Shamrock Arms - Waterval-Boven

Enjoy the warm embrace of The Shamrock Arms - a guest lodge offering good value, tranquil surroundings and wholesome food.

Superbly situated on the Mpumalanga Highlands Meander Route - a mere two and a half hours from Johannesburg - and clasped by the picturesque and historic village of Watervaal Boven - gateway to the world-famous Kruger National Park - you are guaranteed a country-village ambience that will soothe your soul.

Comfortable and modern en-suite accommodation with the up-to-date facilities everyone expects in this hi-tech world blends with the genuine 1894 Victorian fašade of dressed stone. A patio overlooks a clutch of roses beside the trimmed lawn. In addition all rooms have air-conditioning (hot - cold), DSTV, with own decoder, tea / coffee facility and electronic safe.

Enjoy the convivial banter in the Irish Pub and the mesmerizing crackle of a log fire in the dining room on a winters evening. Or imbibe the scent of summer while taking a drink on the patio as the sun sizzles behind the mountains. Candlelit dinners add to the sense of occasion.  With your mind in 'relax mode'. Your cell phone turned off, your laptop sealed up, the world drifts by - for a few hours, for a day or even longer. The Shamrock Arms is unquestionably an ideal stopover for both the business and leisure traveller, whether it is for a relaxing pub lunch or an overnight stay.

History seeps through the historic timbers of the Shamrock Arms, gently urging you to linger longer. Trout fishing, hiking, exploring, steam train rides or tracing the early footsteps of pioneers as they crossed the Elands Valley on their way to Mozambique - all will stir your senses. If you have a head for heights and need an adrenaline fix, there's some of the finest mountain biking, rock climbing and abseiling in the country and indeed, in the world. 'On-the-spot, experts will happily lend a piton or two.


Tel (013) 767 1377