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Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge - Waterval Boven

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Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed my recent stay. Norma, Holger and Leah went out of their way to provide for our special meal requirements and make us feel at home. Really felt welcome and definitely coming back Strong recommendation.

1Thank Ian H
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

What a nice stay we had. We received excellent service from Norma and the staff. Food was excellent - very much better than what we received at other B&B 's. The breakfast especially was awesome. A definite visit !

Thank Marius L
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 April 2015

I concur with all the other reviews with respect to this accommodation, which is excellent and our hosts were very welcoming. But guys, its 2015. It's not okay to assume guests will share your views of the town as if it were pre-1994.

2Thank 1Jozi
Jergasmeister, General Manager at Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge - Waterval Boven, responded to this review

Dear 1Jozi, Thank you for your review. We know exactly who was talking to you, and we have told him before to keep his own outdated views to himself. We can assert you that his views are definitely not our opinion of South Africa. We love it and believe that everything in this country will go a positive way, even...

Tiny, Canada
Reviewed 29 March 2015

My husband and I recently stayed at Acra Retreat as we were winding up our South African holiday. What a lovely note to end up on. There are actually signs to guide you in (something we have found rare in SA) and once you turn into the driveway you are greeted with the most beautiful views. Leah met us at...

1Thank CorrieChristiaan
Koege, Denmark
Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed for a few days and had the Best experience. We left with the place owing us R2.340. We have tryed to get the Money back. No luck. Now they dont even answer our mails. Norma - we are SO disappointed and did not expect this. Our advice to others: do go there, but dont pay up front and...

12Thank skallabar
Reviewed 11 March 2015

We usually use Trip Advisor to choose a place to stay, but this time we took an offer from Booking.Com, and looked at TA after booking. There must be some people difficult to please, as we found the place to be wonderful. Every member of 'staff', and that includes the owner who served breakfast, were courteous and helpful. We added...

1Thank HampshireFrancophile
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We stopped overnight in Waterval Boven (sadly, our last night in Africa) en route from Hoedspruit to Jo'berg. What a wonderful B&B! Norma & Holger were friendly hosts and our rib dinner was both inexpensive and memorable! Our large and very comfortable room (with bushman-sized basin and bath) led directly out on to the viewing deck where we enjoyed cheap...

Thank Quokka_too
Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Deck has a beautiful view which does not make up for the accommodation. We were shown to our room in the middle of the house (it is only a house) right behind the bar / breakfast area. Bathroom was old & outdated. Not what we expected. We checked out without staying there.

6Thank MAD M
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

Hosts are very attentive and warm. I appreciated chatting to Norma, the garden and Valley view, but mostly impressed by the areas stone circles phenomenon and hope to return and explore more. Would want to try the hiking trails that go to rock pools apparently. Would stay in the cottage next time. A great stopover on way to/from the sights...

Thank NicMcLean
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Stayed here our first night in S.A - conveniently situated between Joburg and Kruger park. Nice, big and clean rooms. Huge verandah for a sundowner with a fantastic view. They have a cosy bar and serve dinner which was nice. Breakfast out on the verandah was great. Would definitely stay here again!

Thank Beachfamiljen

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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, 5th Street | P.O.Box 91, Waterval Boven 1195, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Waterval Boven
Price Range: ₹ 4,167 - ₹ 8,757 (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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“I think all the rooms are good the one we had was fantastic with a great view”
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“Zebra room was very spacious as was en suite”
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“Book Dinner beforehand!”
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“Family room has shared bathroom. If you are not occupying as a family that could be a problem,”
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