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Amarula Lapa

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Corner 1st Avenue & 5th Street, Heavy Industrial Area, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
+27 15 781 7766
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Wonderful Stop

We stopped at Home of Amarula on our way to Kruger and what an absolute gem! Millicent greeted us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Go glad we chose to make the detour!

We came upon the Amarula Lapa purely by chance as we made our way from Magoebaskloof to the... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
MeerkatV
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fruit” (11 reviews)
“worth a visit” (10 reviews)
“light lunch” (5 reviews)
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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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"fruit"
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"interesting visit"
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"short video"
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"friendly staff"
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"cake"
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"small cafe"
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"fudge"
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"production process"
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"video presentation"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Home of Amarula on our way to Kruger and what an absolute gem! Millicent greeted us at the door and gave us a tour of the facility (unfortunately the factory had already closed for the season). It was eye opening and very...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We came upon the Amarula Lapa purely by chance as we made our way from Magoebaskloof to the Phalaborwa Gate of the Kruger Park. There was a relatively small sign indicating the existence of the Amarula Lapa a few kilometers off the main road and...More

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Lavish M, Manager at Amarula Lapa, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear MeerkatV Thank you for the wonderful feedback and for visiting the Amarula Lapa. We are pleased to hear that you had a memorable experience during your visit. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Kindest Regards Lavish Mhlarhi Amarula Lapa Brand home...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

If you come to Kruger please visit the Amarula factory. Our beautiful host Melissa was welcoming and very informative. Loved the fact that the company is giving so much to elephant preservation and also the community. Have vowed to never drink Baileys again. Really enjoyed...More

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Lavish M, Manager at Amarula Lapa, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear Talisa777 Thank you for your great review on our brand home as well as the team members. We have a team of dedicated staff who always go the extra mile in order to make customers feel special and at home. Looking forward to welcoming...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

It’s free entry . Well worth the visit very interesting going round the factory seeing how it all works .Guide was most informative.Had a light lunch after very nice

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Lavish M, Manager at Amarula Lapa, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear Jill S Thanks for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We appreciate the positive feedback and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards Lavish Mhlarhi Amarula Lapa Brand home Manager

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

On our way back to our hotel we stopped at the Amarula Lapa for a drink. We got so much more than we expecting. On arrival we given a welcome drink of Amarula on the rocks. We got to view the factory and see the...More

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Lavish M, Manager at Amarula Lapa, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear Nicolaj401 Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We take pride in our facility as well as the projects run for the local community. Hopefully you will stay longer on your next visit. Kindest regards Lavish Mhlarhi Amarula Lapa Brand home Manager

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

It was an interesting visit, I have learnt a lot about amarula and the different products they offer

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Lavish M, Manager at Amarula Lapa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Good Day Kholofelo1, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. We are glad that you had a great visit and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind Regards, Lavish Mhlarhi Amarula Lapa Brand home Manager

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Due the time of season we were visiting we were the only guests at that time. Understandable it was very quiet then it was not harvesting time so there was no production in the factory. We were welcomed by the hostesses with a nice ice...More

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Lavish M, Manager at Amarula Lapa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Good Day on4ajt Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. Next time try our delicious Amarula cocktails and lunch in the restaurant before you leave. We will be going on production soon and hope to see you in February when the...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Mat was our host when we got there and he was super helpful and nice. Because we didn’t get to see the factory it was a short experience. The lunch options are very limited and a bit over priced.More

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Lavish M, Manager at Amarula Lapa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Good Day Rodger S, Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback. We will take your comments regarding the food under advisement and are happy you had a good experience even though it was a short and quick experience. Hopefully you can spend more...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

It was an average visit, only thing to do is a 15min presentation to how amarula is picked and what initiatives they have to support the black community and protect elephants. Very small curio shop and a small restuarant, if you travel far for this...More

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Lavish M, Manager at Amarula Lapa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Good Day Cliffiedejager We appreciate that you took the time to review us on Tripadvisor and your feedback. Looking forward to your next visit! Kind Regards, Lavish Mhlarhi Amarula Lapa Brand home Manager

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

An lovely welcoming gesture of amarula on crushed ice was sincerely appreciated. The staff were all friendly and pleased to have us there. Our guide/hostess was charming and knew her product - her presentation was well presented and interesting. Unfortunately time constraints meant we couldn't...More

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Lavish M, Manager at Amarula Lapa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Good Day Penny N Thank you for the great feedback. Our team is dedicated to making your visit a memorable one. We are glad you had a great time. Hopefully we will see you again in the near future when you can have a full...More

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Pieter B
13 May 2017|
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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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