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Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge - Waterval Boven

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Farm 88 Doornhoek, 5th Street | P.O.Box 91, Waterval Boven 1195, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for one night on our way from jburg to Kruger. Great stop off point and the host Holger is superb. We were very tired but felt very refreshed after our one night. Note it is an intimate place which we liked. As such though it is very slightly dated in places but we liked it a lot. Also the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent lodge. Need more of these. Nothing too much trouble. Great food, great bar, facilities top class. Would recommend. Had to skip breakfast due to early departure, arranged breakfast packs without being asked. Not many like that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a family of four, we decided to head out to Dullstroom as my sister was in the country. Due to the fact that there was NO accommodation available in Dullstroom we decided to book in Waterval Boven. We received one of their bigger rooms which actually had an amazing balcony with stunning views of the Mpumalanga trails. The accommodation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My sons and I had a thoroughly enjoyable two night stay at Acra retreat. Superb breakfast and dinners. Warm friendly, personal service from Norma, Leah,Hilda and all the staff. Food was amazing. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This gem is the perfect spot to stay. Perfectly situated in absolutely breathtaking surroundings and not too far from airports or main routes. Spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, extremely comfortable, fabulous meals and amazing hosts to boot. Thank you Norma, Holger and staff for an awesome stay, once again! - A++++++++++ Definitely recommend without hesitation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We spent the last 3 nights of our 2 week tour of Mpumalanga at the Acra Retreat. What a fantastic find, our hosts Norma and Holger were so attentive, nothing was a problem for them. Only 2 hours from Joburg Airport it is the perfect stopover whether you are on your way to/ from Kruger/ Mpumalanga. We booked the Zebra... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Holger and Leah were very welcoming and friendly - Leah is a great character! The retreat is very quaint, spotlessly clean with great attention to detail. We felt very safe and secure at all times. Our room (the Africa room) had a lovely verandah with stunning views. The gardens are pretty and there is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I really enjoyed my recent stay. Norma, Holger and Leah went out of their way to provide for our special meal requirements and make us feel at home. Really felt welcome and definitely coming back Strong recommendation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

What a nice stay we had. We received excellent service from Norma and the staff. Food was excellent - very much better than what we received at other B&B 's. The breakfast especially was awesome. A definite visit !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I concur with all the other reviews with respect to this accommodation, which is excellent and our hosts were very welcoming. But guys, its 2015. It's not okay to assume guests will share your views of the town as if it were pre-1994.

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