McCloud's is based in the quaint village of Chrissiesmeer (Lake Chrissie) in Mpumalanga, approximately 2.5 hours drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Chrissiesmeer is at the centre of South Africa's largest lake district with some 270 lakes and pans located with¬in a 20 km radius of the village. The McClouds Shop, Factory and Breakfast Café occupy two of the most historic buildings in the village.

  • Thorpe’s Shop (1900) serves as our factory and
  • Bothwell Mill (1880) is used as our factory shop and as the café as it is conveniently situated on the town’s main road (N17).
GPS Coordinates:S 26Ëš 16' 52.33" E 30Ëš 12' 31.92"

McCloud’s is located in the main road (N17) of Chrissiesmeer.

Using the N12 and N4 Toll roads from JHB/Pretoria

From Johannesburg and Pretoria travel east on the N12 or N4 in the direction of Nelspruit / Mozambique. Pass Witbank (now Emalahleni) and Middelburg. At the Middelburg toll reset the ‘speedo’ on your car to ‘Nil’.

Stay on the N4 for another 70km. At Wonderfontein turn right towards Carolina. From the turnoff it is 45 km to Carolina. Travel straight through town, cross the railway line at the far end and turn immediately right to Amsterdam / Mbabane. About 2km further turn right to Chrissiesmeer.

It is another 28km to Chrissiesmeer. Turn right onto the N17 (direction Ermelo) at the T-junction as you reach town and look out for McCloud’s almost immediately on your left.

Using the N17 from JHB

From Johannesburg travel east on the N17 in the direction of Nelspruit / Mozambique. Pass Leandra, Kinross, Trichardt and enter Ermelo in Joubert Street.

Stay on Joubert (N17) and turn left at the 3rd set of traffic lights into Church street (also the N11/N17) direction Hendrina. At the 4th set of traffic lights turn right into Fourie street (still the N17!) and follow the road out of town. Follow signs for Mbabane / Chrissiesmeer/ N17.