At Sherwood's Country House, a home from home ambience, peace and privacy is assured. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and open onto the gardens and the deluxe and classic rooms have small sitting areas, cosy log fires and private verandahs. Our standard classic rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated. Candlelit dinners and beds specially warmed for a good night's sleep - with this personalised attention, an unforgettable stay is guaranteed.
Take tea in the gazebo, walk through the forests or relax in the gardens bird watching, sip a drink in the bar before enjoying good home cooking using farm fresh produce. Enjoy country walks and mountain biking, or cool off in the swimming pool. The Kruger National Park is one hours drive away.
Smoking is permitted on the main verandah of the guesthouse. Italian is spoken.
Beautiful gardens with gazebo, cultured and indigenous forest around the dam. Swimming pool, catering - continental and English breakfast, light lunches - sandwiches or cold platters, dinners four course set menu - reservations by 13h00. Fully licensed bar, car ports at main parking area, security - electric fencing activated 24 hours, burglar proofing. Credit cards are welcome. International plugs and room service can be requested at reception and there is also a safe facility at reception. Scenic walks on the property and in the surrounding area. Children are welcome - no baby sitters are available but we can provide camping cots and box mattresses.
Described as an appealing subtropical garden town, Tzaneen is in fact the second largest town in the Mopani district in Limpopo that lies at the foot of the Wolkberg Mountains in the northern reaches of the Drakensberg range. These form an impressive backdrop to the town that is renowned for its abundant growth of just about everything subtropical - avocados, nuts, citrus fruits, mangoes, bananas and litchis, coffee, tea and cotton.
Tzaneen also serves as a good spot from which to explore the rest of the region, with its position just below the Magoebaskloof. The special thing about Tzaneen is the constant change in scenery - lush vegetation, plantations, mountains and one of the biggest baobab trees in the world (at the Sunland Nursery between Duiwelskloof and Ga-Kgapane) mean that there is never a dull moment.
The quaint little Tzaneen Museum is definitely worth a visit, on a day when you're not out exploring the various nature reserves or the Tzaneen Dam (also a nature reserve), for its collection of ethnological artefacts like pottery, beadwork, weapons, the largest collection of pole carvings in the country. There is also a collection of royal drums from the Rain Queen, Modjadji - hereditary ruler of the Balobedu people of the area whose succession is matrilineal (the Queen's eldest daughter is heir and males are not entitled to the throne) - whose residence is close to the Modjadji Nature Reserve.
Just 17 kilometres from Tzaneen is the beautiful Duiwelskloof (devil's gorge), renamed Modjadjiskloof in 2004 in the Rain Queen's honour.
In Room Facilities:
Standard Classic Rooms:
TV with satellite viewing, Wi-Fi internet access, tea and coffee making facility, private entrance to the garden, laundry facility, hairdryer, clock radio, free standing or ceiling fan, safe facility either in room or at reception, valet service to room on request, guest toiletries and towels.
These larger rooms have the same facilities as the Standard Classic Rooms, including a small sitting area, fireplace and private verandah leading onto the garden.
Deluxe Classic Rooms:
These are our most spacious rooms and they have the same facilities as both the Standard Classic Rooms as well as the Classic Rooms, including a mini-bar.
Things to do & see at Sherwood's & surrounds: There are several short scenic walks from the country house, including a walk to King's Walden garden, where you can spend a good few hours strolling and admiring the spectacular views through the formal garden which forms part of the 'botanical route' in the area. A 'bird walk' through cultured and indigenous forest around the dam at Sherwood's. Birding enthusiasts will hopefully be able to see a large variety of birds including some rare species. Small game in the area include bushpig, bushbuck, porcupine, meerkat, civet, spotted genet, vervet
monkeys, a rare sighting of two Samango Monkeys and perhaps you may hear the bark of Charma Baboons close by. The Rooikat Hiking Trail is 1.5 km from Sherwood's (Sherwood's to New Agatha Forestry Station ). This 4 hour hike takes in both cultivated and indigenous forests in a mountain setting and ends on the bottom of the valley where you find a beautiful stretch of 'Bob's River' with refreshing crystal clear water,large rock pools and waterfalls - the ideal backdrop for a packed picnic lunch (provided by Sherwood's on request) and a lazy sunny afternoon spent swimming in pristine privacy. If you are feeling very energetic, why not mountain bike through the forestry - bring along your own mountain bikes. For something adventurous, try the canopy tours adventure sports situated in the Magoebaskloof and Georgesvalley mountain. Enjoy walking among our magnificent avocado trees on our avocado farm. A tourist information directory is available at reception, filled with information and maps on places to visit in and around our Letaba area, including:
- Historical & archaeological sites
- Nature and wild life
- Sporting and leisure amenities
- Roadside stalls and tea gardens
- Cultural, lifestyle and Township Tours
- Agatha Crocodile Ranch
- Cheerio Gardens
- Cheetah Project - Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
- Coach House Nougat Kitchen Agatha
- Hans Merensky Nature Reserve
- Tsonga Kraal Museum
- Horseriding - Fillyway
- Kruger National Park - Phalaborwa Gate 120 km - approximately 1 hour and 15 minute drive from Sherwood's. An enjoyable day trip.
- Khamai Reptile Park - Swadini
- Karosswerkers - community women's craft project
- Silk Farm
- Wegraakbosch farm with locally produced organic cheeses and dairy
- Tzaneen museum - Tours in German on request
- Modjadi Cycad forest and nursery
- Boabab tree pub inside Sunland Nursery
- Woodbush indigenous forest
- Debegeni water falls on the Magoebaskloof Pass (another lovely spot for a picnic lunch)
- The Letaba garden route
- Golf courses locally : Orangedene Golf Club (9 hole)
- Tzaneen Country Club (18 hole)
- Hans Merensky Country Club (at Phalaborwa 18 hole)
- The picturesque town of Haenertsburg
- Vervet Monkey Project
- EFAF Elephant Back Safari
Superb Craft Fair at Magoebaskloof Hotel with a wide range of woodwork, baskets, pottery, quilting, art, etc. Various activities and evening entertainment.