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Lemonwood
Lemonwood, a farm situated in the heart of the Dargle valley and conservancy area, offers an unforgettable experience along the Midlands Meander. We are only 15 minutes from the N3.

With it`s 90 hectares of indigenous mist-belt forest and 30 hectares of untouched veld above the bush, Lemonwood offers wonderfully scenic self guided walks in the forest ranging from an easy 20 minutes stroll to an all day hike up to the top where you are rewarded with spectacular 360 degree views of the valleys and the Drakensburg mountains.

Over 200 species of birds have been recorded on the farm. The shy Samango monkey can be heard and often seen in the canopy around the cottages. You may go to sleep (or not) to the alarming and hysterical shriek of the Tree Dassie. Reedbuck and bushbuck are often seen.

We have also seen a 45 strong herd of Blesbok and a group of the rare Oribi. The serval cat is sometimes seen. We have an aviary for rehabilitating injured birds of prey before releasing them into the forest.

Close by is a dam and wetland area which supports many varieties of birds including crowned cranes and spur winged geese.

Enjoy a relaxing stroll and find the petrified tree or picnic under the largest Yellowood in Natal (so it is claimed). For those who like to walk, there are several well marked trails through the bush lasting from half an hour to half a day. There is also a tree identification trail.

All bedrooms are en-suite and there are open fires and under-floor heating for the colder months. There is DSTV, DVD player and a video in each cottage. Braais are provided and there are books for you to read, borrow or swap.

The kitchens are fully equipped and the cottages are serviced daily. A laundry service is available on request. With prior arrangement we can offer email and internet broadband facilities from our farmhouse.

Being in the centre of the Midlands, there are all the craft attractions of the Midlands Meander on our doorstep, with some of the finer quality crafts-people happily close by.

There is fishing available locally and riding trails. The activities in the Midlands also include fine and easily accessible golf courses and the `extreme sport` of the Karkloof Canopy Tour.

There are several wedding & conference venues and restaurants nearby.

The battlefield area is also accessible for day trips or more extensive overnight stays. We can put you in touch with tour operators if wanted.

Also day trips to the world famous Drakensberg are easily accomplished. If you are spending more than a couple of days in the area a picnic, walk or inspection of the cave art (or all three) is a must.

From:

R410.00 per unit

  • Lemonwood - Samango Cottage and indigenous forest
  • Lemonwood - Dassie Cottage
  • Lemonwood - The bedroom in Serval cottage.
  • Lemonwood - Bedroom in Dassie cottage
  • Lemonwood - Sitting area in Samango
  • Lemonwood - Dining area in Samango
  • Lemonwood - Looking towards part of the kitchen in Samango
  • Lemonwood - Knysna Lourie in cottage bird bath.

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Pets only by Arrangement
  • Elderly
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Cots available
  • Internet Access
  • Fax & Photocopy Machine
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Garden
  • English
  • Xhosa / Zulu
  • Games Room
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Swimming Pool
  • Communal Satellite TV
  • DVD and/or VCR


Rooms:

Please note: Lemonwood do not accept one night bookings over a weekend.

We have 3 self catering cottages.

Samango has 2 double bedrooms, both en suite; a large open plan dining, kitchen and sitting room with wonderful views of the bush and the Dargle valley.

Serval sleeps 3 people in an L shaped bedroom with a king bed and a single around the corner. It has en suite shower and bath, open plan kitchen/sitting room and a verandah overlooking the mountains and Dargle Valley.

Dassie is our 1 bedroom cottage with queen bed and en suite shower. The same kitchen/sitting room arrangements as the others and lovely verandah with the same views as Serval.

They are all separate units and very peaceful. We also let out the main house which has 4 large double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It is a fantastic entertainment area with sensational views and masses of space. It is our family home, so extremely well equipped with lots of extras and has a very homely feel about it. Perfect for those larger family gatherings or get together. There are sofa beds and mattresses to extend the numbers.

We also rent out the main house (our family home) for larger parties. It has 4 double bedrooms which can be extended with sofa beds and mattresses. It was built for entertaining and there is plenty of space in the kitchen/dining area which leads onto a veranda running the length of the house. The games room comes into its own with big family groups. If you would like the house serviced, there is a nominal charge of R100 per day, everything else is provided except what you would like to eat and drink and coals etc. for the braai. It is obviously very well equipped with 3 large tables that can accommodate up to 20 people either inside or out on the veranda. It is very secluded with wonderful views.

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Lemonwood Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.


Beslis is Lemonwood 'n plek wat ons nie sal vergeet en waarna ons sal teurgkeer. Dit was die moeite werd.
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 Reviewed by Hendrien de Wet over a year ago

Good, but reception on arrival was poor.
Rating: 
 Reviewed by Carien van Huyssteen over a year ago

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