Kings Walden Garden Manor is a little gem of a place near Tzaneen in the far north of South Africa. It was recently restored to combine luxurious accommodation with a truly amazing historical garden with spectacular mountain views of the Drakensberg escarpment. It lies in the Agatha area, just outside Tzaneen in the Limpopo province and so is conveniently situated between the Waterberg and Mashatu areas and the Kruger National Park.
Accommodation at Kings Walden Garden Manor
Kings Walden Garden Manor comprises six luxury en suite bedrooms, each with extra length beds and a sitting area with fireplace decorated in clean elegant lines with warm earthy tones and textures. Each room leads out onto a private terrace overlooking the romantic garden with its large swimming pool, extensive lawns and cascading terraces where paths lead to shaded secret spots.
Owned by a restaurateur, food is very important at Kings Walden both at breakfast and dinner with European dishes combined with South African specialities using the freshest of local ingredients.
The Kings Walden garden is one of the most famous in the far north and South Africa in general. Wander through the extensive gardens with acres of Agapanthus and St Joseph lilies, rolling lawns, lavender walks, a mirrored rose garden, water features, fountains and ornamental ponds. The famous Lighting Tree has been featured in Thomas Packenham’s Remarkable Trees of the World.
Sunny days can be spent around the pool fed by a mountain spring. Picnic hampers of fresh country bread, pates, cheeses, quiches and homegrown avocados may also be ordered. However many guests prefer to venture no further than their room where a crackling log fire enlivens mysterious misty mornings. The various attractions of Tzaneen are all close by with its tea plantations, stunning forest walks and the Magoebaskloof canopy tour.