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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014
Vincent S London, England, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 hotel reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Summing up this weekend only four words are needed: "Home away from home" It was my eighteenth birthday, my mom took me and my sister to Shamrock arms for girl bonding time. Little did i know , our bonding would extend to Jaco, Terry and Cheryl. The nicest, kind hearted down to earth people i have ever met, and not... More

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Boksburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We booked a family weekend for my Father's 64th Birthday at Waterval Boven as we are all keen hikers and wanted to experience that part of the Highland meander. We booked 5 rooms initially and had to change to 4 due to family illness and Terry & Cheryl were more than accommodating. We were greeted by the notorious Jaco and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We arrived early. This appeared to be no problem for Jaco and we checked in immediatly. The Room was spotless and comfortable. We requested points of interest and he gave us a fantastic list of venues in the area in a very friendly manner. After our excursion we arrived back at our room to a friendly greeting and the menu... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed last night at Shamrock Arms. This is our second visit and definitely won't be our last. This was the highlight on a lovely Easter Weekend traveling through Limpopo then to Mpumulanga. Owners Terry and Cheryl are the perfect hosts. They made us feel at home, made a lovely dinner for us and then served up a breakfast... More

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Also Known As:
Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge Waterval Boven, South Africa - Mpumalanga
Address: 68 Josiah Mathebula Avenue, Waterval Boven 1195, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Waterval Boven
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Waterval Boven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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