Acra Retreat Mountain View Lodge

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 and 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.

Acra-Retreat Mountain View Lodge has a fully licensed and very well stocked pub. Sundowners and 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, fire starters,

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, and charcoal.

Our features and facilities include; amazing mountain panorama, outdoor pool, childrens pool and trampoline, beautiful sheltered braai area (BBQ area) Wi-Fi available (surcharge)

There is also Koi pond, own borehole with regularly tested, clean water, safe parking on the property and we are Malaria free.

Our new activities include; hiking with Ridgebacks (please book in advance)

Nature Drives in an open SUV around Waterval Boven with amazing views, historic sites, picnic break, as well as 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 hours drive from Johannesburg and approximately 2, 15 hours from Malelane Gate.

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Reviews

  • "Acra Retreat"

    15 October 2018

    "Excellent services, friendly"

    Coriana Botha
  • "Stopover on the way to Sabi"

    26 September 2017

    "We had a one night stop over on the way to Sabi and was really impressed with Acra - The very friendly staff was accommodating and provided excellent service. Wish we had more time to partake in some of the wide range of activities offered. The lodge has a really welcoming homely feel with comfortable surprisingly spacious rooms. Dinner options in the town was limited but we made the best of it and had a very nice meal at the lodge. Will be booking a longer stay in the near future."

    Hendrich Dickson
  • "Mr"

    06 June 2016

    "Very beautiful place to relax."

    Mawatle Seapose, South Africa
  • "Great experience"

    29 September 2015

    "Very welcoming and everything served with a smile, warmth, we really enjoyed our stay"

    molefe phetoe, South Africa
  • "Great stopover"

    11 November 2013

    "Great stopover to and from Kruger.Very beautiful lodge, great views. Very kind owners. very easy to reach from N4 that is a mere 1 km from the lodge."

    Roberto Corbella, Italy
  • "Outstanding! Superb! Unforgettable!"

    14 October 2013

    "What a beautiful venue with a stunning view, not to mention the friendly and outstanding hospitality of our host, Holger - who personally welcomed us. His staff is just amazing, friendly and so efficient. Then there is the superb cuisine and nice bar! All the extras like pool towels, proper coffee and milk, flat screen, DSTV, bathroom amenities, etc made it an unforgettable experience. Truly a place to relaxing away from home."

    Marita Zeeman, South Africa
  • "Enjoyed our stay"

    18 June 2013

    "Norma and Holger really made our family feel welcome, including our children. We enjoyed our stay at Acra, and the view is lovely."

    Sally Jacques, South Africa
  • "Pleasant stay"

    04 December 2012

    "It is a beautifullplace with great potential. The host is very friendly and helpfull and want to please everybody. The view from the room where we stayed was magnificient! We went to have peace and tranquility and thats what we got. The deck needs some attention but the host are aware and is busy looking to renovate. All and all a pleasant stay!"

    Stephannie Bosman, South Africa
  • "Great stay and master chef cooking"

    18 November 2012

    "We had a great night at Acra and really enjoyed the Roast Chicken Dinner and accompanying wines. Was very intrigued by the old ruins we saw on the hillside and have enjoyed the book on them and other African Temples we bought. Very thought provoking."

    Rob Snowden, Australia
  • "Quel endroit formidable"

    27 August 2012

    "Acra a fait l'unanimite du sejour aurès de nous 5. Chambres tresspacieuses, literies parfaites, douillet, l'endroit est magnifique, on se sent vraiment bien la bas. Accueil parfait. Un excellent choix si vous cherchez une halte sur la route du Kruger (ou pour y sejourner plus longtemps)."

    michele Baste, France
  • "Enjoyed"

    16 April 2012

    "Enjoyed the rooms, the hostess very kind and friendly, also her son make you feel at home."

    Mary-Ann Henning, South Africa
  • "Nice B&B"

    09 January 2012

    "We spent two nights in this B&B. Excellent view, well equipped and friendly people. Holger makes good breakfast; the dinners are also good."

    Gijsbert van der Kooij, South Africa
  • "Enjoyed our stay !"

    16 December 2011

    "Very friendly and helpful owner-family, stunning view, nice room and surroundings good for hiking. Delicious dinner and breakfast with homemade jam. We would like to come again! Don't miss the nearby waterfall. Excellent stopover between Johannesburg and Kruger Park."

    claudia pankatz-schultheiss, Germany
  • "A welcoming home from home"

    21 October 2011

    "We received warm and friendly hospitality from our host and not to forget Charlie, Mika and Snowy! The views from the deck are awesome and we thoroughly enjoyed watching the prolific bird life. A lovely stopover. We will be back."

    Gail Human, South Africa
  • "Thanks Norma"

    19 September 2011

    "Acra is a lovely and relaxing place to stay and Norma is a wonderful hostess. We shall definitely be back."

