Mac Mac Falls
Mac Mac Falls
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KnitsbyConnie
MA500 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
On our Gate 1 South African tour we stopped here. It was an light rainy day, but the falls are so impressive you really want to see them. There is a large fence there for safety, which I appreciated it. With some finagling you can get a great shot of the falls as many in our group were able to do. There is a market at the entrance walk to the falls. We arrive very early and with the rain the crafters had their wares covered. There is a short walk along a very rocky, dirt packed path.
Written April 16, 2024
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Eliza
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is just a beautiful, peaceful place to visit. A gem in Sabie! I enjoy walking down the hill and steps. Lots to see on the adventure. I will definitely go back again and revisit. It was a pleasant surprise for both me and my family. Thank you. Just remember sunblock and a hat!
Written January 6, 2020
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Lutsedus Travels and Tours
Acornhoek, South Africa147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This waterfall was originally a single stream, but gold miners blasted it with dynamite to divert the river in an attempt to work the rich gold-bearing reef over which it plunges. Toilet facilities are available at the curio stalls
Written November 1, 2019
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Mac Mac Falls are found along R532 just north of Sabie. This is one of the impressive waterfalls you will find along the Panorama Route drive in the Mpumalanga Highlands of South Africa. It is named after Scottish miners who panned for gold in the area in the late 1800s.

The falls is located directly on R532. Pay at the entrance (R15 per adult as of Oct 2019), plenty of parking near curio stalls. There are public toilet facilities as well.

Visitors walk through and behind the curio stalls 4-5 minutes to a single viewpoint where you will see a small river dropping water around 70 metres down into a natural pool sandwiched into a narrow and very green gorge. It is nice scene, even during the dry season when only a moderate volume of water is falling from the river above.

Overall, the views of Mac Mac Falls are nice to see, worth making the 10-15 minute stop when driving the Panorama Route between Sabie and Graskop.
Written October 11, 2019
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Courtney B
Johannesburg, South Africa90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Well worth the visit, we went in July so only one of the falls were full and flowing. Still beautiful to see though. Little bit of a "hike", definitely not a difficult walk. Various African craft to purchase here.
Written July 15, 2019
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Sue Maree-Meyer
Johannesburg, South Africa121 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
We had a small break-away last weekend (FULL rain all weekend, area so beautiful) BUT every fall/attraction we tried to enter had a different price, either per car or per person, ranging from R5 per car to R50 per person, we were 7 adults and there are a lot of attractions (natural sites!!!) I'm sure it is just made up?!? Last time we visited, there was NO charge, you just parked and walked to see everything! My dad is paralyzed and they still insisted he pays?!? He cannot walk to any of the falls but still asking for payment? How does this make sense? Don't waste your time! Pay to see natural attractions, does not seem very fair! Take drives to "View Points" which is free and you will still see amazing views/streams/dams/mountains to take your memorable pictures!
Written January 12, 2017
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Karrst
Pretoria, South Africa3,299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
Always a must see on the Panorama Route the Mac Mac falls, with their double waterfall are a majestic sight, best seen in summer and when then has been good rains. They are not only famous for their beauty, but also have a place in SA mining history, when gold was discovered near here before Pilgrims Rest. I agree with some reviewers about the "cage". The view of these fall were far better some years ago before this was built, for safety reasons. However we always have that sight in our minds when we visit now. There is also a good selection of African curios at the car park.
Written November 14, 2014
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Phila D
Johannesburg, South Africa1,460 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Such beauty in nature. Something so amazing, so beautiful. The waterfall, truly, truly amazing.

Worth the visit when in the area. Entrance fee is next to nothing for such a spectacular view
Written June 28, 2021
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Seeeule
Worcester, South Africa198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Family
We enjoyed this outing to the falls. Quite impressive.
Nice setup. Cost with R15 per person is reasonable.
Written November 28, 2020
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Thomas C
Johannesburg, South Africa19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
This attraction is poorly maintained, and is in need of investment. It’s such a pity, as it’s a gorgeous site. The pathway is not especially accessible, the fencing leading down the path is derelict and a safety hazard, and the actual viewing platform is fenced in by a tall, ghastly palisade fence. WHY. It astounds me that such little design thought is put into a significant tourist attraction. Do better, SAFCOL.
Written August 24, 2020
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