magnificent mountains and Agatha forests above
Tzaneen are home to Sherwood's
country house, a charming small Victorian country
house, owned and run by Derek and Daniel Wesley.
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
With only 5 en suite bedrooms, privacy and peace are
All rooms open onto the gardens, and two luxury suites
each have a small sitting room, cosy fireplace and
There are several short scenic walks from the country
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 avocado farm walk.
4.An ‘evening stroll’ around our main house, for a
breathtaking country view of the milky way.
Birding enthusiasts will
hopefully be able to see a large variety of birds
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.
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 a
Charma Baboon close by.
The Rooikat Hiking Trail is
close by. This 5 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
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’.