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About Macabelel Lodge

The Macabelel River Lodge is a beautiful stone lodge located on the riverbank of the higher Klip River in the Steenkampsberg.

Privately located on a 520 hectare private nature reserve, with 3 km of river frontage, guests will be swept away by the Macabelel Lodge's exclusivity and tranquil surroundings.

Up to 11 guests are accommodated in five bedrooms, and three bathrooms. The lodge has electricity and is powered by a generator, the kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering and the large lounge provides a comfortable retreat. Outside amid the acres of space and uninterrupted solitude, the braai area is the ideal spot to host many memorable evenings. There is also a garage for your car.

Approximately 3 km away from the main farm, the Macabelel Lodge is the ideal illustration of large family accommodation, with hours of fishing and exploring to look forward to, without the hassle of traffic and buzz of city life.

  • Response Rate: 95%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 11
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 13 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please inquire for long weekend rates and the minimum stay. A minimum amount of R1500.00 and a minimum two night stay is required.
There is also an extra charge for pets coming along. rod fees and chopped fire wood .

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Reviews for Macabelel Lodge

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Andre Van Niekerk
12 December 2018

The lodge is beautiful and comfortable but to get there is a nightmare. Eight kms of off road requiring 4x4 capability and traction control especially in the wet. The lodge is perfect for relaxation with no electricity (gas only), no TV or cell phone reception. Several dams in the area but nearest dam is 4 kms away. Friendly host and fast response to address problems.

Leonie Pretorius
13 August 2018

Incredible views, peaceful, excellent stay!

Iola Edmayr
23 March 2018

It was an amazing and restful experience. There are beautiful hiking areas. I will go back any day and every day!We also met with the owner who showed us around a bit, lovely and kind gentleman. The water from the stream is so clean you can easily see 2m deep, and drink from the water it is ice cold and delicious.

Steven Heinen
06 March 2018

We stayed at the Macabelel Lodge for 3 nights. It was absolutely amazing. Secluded (4km from the farm house) and private. The owners were very kind and accommodating. I would give this place 6 stars if I could. What an amazing weekend. Thank you O'grady's. We will definitely be back!

Randall Hopley
28 November 2017

I fully enjoyed the weekend there. The facilities are nice and open and the fire place a definite winner.The owners are friendly and when I experienced battery issues they went well out of their way to go buy a new one for me on a Saturday afternoon and helped sorting out the problems the Sunday morning. I have never experienced this kind of helpfulness and are very thankful. The roads to the place are a challenge, but no 4x4 driving skill's are required only a higher clearance vehicle. It will still take you 40 minutes to Dullstroom from the house.No power and working with the generator is...
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Macabelel Lodge is 12.9km from the centre of Dullstroom , the nearest airport 121.3km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling