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Reviewed 23 December 2014

Our plan was to book a 'stop-over' transit hotel after flying in from the UK. What we got was an amazing guest house with great food and the warmest of welcomes. Norma gave us such a warm welcome and ensured that, during our whole stay, we couldn't want for anything. Our room was enormous and beautifully fitted out with every...

Thank Andy S
Voorschoten, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 18 December 2014

We stopped over for 1 night on our way from JHB to Hoedspruit and were welcomed as though we were part of the family. The view is breathtaking, the service is impeccable and food & drinks are delicious. If you visit, be sure to have a Kak-in-die-mielies shooter in the bar!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 December 2014

What a weekend, thanks to Norma and Holger and the rest of the staff. You have made our weekend very very special and know for a fact that we cannot wait for our next visit. Our accommodation was private ( Crocodile cottage ) just the way we like it. The rest of the rooms are also nice and will surely...

2Thank hugo124
Reviewed 26 November 2014

When you get out of a plane that has taken you overnight from Frankfurt to Jo'burg where you tried to get some sleep sitting up with no room for your legs other than in an rather strange position you don't want to drive another 450 kilometers to get to the Kruger. This is the place to stopover for the night....

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2014

We changed our arrangements fairly last minute and so pleased we did. This lovely small b&B is set high on a hillside with beautiful views. The rooms are delightful and well appointed. Everywhere was clean and inviting. The staff were excellent and Norma stayed and had breakfast with us which was lovely. We chose to stay for dinner which was...

1Thank indianvp
Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Reviewed 6 September 2014

A great stopover from Joburg heading east. The Lodge is perfectly driven by professionals with a great attitude for hosting they guests. Best food will be provided. The owner is the perfect chef in the kitchen supported by his motivated team. Keep going it is a pleasure to experience this nice environment.

1Thank Karin S
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This lodge is a great stopover on your way from Joburg to the Panorama route and/or Kruger. There really is nothing from Joburg until you reach Waterval Boven, so this Lodge is an oasis. The reception was very welcome and the optional dinner was very well made in a very nice atmosphere. Rooms were very large, comfortable with nice bathrooms....

1Thank Arvid K
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 July 2014

This was our favorite accommodation while traveling in South Africa. Sadly, we were only here one night and arrived after dark because our train was delayed. Despite the darkness, it was easy to find and we were greeted with a warm reception. We had the zebra room which was possibly the largest suite I have ever stayed in, with comfy...

3Thank Janet M
Beijing, China
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We stayed only 1 night there, beautiful mountain view, delicate room and breakfast, we love everything there except for the Internet bill which costs more than 200 Rand. We complained there was no one informed us that wifi should be charged, we got 50% discount but this could be improved.

3Thank Shuyao2014
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 8 May 2014

An excellent resort......comfortable and spacious rooms, excellent service, nice breakfast, beautiful views and an extremely convenient location enroute to Kruger from Johannesburg. Highly recommend this resort.

1Thank ag294048

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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: ₹ 4,060 - ₹ 8,690 (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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“Zebra room was very spacious as was en suite”
  • View from balcony where breakfast served
 of 5 bubbles Jenny7June, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book Dinner beforehand!”
 of 5 bubbles Swan1965, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Family room has shared bathroom. If you are not occupying as a family that could be a problem,”
 of 5 bubbles 803philk, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seemed OK from what I saw on TA photos”
 of 5 bubbles lezconnecting, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Zebra Suite. The room and its view are amazing, but not completely sound proof (if that is something you require).”
 of 5 bubbles ultimatedotvoyage, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
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