Acra-Retreat Mountain View Lodge

Top choice lodge in Waterval Boven (Emgwenya)
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A relaxing mountaintop retreat, welcoming Acra has great decks to enjoy the vertiginous valley views, a cosy bar and spacious rooms decked out in African decor. German–South African owner Holger is having fun with this '70s pad; in places it's like Scaramanga's island hideaway, with features such as a hidden room entered through a bathroom. Dinner is R259.

There is a self-catering cottage (breakfast not included) accommodating up to six (R1300).

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Quick description

Positioned on the edge of a cliff, Acra-Retreat is situated on the border of the malaria-free Elands Krans Nature Reserve. It is a good stopover point between Johannesburg and the Kruger National Park. It features a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool and barbecue facilities. Horse riding, mountain climbing, abseiling and spa treatments can be arranged at the reception. The area abounds in birdlife, including species like owls, swallows and guinea fowls. All rooms offer a private entrance to the decks with mountains views. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV and satellite channels. Tea/coffee facilities, a safe, and fan are standard. Acra-Retreat Mountain View Lodge has a fully licensed pub. Sundowners can also be enjoyed on the deck, and dinners are served on request. The hotel is located on the way to the Kruger Park, 2.5 hour’s drive from Johannesburg. Free secure and private parking is possible on site.

Important information

Please inform Acra-Retreat Mountain View Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Terrace
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Hiking
  • Kid meals
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Bbq facilities
  • Bike tours
  • Bridal suite
  • On-site parking
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Parking
  • Sun terrace
  • Cctv outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Garden
  • Plunge pool
  • Wifi
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Walking tours
  • Lockers
  • Games room
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Allergy-free room
  • Family rooms
  • Security alarm
  • Darts
  • Internet services
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Pool with view
  • Packed lunches
  • Horse riding
  • Indoor play area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour desk
  • Heated pool
  • Fence around pool
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Swimming pool toys
  • Archery
  • Shallow end
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Children television networks
  • Cctv in common areas
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Cycling


  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Shoeshine
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Dry cleaning


  • Outdoor pool
  • Massage


  • Private parking


  • Free WiFi available