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AFRICAMPS AT MACKERS, HAZYVIEW

Glamping on the banks of the Sabie River, close to Kruger National Park

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AfriCamps at Mackers, Nestled in the lowveld between Hazyview and Sabie is the perfect place to relax and explore the beautiful Mpumalanga bush, the breathtaking Panorama Route, and the untamed Kruger National Park area. The camp is perfect for families, couples or close friends who want to break away from the busy city, looking for peace and tranquility – without breaking the bank! AfriCamps at Mackers is a peaceful oasis for those who enjoy nature at its best in an undisturbed environment.

Apart from the variety of exciting and adrenalin-filled attractions in the area, the camp’s sights and sounds are sure to win you over. Hear the bush babies and owls at night from the comfort of your fully equipped boutique glamping tent, walk a few meters to dip your toes in the soothing Sabie river, cast your fishing lines, bring a tube to experience the thrill of the lazy river, unwind by the beautiful infinity swimming pool under the warm Lowveld sun, or hike along the river to see wild rapids upstream.

The camp is perfectly positioned to spend at least a day in the Kruger National Park spotting the Big 5, or driving along the Panorama Route experiencing the breathtaking scenery. God’s Window, 3 Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck potholes and the Blyde River Canyon are all spectacular sights worth a visit. Your hosts, owners Ryan and Michelle McKain will gladly arrange tours for both routes.

AfriCamps at Mackers is located in the beautiful Sabie Valley Nature Conservancy which is home to more than 250 bird species, so remember to bring your birding book and binoculars along, listen to birdsong from your riverside deck, or while enjoying a massage treatment.

The camp’s honesty shop adds a special touch to the experience. Kids can borrow a selection of games and fishing rods, mom and dad can stock up on some essentials, and you can get ice creams and cold drinks too. Kids can enjoy time in the Kids Zone painting and drawing. Find a rock to paint and leave it in the garden for us to remember that you were here.

 

DECEMBER HOLIDAYS

Limited spots available for the upcoming peak season! Each self-catering glamping tent sleeps up to 5 guests in 2 bedrooms. 

A family of 5 can stay from R2715 pn!

3-NIGHT SPECIAL

R4290 for 3 nights per couple during high season. That’s R715 pppn!
Rates are based on 2 guests sharing

Available for stays until 9 December 2020

T’s & C’s apply

SUMMER IS HERE!

Stay from R1390 per couple per night until 9 December 2020.

Extra adults are R275 pn, kids aged 3-16 are R175 pn and kids under 3 stay free!

T’s & C’s apply

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AfriCamps at Mackers on the banks of the Sabie River is a wildlife and sightseeing adventure of a lifetime! Take a peek!

About the tents

EXPLORE  HAZYVIEW

Things to do

AfriCamps at Mackers offers exciting safari experiences departing from the property. The camp is also perfectly situated to explore the many natural wonders and sites the area is known for. 

DELIVERED TO YOUR TENT

Extras on the farm

Meals form a special part of any holiday in South Africa. AfriCamps offers delectable locally-sourced breakfast and braai baskets for guests to cook in their fully equipped kitchens or on the braai. Other extra services are also available on request.

Amenities

  • Africamps glamping10 AfriCamps tents
  • Africamps glamping sleeps up to 5 guests per tent
  • Africamps glamping2 Queen size extra length beds
  • Africamps glamping1 Single bunk bed
  • Africamps glampingSpacious bathroom with rain shower
  • Africamps glamping Cot and highchair on request
  • Africamps glampingIndoor fireplace
  • Africamps glampingAir conditioning
  • Africamps glampingElectric blankets
  • Africamps glampingSpa treatments
  • Africamps glamping Bar fridge
  • Africamps glamping Oven
  • Africamps glamping4-burner gas stove
  • Africamps glampingCutlery and crockery for 5 guests
  • Africamps glamping All the little extras
  • Africamps glampingBraai facilities
  • Africamps glamping Breakfast & braai baskets to order
  • Africamps glampingOnsite shop
  • Africamps glampingSwimming pool
Your Hosts

Africamps at Mackers is located in the beautiful Sabie Valley Nature Conservancy between Sabie and Hazyview. Ryan and Michelle Mc Kain – the “Mackers”, hail from the East Rand in Gauteng, where they both ran successful businesses. Ryan, a real sports fanatic, ran a screenprinting business and Michelle had a Corporate Promotional business. The farm was discovered whilst on a holiday to the Panorama route and Kruger National Park. The couple have a passion for wildlife and are avid birders which makes this farm ideal as it has more than 250 species for them to watch.

The farm is only a 25 minutes drive from the Phabeni Gate of the Kruger so whenever time allows, they like to pop into the Kruger for a drive. Tired of the ‘mad Joburg Rush’ they decided to invest into their piece of heaven 7 years ago and have been enjoying their decision ever since.

