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Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge

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68 Josiah Mathebula Avenue, Waterval Boven 1195, South Africa
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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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Fourways, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to be away from reminders of anything remotely commercial, this is your place. Clean, homely, welcoming, owner-managed where going the extra mile (and some) seems the norm. The owner took over three hours out of his week-end to take me on a hike up one of the toes of the Drakensberg. The rIch heritage of this area,... More 

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waterval Boven is looking a little run down, but the Shamrock Arms is a shining light in this small town. I was on business near Middelburg and usually stay in Witbank, which is a large, soulless town in my opinion. This time I decided to drive on for an hour into the stunning Highveld Meander region to stay at the... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stayed over for one night during a bike trip at the Shamrock. We were very impressed with the friendly reception on Saturday afternoon by Jaco. We freshened up and went to the bar for the Springbok / World 15 game. We were made welcome and enjoyed the evening in front of a lovely fire with good wine. Thereafter we... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

great rooms, great restaurant, great pub. Fantastic staff... Loverly place, excellent dinner and breakfast. Easy to find. Will visit again soon with some more friends. King-size bed, aircon, electric blankets, fireplace in the pub.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Shamrock arms are beyond expectations for this small little down with amazing surrounding and attractions if you are one for the adventurists outdoor life. This is by far the most coziest stay and best service one will get in Waterval Booven. The owner are educated on the surrounded history and attractions always lovely to get too know the history of... More 

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visited Waterval Boven last weekend to get a sense of the sights in Mpumalanga. Booking rooms at Shamrock through the net was a breeze. It really is a cozy and friendly place and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Terry, the owner, filled us in with valuable tips (including maps) on where we could go over some fantastic Irish coffee... More 

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We live in Joburg and my husband surprised me by organizing a getaway for the weekend. We booked full package with breakfast and dinner, we have done well! "Shamrock Arms" is a unique and ancient residence, 121 years old. It is located in a small town where we find it quiet and safe to walk. We were greeted with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

#Terry !what a warm welcome thanks. Good food good company nice clean guest house big rooms and it's what a city person needs just to cut off from the city life laid back and chilled,I'll definitely come back to SHAMROCK GUEST HOUSE 👍🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I don't think that there is a review that would do this place justice, but I'm going to try! We are a family of six and it can become tricky finding accommodation for so many kids, but we found a 'home' at this place to which we will surely return. Upon arrival we were greeted by Jaco. From the get-go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We came here to find a place to sleep since our bikes broke down, on our way to nelspruit, and I must say I got exactly wat u expect from guest houses in small towns, laid back, good people,good conversations and stories over drinks and a nice warm home cooked meal.

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