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Mac Mac Forest Retreat

6.4

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General

  • Peaceful forest camp with trails to Mac Mac Falls
  • Within 25 minutes of God's Window and Mount Sheba Nature Reserve
  • An hour's drive from the Kruger National Park's Phabeni gate

Partial to a waterfall? Make tracks for Mac Mac Forest Retreat and you’ll have three of them, all accessible by fab walking routes right from the site.

In the Afromontane forest hills of South Africa’s Mpumalanga province, the site is surrounded by trails for hiking and mountain biking as well as rivers for trout fishing, and protected reserves full of wildlife. Tucked away in the trees, it has a peaceful wilderness vibe while being 15 minutes by car from the towns of Graskop and Sabie and about an hour from the Phabeni gate of Kruger National Park.

The site has an outdoor pool for restorative dips and barbecue/braai areas for feasting under the stars. The Mac Mac team are mines of information on the local area too, and will gladly point you in the direction of the nearest trails and waterfalls. Top of the list may well be Mac Mac Falls themselves: a pair of 230-foot cascades plunging through the greenery into the gorge below, where the waters turn into tempting pools for swims and sun worship.


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6.4

Overall rating based on 5 reviews

 

80% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

 

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Good site with clean but not fully operational facilities25/04/2019

Reviewer's country: South AfricaAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peacefull, beautifull nature setting, the guy that assisted us was extremely helpfull and really went the extra mile.

    Disliked: 

    The showers are not really decent, half of them are missing taps and the other half either have no curtains or they fall off all the time.

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Very good Surrounding and Excellent staff. Enjoy every moment there.30/12/2018

Reviewer's country: IndiaAmit S.Confirmed

  • Safari tent
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    Very good Surrounding and Excellent staff.
    Enjoy every moment there.

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The view and beauty of the place is an experience …19/12/2018

Reviewer's country: South AfricaFanie B.Confirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The view and beauty of the place is an experience of its own. all visiting spots is close by and could be reach easily.

    Disliked: 

    The bathrooms needs a upgrade and could be cleaned more often. The dust bins was only cleaned on our second nights stay.

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Je ne recommande pas, même si le personnel est bienveillant.05/08/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceLaure L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
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    Nous étions seuls. Pas dérangés par les voisins.

    Disliked: 

    Les commodités sont d'un autre temps. Dignes d'un film d'horreur. Les enfants ne voulaient pas y aller après la tombée de la nuit. Pas d'eau chaude. Très cher pour le service (même tarif que le blyde canyon forevere resort, mais pas du tout le même standing et service).

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Schönen Aussicht von den Plaetzen02/05/2019

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  • Electric grass and earth pitch
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    Tolle Aussicht vom Stellplatz!

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Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • R532 Sabie Graskop Road, Sabie, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 1260
  • Timezone Africa/Johannesburg +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 24.9925°S 30.8118°E

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

For longer walks, looking out for rare beasts like the Samango monkey and the African wildcat, make the 15-minute trip to Mount Sheba Nature Reserve, whose dense greenery also attracts African cuckoo hawks, Cape eagle owls and Gurney’s sugarbirds. If you’re more into catching the wildlife, it’s a 25-minute journey to Lone Creek Falls and its surrounding streams, hailed as the best trout fishing turf in Mpumalanga.

For a spot of 3D history, make a pilgrimage to Pilgrimsrest (25 minutes), a gold rush town of the 1870s now preserved as a museum. A similar distance away, the lookout point known modestly as God’s Window has spectacular views down into a forest-clad ravine that seems to stretch to the edges of the earth.

For close encounters with some of the local residents, Perry’s Bridge Reptile Park has snakes, lizards, tortoises alongside Nile crocodiles and poison dart frogs (45 minutes). It’s on the way to the Kruger National Park (an hour) whose wildlife roams free: taking game drives from Phabeni gate in the direction of Skukuza (an hour and 50 minutes), you have excellent odds of seeing bateleur eagles and leopards, buffalo, impalas and giraffes.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Mac Mac Forest Retreat cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The balance is due 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance should be paid as soon as possible.

Mac Mac Forest Retreat will contact you to arrange payment.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Mac Mac Forest Retreat have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Mac Mac Forest Retreat dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Mac Mac Forest Retreat? For longer walks, looking out for rare beasts like the Samango monkey and the African wildcat, make the 15-minute trip to Mount Sheba Nature Reserve, whose dense greenery also attracts African cuckoo … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Mac Mac Forest Retreat?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Taxes
Local city/eco tax is included in the rate.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/01 and 31/12 (subject to weather conditions).

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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