The farm offers absolute peace and tranquillity and both host and hostess enjoy the fact that they are able to share the beauty of their farm with visitors from all over the world. Ryan and Michelle have 3 sons who are not resident on the farm, but take every opportunity to come back for a visit. First on the list is nature and beauty, but they also enjoy a game of golf at the Sabi River Sun Golf Club.

“The move to the farm 7 years ago was the best thing we ever did – life is about slowing down and enjoying the beauty of nature around you, it grounds you – we are blessed abundantly”

AfriCamps at Mackers Hazyview Hosts Michelle and Ryan MCain

Check-in and check-out

Check-in: from 14:00
Check-out: before 10:00 on day of departure

Contactless check-in is currently being practiced. Check-in and check-out procedures will be sent to the guest via email on confirmation of the booking. 

Activities on the farm

Swimming
After a long day’s sightseeing or game viewing, a dip in our beautiful infinity pool is a great way to refresh and relax. Get a drink from the honesty shop and soak up the afternoon sun.

The Sabie River rock pools in front of the tents are just as inviting. Kids love tubing and playing at this spot while their parents keep an eye from the braai. Depending on the flow of the river, grade 3 river rapids can be enjoyed by the experienced rowers, so bring your kayak along.

Fishing
Cast your fishing lines anywhere along the Sabie River and try your luck at catching Yellow Fish.

Bird watching
Birdlife is abundant on the farm, with over 250 species to admire.

Hiking trails
Explore the river and hike to some raging river rapids upstream. The hike is a great activity for birders as the property is home to more than 250 bird species.

Spa Treatments
Book a relaxing spa treatment in the comfort of your tent. Prices available on request. Booking is essential, available Monday – Saturday.

Options include:
60-minute Massage
60-minute Facial
30-minute Back neck and shoulder massage

TOURS DEPARTING FROM THE CAMP

Booking Essential
A selection of tours are available to pre-book and prices include transfer to and from AfriCamps at Mackers. Please select the activities and tours you would like to book from the list during the reservation process. No payment for extras is required at this stage. Your camp hosts, Ryan and Michelle will be in contact with you directly to finalise tour times and payment. A deposit will be required prior to your stay to confirm the tours.

Panorama Tour R1600pp
The Panorama Route offers a kaleidoscope of breathtaking scenery, natural beauty and African diversity. We visit well known sites on this tour in an air-conditioned vehicle with a qualified guide who has good knowledge of the area. Spectacular views of the Blyde River Canyon, and over the endless Lowveld beyond will not disappoint. We take guests along the edge of the escarpment to lookout points offering magnificent views, including God’s Window, Wonderview and the Three Rondawels. Along the route we visit the famous Bourke’s Luck Potholes – deep cylindrical cavities formed by thousands of years of water erosion. At lunchtime the tour will stop in Graskop for guests to enjoy lunch at a restaurant, and, if time permits, browse the many curio stalls and shops in this little village.

Tour Information
Includes: Complimentary transfers in air-conditioned vehicles from AfriCamps at Mackers, all relevant entry fees and bottled mineral waters. Excludes: Meals, beverages, curios and/or gratuities. Minimum: 2 Adults.

Kruger National Park Guided Tours
A safari in the world-famous Kruger National Park features on top of many tourists’ bucket lists. Spot the Big 5 (alongside an array of birds, reptiles and many other mammals) while you relax and rely on the skills of your highly experienced and skilled guide to ensure a truly authentic safari experience. The guides also have a vast knowledge of the trees, grasses and plants and their various medicinal uses.

Tour Information
Options: 1. Morning Safari 05:30 – 11:30 from R1080pp / 2. Afternoon Safari: 13:00 – 17:30 from R1080pp / 3. Night Safari from R1350 / 4. Full Day Safari: 05:00 – 15:00/15:30 from 1360pp
Includes: Entry and conservation fees. Transfers to and from AfriCamps at Mackers. Bottled mineral water. Blankets and waterproof ponchos are provided in the vehicle. Excludes: Beverages, snacks and meals. (for guests’ own account). Minimum: 2 Adults. Age limit: Children over the age of 6 years are welcome on an open vehicle safari. Groups: Please enquire about group rates for more than 6 guests. Please note that walking safaris and private safaris are available on request.

Other Kruger National Park Options:

Kruger Morning Bush Walk (Min 4 guests) R1580pp

Private Safari Vehicle Half Day R5600 vehicle only, excl park fees

Private Safari Vehicle Morning R4500 vehicle only, excl park fees

Sabi Sands Reserve Night Drive + Boma Dinner R1750pp
Exclusive night drives in the famous Sabi Private Game Reserve, a 65 000 hectare wildlife sanctuary which forms part of the great Kruger National Park where we board an open 4×4 safari vehicle and head off into the bush within the concession for game viewing. As the light dims, we stop for a sundowner drink and snacks in the bush, then carry on under spotlights, searching for nocturnal animals. A bush dinner in a boma set up around a camp fire awaits you upon return to the Lodge.

