Mac Mac Forest Retreat is centrally situated between Sabie, 15 km away from Mac Mac, Graskop and Pilgrim’s Rest, in the picturesque Mpumalanga Escarpment area. The resort used to be a forestry station, but in 1999 Coen and Sonja Vermaak took over Mac Mac and started renting out the self-catering forestry houses.
The most spectacular wonders of South Africa can be found in Mpumalanga such as the many and varied waterfalls, Berlin, Lisbon, Mac Mac, Bridal Veil, Horse-shoe and Lone Creek Falls to name but a few.
The geologically fascinating Bourkes Luck Potholes are striking examples of water-induced erosion. The Treur River has cleaved a deep passage through the rock on its way to join the Blyde River and their names respectively mean ‘sorrowful’ and ‘joyful’ commemorating a Voortrekker expedition’s presumed loss and its later happy return.
A visit to Mpumalanga would not be complete without a day trip into the world-famous Kruger National Park. From Eagle’s Nest Chalets, you can access the Park via the Numbi Gate -?12kms away or Phabeni Gate -?12 kms away or the Paul Kruger Gate -?47 kms away.
Approximately 1 1/2?hours’?drive from Hazyview close to Hoedspruit, there are several world famous wildlife rehabilitation centres such as the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre which is a nonprofitorganization and is entirely dependent upon funds generated from sponsorships and donations. The proceeds of which go to eco-tourism. Visitors experience daily guided tours viewing the animals at close range and learning of their mesmerizing stories. The Centre is recognized as a pioneer in the conservation of rare, vulnerable and endangered animal species. The Centre is home to cheetah, wild dogs, black-footed cats, African wild cats, ground hornbills, sable antelope and many other species in need of care or rehabilitation.