Granny Dot`s Country Spot is under new management. Helena and Estelle, the new owners, are looking forward to accommodate guests from 1 February 2018 in the newly renovated buildings and upgraded facilities. We are looking forward to meet our guests.
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 travelers 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 and personal attention.
Facilities at Granny Dot`s Country Spot: - 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
Granny Dot`s Country Spot accommodation: 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.
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.
Health and Climate:
Can be hot and humid between October and March - expect rain and thunder storms. From April to end September, lovely warm days and chilly evenings. We are not a malarial area but suggest using mosquito repellent such as Tabard and Peaceful Sleep.
Rooms and Units Available:
Two lovely spacious bedrooms, sharing a bathroom with shower and bathtub. From the patio you will have the best view on the property of the Wolkberg mountains and the pool area. These rooms are very private and apart from the other rooms.
Sleeps 4 Adults
Self catering triple room
A spacious room with fully equipped kitchenette, one king size bed and a single bed. The bathroom has a large shower. The room has a spectacular view of the Wolkberg mountain range.
Sleeps 3 Adults
These two apartments are fully equipped for all self-catering needs. It has spacious patio's from where the Wolkberg Mountains can be seen.
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults
Standard Double Room
This is a cosy room overlooking the beautiful garden. You will feel relaxed in this inviting, friendly atmosphere.
Sleeps 2 Adults
Standard King Rooms
These are spacious double rooms, with brand new crisp white bedding, each with it's own friendly atmosphere. Every room has a patio from where guests can enjoy the fantastic view of the Wolkberg mountains.
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults
A spacious triple room, with one king size bed and one single bed. The room has a spectacular view of the Wolkberg mountain range. It has a new bathroom with shower and bath.
Sleeps 3 Adults
Facilities & Services available:
Babies Children under 12 Elderly Honeymoon Couples Pets only by Arrangement Laundry Service
Ironing Service Special Meals on Request Self-Braai / Barbecue Bar on the Premises Dining room Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises Garden Internet Access Tourism Information Desk Wi-Fi Afrikaans
English Other Language Communal Television Communal Satellite TV Hiking / Walking Trails Swimming Pool
Less than 7 days - forfeit full deposit From 7 - 14 days - foreit 50% deposit From 14 - 21 days - foreit 25% deposit
Excellent place to stay. Jouce and Richard are very friendly. They know how to look after their guests. We had a great evening. Chantelle Fourie Jul 2010
Very friendly hosts. Holger Ringen Oct 2009
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. Alice Shaw Apr 2009
It was one of the nicest places we stayed. Very nice room, very nice hosts and very good food. Achim Zell Feb 2009
It was wonderful, lovely, the owners are nice people and very kind and lovely. Riet Van der Werf Jan 2009
Approx. 3.5 hours from Pretoria take R71 from Pietersburg down Magoebaskloof Pass. turn right onto double lane, over Tzaneen Dam bridge, approx. 4kms - becomes single lane -R36 - at 3-way stop, turn right, 11kms to top, turn left - Letsitele Valley - after 1km turn right onto farm (gravel) road - follow Granny Dot's/B&B signs for 3kms or phone for directions!
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Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Guesthouse and Self-Catering