Sherwood's Country House

The 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 produce.


  • With only 5 en suite bedrooms, privacy and peace are assured.
  • All rooms open onto the gardens,
  • and two luxury suites each have a small sitting room,
  • cosy fireplace
  • and private veranda.


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 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 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’.