    Steve Quilkey, Hong Kong
  • "Wonderful"

    29 August 2011

    "Unbelievable that this homely lodge with spectacular views, wonderful hosts and good old fashioned home cooked meals is tucked away just outside this little town called Waterval Boven. One cannot fault the comfortable accommodation and homely atmosphere. We will be back for more of the wonderful hospitality and good food not to mentioned the peace and tranquility of this retreat."

    Loreen Robinson, South Africa
  • "Brilliant service"

    11 August 2011

    "We had a lovely stay - thank you. Stunning setting overlooking the mountains. Beautiful rooms, views and food. Hospitality was like being at home; thank you ladies. We have already uploaded our beautiful photos onto facebook with a link to this website."

    Michael Dirksen, South Africa
  • "Just brilliant"

    26 May 2011

    "My sister and I, along with two friends have just returned to England having spent three weeks in South Africa. During our holiday we were lucky enough to spend four nights at Acra Retreat. The hospitality we received couldn't be faulted, and the breakfasts and dinners were superbly cooked by Norma and Holgar. The Zebra and Africa Rooms were very tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard. During our stay we were thoroughly spoiled, and would highly recommend this accommodation which is located in a tranquil setting with magnificent mountain views."

    Carol Whitehead, United Kingdom
  • "Absolutely great"

    11 April 2011

    "Stunning views, wonderful atmosphere, marvelous hosts, scrumptious food, and we will definitely stay over at Acra next time we are in that area. Well worth it. Thank you both, much appreciated"

    Francis Fisher, South Africa
  • "Amazing stay"

    03 January 2011

    "The hosts were so friendly and really made our holiday a good one.We felt so welcome and at home. We really had an amazing time. A huge thanks to Norma and Holger."

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "Visit at Acra"

    08 November 2010

    "Magnificent views accompanied by fantastic hospitality and to add to that, great breakfast and tranquil atmosphere. A hidden gem."

    Jeanette Van Wyk,South Africa
  • "That view"

    05 October 2010

    "Norma is a great host. The view is magical and the Africa room we stayed in is large, nicely decorated and comfortable. Highly recommended."

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "Acra Mountain Retreat"

    27 September 2010

    "It was like arriving home but away from home. Norma welcomes you like a long lost friend.The accommodation is lovely with splendid views across the valley.I felt totally comfortable and at home.Even though we only stayed two nights, I know that I have made a new friend. Wonderfully restful and great hospitality. Highly recommended. I will definitely return."

    Donne Badenhorst,South Africa
  • "Acra Retreat"

    13 September 2010

    "We had a wonderful time at Acra. The only problem, we didn't have enough time there. Norma and Holga welcomed us and prepared the most delicious meals. I would recommend Acra to anyone. Take a book, your sunblock and just relax out on one of the wooden decks."

    Pam Yoko,South Africa
  • "Tremendous Hospitality - Friendly, Relaxing...and Amazing Views"

    17 July 2010

    "Acra Lodge was the highlight of my two week stay in South Africa. The views from my bedroom were truly spectacular, the breakfast (and all meals) every day were exceptional and the facilities were clean and very well maintained. However, it was the warm, personal and generous hospitality that made it truly memorable. Thank you - I cannot wait to come back"

    Vikram Dewan,United States of America
  • "Great Hospitatlity at Acra Retreat"

    17 July 2010

    "We spent 5 days at Acra Retreat and enjoyed every minute of it! The location is quite spectacular with the most beautiful views of the Elandsriver gorge and cliffs in the background. The great hospitality just added to the experience! We enjoyed some great meals there and the host went out of her way to make the time special. We were advised where the attractions in the area are and were even escorted personally to one of the many beautiful viewpoints in the area! We can recommend Acra ... more"

    Gustav Vlok,South Africa
  • "Acra Retreat Mountain View Lodge - What a view!"

    25 March 2010

    "Everything that I was looking for and more...just a pity I could only stay for one day!"

    Martin Siebrits,South Africa
  • "Nice"

    23 March 2010

    "Very nice and relaxing."

    Anonymous, South Africa
  • "Nice"

    23 March 2010

    "Very nice and relaxing."

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "Acra Retreat: Home away from home."

    04 January 2010

    "My girlfriend and I were welcomed with open arms and were treated like royalty during our short, but sweet stay at Acra Retreat Mountain View Lodge.The setting was perfect and i asked my girlfriend to be my wife.i cant wait to go back for another visit."

    Rudie Buys, South Africa
  • "Acra Retreat: Home away from home."

    04 January 2010

    "My girlfriend and I were welcomed with open arms and were treated like royalty during our short, but sweet stay at Acra Retreat Mountain View Lodge.The setting was perfect and i asked my girlfriend to be my wife.i cant wait to go back for another visit."

    Rudie Buys,South Africa
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