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Granny Dot's Country Spot
This is the perfect "spot" nestled on 28 hectares of hillside in the farming community of Agatha, 16kms above the tropical paradise of Tzaneen and overlooking the magnificent Wolkberg mountain range ... a breathtaking vista fading away into blue-hazed craggy cliffs, rolling hills and verdant forests.

A family homestead from 1934, Granny Dot`s Country Spot is set up in a warm, welcoming way, an ideal getaway for leisure travellers and jaded business folk. No traffic noise, no sirens, no garage, no shops... and not much mobile phone coverage!

Here you can relax in a tranquil, country atmosphere, while enjoying fresh unpolluted air, beautiful sunsets, still starry nights and friendly, personal attention from owners, Joyce & Richard.

Option of Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering
Rated as great comfort and comfortable
En-suite bath rooms, some with showers only
DSTV Hotel Bouquet in all rooms
Telephone and internet facilities available
Fax & e-mail facilities
Laundry service
Braai Facilities
Cosy Fire place
Tea and coffee in rooms
Rooms with great views
Farm house breakfast
Swimming pool
All rooms have ceiling fans
Heaters, hot water bottles and quilts for chilly nights
In house cosy pub
Well behaved pets welcome
Delicious dinners available by prior arrangement
R400.00 pps

  • Granny Dot's Country Spot - Badger's Den Self-Catering House
  • Granny Dot's Country Spot - Wolkberg View
  • Granny Dot's Country Spot - Guesthouse view
  • Granny Dot's Country Spot - Granny Dots Entrance
  • Granny Dot's Country Spot - Granny Dots Private Pool
  • Granny Dot's Country Spot - Mountain View Room
  • Granny Dot's Country Spot - Digger's Den Self-Catering Chalet
  • Granny Dot's Country Spot - Sunset at Granny Dots
  • Granny Dot's Country Spot - Granny Dots Pool
  • Granny Dot's Country Spot - Garden Suite Patio
  • Granny Dot's Country Spot - Granny Dots Dining Room
  • Granny Dot's Country Spot - Garden Suite View
  • Granny Dot's Country Spot - Palm Room Bathroom
  • Granny Dot's Country Spot - Poinsettias
  • Granny Dot's Country Spot - Granny Dots Gardens

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Pets only by Arrangement
  • Elderly
  • Laundry Service
  • Ironing Service
  • Special Meals on Request
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Dining room
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Internet Access
  • Tourism Information Desk
  • Fax & Photocopy Machine
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Other Language
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Communal Television
  • Swimming Pool
  • Communal Satellite TV


There's a choice of six spacious double rooms, each one individually and cheerfully furnished, all en-suite with ceiling fans, tea/coffee trays, toiletries, fresh flowers and heaters, hot water bottles and quilts for those chilly winter nights. Two of the rooms have the option of self catering, are equipped with everything you may need, including linen and towels - just bring your food and drinks!

Farm breakfasts are substantial, made with locally grown produce and can be taken on the sunny patio in summer. There's a huge log fire in the lounge with DSTV and numerous magazines, games and books for your enjoyment as well as a cosy pub for friendly get-togethers, pre-dinner drinks and a piano for impromptu sing-alongs!

We now have a self catering house with wonderful views down the valley and the distant, soaring buttresses's of the Wolkberg mountain range. Perfect for a family getaway or friends wanting affordable self catering accommodation. Quiet and secluded. Great for birders. You're likely to see a shy bush buck walking past your window!!

"Badgers Den" has 3 bedrooms, sleeping 5 or 6 persons in single and double beds. Main bedroom en-suite with shower; 2 other rooms to share bathroom with shower, bath and separate toilet. Big lounge & dining area with roaring log fire for those chilly nights. DSTV - full range. Small kitchen equipped with fridge, stove, microwave ... all you need - just bring your food. Linen and towels supplied & serviced on request. Braai area. Undercover garaging for 2 vehicles. Pet friendly! The entire house would be for your own personal use.

Granny Dot's Country Spot Activities:

Bird life is prolific and there a numerous species of small game, which you may see, such as bushbuck, samango monkey, baboons, duiker, porcupine, bush pig, pangolin, civit cat and leopard spoor has been spotted only 100m from the homestead!

This is the ideal terrain for mountain bikers ( we have 2 bikes for hire) cross country runners and quad enthusiasts (bring your own.) You can walk down to the dam, hike the Rooikat Hiking Trail next door in the Agatha Forestry. Our mountain views are perfect for artists and photographers.

But if you just want total relaxation, then soak up the sun at the secluded pool and enjoy that spectacular view!

Our area has many attractions and adventures to experience and explore from misty mountain peaks, large indigenous forests and waterfalls down spectacular passes to the tropical paradise of Tzaneen.

There's hiking trails, 4x4 trails, biking and canyoning, and now a thrilling new experience ... the Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours, a real adventure for 7 - 70 year olds! Also golf courses, tennis, fishing and wonderfully scenic drives, nurseries and tea gardens where you can relax while enjoying scrumptious teas and light lunches,

Granny Dot's Country Spot Map:

Health & Climate:

Can be hot and humid between October and March - expect rain and thunder storms. From April to end September, lovely warm days & chilly evenings. We are not a malarial area but suggest using mosquito repellant such as: Tabard, Peaceful Sleep.

Granny Dot's Country Spot Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews

Excellent place to stay. Jouce and Richard are very friendly. They know how to look after their guests. We had a great evening.
 Reviewed by Chantelle Fourie over a year ago

Very friendly hosts.
 Reviewed by Holger Ringen over a year ago

Very friendly couple. Excellent breakfast. Great view of the mountains. Would have liked to have spent some time in the nice pub, but had other engagements on.
 Reviewed by Alice Shaw over a year ago

It was one of the nicest places we stayed. Very nice room, very nice hosts and very good food.
 Reviewed by Achim Zell over a year ago

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