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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an absolute treasure this little place proved to be! we were travelling to Mozambique, and arrived late in the evening...to find Jaco waiting ...in the street for us with a lantern....to welcome us in! the beds (complete with electric blankets....turned on...) had been turned down already for us....the kettle had been recently boiled and cups were ready for coffee!... More 

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Emalahleni, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Greeted with a very warm welcome and treat as if we where being welcomed home !!!! What a beautiful lodge, Jaco the Manager is very knowledgeable about the history of this tiny town and all the surroundings (felt like we had a guided tour from the Bar haha) Did not meet Terry the owner but there will be a next... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We needed a stop over between Graskop and Johannesburg, and this was the perfect place! Very homely and comfortable and the best part of all was the delicious home cooked meal prepared by Jaco, who was looking after the place while the owners were away. He did a sterling job as chef and host for the evening and we would... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stayed at the Shamrock Arms for two nights as part of our 5th wedding anniversary, taking up lodging at room # 3 and using it as a base for activities outside Waterval Boven. We arrived on a Wednesday afternoon and drove into the property. There was no reception but we were drawn to the building at the front of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

As a stop over on your way to Kruger Park this is a very convenient and friendly stop with good hospitality and everything you need in the rooms. Meal sizes may be too big but the people are friendly and very accommodating. Had a great stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Decided to chill for a week end. What a find. Terry the owner and Jacques chef, no entertainer. Whats the difference awesome hospitality, full of atmosphere and more than enough to keep you busy during day, whether it be walking, hiking or spending the day in nearby places of interest. Both Terry and Jacques a hive of information. Definitely on... More 

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Erlangen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A very good guest lodge to stop over on the way to Kruger or Blyde River Canyon. We spent one night and had excellent talks and very good diner. Breakfast buffet was ok. But, we never got such an excellent worldclass omelette served. Forget everything else and order it! The room was excellent and had everything what's needed.

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Klerksdorp, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

For the last five years the Van Dijk family stays over, to and from our visit to the Kruger Park. Jaco ,always friendly,welcomes us and let us feel so special. The rooms are luxurious and clean. The food was with every visit outstanding,well prepared and served by Jaco in the dining room with great atmosphere and amdience.Terry is the most... More 

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Fourways, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

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 August 6, 2015

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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