasure to stay there. Thanks to one and all who made our stay so memorable.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Maps18374287247 wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very basic facilities but ablution was clean and camping area was quiet and peaceful. The owner's son, Clifford - also the security - was very friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure to talk to him. He even gave us a rain cover and poles for our tent.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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783dawiet wrote a review Nov 2017
Mbombela, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was not willing to help when the dates were wrongly booked and shift our booking to another date. Instead they took the full amount that I paid them. They have a no return policy and do not take a deposit but you have to pay the full amount when booking.
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Date of stay: September 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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grantcompaan wrote a review Jun 2017
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Great area tranquil but the place is dirty rooms were appalling not enough bedding and entrance roads were not maintained I damaged my Vito's undercarriage. Will never stay there again. Not value for money
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Date of stay: June 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John S wrote a review Jun 2015
20 contributions2 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed the day there, kids rode the donkey cart and we had a braai. Very friendly people and staff even the locals, you buy braaipacks and they supplied the "Pap en sous" great. Kids play ground nearby very safe even a swimming pool for those hot sunny days. Food is great and well priced. The burgers was a winner for the snack and grab traveller's. Camping on site as well a juat getting out for a picnic. Lots to do for the whole family. Will definitely go back.
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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heylaj wrote a review Jun 2015
Malelane, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay very much especially the people at the Bar Johan and Martie where very helpful when ever we needed something. Great people and nice place. Would have liked to go quad biking though! Thanks Guys!!!
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Date of stay: May 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hils740 wrote a tip Apr 2019
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you take everything you need, linen, kitchen equipment etc to make your stay a little bearable"
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Annika wrote a tip Sept 2015
Stellenbosch, South Africa32 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you don't like "roughing it", you might not enjoy it."
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Craig M wrote a tip May 2014
Lydenburg36 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Unless you are Back Packing, I would not recommend staying here. Maybe a good place for a School Field trip."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mac Mac Forest Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Mac Mac Forest Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Lone Creek Falls (5.7 km), Mac Mac Falls (2.4 km), and Bridal Veil Falls (5.2 km).
Is parking available at Mac Mac Forest Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mac Mac Forest Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Wild Fig Tree, Sabie Brewing Company, and The African Elephant Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mac Mac Forest Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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