This place is run by a very friendly mother and son team.
They go to great lengths to make you feel comfortable and get the most out of your stay. Norma even drove us around for a tour of the local area in her car one day. They also gave good recommendations for dinner in the town.
They have a sunken trampoline in the garden which the kids adored.
The rooms are cute and comfortable.
There premises is surrounded by fencing and a security system and the rooms have lockable gates internally to the doors onto the veranda - all this could either make you feel reassured and safe or a bit nervous and paranoid depending on how you look at it!
The pool was pleasant enough - a little cool for me but the kids certainly enjoyed it.
Great views from all the bedrooms. We had two little rooms downstairs which were almost adjoining - plus sole use of the downstairs bathroom (not ensuite).
Nice plentiful breakfast served on the veranda each morning with cereals and fruit, as well as freshly cooked bacon, eggs, sausage etc on offer.
This is a guesthouse within a family home, and as such you do feel almost part of the family.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge - Waterval Boven Hotel Waterval Boven
- Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge - Waterval Boven South Africa - Mpumalanga