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“Let Loose & Chase The Goose” 5 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   8 End Street, Waterval Boven 1195, South Africa   |  
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Benoni, South Africa
1 review
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“Let Loose & Chase The Goose”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My friends and I stayed at Boven Villa a week ago, and well Sean took care of us!!! Most places we stay at are very focused on settling the business end first before they even get you settled in, Sean does it in reverse he makes sure that you are settles in and then deals business. We arent Mpumalanga natives so Sean helped us out with a map to find our way around the province, its a given that we will be returning there at some point, hopefully very soon.

Room Tip: Check it out and the suite is a must have if you are part of a group, if not take the Lion Room.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bovenvilla, Owner at Boven Villa, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Good afternoon Emmanuel
Thank you for these kind words and for taking the time to write such a glowing review of Boven Villa.
The next time that you and your group are in the area, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Let Loose and chase the Goose!
Regards from a warm and beautiful Mpumalanga
Sean
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The place is really beautiful and a relaxing break from hectic city life. Sean shows a lot of concern for his guests. I liked the fact we were able to be as noisy as we please. The rooms were really beautiful and in a very clean state.

Room Tip: Choose the large bedrooms with their own private bathroom
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Summerland, British Columbia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My husband and I spent the night of Valentine's day 2014 at Boven Villa on our way to Kruger Park. Sean gave us a very warm welcome and took great care of us. The guest house is a beautiful thatched building with 5 suites and our room was top quality and roomy with lovely bedding and towels and very convenient facilities. Sean cooked a very special dinner for us and served it outside on a lovely evening by the fire. A nice African experience. In the morning Sean cooked us a full breakfast and served it outside on the deck. The guest house, property, food and hospitality are second to none. Our thanks to Sean and his wife Judy for a lovely stay. I would definitely recommend Boven Villa to anyone looking for a great place to stay in that area.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bovenvilla, Owner at Boven Villa, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Good afternoon Chris and Carol
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of Boven Villa. We are so pleased that your stay with us met your expectations.
Sending you both best wishes
Regards from Sunny South Africa
Sean
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

If you are looking for a welcoming and comfortable place to lay your head and feed your tummy Boven Villa is the only place you should consider when visiting Boven.
The management are friendly and well equipped to make your stay a great experience.

Room Tip: When staying at the Villa with friends, make sure you arrive first to get the best room on the top f...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bovenvilla, Owner at Boven Villa, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Good afternoon Dalton
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of Boven Villa.
Amos, my gardening assistant wishes to thank you for your very kind donation.
Any time you are in the area to climb our fabulous mountains please pop in.
Kind regards
Sean
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We went to Boven for a climbing weekend and stayed at the Villa! Sean was a gracious and amazing host not to mention a excellent cook!!

My advice if staying there definitely ask Sean to make dinners as well as breakfast you wont go wrong.

Rooms and entire setting was first class!

Room Tip: Elephant room was amazing!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bovenvilla, Owner at Boven Villa, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Good afternoon Marco
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to write such a lovely review.
The mountains around our picturesque town are world famous for their rock climbing routes. A little bit of heaven on our doorstep.
Enjoy the 'Lowveld Memories ' Book and anytime you are in the again please pop in.
Regards

Sean
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at Boven Villa this December. Sean was a gracious host and was on hand at all times to sort out any issues. Sean and his support lady, Joyce, provided a professional service. We were given free reign to use the kitchen which is normally reserved for staff only. He made us feel completely at home. We had a very enjoyable stay.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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bovenvilla, Owner at Boven Villa, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Good morning to the Louw Family
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review.
I am so pleased to hear that your stay at Boven Villa was a good one and that you were looked after.
Have a great 2014 and look forward to welcoming you back to Boven Villa in the near future.
Regards
Sean
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Bruxelles
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed at Boven Villa 2 nights on the way to and from Kruger NP.
Elephant room upstairs is lovely and very comfortable.
Beautiful and interesting garden : roses, trees, birds
Sean is very friendly and helpful.
Anne Marie & Jean Paul, Brussels

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bovenvilla, Owner at Boven Villa, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Festive Greetings Anne Marie and Jean Paul
Thank you so much for this cheerful review. It restores my faith in TripAdvisor. I appreciate that one cannot please everyone all the time, however the previous reviewers nasty attacks were unjust and personal. So thank you for such positive feedback.
I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip to South Africa and welcome you back whenever you are planning your next trip to our lovely country.
With next years Great War Anniversary upon us I will have you in mind when the battles in Belgium are commemorated.
Have a healthy 2014 and Bon Chance.
Sean
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Additional Information about Boven Villa

Address: 8 End Street, Waterval Boven 1195, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Waterval Boven
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Waterval Boven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Boven Villa 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Boven Villa Hotel Waterval Boven
Boven Villa Waterval Boven, South Africa - Mpumalanga

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