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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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What a stunning place from the minute you arrive, friendly and informative staff with the most amazing luxury rooms accompanied with the best breakfast and dinner while enjoying the beautiful and breathtaking views from the balcony. A definite must if looking for a place with a
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Stopped here for a night on the way to Kruger Park. Met by the very friendly and helpful owner. Beautiful views of the mountains from the terrace. Although they don’t offer lunch the owner was happy to make us some toasted sandwiches. Evening meal was a delicious curry washed
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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 fee” if you bring your own beer (30 rand per bottle
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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 is a return to the best of South
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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!
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Bird in the garden fountain.
Sunrise from the deck.
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Does the Price include x2 people?
is the michael tellinger museum still open nearby
I don't know as I only stayed one night and didn't really go anywhere.
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What are the prices of the activities, such as the archery/shooting and quadriding?
"Family room is perfect"
"None of them."
"We slept in the cottage and that was excellent."
"Zebra room is a must."
"The queen room is right next to the pub."
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