Mac Mac Falls (& Mac Mac Pools)
How to get there
Located about 13 kilometers along the R352 outside of the beautiful town Sabie, you will find Mac Mac Falls, a 70m high waterfall plunging into a tranquil gorge below.
The entrance to Mac Mac falls has a safe parking area with lots of curio stalls for buying novelty items and gifts. This attraction gets very busy, so be sure to get there EARLY to beat the crowds!
There is a small entrance fee of about R20 is required to visit the area. There is a steep walk on a paved walkway that takes you to the lookout above the Mac Mac Falls. Because of the many steps, wheelchair access is not possible.
This waterfall is regarded as the most beautiful along the Sabie Falls Route and is one of South Africa’s national monuments.
DID YOU KNOW?
The waterfall wasn’t always split in two? During the gold rush, miners in the area used explosives to blast into the gold-bearing reef, which caused the single stream waterfall to split into two, as we see it today.
Mac Mac Pools
Mac Mac falls also features a series of cold pools that are constantly fed by crystal clear mountain spring water, completely safe for swimming.
Mac Mac Pools also includes lovely areas for picnics, braais and well grassed open spaces for the kids to run and play.
Bird Watching at Mac Mac Falls
For the bird lovers, there is a stunning 3km bird trail through the indigenous forest which features many species including the robin, thrush, cuckoo, greenbul and the secretary bird.
When to visit Mac Mac Falls
For the best times to enjoy the pools, be sure to visit in the summer months when the water is warmed and the vegetation is green and thriving! Be sure to visit the falls around the rainy season to enjoy the water fall in its most glorious force.