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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OUR PLEDGE TO YOU COVID-19 is unfortunately with us and for how long nobody knows.

It is for this reason that we will do everything that is reasonably possible to create an environment where the safety and health of our guests and our staff are paramount. We will adhere to the Tourism Industry Standard Protocols for COVID-19 Operations as issued by the TBCSA and which are updated from time to time.

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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Glen Haven Home

Queen-size bed, private outside enterance, overhead fan, heater, en-suite bath with overhead shower and free WiFi.

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Reviews

  • 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
    10/08/2020
  • 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
    5/05/2021
  • star rating  The hosts - Sue, Terry and Martin made a point of meeting and greeting our group. We were shown to our pleasant rooms and then served a delicious supper after... read more

    421iaing
    11/02/2020
  • 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
    7/09/2019
  • 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
    8/11/2019
  • 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
    3/22/2020
  • star rating  Jacco is the greatest host. His welcome was fantastic and so are the more than delicious meals he makes. Whenever you need him, he is there. The road was under... read more

    DC H
    9/27/2018
  • star rating  We (wife & I) only stayed for 1 night with dinner, bed & breakfast. Dinner was seriously good with tender sirloin. Prepared with great care and very tasty. Marvelous soup... read more

    francoisfouche
    8/22/2019
  • star rating  We booked this accomodation as a stopover on our way to the Kruger and what a lovely place to stay. The welcome we got from Jaco was amazing, he made... read more

    dylansgran
    1/17/2019
  • 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
    3/29/2020