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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We used the Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge as a half way stop to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. We arrived late but received a warm welcome from Jaco who directed us to our room. The rooms are spacious and clean with crisp white linen. Brace yourself for the 5 star (king size) breakfast the next morning.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to stay. Jaco, the manager, makes you feel right at home and you feel like a friend from the moment you step through the door. The same applies for Terry the owner. After the weekend we felt as though we'd been friends forever. Accommodation is great. The ambience and atmosphere are very small town and you... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The website is very user friendly. Accommodation was outstanding, I was very pleasantly surprised. Jaco and the owner, Terry, were both very friendly helpful. Breakfast was outstanding! The rooms are very spacious and clean. I'll definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

I would just like to say that I loved this lodge , I actually would like to have stayed a lot longer unfortunately due to difficult circumstances I couldn't , but these people will always be in my heart in very special place.xxx

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

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
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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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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*
Number of rooms: 7
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