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Daylnn - Johannesburg - 27 August 2013

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.

Nadia, Tessa and Sarita – Johannesburg – 19 July 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 to forget Archi the four legged friend who was always present especially when there was food or a warm heater.

Jaco played a great part in making this Waterval Boven experience unforgettable . He played Masterchef, entertainer, friend and also tour guide. This made hiking very insightful also funny. We rushed to dinner because we know Jaco would entertain us, making all these memories unforgettable.

Terry or as we called him "Oom Terry" was always in on every joke, greeting us with friendly warm smiles. His omelettes are divine, and the Don Pedro's and Irish coffee he made was better than any restaurant. He always had our interest at heart which made for a well planned schedule every day.

Auntie Cheryl's lamb curry is a dish not to miss , my sister think she is a sweetheart with a big love for children. With this status i agree. Cheryl is always ready with a compliment.

The rooms were spotless, comfortable and well organized. The house is antique which gives it a homey feel. Beautifully decorated, the area is beautiful, clean air. Amazing views and I just feel that the weekend was way to short. There is a lot of activities to do and Jaco is the number one guide around.

Thank you for an amazing weekend, you guys feel like family and I hope we will come back soon. Thank you for letting us play that one song on the piano.

Penny & Cyril Rob – Athol Johannesburg – 7 June 2013

We’ve never stopped over on our way to the “Kruger’ before – thank goodness we decided to this time – a wonderful find – who would have thought we’d find one of the nicest Guesthouse we’ve been in – Terry, Cheryl & Jaco – all wonderful people with Noni learning the ropes. Lovely bar and dining room – bedrooms very comfortable

Sumiyo Spycher – Worblaufen - China – 28 May 2013

“We came from Hluhluwe to stop over in Waterval, it's too long way to go to Kruger N.P directly. I received an e-mail from Terry that they could prepare a nice home supper, the latest one day before request. Unfortunately, Terry was in holiday in Thailand, the substitutive person Jaco didn't know that I requested the supper. However, Jaco was absolutely no problem to prepare the delicious supper, a soup, fish plate and dessert, with a lot of heart. Jaco explained us how we should drive to Kruger N.P, through with nice view etc. It was very much helful and got a good information. The next time, when we arrive in Johanesburg, just driving directly to Shamrock Arms, then go to Kruger N.P to go. It's perfect place to stay! We felt very much like the second home at Shamrock Arms.”

Lynnda – Glasgow – United Kingdom – 24 April 2013

Worth coming all the way from Glasgow for your fantastic hospitality, cosy bar and great breakfasts. All the very best for 3013

Raaya, Bernard, Maayan & Shai Goodman – Israel – 5 April 2013

Thank you all for a wonderful stay. Your place is lovely, warm and very welcoming.


Enjoy the attention and service you will receive from your hosts Terry & Cheryl Jansen & Jaco Jacobs