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Amarula Lapa

Corner 1st Avenue & 5th Street, Heavy Industrial Area, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
+27 15 781 7766
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Excellent place for sundowners

The staff here are friendly and always willing to impart their knowledge of the amarula process. I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mpho m
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Phalaborwa
via mobile
Nothing beats the taste

I was recently here because I was passing through and also had some time to kill before flying home... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johette S
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A visit to the Amarula Lapa shows the magic of turning Marula fruit into Amarula Cream. Enjoy a glass of Amarula Cream on crushed ice, whilst listening to the stories and folklore surrounding the Marula tree. In February and March, during the harvesting season, a visit to the production plant is included. Light meals and Amarula cocktails are available from the restaurant.
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  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fruit” (6 reviews)
“short video” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Corner 1st Avenue & 5th Street, Heavy Industrial Area, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
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+27 15 781 7766
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The staff here are friendly and always willing to impart their knowledge of the amarula process. I live in and around the area, so whenever any of my friends or family are in the area, this is the first stop for a sundowner, an amarula...More

1  Thank Mpho m
Lavish M, Manager at Amarula Lapa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good Day Mpho M, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your feedback regarding the Lapa's dedicated team as well as our famous Amarula Cake, we go to great lengths to make sure that our visitors leave the Home...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recently here because I was passing through and also had some time to kill before flying home later that day. What a lovely experience I had here. I was greeted with some Amarula on crushed ice, and told the whole Amarula story. The...More

1  Thank Johette S
Lavish M, Manager at Amarula Lapa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Johette S, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are glad that you had a great time at the Amarula Lapa and looking forward to seeing you again during marula season. It is a very special and interesting time for our team and especially...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was very informative and the different cocktails we tasted afterwards were delicious. Nice range of souvenirs on sale. Would have been really nice to have been shown the amarula tree and the fruit on the tree in addition to the video.More

1  Thank Nicky M
Lavish M, Manager at Amarula Lapa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Day Nicky M, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor and the positive feedback. It is unfortunate that you were not able to have a look at the marula tree while at the Lapa. I believe you might have seen...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

very fascinating to learn about the origin of the Amarula drink and the taste of it. However, the presenter could not answer questions on the floor. Was pretty clueless! The best wings I ate in a long time. Keep up kitchen staff.More

1  Thank nametsegangm
Samantha S, Manager at Amarula Lapa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Nametsegangm Thank you for taking the time and reviewing us on Trip advisor. We are disappointed to hear that your questions could not be answered during your visit to the Amarula Lapa. We have taken the steps necessary to investigate this as most of...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

We were on our way back to Johansburg when we decided to stop at Amarula Lapa. We were welcomed by the staff members who were very friendly. The prices at Amarula Lapa are cheaper than at other shops and therefore it offers a very good...More

1  Thank Danilo T
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Saw the sign for the place when we were exiting Kruger and decided to stop by since it was literally on our way to our next stop. The free sample of Amarula on ice hit the spot after several days in the "bush". Video about...More

1  Thank Kevintrotter123
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Very nice trip to learn about the production of Amarula and its journey from tree to bottle. Also great little restaurant that serve food that contains Amarula. The Lapa is not that child friendly and unfortunately we missed out on the tour of the processing...More

Thank 148leons
Samantha S, Manager at Amarula Lapa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Dear 148Leons, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor and sharing your experience. We regret that you missed an opportunity to see the production process, nature always is unpredictable. Although we are happy to have families with children visiting the Lapa,...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017

On your way to the Kruger? Spend an hour here and watch a video of the Amarula process from receiving the fruit to the bottle followed by a tour around the factory, free!

Thank Mikebarn
Samantha S, Manager at Amarula Lapa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Dear Mikebarn, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind Regards, Lavish Mhlarhi Brand Home Manager Amarula Lapa

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

A short stop to get the history and story of Amarula. Wont take longer than 30 mins. Very friendly staff.

Thank Haley R
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The most hospitable staff you ever likely to meet. We had a wonderful time touring the factory & finding out all about Marula's. Even getting to taste one. The menu is fantastic be sure to try an Amarula cocktail or the best milkshakes you'll ever...More

1  Thank Bruce062
Samantha S, Manager at Amarula Lapa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Dear Bruce062 Thank you for the great feedback. We take pride in our food and cocktails and have a team of dedicated staff who are passionate about the brand home and people. It is wonderful to hear that you had a good experience and made...More

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Pieter B
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Response from Samantha S | Property representative |
Good morning. The Amarula Lapa is open weekdays from 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. We hope you enjoy your visit. Regards Samantha
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