Tour Information
Time: 14:00 – 22:00
The rate includes transfers from AfriCamps at Mackers to the reserve and back, entry/conservation fees, welcome tea/coffee, game drive (3hr), sundowner drinks and snacks and dinner. The rate does not include beverages before and during dinner.

Sabi Sands Reserve Morning Drive + Breakfast R1750pp
Enjoy a morning safari in the famous Sabi Private Game Reserve, a 65 000 hectare wildlife sanctuary which forms part of the great Kruger National Park. Board an open 4×4 safari vehicle and head off into the bush within the concession for game viewing. Includes breakfast.

Tour Information
The rate includes transfers from AfriCamps at Mackers to the reserve and back, entry/conservation fees, welcome tea/coffee, game drive (3hr), breakfast. The rate does not include any other beverages.

Moholoholo wildlife rehabilitation Centre + the choice between Blyde River Boat cruise or Panorama Half Day Tour R1750pp
Moholoholo is the largest wildlife rehabilitation centre in South Africa, offering the opportunity to interact with rehabilitated, injured, orphaned and poisoned animals such as raptors, vultures, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, honey badgers and orphaned rhino. Learn about the rehabilitation techniques and treatment of injured, poisoned and abandoned animals and birds of prey. An experience not to be missed!

Enjoy the splendour of the world’s third largest Canyon, the Blyde River Canyon, with an interactive boat tour with a qualified site guide. Take in the sights of the waterfalls and the Three Rondawels, the hippos, crocodile and the African Fish eagles. See the rare, living Kadishi Tufa waterfall which is the tallest Tufa waterfall on earth. An abundance of wildlife, including hippo, crocodile, primates and a diversity of birdlife, will keep you enthralled while learning more about the natural history of the Blyde Canyon.

Tour Information
Includes: Transfer to and from AfriCamps at Mackers, all relevant entry and tour fees, mineral waters. Excludes: Meals, beverages, items of a personal nature, curios and/or gratuities. Minimum: 2 Adults  

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre & Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre R1680pp

The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre has established itself as one of the leading private research and breeding facilities for endangered species in South Africa. The centre places particular emphasis on the breeding and maintenance of cheetah in captivity. A visit to the Cheetah project, home of the fastest sprinter in the animal kingdom, offers the opportunity to see the rare King Cheetah.

Tour Information
Includes:
Transfer to and from AfriCamps at Mackers, all relevant entry and tour fees, mineral waters. Excludes: Meals, beverages, items of a personal nature, curios and/or gratuities. Minimum: 2 Adults.

Exploring the area

GZ Adventures
Enjoy white water rafting, quad biking, geckoing/white water tubing, ziplining, horse trails, paintball, archery, abseiling and mountain biking. Phone number: +27 63 754 4023

Perry’s Bridge Reptile Park
A favourite for the kids. Come and visit the Perry’s Bridge Reptile Park! It’s a park with many reptiles such as snakes, crocodiles, tortoises & lizards, plus educational shows with feedings. Come and view over 50 species of reptiles.In the Perry’s Bridge Centre, Cnr R40 (Main Road) and R536 (to Sabie) in Hazyview.
Phone number: 013 737 7680

Skyway Trails
Skyway Trails offers two exciting options to adventurers and thrill seekers. You can choose between the Tree Top Challenge or The Aerial Cable Trail, both are sure to get your blood pumping and your adrenaline flowing. Perfect for outdoors family fun, corporate or team building exercises and is suitable for all ages.

Seronera Crocodile Farm
Seronera Crocodile Farm, found in Hazyview, Mpumalanga is a working farm home to nearly 30 000 Nile crocodiles. This CITES registered farm has been operational for over 30 years and plays a role in the conservaton of Nile crocodiles. Thanks to closely regulated farming practices like Seronera Crocodile Farm’s crocodiles are no longer on the CITES list of endangered species. Visitors to Seronera Crocodile Farm can expect a memorable experience viewing thousands of Crocodiles on a farm which is beautifully treed and has abundant birdlife. The farm now offers tours by prior arrangement.

Explore the magnificent Panorama Route
Take in the kaleidoscope of breathtaking scenery, natural beauty and African diversity this route has to offer. The route includes God’s Window, Wonderview, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Graskop and the Three Rondawels overlooking the famous Blyde River Canyon.

Take a water Safari in the Blyde River Canyon
Enjoy the splendour of the world’s third largest Canyon, the Blyde River Canyon, with an interactive boat tour with a qualified site guide. Take in the sights and spot the rare fish species, hippos, crocodile and the African Fish eagles.

