Comfort and a warm welcome await you at Sherwood’s,a charming Victorian country house owned and run by Derek and Daniela Wasley.
Set in the magnificent Agatha mountains and forests 13 km above Tzaneen.
7 en-suite bedrooms,a home from home ambience,peace and privacy is assured.
All rooms opening onto the gardens deluxe and classic rooms have small sitting areas,cosy log fires and private verandahs.Standard classic rooms neatly decorated and comfortable .Candlelit dinners .with this personalised attention,an unforgettable stay is guaranteed. Facilities:scenic views,day tours around the area,swimming pool,mountain bikes,walks in the forestry, Kruger National Park 1 hour . TGSCA 4 – star guest house .limited smoking. Italian spoken.
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
Avocado Festival – Annual event ,takes place in the Tzaneen area in June.Tel :015 3073262.
Cultural festival - Annual cultural festival takes place in June ,in Tzaneen.
Tzaneen tourism Cell: 0834417617
Ebenezar Mile Swim – Takes place in the third weekend in March at the Ebenezer dam.Registration at the yacht club .Contact number 015 2764972/
Glenfiddich Flyfishing Competition: Takes place round about July every year ,dates are finalised by January.Bookings are limited to a maximum of 66 rods on a first booked and paid basis.Tel:015 3071554 or Cell:0833751053 for more information.
Haenertsburg Cheerio Spring Festival.Last week in September and first week in October.Magnificent display of azaleas,crab apples and flowering cherries.Superb Craft Fair at Magoebaskloof Hotel with a wide range of woodwork,baskets,pottery,quilting,art,etc.Various activities and evening entertainment.Magoebaskloof tourism 015 2764972 / www.magoebaskloof.com
Hadeda Festival – Annual musical ,art and crafts festival in Tzaneen.Tzaneen tourism cell:0834417617
Kiwi Festival – Annual kiwi fruit festival taking place in The Magoebaskloof and Haenertsburg area – 2 April to 3 April . Magoebaskloof Tourism 0152764972 / www.magoebaskloof.com
Letaba Agricultural Show.Mid August at Tzaneen Showground.Contact Tzaneen tourism on cell:0834417617.
Magoebaskloof Cycle Challenge.Nov.Magoebaskloof.
A tough 70 km cycle race past the village of Haenertsburg,down George’sValley and back up Magoebaskloof.Magoebaskloof tourism 015 2764972 / www.magoebaskloof.com
Marula Festival - Phalaborwa end February www.golimpopo.com/events_details.php?event_id=88
Orchid show.Magoebaskloof .Last week September and first week October- together with the annual Spring Festival. Contact Magoebaskloof tourism 0152764972 / www.magoesbaskloof.com
Polokwane Show and Music Festival - formerly known as Pietersburg Show - 3 March to 6 March www.golimpopo.com/events_details.php?event_id=88
Total Rally.Spectacular driving in one of the stages of this exciting race which takes the drivers through Tzaneen,Agatha and Magoebaskloof.Last weekend in October.Contact Tzaneen tourism cell:0834417617
The Autumn Festival – Annual musical,art and cultural festival in Haenerstburg.Contact Magoebaskloof tourism 015 2764972 / www.magoebaskloof.com
Zion Christiaan Church Easter Festival – welcome to join this festival happening twice a year - April www.golimpopo.com/events_details.php?event_id=88
Tourism Grading Council of South Africa - 4 star grading
– category Country House .
Semi – Finalist in the A.A Travel Guides & S.A.Airways Accomodation
Awards 1999 & 2000
FROM ALL OF US AT SHERWOOD’S COUNTRY HOUSE
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