The Mac Mac Falls are located on the Mac Mac River, some 13 km from Sabie on the R532 road towards Graskop. The turnoff and parking area is at the curio stalls and a nominal entrance fee is charged. A steep walk along a cement pathway (with many steps) takes you to the viewing platform above the falls - please note that this path is NOT wheelchair friendly.
The 65 m high Mac Mac Falls is a declared National Monument, are the only falls in South Africa linked to the historic South African gold rush of the 19th century, and have an interesting story to tell. The gold-hungry Scotsmen, hoping for a much easier grasp of the reef containing gold over which the river plunged, attempted to get the river out of their way by blowing it with dynamite. The result is today's spectacular twin waterfalls, a favourite spot for photographers.
To cool yourself off from the lowveld sun, go swim in the Mac Mac pools, 3 km south of the Mac Mac Waterfall. Then take a leisurely walk into the forest around the pools and enjoy the melodious chirping of birds that choose this as their habitat and for a good reason - the vegetation is lush and filled with good food material. See if you can spot the Big-billed Weaver, the Secretary Bird, the Natal Franklin and the Marital Eagle, some of the bird species found in the area.
Toilet facilities are available at the curio stalls.