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.

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.

Instagram Photo by
Puseletso  @ssskyhigh

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.

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10 Responses

  1. Mbali Gabshne says:

    Hi there, is there any accommodation at this place?

  2. Kerry says:

    How much is it for entry to Mac Mac Falls?

  3. PRETTY says:


    • God's Window Info says:

      Hi Pretty, there is a charge for children as well as adults. And yes, there is plenty of swimming spots for both kids and adults! Enjoy!

  4. Thobile says:

    how much is the entry fee for adults at the Mac Mac Fall?

  5. Nthabiseng says:

    Hi i need contact numbers for mac mac falls i want to go there tomorrow i need to confirm if i need to book before going.

  6. Regan says:

    Good day I’m looking for accommodation including breakfast for 01 & 02 October 2021 in Sabie area. My budget is R1500.00 Please also include entry prizes of all facilities in the area. e.g Mac Mac Falls, Lone Creek falls, Mac Mac pols, God’s Window.

  7. Tumelo says:

    Hi, I wanted to to ask if there is a braai facility and do you have have hiking around the area?

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