In the 'hood, Waterval Boven as a destination

Established in 1898 as a railway depot, Waterval Boven is Dutch for Above Waterfall and is named after the waterfall in the Elands River. The village of Waterval Boven (now Emgwenya) is nestled in the Drakensberg Mountains on the fringe of the escarpment, at the foot of the South Hills. It is rich with historical sites and buildings which are now proclaimed national monuments. Once you've ... cont.

68 3rd Avenue, Waterval Boven, 1195, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Directions to Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge

From OR Tambo Airport (previously known as the Johannesburg International Airport)
Take the Motorway towards Boksburg then turn left in the direction of Emalahleni (previously known as Witbank) on the N12. At Emalahleni the N12 merges with the N4 to Nelspruit. Continue on the N4 and approximately 5 kilometres after the Machado Toll Plaza take the Waterval Boven turn-off to the right. Continue for 2, 5 kilometres through the business area of the village until you see the Shamrock Arms sign on the right.

From Pretoria
Take the N4 to Nelspruit. Continue on the N4 past Emalahleni (previously known as Witbank) as above.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (0.5 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (0.5 km)
  • Grocery Store (0.5 km)
  • Laundromat (0.5 km)
  • Post Office (0.5 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (0.5 km)
  • Train Station (0.5 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (1 km)
  • Bus Line (5 km)
  • Airport (110 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Abseiling
  • Bird watching
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cycling paths
  • Fishing
  • Galleries / museums
  • Hang- / paragliding
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Quad biking

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