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Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge - Waterval Boven

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Acra Retreat **Mountain View Lodge** is THE PERFECT STOPOVER POINT BETWEEN JOHANNESBURG AND THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, after a long flight or for a relaxed & stress free return back home. Positioned on the edge of a cliff, Acra-Retreat is situated on the border of the Elands Krans Nature Reserve which gives you a soothing and most amazing Mountain Panorama. We feature an outdoor pool & children's pool and a Hot-Tub, a trampoline, a basic fitness section, sheltered barbecue facilities and a beautifully manicured garden. We also have a small sheltered, outdoor fitness section, for the basic exercises. Massages and Beauty treatments are possible in the room, at the pool or on the deck. We also have a tranquil massage room. All individually decorated rooms offer a 'private' entrance to the decks / gardens with Mountain Views. Each room is fitted with a TV and satellite/DStv channels. Tea/coffee facilities, heater, safe, hairdryer and (ceiling-) fan(s) are standard. Toiletries, towels and additional pool towels are provided. Of course we also supply the linen, bedding, additional blankets and everything else necessary for a relaxing good night sleep. The rooms are serviced daily! Acra-Retreat Mountain View Lodge has a fully licensed and very well stocked pub. Sundowners & cocktails can be enjoyed on the deck or at the pool. Relax and enjoy in the peace and tranquillity that Acra Retreat offers. A beautiful, scrumptious Three-Course Dinner is served every evening if requested. We will send you our menu after the reservation is confirmed. But we can always also just make you a quick toasted sandwich and side salad for the smaller appetite. And surely you can also use one of our braai (BBQ) facilities. We will support the cutlery, condiments, wood, charcoal or briquettes, firestarters,... Scrumptious dinners are served in the evening but you can also use one of our braai (BBQ) facilities. We will provide the cutlery, condiments, wood, charcoal,.... • Amazing Mountain Panorama • Outdoor pool, children's pool & trampoline, small fitness area • Beautiful sheltered braai area (BBQ area) • Wi-Fi available (surcharge) • *NEW*: Guided Quad-Bike Trails! Enjoy one of our breathtaking routes for beginners and experienced drivers. • Koi pond • Own borehole with regularly tested, clean water • Safe Parking on the property (free) • Malaria Free • English, German, Dutch and Afrikaans spoken • German / South African Management • "Nature Drives" in an open SUV around Waterval Boven with amazing views, historic sites, picnic break,.... Horse riding, mountain climbing, abseiling and spa treatments and more can be arranged. We can send you a list or link with the close by activities and attractions. The hotel is located on the way to the Kruger Park, 2.5 hour's drive from Johannesburg and approximately 2,15 hours from Malelane Gate.
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All reviews one night zebra room an amazing view views of the mountains awesome place half way families staying rest and relaxation special person krueger national park fantastic room excellent food perfect stopover double bed memorable stay chicken curry family room
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A few important things to note: there is no lunch served, so if you have arrived from a long drive, be sure to eat in advance otherwise you will find yourself driving back out to town. Also, there is a 10 rand per beer “corkage...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Emily S
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

After our memorable stay at Flycatcher Castle we knew we wouldnt be able to top that for an experience. We found something different and good quality - We were a tad nervous re Acra decks and mountain view claims. It lived up to this. Acra...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank GinaSchroeder1972
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We had such a lovely night at Acra Retreat! The most memorable would for sure be Hilda's chicken curry, wow! Such a interesting, quirky place with friendly staff & amazing views! Left there feeling relaxed & content!

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank vandeventerarina
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

It hidden on a plateau in the hills in Waterval Boven, but what a fantastic place. The view and the cozyness of this place is unbelieveble. Fantastic crew, and Hilda who prepared food, was maki g food out of this world. We felt very special...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank hoejlund
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

I can only recommend this place for everyone travelling in SA. The employees were so helpful and kind, without being fake. Wifi worked great and we had some amazing traditional African food. 5 stars from here.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Stefan G
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"Family room is perfect"
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"We slept in the cottage and that was excellent."
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