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  There is a hidden jewel in the middle of the sleepy little dorp of Waterval Boven which is a convenient 2½ hours from the Paul Kruger Gate. A wonderful... read more

    618MarionC
    October 28, 2020
  • star rating  Most enjoyable stay - I stayed at the Shamrock Arms with my 2 grand children on the way to the Kruger National Park. I received a warm welcome from the very charming host. The... read more

    GillianK8
    April 8, 2022
  • star rating  Shamrock Arms is a beautiful, unique hotel with all sorts of collectors items displayed throughout the Lodge. Lodge Owner Sue was an awesome hostess and made us feel right at... read more

    Wendy V
    September 8, 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  Thank you Shamrock team for making this a very special weekend for us. Thank you Sue for going the extra mile, making us a card and the special decorations, after... read more

    668silindilem
    August 10, 2021
  • star rating  We stayed for a last minute weekend break over the holiday weekend in August 2019. Terry and Sue were extremely friendly and welcoming and we enjoyed the weekend in very... read more

    betty n
    August 11, 2019
  • star rating  This is a historic building but the rooms have been modernised to a good standard.
    There is a quaint pub for residents only and it was the only place to... read more

    Farrarmere
    October 8, 2020
  • star rating  This is a hidden gem. We stayed here for 1 night. Sue and Terry are fantastic hosts and made us feel very welcome. The house is a historic building which... read more

    Rayman1979
    October 1, 2021
  • 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  On our way to the Kruger national park we needed a stopover and this was it. By reading online My girlfriend fell in love with this area and this... read more

    Bent_Ove
    March 22, 2020