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Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge - Waterval Boven

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night and were welcomed by the owner, who told we had been given the "king" room. It was very clean and comfortable with a lovely bathroom. The deck and walkways to the pool urgently need attention, but it was a comfortable stay. Our breakfast was lovely, eating on the veranda overlooking the mountains and town.

Thank Ian V
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nora, the owner one of the friendliest people I have ever met. good rooms , very good rooms. Just down the road from a very good eating place on the lake nice pool 2 very nice dogs and that's from me a non dog lover sorry. Food, breakfast done to order evening meal does need to be ordered no great...

Thank brian s
Ommen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived with heavy rain and did not see much from the surroundings. Got a friendly reception by the owner who happened to speak perfect Dutch. She showed us around an directly made us feel comfortable and "at home". We had a cold whine, first outside on the deck and later at the bar. Dinner was excellent, table with candles...

Thank Kees V
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My wife and I stopped here for one night on our way from Jo'burg to Kruger, after an overnight flight. The setting is beautiful and, after unpacking, we were able to have a swim and a rest before a very relaxing (and delicious) evening meal. We had a lovely (home-made) South African curry with loads of condiments, and then a...

Thank StuKuw
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Wanted a stop between airport and Kruger and this was perfect. Nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful views, swimming pool to rest beside on arrival having flown all night. Breakfast included a wide variety of local fruit, a cooked breakfast and homemade bread and as a Brit I really appreciated the homemade marmalade. In all wonderfully relaxing, spectacular setting, great...

Thank Jenny7June
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We arrived much later at night then we had planned, still there were people to let us in, help us settle and prepare a good meal. We had the Zebra Suite, acres of space, a private balcony, very good breakfast and a great view. The highlight of our stay, I must insist, was the warm welcome.

Thank Sogocio
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We booked this hotel for a one night crash to break up the drive between JoBurg and Kruger. We kind of wished we booked for longer. Very beautiful and peaceful place, clean with a friendly staff. Breakfast was excellent too. We stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage that was very quite.

Thank jrsmg4
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Breakfast was nice with a variety to choose from. The swimming pool was clean and the place offered a lot of tranquillity. The owners were friendly, made us feel at home and provided us with a lot of information on where to go and what we could see.

Thank 101mathilda
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We arrived at the Acra Resort after being 4 days in the bush without shower etc. So you can imagine that we where overwhelmed and happy as childs with the enormous rooms, soft beds and magnificent views. We had great conversations with the staff specially Norm athe owner and Leah the super entertaining operations manager who made us laugh. We...

Thank yolandevanwijk
Krugersdorp, South Africa
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We only stayed overnight and enjoyed our stay. The room was large and suited our needs just a pity there is no chair to sit on. The bathroom needs some renovating. The meals were delicious but really way too pricey! On checking out there was some confusion and we were charged more than quoted. Fortunately we had our booking confirmation...

Thank lindy780

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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: RM282 - RM597 (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”
 of 5 bubbles brians504, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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,”
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“All rooms seemed OK from what I saw on TA photos”
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