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Merry Pebbles Resort

Merry Pebbles Resort | Old Lydenburg road, Sabie 1260, South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Sabie
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This review relates only to the mtb routes. I rode both the Red and Blue routes. The Red is indeed difficult but manageable by most. It is not technical at all when compared to XC trails, it is the gradients that make it difficult. Take adequate sustenance and water because you can easily get lost and be out for 4,... More 

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waltercomley, Owner at Merry Pebbles Resort, responded to this review

Hi Milton, Thank you for the feedback on the MTB routes, I am terribly disappointed in the perceived service provided at the reception. At Merry Pebbles we only collect money on behalf of KLF on who's property the routes are situated, as well as copying the maps they provide. I will most certainly point out the short comings to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had a good night at Merry Pebbles. Everything was ok except for a funky smell in the unit we had. Would be nice if it was aired before we arrived. The location is great. Very beautiful with the river running through the property. 3 x waterfalls in close proximity are the most beautiful on the panorama route anyway!!

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waltercomley, Manager at Merry Pebbles Resort, responded to this review

Hi rudy, Thank you for the feedback, I hope the smell was funky acceptable and not funky like WOW! Regards Walter More 

boksburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Merry Pebbles is always clean and tidy, organised very well. Sad that we don't get the firewood like we used to. Enjoyed my stay even though it rained most of the time. Look forward to my next trip as soon as possible, Leon is always helpful.

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waltercomley, Owner at Merry Pebbles Resort, responded to this review

Hi RJD, Thank you for the feedback! Unfortunately the sawmill in Sabie that sold timber to us has no longer made it available. For that reason we also now heat our water via heat pumps and solar panels. Regards Walter More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Excellent venue with great facilities. Lots to do for kids and adults alike. With direct access to loads of walking and cycling trails as well as rivers and waterfalls this is really an ideal resort to go to for that nice breakaway. We will return and most definitely recommend it to other people. Great value for money. Only 1 negative... More 

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waltercomley, Owner at Merry Pebbles Resort, responded to this review

Hi Etienne, Great to have you guys stay and enjoy your stay at Merry Pebbles. And enjoy it. We love providing a happy holiday destination. Regards Walter More 

Lydenburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The service was very good. I really liked the spacious room with all the cab-bets. The location is excellent and close to nice scenery. I really liked the swimming pool with the slide and the restaurants food was delicious. I will most definitely go back there again

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waltercomley, Owner at Merry Pebbles Resort, responded to this review

Hi Vanessa, Glad we provided a venue you guy's could enjoy! Lots of love! Walter More 

Rustenburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I am not vey fond of inland resorts for extended stays due to overcrowding, excessive noise (often by resort themselves with loud music at pool area), quick boredom etc. Merry Pebbles however offers something completely different with it's perfrct location and focus on piece and quite. You can visit numerous tourist attractions all within short distance which cuts out boredom... More 

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waltercomley, Owner at Merry Pebbles Resort, responded to this review

Hi Hennie, Thank you for your very positive feedback! The team really feel appreciated when they receive such positive reviews. Regards Walter More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Lovely family oriented camp grounds. Lots to keep the kids busy, warm nd cold pools, fishing, tubing down the Sabie river. Sites are large and lots of shade available. Small shop with basics on the premises (ice for those hot days) with bottle store in case you run out of beer.

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waltercomley, Owner at Merry Pebbles Resort, responded to this review

Hi Colin, Glad you and the family enjoyed your well deserved break at Merry Pebbles. It was great hosting you guys. Regards Walter More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Great place for caravaners, campers and simple chaleters alike. You are right by the river where you can pick up some trout for dinner with a bit of fly-fishing. The ablutions and wash-up place are always neat and the whole place is really well maintained. Town is in easy reach and the waterfalls and forest are just a short hike... More 

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waltercomley, Owner at Merry Pebbles Resort, responded to this review

Hi Trailsoflight, Thank you for your very valuable feedback on Merry Pebbles, it is critical for the survival of any business to have a balanced view of the guest experiences. We look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future. Regards Walter More 

Hazyview, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The facilities and grounds are beautiful, tidy and well kept. However, the self-catering accommodation is shockingly bad. The utensils, bedding, carpet and even the curtains is something to be ashamed of. I will not recommend the chalets at all. Wonderful holiday/weekend break if you bring your own tent/caravan. Perfect for a family holiday break.

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waltercomley, Owner at Merry Pebbles Resort, responded to this review

Hi Tarrie, I am sorry that you found the accommodation lacking! We sure will put an effort into bringing back up to scratch. Regards Walter More 

Witbank
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very good although whilst making reservation I requested information on where to purchase a birthday cake for my daughter on 3 separate emails and not once was the cake request acknowledged. That being the negative the rest of the stay was enjoyable-kids loved it!

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waltercomley, Owner at Merry Pebbles Resort, responded to this review

Hi Natalie, Thank you for your feedback. We will have to sharpen up on our communication lines. It seems F&B and reception are worlds apart. Regards Walter More 

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