Mackers offers all guests an opportunity to partake in many activities, just let us know and we will set up a schedule for you!
We have unguided walking/hiking trails along the Sabie River, so remember to bring along your "takkies"/walking shoes. Enjoy the rapids, rock pools and "bum-slides" or just stroll along, enjoying the tranquility and beauty of nature. Take along a backpack filled with snack to enjoy on the rocks. The hike is around 2km with a little climbing over rocks, take your time, there is no rush for anything at Mackers. Take our resident dog "Pig" with you - he will be your guide.
Our guests love fishing in the river - there is Yellow Fish in our section of the river - dig up a worm and throw your rod in..you won't be disappointed!
Remember to bring along the kids bikes!
Mackers is also home to over 250 species of birds, making this a birder's paradise.
You can bring along your own tubes or kayaks to experience the river.
We are close to all adventure activities that your heart desires and we can cater for all needs, from daredevils to relaxers. Let us know if we can book you an elephant interaction, tubing, white water rafting, mountain or quad biking, etc.
We can arrange safari drives and panorama tours. You will be collected and dropped off at your unit.
Activities near Mackers
Mpumalanga Lowveld have top notch golf courses to keep you entertained. Here's a list of golf courses in the area.
- Sabi River Sun (Hazyview): 18-holes - 16kms
- Sabie Country Club: 9-hole - 26kms
- Kruger Park Lodge (Hazyview): 9-holes - 20 kms
- White River Country Club: 18-holes
- Pine Lake Inn (White River): 9-holes
- TGME Golf Club (Pilgrim's Rest): 9-hole
- Nelspruit Golf Club: 18-hole
- Skukuza (Kruger National Park): 9-hole
White Water Rafting
White water rafting is a popular activity in the nearby Sabie River. Rafting often takes place on the lower course of the river and members of various age groups are welcome. Come and enjoy the fresh and clean waters of Sabie River.
White Water Tubing
The Sabie River also provides excellent conditions for White water tubing. This activity normally takes places on the Upper Sabie River. For an exhilarating experience, try white water tubing down Sabie River.
Kruger National Park
Aptly located only 24 kilometres away from Kruger National, Mackers Riverbend is the ideal gateway for tourists looking to experience the best wildlife in Southern Africa. The two million-hectare is home to 507 birds, 47 mammals and a wide variety of vegetation. The national park is also home to a number of archeological sites,and breathtaking undisturbed geological structures.
Brimming with mountainous terrain, long stretches of untouched land and excellent weather, the Mpumalanga Lowveld is mountain biker's paradise. With mountain biking events throughout the year, every mountain biking enthusiast has to experience the tricky and challenging Sabie Forest or the Drakensberg Escarpment on a bike.
The iconic Panorama Route streches from Graskop down the Blyde River Canyon to the Echo Caves in Rietfontein. Iconic landmarks along the route include Bourkes Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels and God's Window (viewpoint Blyde River Canyon). The Treur and Blyde Rivers are the main rivers, with the Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls and Mac Mac Falls adding to the beauty of the landscape.
The route also takes you through the historical town of Pilgrim's Rest. Animal species to expect along the route are klipspringer, dassies, grey rhebok, oribi, kudu, bushbuck, bushpig and monkeys.
The wildnerness of the Mpumalanga Lowveld provides excellent quadbiking opportunities. Take on the challenging trails or simply ride through the wild for a day. If you're planning to stay longer, vairious activity companies offer itineraries.
Shangana Cultural Village
Situated at the door of Kruger National Park, the Shangana Cultural Village takes on a journey into the heart of the Shangana culture and heritage. Guests are taken on an enlightning interactive tour through the village. After the day tour, guests can attend the Evening Festival in the Chief's Kraal.
Mackers is all about taking the time to unwind and appriciate the little things our beautiful planet has to offer.
Spa treatments leave you feeling revitalised, renewed and refreshed.
We offer a range of Facials, Massages, Mani's and Pedi's all in the comfort and privacy of your unit.