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Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge - Waterval Boven

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Geneva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This huge house will make you feel at home instantly. Great, friendly, unpretentious people running it with a passion for service and flexibility. The tarty barlady and her walk on slipslops was maybe just a bit too present. The breakfast on the veranda was fantastic, no effort was saved to present you with a lot of choice !! Hospitality at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We were looking for somewhere to research where my husbands father was born and found this lodge on the internet. It was a great place to stay and Holger's cooking was super and really well priced. The Zebra room was huge and very comfortable.

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Phalaborwa, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The best lodge that we have ever visited, from our arrival till our departure we were treated in the most friendly and professional manner, Management and staff are all very friendly and goes out of their way to make you feel at home and that no effort to please us is to big to assist. Rooms are very well kept,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

a perfect place to relax! The room was very big with a beautiful view and a very big bathroom with bath and shower. We booked a smaller room, but because this one was available they gave it us for the same price. We had also a very big terrace and the swimming pool was nice. We arrived after 7, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Over the last 20 years I only travelled overseas on business. To my great surprise I found my first South African business trip a great pleasure. Acra Retreat did not only provide excellent service but I felt save and looked after in their hands. The food was great, the view unbelievable and the overall feeling relaxed. I would love to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

What a peaceful place not too far from home. Fun place for kids. Lovely hosts and great food. Will visit soon again. If you want to get away from hustle of town perfect place to go. Ideal halfway stop over to Kruger National Park. Mom no need to worry about cooking all that is taken care of.

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Springs, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Acra Retreat is truly a place where you can retreat to, getting away from everything just to relax with beautiful views and excellent hosting. We felt right at home with great food and great people to keep you company, informed and entertained we truly had a great time!! thank you...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

exactly what you need when you are on honeymoon :) When we arrived, it was misty and rainy, we snuggled up in our bed. AND they have a heated pool :D They serve the best breakfast, full continental and hot breakfast! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We were made to feel extremely welcome and it was more like visiting a friends house rather than a hotel. The rooms were very comfortable although some seating would have been welcome. Although the wrap-around verandah is just outside your room it would have been nice to sit inside the room when the weather was very windy. The food was... More 

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Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

At Acra where we were welcomed by the host, Holger, in person - excellent first impression for him to be there welcoming guests. We were offered refreshments which we enjoyed out on the terrace with the most spectacular view of the valley and mountains. The room was large and fully equipped, beautifully decorated and very comfortable with it's own patio.... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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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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