Choose Granny Dot’s Country Spot for your stop-over accommodation in Tzaneen

Granny Dot's Country Spot

Passing through Tzaneen and looking for a great stop over? Expect award-winning hospitality and amazing accommodation at Granny Dot’s Country Spot in the welcoming Agatha farming community.

You will find Granny Dot’s Country Spot on a 28 hectare avocado farm on a hillside, surrounded by lush tropical bush and overlooking Limpopo’s magnificent Wolkberg mountains.

Because of its location, you can expect to catch glances of the area’s small game such as the Limpopo bushbuck, duiker, samango and vervet monkeys, baboons, porcupines, bush pigs, civet cats, side striped jackals, and white tailed mongooses.

The owners, Estelle and Helena, are wonderful hosts and always ensure you have clean and sanitised facilities when you arrive at Granny Dot’s Country Spot. No wonder why many of their previous guests highly recommend them.

Accommodation at Granny Dot’s Country Spot

Accommodation at Granny Dot’s Country Spot comprises of eight spacious double rooms and two triple rooms to choose from.

In nine of the rooms, you will find comfy King-size beds, which can be converted into single beds – depending on your needs. The tenth room has a double bed. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, with all the necessary amenities.

If you are travelling as a family of up to four people, they will cater for you in the Main House, which offers a family apartment with two adjacent rooms, sharing a bathroom. For families of about five people, Granny Dot’s Country Spot actually has two family units with en-suite double rooms and an adjacent en-suite triple room.

The family units have fully-equipped kitchenettes for self-catering. The two double rooms also offer self-catering facilities.

Room amenities include crispy, white linen, fans, flat screen TV’s, DStv, hairdryers, coffee-making facilities and amenities. While three of the rooms have cosy fire places, all rooms also feature patios with braai facilities.

See their rates HERE. Make your online booking HERE.

Facilities at Granny Dot’s Country Spot

Guest facilities include a water dispenser, ice machine and coffee machine; ample, secure parking; a sparkling pool for those hot summer days; a boma; braai facilities and Wi-Fi.

They also serve sumptuous continental and farm breakfasts for those taking the B&B option.

Things to do in Tzaneen

There are many activities to keep you occupied during your stop over at Granny Dot’s Country Spot. Think bird-watching, mountain biking, cross country running, horse riding, golfing, hiking on the Rooikat Hiking Trail, trips to a local craft beer brewery; crocodile, berry and cheese farms, waterfalls, 4×4 trails, fishing, canoeing and other activities. The Kruger National Park is only 80 minutes away!

Reviews from their previous guests

“My wife and I hiked the nearby Rooikat trail and got a little bit lost so we ended up doing 32km for the day. Quite an adventure (we are both over 60) but no regrets. Granny Dots prepared a lovely take-away breakfast for us and this sustained us for the whole day until 6PM when we eventually got back to our car at the trail head,” wrote DaanMarais their TripAdvisor page.

Michael L added; “Lovely two night stay at Granny Dots, very comfortable clean room with superb views of the mountains. Food was good and Monet the manageress was very friendly and helpful in advising us where to go and what to do. Definitely recommend a stay there.”

Granny Dot’s Country Spot is located at Farm AB 29i Pigeon Hole Agatha, Tzaneen. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 15 307 5149; email or visit them online at today. Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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