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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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Tiny, Canada
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Perth, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stopped overnight in Waterval Boven (sadly, our last night in Africa) en route from Hoedspruit to Jo'berg. What a wonderful B&B! Norma & Holger were friendly hosts and our rib dinner was both inexpensive and memorable! Our large and very comfortable room (with bushman-sized basin and bath) led directly out on to the viewing deck where we enjoyed cheap... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Deck has a beautiful view which does not make up for the accommodation. We were shown to our room in the middle of the house (it is only a house) right behind the bar / breakfast area. Bathroom was old & outdated. Not what we expected. We checked out without staying there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Hosts are very attentive and warm. I appreciated chatting to Norma, the garden and Valley view, but mostly impressed by the areas stone circles phenomenon and hope to return and explore more. Would want to try the hiking trails that go to rock pools apparently. Would stay in the cottage next time. A great stopover on way to/from the sights... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Stayed here our first night in S.A - conveniently situated between Joburg and Kruger park. Nice, big and clean rooms. Huge verandah for a sundowner with a fantastic view. They have a cosy bar and serve dinner which was nice. Breakfast out on the verandah was great. Would definitely stay here again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The accommodation is well located on the way to Kruger park with superb views on the mountains. The Zebra room is huge, clean and well decorated with a direct access to the wooden balcony, great night! The swimming pool was not heated and really dirty, we decided not to use it. Our disappointment mainly came from the dinner, served 90... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My partner and I spent 4 nights at Acra Lodge in December 2014 and it was a real pleasure to stay there. We had a very warm welcome from everyone and Norma in particular, who was super helpful in practical travel and sight-seeing advice and generally a super hostess. The view is 5 star, the decor fab, with a real... More 

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Our plan was to book a 'stop-over' transit hotel after flying in from the UK. What we got was an amazing guest house with great food and the warmest of welcomes. Norma gave us such a warm welcome and ensured that, during our whole stay, we couldn't want for anything. Our room was enormous and beautifully fitted out with every... More 

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