AfriCamps at Mackers
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 has a Corporate Promotional business. The farm was discovered whilst on a holiday to the Panoramic 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 5 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 5 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”
Check in – from 2pm onwards on day of arrival
Prior arrangements need to be made, guests are kindly requested to inform the AfriCamps office of their estimated time of arrival. Please phone the camp reception 30 minutes prior to arrival. This way you are ensured that the check in can be arranged without delays. Please find the telephone number in the bookings confirmation email.
Check out – before 10am on day of departure
Please note: Hazyview is in a low-risk malaria area. We do not advise the need for anti-malarial drugs however we advise that you use your own discretion in this regard. If you plan to overnight in the Kruger Park, it is recommended that you take preventative measures.
Activities on site
- Bird-watching – Birdlife is abundant on the farm, with over 250 species to admire.
- Hiking trails
- Swimming in the pool
Book a relaxing spa treatment in the comfort of your tent. Pricelist available at reception or on request.
*Booking is essential.
Activities off site
These tours can be pre-booked and all include transfers to and from AfriCamps at Mackers.
Kruger National Park Tour
A safari in the world famous Kruger National Park features on top of many people’s bucket list of things to do. Spot the Big 5 (alongside an array of bird, reptile 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 vast knowledge of the trees, grasses and plants and their various medicinal uses.
During the course of the day, you will visit a scenic picnic spot or one of the Rest Camps for a breakfast stop and/or lunch stop, allowing time for a meal and to stretch the legs before setting off to explore more of the African bush.
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 out over the endless Lowveld beyond will not disappoint. We take guests along the edge of the escarpment to look out 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.
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre & Blyde River Boat Cruise
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 interpretive boat tour with a qualified site guide. Take in the sights of the waterfalls and the Three Rondawels, the hippos, the crocodiles 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 hippos, crocodiles, primates and a diversity of birdlife, will keep you enthralled while learning more about the natural history of the Blyde Canyon.
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.
Breakfast – placed in the tent for guests to prepare themselves
Breakfast Basket ‘Cook Your Own’
- Fresh Croissant
- Fresh Fruit
- Butter and Preserves
- Pork Sausage
- White Bread
- Fruit Juice
- Locally sourced Filter Coffee
R110.00 per adult
R 75.00 per child (4 to 12 yrs)
Dinner- Placed in Tent for guests to prepare themselves
Traditional South African Braai Pack
- 200g Beef Steak
- Chicken Kebab
- Potatoe in foil (to do on the braai or in the oven)
- Bread in a tin or rolls to bake
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