Visit the 8 falls of the Sabie Waterfalls Route
The Sabie Waterfalls Route is one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets. There are more waterfalls here than anywhere else in southern Africa, and you’ll be astonished by their beauty and diversity.

Bourkes Luck Potholes
At the confluence of the Blyde River and the Treur River, thousands of years of water erosion have created a unique and otherworldly geological feature: huge cylindrical potholes in the sandstone bedrock. The effect is now a fascinating network of tunnels and tubes and interconnected whirling pools.

Graskop Gorge
Graskop Gorge is an ideal stop point for visitors. Stop here for the view, the forest, the 51m lift into the forest below, the food or the various adventure activities.

Big Swing & Zipline
Now incorporated into the Graskop Gorge Lift Centre, the Big Swing is the world’s highest cable gorge swing. The experience is very different to a bungee-jump because participants are strapped in an upright  position in a full safety harness. Being upright enables guests to enjoy the magnificent views – that is if you can keep your eyes open as you do a 70-metre freefall at 140km/h in under three seconds.

Spend time at the largest wildlife rehabilitation centre
Moholoholo rehabilitation centre offers guests the opportunity to interact with rehabilitated, injured, orphaned and poisoned animals such as raptors, vultures, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, honey badgers and orphaned rhino.

Da Gama Dam Boat Cruise
Indulge in a leisurely 1 hour boat cruise on the Da Gama Dam while enjoying a sun-downer and the views of the sun painting the skies in stunning shades of orange and red as it sets behind the trees. The cruise includes complimentary snacks and a cash bar. Please be sure to order sun-downer drinks in advance. 

Meals and extras

Breakfast

We offer ‘Cook Your Own’ breakfast baskets which are placed in the tents for guests to prepare. Pre-order your breakfast basket when making your booking. Each breakfast baskets serving include:

Home Baked Muffins
Muesli
Yogurt
Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Sliced Bread
Butter & Preserves
Eggs
Bacon
Breakfast Sausage
Fruit Juice
Medium Roast Coffee
Milk

Cost:
R130 per adult
R 90 per child (0 to 12 yrs)

Breakfast baskets should be booked a day in advance.

Dinner

We offer ‘Cook-Your-Own’ traditional South African braai baskets which are placed in the tents for guests to prepare. Pre-order your braai basket when making your booking. Each braai basket serving includes:

Beef Steak
Boerewors
Chicken Kebab
Fresh Salads
Potato in foil with Crème Fraîche (to cook on the braai or in the oven)
Garlic and herb roll in foil (to heat on the braai)

Cost:
R195 per adult
R125 per child (0 to 12 yrs)

Braai baskets should be booked a day in advance.

Other options

Honesty Shop
A selection of cool drinks, drinks, sweets, crisps, meat, ice, wood, firelighters, milk, marshmallows etc is available at the honesty shop.

Restaurant in the area
Try these restaurants in the area during your day out:

Kuka’s Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
The Reserve Restaurant
Pioneer’s Grill
The Reserve on The River
Topolini’s Italian Restaurant 

Rates

Our tents sleep up to 5 guests, but our rates are based on a two-person stay. Please note that the rates below are a price indication, please use our online bookings calendar to check live rates and availability. Extras like meals, activities and tours are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated.

Rates from 1 October 2020 – 30 September 2021

High season
1 October 2020 to 10 December 2020
10 January 2021 to 30 April 2021
September 2021
R1690 per couple sharing 


Peak season
11 December 2020 to 9 January 2021
1 July 2021 – 31 August 2021

R2190 per couple sharing 

Low season
1 May 2021 to 30 June 2021
R1190 per couple sharing

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R275 per adult, R175 per child 3-16yr, child 0-2 years stay free

Rates from 1 October 2021 – 30 Sept 2022

High Season
1 October to 9 December 2021
9 January 2022 to 30 April 2022
September 2022
R1740 per couple sharing 

Peak season
10 December – 8 January
1 July 2022 – 31 August 2022
R2240 per couple sharing

Low season
1 May 2022 to 30 June 2022
R1240 per couple sharing

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R275 per adult, R175 per child 3-16yr, child 0-2 years stay free

Terms and conditions

Please find our full terms and conditions here: www.africamps.com/terms-and-conditions

Accommodation

All tents sleep a maximum of 5 people. The following items or services are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Activities & Tours
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Wood and firelighters for the indoor fireplace and braai (for sale at honesty shop)

Pets

Unfortunately no pets allowed in the camp.

Music

Out of consideration for fellow guests, no noise, parties or music is allowed in the camp unless the guest has booked the entire camp. 

Day Visitors

No day visitors are allowed in the camp. Out of consideration for fellow guests, the camp will only accommodate up to 5 paying guests per tent. 

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