Originally there was only one stream at the waterfall, but in their eagerness to get to the gold, miners blasted that stream to get to the gold-bearing reef over which the stream falls. Today, during the dry season, the stream does revert to one stream, so the best time to view these falls is definitely during the summer months when Mac Mac Falls cascade down in two streams.
There is a viewing platform from which guests can safely view these spectacular falls and take that perfect picture. The surrounds are also lush and green in the rainy season so pack a picnic basket and make a day of it. There is a picnic and braai area available for day visitors as well as a series of pools for the hot and weary traveller to take a swim. While at Mac Mac Falls, take a stroll along the “Secretary Bird Trail”. This is an easy 3 km trail that will take you through the bush to the sound of calls from the robins, thrush, cuckoo and greenbul girds. The secretary bird can also be seen on the trail.