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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: 93%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 9 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 11
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Pet Friendly*
  • 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 .

Macabelel Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Macabelel Lodge

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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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Elizabeth Pienaar
09 October 2017

This is a lovely, clean and well appointed place, great for larger groups. It's perfectly located - remote and private but still close enough to wander in to Dullstroom town for a lunch or dinner.We love off the grid. Only comment is that a bit of extra petrol for the generator , and possibly a torch, would be handy.Will return!

Kim Pretorius
17 September 2017

A real great break away from cellphones and tvs. Just silence and the stars. Restoration for the soul

Erin Fine
31 May 2017

Having stayed at many establishments in and around Dullstroom and Tonteldoos over the years, I have to say that Macabelel Lodge has topped the list so far for my wife and I. The Lodge's setting is situated in the most beautiful valley next to the river overlooking the mountains and a gorge. The Lodge itself is well equipped and very comfortable.The beds and linen were clean and comfortable.Unlike many of the other places we have visited, the water pressure in the showers is strong and the gas geysers work properly, It also has a beautiful bath. To us, the house was altogether stunning, the...
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Macabelel Lodge Map

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

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