Mac Mac Pools lies south of the Mac Mac Falls, it's well grassed and has a shady picnic site with neat braai and ablution facilities. The brave can test their resilience in the freezing water in one of these naturally formed shallow swimming pools but have to be cautious when going for a swim. If you fancy a gentle walk, then amble along the 3km Secretary Bird Day Trail at the pools which wanders through indigenous bush. You’ll hear robins, thrushes, turacos, greenbuls, and cuckoos in summer, and if you’re lucky, you may well spot the curious looking Secretary bird which stamps snakes and small rodents to death before gobbling them down. An entrance fee is payable at the guard-house, and please ensure to receive a ticket.