"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 comfortab..."more
"A welcoming and homely feel. Beautiful view. Clean and tidy."
"Very beautiful place to relax."
"Very welcoming and everything served with a smile, warmth, we really enjoyed our stay"
"What a wonderful stay. The hosts were the friendliest most down-to-earth people you can meet. They made our stay such a pleasant one! The cuisine was to die for and Leah was such a tonic. Thanks for a great time!"
"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."
"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 a..."more
"Norma and Holger really made our family feel welcome, including our children. We enjoyed our stay at Acra, and the view is lovely. "
"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 lo..."more
"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."
"Acra a fait l'unanimite du sejour aur�s 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)."
"Enjoyed the rooms, the hostess very kind and friendly, also her son make you feel at home."
"We spent two nights in this B&B.
Excellent view, well equipped and friendly people. Holger makes good breakfast; the dinners are also good."
"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."
"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."
"Acra is a lovely and relaxing place to stay and Norma is a wonderful hostess. We shall definitely be back."
"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 hos..."more
"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."
"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..."more
"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"
"Very accommodating hosts and comfortable getaway. We will definitely go back."
"Absolutely wonderful for a relaxing weekend. Fantastic view!"
"This is an ideal place for a stopover on your way to Kruger Park, or as a location for hiking in the vicinity. Norma is an excellent host, the accommodation is very attractive and comfortable, the views magnificent and the breakfasts are yummy. Thanks to Norma for making our stay so comfortable and..."more
"We were delayed in Gauteng traffic and only reached Acra at 20h30 late night.
Norma waited up for us to arrive and really treated us royally. Her special treatment and excellent hospitality shall be long remembered. It is rare to find a host that can guess and prepare for your every need and ..."
"The owners are the friendliest people. They made us feel right at home. A gigantic deck overlooking the canyon, just for us, pretty much. The hotel has a well equipped gym, with a lot of free weights. Breakfast was amazing and varied, as it's seemingly the norm in South Africa. "
"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."
"Magnificent views accompanied by fantastic hospitality and to add to that, great breakfast and tranquil atmosphere. A hidden gem."
"Norma is a great host. The view is magical and the Africa room we stayed in is large, nicely decorated and comfortable. Highly recommended."
"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..."more
"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."
"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 i..."more
"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 wa..."more
"Everything that I was looking for and more...just a pity I could only stay for one day!"
"Very nice and relaxing."
"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."
"Everything was fine with my stay. It was actually perfect. I will return in future."
"My stay was very nice. I would definitely recommend it to others and also revisit in future."
"We had a lovely overnight stay here with our family on route to northern Mpumalanga. The situation is very beautiful and exactly as in the website photos. The rooms are very African and stylish with big bathroom. Every comfort is afforded and the hospitality excellent. We enjoyed a drink at the smal..."more
"Without a doubt one of the very best establishments we have stayed at during our 3 visits to South Africa over the past 4 years.
Food, surroundings, views were all 1st class. Superb and comfortable rooms.
The whole experience of staying at Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge was tr..."
"This place rocks!!
The hospitality at this establishment is out of this world. This is a home away from home. Magnificent, magical views and the place just gives you that restful tranquility. We enjoyed our stay and there are no two ways about it, we will visit again soon!
Una estancia maravillosa entre amigos. El lugar y la zona inmejorables. La atenci'on personal exquisita.
A wonderful time with friends. The place, and the best area! Exquisite personal attention."
"We had a wonderful stay at Acra Mountain retreat. We have stayed at other guest houses, but have never experienced this kind of hospitality. The food was excellent. Norma and Holger went more than the extra mile to make us at home and showing us around. We would really recommend this retreat to anyo..."more
"After surfing on the Internet for the perfect place to celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we decided to stay at Acra Retreat Mountain View Lodge.
Before hand I asked for flowers and Champagne in the room at arrival, and we were surprised with 5 flasks of Red Roses in the room and bathroom, 39 ..."
"Our hostess was very warm and friendly and made us feel comfortable right away. The room itself was very spacious and comfortable, which is especially important to me as my husband and I were sharing the room with our two young children. More than ever I appreciated the fact that our hostess made sp..."more
"Norma has created a peaceful place with beautiful views. Friendly service, neat rooms, good value for money."
"Our stay was between matches of the World Cup as we were supporting the local as well as our national team, USA. Our host was gracious and kind to have our room pre-warmed, in Winter this is glorious. Our room was lovely and the staff kind enough to also take care of our laundry for a small fee. Par..."more
"We are a family with a young 5 year old daughter. Acra Retreat was very welcoming; our room was a good size and easily fitted a third bed for our daughter. Breakfasts were good (our expectations in South Africa concerning food are very high) and our hostess was very pleased to help with our evening ..."more
"Norma and her team really made us feel welcome, we had the wonderful Africa Room, and the views from the decks were breath taking. Value for money.
However, what really made it a stay that we will remember is the enthusiasm of Norma in the sense that we got to see a view of the Waterval Bov..."