The SpaceAcra 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 a outdoor pool with a children's pool, a trampoline, sheltered barbecue facilities and a beautifully manicured garden.
Wi-Fi is available at a small surcharge.
We also offer guided Quad Bike Tours !!!
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,...
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, a safe, a hairdryer and (ceiling-) fan 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!
Scrumptious dinners are served in the evening but you can also use one of our braai (BBQ) facilities. We will support the cutlery, condiments, wood, charcoal,....
•Amazing Mountain Panorama
•Outdoor pool, children’s pool & trampoline
•Beautiful sheltered braai area (BBQ area)
•Wi-Fi available (surcharge)
•Own borehole with regularly tested, clean water
•Safe Parking on the property (free)
•English, German, Dutch and Afrikaans spoken
•German / South African Management
•-NEW- Hiking with Ridgebacks (please book in advance)
•“Nature Drives” in an open SUV around Waterval Boven with amazing views, historic sites, picnic break,….
•**NEW** : Guided Quad-Bike Trails! Enjoy one of our breathtaking routes for beginners and experienced drivers.
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. Guest AccessYou will be able to explore everything.
After the Check-In you will get your room keys and a remote for the main gate. Interaction with GuestsThe owners live on the property and thus you are always welcome to ask for help.
We will be of assistance for booking some of the activities around us or planning your next (day-) trip; we will tell you all about the well known and more secret attractions of this beautiful and fascinating country.
We hope to have our quad fleet soon running so we can show you the beauty of these mountains surrounding us. The NeighborhoodOur “First –Time-Guests” mostly stay with us, because we are perfectly situated between the Kruger National Park and Johannesburg.
Our guests don’t want to drive 6 hours, especially after a long over night flight, getting through customs, getting a rent-a-car, then getting lost in JHB and driving on the wrong side of the road.
But they also don’t want to lose too much time the next day, and anyway Johannesburg isn’t the most interesting town to explore.
--- Our returning guests however, mostly stay then for 2 or 3 days --- Getting Around--We strongly recommend a rental car, as public transportation is not really available.
--We do however offer a tour in an open SUV around Waterval Boven. Visiting the beautiful Waterval, the fascinating Stone Circles and historical sites. A picnic break can also be prepared.
-- We also offer guided Quad Bike Tours.
-- Free Parking on the secured property. Caravans and RV’s are no problem.
--No problem getting to our establishment, nearly all roads leading to us are proper tar roads.
(The JHB based Maserati Club has no problems getting here)
Here are the directions to and GPS coordinates of Acra-Retreat.
--We advise to use our directions in town, as some route-planners (Garmin, TomTom …) send you to a wrong address.--
Take the N12 East direction Witbank (eMalahleni) .
At eMalahleni (Witbank) the N12 mergers with the N4 from Pretoria direction Nelspruit / Belfast.
Pass Witbank, Middelburg, Belfast and Machadodorp.
After The Machado Plaza Toll Gate keep on the right lane, which is the N4 to Nelspruit via Waterval Boven. The exit to Waterval Boven is about 5 Km from the Machadodorp toll gate. (If you are at the tunnel, you went too far!)
From OR Tambo International Airport :
Keep to the lane direction Boksburg. Take the second turnoff onto the N12 East direction Witbank (eMalahleni). Follow the instructions from Johannesburg (above).
From Pretoria :
Take the N4 direction Nelspruit.
From Nelspruit :
Take the N4 direction Machadodorp. After going through the tunnel turn left at the Waterval Boven exit (approx. 3 km).
From Panorama Route:
Under all circumstances avoid the direct road (R 36) from Lydenburg (now Mashishing) !!!
We call it the “Highway to Hell”! It is full of potholes and will definitely cost you some time driving that way.
If you are in Lydenburg, rather take the R 37 direction Sabie and enjoy the Tom-Tom pass. Before Sabie turn south direction Ngodwana and take the R 539. You should then come onto the N4. Turn right direction JHB.
Then follow the directions from Nelspruit, taking the N4 direction JHB via Machadodorp. After going through the tunnel turn left at the Waterval Boven exit (approx. 3 km after tunnel).
In Waterval Boven :
Drive under the railway bridge and take the 1st road to the right (Follow our sign). At the stop sign - turn right (sign).
Pass the Hospital (NOT the clinic!). The next entrance (400m) to the left is Acra Retreat.
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Longitude: +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)’’ (decimal: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) Other Things to NoteWaterval Boven is world famous amongst the climbing community and has been voted to be one of the best 10 climbing areas in the world. There are 600+ secured climbing routes and a thriving climbing community.
There are also some great Mountain Bike trails closeby.
The famous author and scientist Michael Tellinger also lives in town and has written and researched his numerous books about the fascinating Stone Circles and Adam’s Calendar here. He has built the “Stone Circle Museum” right next to his international conference/meeting centre.