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Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge - Waterval Boven

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views of this Guest Houses is absolutely breathtaking. Location Location Location. The Breakfast is included in the price and absolutely worth the spread. The establishment does not serve lunch, so if you are visiting the area make sure you have an outing planned that serves lunch. A 3 course supper is available at +/- R270 per person. The actual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four (with two teenage sons) spent one night here (like many others who submitted a review we were stopping off on the way to Kruger) and really enjoyed our stay. The location is wonderful - outside of town and overlooking some beautiful scenery - there are lovely views from the terrace. The suite was spacious for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Stayed for one night on the way to Hazyview to break up the journey. The location is lovely. Great views all round. Nice little bar. Warm welcome and good food if you let the owner know in advance. A very nice cosy atmosphere, typically South African hospitality.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We were travelling as a family in South Africa and stopped in Acra resort for 3 nights . It was a really pleasant stay. The owner and all the staff are so nice and friendly , the breakfast is great and the dinner abundant and delicious . The decor of the room was also very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We went to Emgwenya / Waterval Boven to climb, but chose Acra Retreat over the climbing places because of the raving review in Lonely Planet. The review was well deserved and the location is great. It is close by the Restaurant, Tirple Tier, The Island and Sport Valley crags. Unless your only goal in Waterval Boven is to climb the... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We had a clean room with beautiful views and a balcony. Breakfast was very good and the owner and staff were friendly and helpful. The only drawback was that our room formed part of the main building and was adjacent to the kitchen and bar which meant that it was a bit noisy. Overall a nice stay.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The most amazing B&B in SA! What an amazing experience...from the moment you walk through the doors you are made to feel right at home. The brilliant hostess Norma and awesome staff were friendly and always willing to help. The drinks (and drink selection) in the cosy bar was the highlight of the evening. Everything was made even more memorable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Everything is done properly with love and a lot attention to details, clean, great food, magical atmosphere. Awesome place to stop on the way to Kruger park or just for traveling in this beautiful area.

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Boksburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

What a place to stay on your way to the Kruger or Mozambique! We've been there for one night only - and when we got there, we realised the mistake we've made. You definitely need more than one night at Acra to fully appreciate the tranquility, beauty and serenity of the lodge and the surroundings. Great views. Well kept and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

I'm still here to climb...and sincerely i don't want go back to normal boring life!!Mpumalanga or Waterval Boven is an amazing natural place...if it was possible to snow here could be one hundred per cent an heaven!!Norma and her crew are more than wonderful!!! Thanks a lot!!!Marco

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge - Waterval Boven

Address: Farm 88 Doornhoek Street | P.O.Box 91, Waterval Boven 1195, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Waterval Boven
Price Range: $55 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge - Waterval Boven 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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