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Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   68 Josiah Mathebula Avenue, Waterval Boven 1195, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jaco the manager makes this quaint little place. The rooms are beautiful and spacious but this is really just a tiny town and good for a one night stop over. The lodge is great and the food prepared by Jaco is homely and tasty. We enjoyed our stay.

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Allschwil, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had a great 2-night stay at Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge. Jaco cooked a wonderful dinner for us and gave us many tips what to do around Waterval Boven. We enjoyed pretty much Jaco and Archibald. Best regards Edith & Karl from Switzerland

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We found the guest house excellent value for money. It was clean and well maintained. We didn't get to meet the owners as they were away on a trip but that didn't matter as the staff were extremely nice and friendly, offering advice on the best roads to take for our onward journey to Kruger and what to see on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

What an awesome establishment to stay at....hosts were perfect and made our weekend away better than we could have hoped for. We were well informed as to what to do in the area and had a fun filled weekend. From the wonderful breakfasts....to superb dinners....great chats at the bar....to the perfect packed lunch for our mtb ride. ..the attention to... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Stayed in February 2014 - fantastic place located close to Kruger Park, about 3 hours from Johannesburg. Amazingly nice people running the place. Will definitely go back. Food was delicious. Very welcoming. Lots of scenic mountains around.

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We (family of four) stayed one night at Shamrock arms just before christmas, on our way from Johannesburg to Moholoholo. This was our first night in SA and we experienced a very warm welcome in a cosy atmosphere. Terry, Cheryl and Jaco ensured service and food at top quality including a braii together with all guests. We were also privileged... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

My wife and I stayed in the Shamrock Arms Lodge overnight while travelling to Kruger in October 2013. It was an excellent stay and the accomodation, food and people were excellent. Terry and Jaco cooked us our first ever Braii in SA and the breakfast was to die for!!!! To say it was the best food ever would be an... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I wish to agree 120% with NicolaSem. I've never been to a place where all the boxes are all ticked. Terry, Cheryl and Jaco go out of there way to make sure that you are, 100% happy with you stay. Food very made with a loving heart behind the scene and yes just don't be on a diet with a... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I believe that the majority of the Shamrock Arms guests usually stay for one night, as a stopover, however a friend and I made this fabulous little guesthouse our holiday over the long weekend. After an easy drive from Joburg we arrived to this wonderful young man (Jaco) coming down the stairs to welcome us. He is such a refreshing... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

A great place to start a Mpumalanga holiday with great hospitality, friendly owner management who attended to anything asked of them. Rooms are fantastic and clean and the food, bar and restaurant immaculate - well priced and very nice.

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Address: 68 Josiah Mathebula Avenue, Waterval Boven 1195, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Waterval Boven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge 4*
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Enjoy the warm embrace of The Shamrock Arms – a 4 Star Guest Lodge offering good value, tranquil surroundings and wholesome food. The lodge was runner-up in the South African Tourism 2010 Welcome Awards (Lodge category). Finalists are considered to be the cream of the crop of the tourism industry – always hospitable, always professional, and always passionate about delivering service excellence. The Shamrock Arms is unquestionably an ideal stopover for both the business and leisure traveller. ... more   less 
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