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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Alicante, Spain
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I recently stayed at Acra Retreat as we were winding up our South African holiday. What a lovely note to end up on. There are actually signs to guide you in (something we have found rare in SA) and once you turn into the driveway you are greeted with the most beautiful views. Leah met us at... More 

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Koege, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stayed for a few days and had the Best experience. We left with the place owing us R2.340. We have tryed to get the Money back. No luck. Now they dont even answer our mails. Norma - we are SO disappointed and did not expect this. Our advice to others: do go there, but dont pay up front and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We usually use Trip Advisor to choose a place to stay, but this time we took an offer from Booking.Com, and looked at TA after booking. There must be some people difficult to please, as we found the place to be wonderful. Every member of 'staff', and that includes the owner who served breakfast, were courteous and helpful. We added... More 

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