Reviews of Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge


"Stopover on the way to Sabi"

Hendrich Dickson | 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 comfortab..."

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"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."


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(South Africa) Glynis Kotze | 24 December 2016

"A welcoming and homely feel. Beautiful view. Clean and tidy."


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(South Africa) Mawatle Seapose | 6 June 2016

"Very beautiful place to relax."


"Great experience "

(South Africa) molefe phetoe | 29 September 2015

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


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(South Africa) Colin Bartle | 22 December 2014

"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"

(Italy) Roberto Corbella | 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."


"Outstanding! Superb! Unforgettable!"

(South Africa) Marita Zeeman | 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 a..."

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"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."


"Enjoyed our stay"

(South Africa) Sally Jacques | 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. "


"Pleasant stay"

(South Africa) Stephannie Bosman | 4 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 lo..."

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"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!"


"Great stay and master chef cooking"

(Australia) Rob Snowden | 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."


"Quel endroit formidable"

(France) michele Baste | 27 August 2012

"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"

(South Africa) Mary-Ann Henning | 16 April 2012

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


"Nice B&B"

(South Africa) Gijsbert van der Kooij | 9 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."


"Enjoyed our stay !"

(Germany) claudia pankatz-schultheiss | 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."


"A welcoming home from home"

(South Africa) Gail Human | 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."


"Thanks Norma"

(Hong Kong) Steve Quilkey | 19 September 2011

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


"Wonderful"

(South Africa) Loreen Robinson | 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 hos..."

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"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."


"Brilliant service"

(South Africa) Michael Dirksen | 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."


"Just brilliant"

(United Kingdom) Carol Whitehead | 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..."

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"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. "


"Absolutely great"

(South Africa) Francis Fisher | 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"


"Enjoyable breakaway"

(South Africa) Samantha Hall | 10 April 2011

"Very accommodating hosts and comfortable getaway. We will definitely go back."


"Fantastic"

(South Africa) Martha Bewick | 22 March 2011

"Absolutely wonderful for a relaxing weekend. Fantastic view!"


"Highly recommended"

(Canada) Lynda Erickson | 13 March 2011

"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..."

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"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 for her assistance and advice in our travels. Highly recommended B&B. "


"Amazing - more than 5 Star"

(South Africa) Devendra Gangadayal | 14 February 2011

"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 ..."

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"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 whim. Our rating is more than five star for Norma and her establishment."


"Amazing view"

(Brazil) Andre Matarazzo | 9 January 2011

"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. "


"Amazing stay"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 3 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."


"Visit at Acra"

(South Africa) Jeanette Van Wyk | 8 November 2010

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


"That view"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 5 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."


"Acra Mountain Retreat"

(South Africa) Donne Badenhorst | 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..."

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"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."


"Acra Retreat"

(South Africa) Pam Yoko | 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."


"Tremendous Hospitality - Friendly, Relaxing...and Amazing Views"

(United States of America) Vikram Dewan | 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 i..."

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"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"


"Great Hospitatlity at Acra Retreat"

(South Africa) Gustav Vlok | 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 wa..."

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"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 for anyone looking at getting away for a well-deserved rest or for the more adventurous (hiking, cycling, mountain climbing etc.). Acra will not disappoint. "


"Acra Retreat Mountain View Lodge - What a view!"

(South Africa) Martin Siebrits | 25 March 2010

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


"Nice"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 23 March 2010

"Very nice and relaxing."


"Acra Retreat: Home away from home."

(South Africa) Rudie Buys | 4 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."


"Fine"

(South Africa) anonymous | 11 December 2014

"Everything was fine with my stay. It was actually perfect. I will return in future."


"Excellent"

(South Africa) Mr ruthven | 2 July 2014

"My stay was very nice. I would definitely recommend it to others and also revisit in future."


"great stopover /short stay"

(United Kingdom) Mrs Dunn | 3 June 2013

"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..."

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"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 small bar with log burning stove to keep the night chill away before a nice dinner.
A beautiful cooked breakfast on the deck overlooking the view. We would have been very happy to have stayed longer and would definitely go back for a stay en route to the Kruger Park after a long overnight flight from Europe.
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"Acra Retreat-for-ever"

(United Kingdom) Mrs Fairbrother | 29 June 2011

"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.

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"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 tranquility itself & I would recommend staying here to everyone. You are safe & made to feel like part of the family. A beautiful surprise awaits you. These are top notch facilities set in the most pretty mountainous surroundings. You get help & advice on how to view the nearby waterfalls, Old steam engines, old railway tunnel & viaduct, just about anything you may wish to know about the local area. Acra retreat in Waterval Boven is the perfect midway stop off point if going to Kruger from say Johannesburg; it is a superb resting place. Our thanks go to Norma & co, you made all four of us feel like royalty!
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"Wow!!"

(South Africa) Mrs Pelser | 13 June 2011

"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!
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"Like an Eden"

(Spain) Jose | 7 May 2011

"Wonderful place.

Una estancia maravillosa entre amigos. El lugar y la zona inmejorables. La atenci'on personal exquisita.

(RoomsForAfrica translation)

A wonderful time with friends. The place, and the best area! Exquisite personal attention."


"Room with a view!"

(South Africa) Mrs Coetzer | 30 December 2010

"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..."

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"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 anyone!"


"Excellent Stay"

(South Africa) Mr Van den Berg | 18 October 2010

"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 ..."

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"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 Roses in total. The Champagne was on ice and ready for celebration.

If you want peace and quiteness, Acra Retreat is the place to be. It is like heaven on earth, the view is spectacular and if you enjoy the Mountain views and being close to nature and all its beauty I would definitely recommend this jewel of a place. The people are friendly and the breakfast was super.

Once again, thanks to Holger, who was our host during this time, he went out of his way to make sure that we enjoy every moment. We will surely make use of Acra Retread again, as a matter of fact we have decided to organize a family reunion at Acra Retreat Mountain View Lodge."


"Homely and Lovely"

(South Africa) Mrs de ponte | 29 September 2010

"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..."

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"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 special provision for our children by making up a single bed and a cot and even offering the use of a microwave to warm bottles."


"Beautiful views"

(South Africa) Mrs Mills | 15 August 2010

"Norma has created a peaceful place with beautiful views. Friendly service, neat rooms, good value for money."


"This location is a gem!"

(United States) Mr Robert | 1 July 2010

"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..."

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"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. Parking and security no problem and just up the hill from the highway. Quiet and stars surround you. The deck is glorious for sundowners and photo taking of the area and the animals are friendly.

We will come again and bring friends. Cheers to all at Acra, wish we had stayed longer!
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"A good base for viewing the Highlands"

(United Kingdom) Mr Garrod | 29 April 2010

"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 ..."

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"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 meal if necessary - local eateries of a high standard are rare indeed! The view was special and our daughter loved the friendly dogs (hope you like them because there are 3!) and the pool which has a very special vista. "


"What a pleasant surprise awaiting us"

(South Africa) Mr Stiebel | 7 April 2010

"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..."

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"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 Boven Water Falls that very few have seen and her local knowledge of the town showed that that there was a real sense of hope abounding in that area.

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