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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Perth, Australia
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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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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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