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Laughing Waters Guest House

Farm s29 Linvale Estates | R536 Sabie Road, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a wonderful stay at Laughing Waters. I wish I could have stayed for a few more nights. Carol was was very nice and the food was excellent. The beds was very comfortable and the room was very clean. I was nice to just sit around the fire in the the lobby area until the chef came out and... More

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carolvdw, Front Office Manager at Laughing Waters Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Robert Thank you for your great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you in the future again for a longer stay ;) Kind regards Wendy More

Maisprach, Switzerland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the beautiful location incl. super service and very good dinner. Thank you to Carol & Gavin + the whole team. The guesthouse is a perfect place to relax after an exciting day.

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Dear Beat Thank you for your great review! We enjoyed having you stay with us and are always happy to hear that your experience was equally as good. We hope to see you again one day in the future :) Kind regards Wendy Gloss More

Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing place to stay. Everything from being met to our very comfortable rooms, fantastic food, and a bonus night safari was wonderful. We finished our night sitting round a large warm fire in the comfy family room.Dinner was a fantastic 3 course meal and breakfast equally as good.The gardens are peaceful. Would have to recommend this as an... More

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Carol v, Front Office Manager at Laughing Waters Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Wendy Thank you for your review! It was great having you stay with us and we do hope we will see you in the future again. We love hearing how much people enjoy our hospitality and food :) Kind regards Wendy Gloss More

Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our recent safari in the Greater Kruger Area, we spent one night at Laughing Waters before departing for Cape Town. We wished we had stayed here longer!! It is beautiful guesthouse in a peaceful setting. Gavin and Carol are lovely hosts. When we arrived, they prepared a beautiful homemade dinner for us, which included a traditional South Africa dish... More

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Carol v, Front Office Manager at Laughing Waters Guest House, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed every aspect of our hospitality and maybe next time you can stay longer with us. :) We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards Wendy More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an experience that will be shared with friend and family, Very homely feel, very relaxed - Home away from home. The room was exceptionally clean and the bed comfortable. No problems with hot water. As a suggestion would be to add air conditioners / heaters especially for the colder / winter months. Loved the atmosphere.

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Dear Chris Thank you for your review. We are happy to see you enjoyed our hospitality and would love to see you again in the future. Kind regards Wendy More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A big thanks to Gavin and Carol for making us feel comfortable and giving us some great advice on our visit to South Africa. We felt very at ease and really enjoyed the picturesque surroundings of the gardens, the breakfasts, the dinners and sitting relaxing by the fire in the evening. We had arrived without definite plans for our 3... More

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Dear Paul Thank you for your great review of our lodge. It is always great to hear how your experience was with us. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us and would definitely like to see you again in the future :) All in all we are glad that the advice given to you about your stay... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Thank you Gavin and Carol for the most amazing honeymoon experience ever!! We have never been so looked after. You were so overly accommodating with our kosher dietary needs and made usfeel soat home! We will definately be back, you and all your staff (especially mishack our awesome safari guide) were incredible. See you soon xxx

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Carol v, Front Office Manager at Laughing Waters Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Sheina Thank you for your amazing review! We are happy to hear you truly enjoyed your stay with us! We would love to accommodate you again :) We try to make everyone feel like they are at their home away from home. Kind regards More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A magnificent setting on a citrus farm next to the Sabie River. The rooms are clean and comfortable and have a lovely outlook to the garden area from a shared balcony, but they need updating to warrant a 4* rating. Breakfasts were very good.

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Dear Bill Thank you so much for your email as well as your suggestion. We are in the process of updating all our rooms :) Kind regards More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My guests and I always stop over at this guest house... The rooms and facilities are always great, the service very warm and the food worthy of the term, good 'ol fashioned home cooking! My guests love it, I love it and will be back, next week actually ;-)

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Hi Shaun We thoroughly enjoy hosting you and your guests! Thank you so much for the amazing review :) Kind regards Wendy More

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Spent three nights in Laughing Waters. Carol & Gavin were perfect hosts. Rooms were very comfortable and cosy. The lounge area was really relaxing and the big open fire was homely. Food was extremely good and we would highly recommend a stay at the Laughing Waters.

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Dear Paul. Thank you for your review. We are glad that you felt comfortable and at home while staying with us. We hope we will see you again one day in the future. Kind regards More

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Address: Farm s29 Linvale Estates | R536 Sabie Road, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
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Laughing Waters Guest House in Hazyview is tucked away in the heart of the picturesque Sabie Valley on the banks of the Sabie River. Journey through the lemon trees to arrive in a beautiful sub-tropical garden, surrounded by tall trees and populated with an abundance of birds, Laughing Waters Guest House is a quiet haven, with a familiarity and comfort that makes you feel quite at home.On checking into Laughing Waters Guest House Hazyview, one will be settling into a retreat that boasts high archways, and a Tuscan ambience, a building that evokes an antiquated awe. Through the landscaped courtyard one will find their room with views of the beautiful surroundings.The location of Laughing Waters Guest House, close to the river ensures slightly cooler temperatures within the valley; this comfortable micro climate makes Laughing Waters Guest House especially welcoming for a Lowveld destination in the hot summer months.The riverine forest and indigenous bush surrounding the farm, the proximity to Hazyview and the Kruger National Park and the occasional sighting of hippos makes Laughing Waters Guest House feel slightly "wild", but still very civilised! We have an in-house tour operator to assist with any tours / transfers you need planned. ... more   less 
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