Sherwood's Country House
Small victorian country house, situated amoung the magnificent agatha mountains, 13km above tzaneen. Scenic views of the wolkberg mountains (Northern Drakensburg mountains).
Surroundings: eucalyptus and pine forestry, avocado, macadamian and indigenous plantations.
Seven comfortable en-suite bedrooms of which are classic bedrooms, standard classic and deluxe classic rooms. The private rooms lead out into peaceful gardens. Take tea in the gazebo. Fresh farm products.
Facilities: scenic views, day tours around the area, swimming pool, mountain bikes, walks in the forestry, kruger national park 1 hour.
Tgcsa 4 â€“ star guest house.
Limited smoking. Italian spoken.
Our rates include breakfast . We do serve set menu dinners on request and the price is from R220.00 to R250.00per person . Children are charged on what they order from the set menu .Our prices R750.00 to R1144.00 are for 2 persons sharing in a room ie: double room rate . We do have single rates per room type available Standard - R500.00 , Classic - R572.00 and Deluxe R759.00 rates include breakfast. An additional charge for an extra person sharing in a double room is R210.00 .
GENERAL INFORMATION SHERWOOD’S COUNTRY HOUSE:
WELCOME TO SHERWOOD’S COUNTRY HOUSE
THINGS TO DO & SEE AT SHERWOOD’S & SURROUNDS
There are several short scenic walks from the country house including:-
1.A walk to King’s Walden garden .You may either walk from Sherwood’s or take a short drive to the entrance and then 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.
2.A ‘bird walk’ through cultured and indigenous forest around the dam at Sherwood’s.
3.An ‘evening stroll’ around our main house , for a breathtaking country view of the milky way.
Birdying enthusiasts will hopefully be able to see a large variety including ‘Giant,Pied Pigmy Woodland & Malachite Kingfishers,Purple Crested Loerie,several types of Woodpecker,Sunbirds,Oriole and even Raptors including Giant Eagle Owl,Wood Owl,Martial Eagle,Black Eagle and several Kestrels and Hawks.Rare species ,the Bathawk.
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 Baboon 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 prestine privacy.
If you prefer , you can take a scenic gravel surfaced drive along the same route .Why not drive down to the river and walk the river section of the trail? – directions from Sherwood’s.
Another option , if you are feeling very energetic ,why not mountain bike through the forestry – mountain bikes available at Sherwood’s.
Spend a day lazing and swimming at the pool,admiring the spectacular‘Wolkberg Mountains’.(Northern part of the Drakensberg Mountains)
Take tea in the gazebo or enjoy playing table games .
Something adventurous is the canopy tours adventure sports situated in the Magoebaskloof and Georgesvalley mountain.
Enjoy walking amoung our magnificent avocado trees on our avocado farm.
Our trees are in full production during our winter months ,June to September, in which all the picking takes place .
Day trips in and around our area are available by prior arrangement – bookings essential.
WHAT TO DO IN THE REGION
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 & archaelogical sites
Nature and wild life
Sporting and leisure amenties
Roadside stalls and tea gardens.
Agatha Crocodile Ranch
Cheetah Project – Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Coach House Nougat Kitchen Agatha
EFAF Elephant Back Safari
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 woman’s craft project
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
Magoebaskloof Adventures Canopy tours