In a valley, surrounded by the hills of Magoebaskloof, lies Sequoia Garden Retreat, now under new ownership since January 2017. It is a botanical chronicle, named after the Dawn Redwood trees (Metasequoia Glyptostroboides). These magnificent trees are descendants from the original seed collected in China's Sichuan province where the tree was discovered in 1941 and is now grown on our premises. In amongst the bountiful diverse plantations, we have two romantic and private self-catering cottages set in six hectares of wild and formal gardens from where you can experience the beauty and the peace of the Mountain.
Tea & Coffee
Tea, Coffee & sugar provided
Picnic & Fishing
We offer two separate dams to either fish for trout or bass, or to simply
have a picnic.
Enjoy blissful walks through our
6 hectares of lush and biodiverse gardens.
The yellow & green mountain biking route runs through our garden. For more info visit:
As part of your stay we provide
daily housekeeping on request.
We offer spectacular scenery for special occasion photography, as well as capturing bird diversity and nature's wonder.
THINGS TO DO
Wolkberg Wilderness Area
Picnic & Fishing at Dap Naude Dam
Hiking and MTB routes
Annual Festivals & Events
Directions from Tzaneen Via R71 to Magoebaskloof
As you exit the end of the Magoebaskloof pass, carry on straight on the R71 Road for 7km. You should pass Stanford Lake College's entrance on your right hand side in 5.3km, carry on straight up the winding R71 road for 1.7km. The Cheerio Road sign will appear on your left hand side. Turn right onto the Cheerio Road and carry on for 2.6km on the ground road. Follow the road to your left as it splits twice beyond the hill. After passing Cheerio Garden's entrance, the ground road descends downwards and Sequoia Garden Retreat's entrance is in 1km on the right.
Directions from Haenertsburg Via R71 to Tzaneen
As you approach the 3-way stop by Haenertsburg, continue straight on the R71 for 3.9km towards Magoebaskloof. You should pass Glenshiel Hotel on your right after 2km. The Cheerio Road sign will appear on your left hand side in 1.9km. Turn left onto the Cheerio Road and carry on for 2.6km on the ground road. Follow the road to your left as it splits twice beyond the hill. After passing Cheerio Garden's entrance, the ground road descends downwards and Sequoia Garden Retreat's entrance is in 1km on the right.
Sequoia Garden Retreat is Approximately...
4km (5-10min) from Stanford Lake College
7km (5-10min) from Haenertsburg
35km (35min) from Tzaneen
68km (1 hour) from Polokwane Airport
147km (1h30min) from Phalaborwa Gate of The Kruger National Park