Welcome to the Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge

Waterval Boven / Emgwenya, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

Enjoy the warm embrace of The Shamrock Arms – a 4 Star Guest Lodge offering good value, tranquil surroundings and wholesome food.

Superbly situated on the Mpumalanga Highlands Meander Route – a mere two-and-a-half-hour drive from Johannesburg – and clasped by the picturesque and historic village of Waterval Boven / Emgwenya – you are guaranteed a country-village ambience that will soothe your soul.

It is an ideal stopover for the business and leisure traveler on route to the Kruger National Park, the Panorama Route or Mozambique.

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Shamrock Accommodation – Celtic Theme (Ireland)

The incredible thing about Ireland is that it is so rich in history and culture and can boast having been the home for various civilisation’s  going back thousands of years.

Many of the Celtic symbols and signs, for example, played a very important and powerful role in every way of life of the Celts – and are still very much alive in modern day Ireland.

The Celts lived in Ireland and Western Europe from about 500BC to 400 AD – were of the Iron age and lived in small villages led by warrior chiefs.

In keeping with the Irish identity, we have named all our rooms after Celtic symbols and signs. When you login into any of the rooms a short explanation of the meaning of the symbol / sign is given.

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Claddagh Ring Room

King-Sized bed / two single beds, private outside entrance, air conditioning, electronic safe and free wifi.

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Brigid’s Cross Room

King-Sized bed / two single beds, private outside entrance, air conditioning, electronic safe and free wifi.

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Shamrock Room

King-Sized bed / two single beds, private outside entrance, air conditioning, electronic safe and free wifi.

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Irish Harp Room

King-Sized bed / two single Beds, private outside entrance, air conditioning and free wifi.

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Celtic Cross Room

King-Sized bed / two single beds, private outside entrance, air conditioning and free wifi.

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Trinity Knot Room

Queen-Sized bed, private outside entrance, air-conditioning, en-suite shower and free wifi.

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Crann Bethadh Room

Queen-Sized bed, private outside entrance, air-conditioning, en-suite shower, and free wifi.

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Reviews

  • star rating  We stayed at Shamrock Arms for the first time in 2012 and have been back at least ten times since then. It's a convenient break when driving from our home... read more

    retireesUK2011
    July 9, 2019
  • star rating  We stayed at Shamrock Arms on 10 July 2019 as a stop-over en route to Timbavati. Thank you Terry for such sublime hospitality. The accommodation is spacious, clean and... read more

    TLW100
    July 17, 2019
  • star rating  Charming little guesthouse with fantastic Irish pub, Terry and all staff very friendly. Accommodation and food were also both superb, would definitely recommend as a base to explore the area.... read more

    MiguelT2152
    March 31, 2019
  • star rating  We were looking for accommodation in Nelspruit and everything was fully booked. So we decided to look at Waterval Boven and found Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge.

    We enjoyed... read more

    HOdie2014
    November 3, 2019
  • star rating  We arrived and were greeted by Terry, the owner. Taken to our very comfortable room.
    Terry was a great host and spent the evening chatting and telling us aboit... read more

    GrahamL1240
    October 31, 2020
  • star rating  My husband had booked a long weekend away for my birthday, to the Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge. Unbeknown to me, my daughter had liaised with management
    and advised them of... read more

    MaryCOLLINSSCOTTROBE
    May 18, 2021
  • star rating  Good location, half way between Johannesburg and Kruger gate. We were welcomed by Sue and taken to our very comfortable room with all the amenities we needed. Enjoyed a couple... read more

    Roving159265
    May 5, 2021
  • star rating  Sue and Charles are Fantastic hosts, our accommodation was very comfortable with a cozy bar and dining room where we enjoyed a great meal. We were very... read more

    RuiLav
    October 20, 2021
  • star rating  We only stayed for one night but it was the best experience with the most pleasant hosts. Would highly recommend this place if you like a comfy and warm atmosphere.... read more

    DayTrip790946
    August 28, 2021
  • star rating  Definitely recommended. Waterval Boven makes a perfect stop-over between Gauteng and the tourist attractions of eastern Mpumalanga (we were on our way back from the Blyde River Canyon), and this... read more

    MariusP870
    March 29, 2020