Sycamore Avenue Treehouse Lodge Sycamore Avenue Treehouse accommodation in Mooi River Kwazulu Natal Description Sycamore Avenue Treehouses are situated at Hidcote, between Mooi River and Estcourt, within sight of the Drakensberg. We have five eccentric and romantic ‘Treehouses’; all are made by hand from local woods by the ingenious sculptor Bruce Attwood. Each charming Treehouse is private and out of sight of the others with its own Jacuzzi-Spa bath, shower and fireplace nestled into the trees. We are members of the Midlands Meander, which has approximately 150 various shops, galleries, cheese makers, potters, wood turners, weavers and (if you choose not to dine with us) restaurants. The Weenen Game Reserve is nearby, and a picnic lunch eaten under a large wild fig tree is popular. The Bushman paintings at Kamberg are some of the finest in the Drakensberg and provide a 90 minute walk for the active and adventurous. Horse riding in the foothills of the Drakensberg can also be arranged. The magnificent Giants Castle, where you can learn of the Bushmen, visit a Vulture Hide and take spectacular trails is also a short drive away. The Romantic Treehouse is built into a large pin oak tree and has a Jacuzzi, shower, fireplace and a deck; complete with hammock; in the tree. There is also a small veranda facing Giant’s Castle. The Fantasy Treehouse has a lounge with fireplace below a children’s bedroom. The main bedroom is on the third floor and has a scenic shower. There are Drakensberg views from all the rooms, including the Jacuzzi (Spa in the Sky) in its own separate water tower. The Bottle Treehouse a bottle theme is used throughout, in walls, windows, light fittings, carpets and bedspreads. The Jacuzzi is in the main bedroom and the indoor/outdoor shower is out on the deck. The lower level is a cosy lounge. The Planequarium has two double bedrooms upstairs, a lounge with fireplace and provision for two children in a bunk bed. The theme is stars, planets and fish. The doors, walls and windows are decorated with sculpted fish and seaweeds, headboards are smattered with stars and fish. This accommodation is suitable for famlies and the only Treehouse with TV (SABC) Pegasus: the latest addition to our Treehouse family has an equestrian theme. Including an original painting of the White Horse with wings and a golden bridle, that inspired poets; a wooden inlay of horse heads in the floor and ceiling. Hand made quilt with the theme of horse on the bed. Each Treehouse is situated in a secluded spot on our 50 acre estate, where you can take a stroll among the horses, enjoy our English Country Garden or simply relax and while away the day in a hammock, in a tree, away from it all. LUXURY GARDEN SUITE -(not a Treehouse)- Should you like your feet on the ground then the Garden Suite has everything & more that the Treehouse have. Two rooms, inter-leading door to a small room which has a single bed with pull out bed. All hand crafted furniture. Full bathroom with Jacuzzi Spa Bath, large shower and separate toilet. French doors which lead on to its own private patio, TV in the main room, fridge in the room. GUESTHOUSE - (not a Treehouse)- King sized bed in a large room with own private entrance to the garden and en suite shower. Contact Details Gloria or Caroline +27 (0)33 263 2875 +27 (0)33 263 2134 +27 (0)82 444 6337 Enquire now View Rates View Directions Attractions We are about 50km from Giants Castle with hiking trails or leisurely strolls along the contour path to the famous River walk, Champagne pools and Bushman Paintings at the Main Caves. Kamberg Rock Art - Take a guided trail at 8.30 am, 11.30am, or 1.30pm to marvel at the paintings & visit the interpretive centre to view a spectacular film on the history of the San (Bushman) people in the park The Weenen Game Reserve is about 45km away from us, well known for rhino, buck, giraffe, zebra etc. There are shady wild fig trees ideal for picnics. We are part of the Midlands Meander well known for Arts & Crafts and places to eat & drink. Escape to 5 Health Spa's and treat the body, mind & spirit. Treatment in a day package for ladies & men, Massages, Hot Stone therapy and Facials. All the packages include the heated pool, Jacuzzi, Steam room, Sauna, Gym. Tel: 033 2666217 I ndigo Fields– African Day Spa - for ladies & men. Massages & Hot Stone therapy. Tel: 033 2666101 Karkloof Canopy Tours – Enjoy the unequalled beauty of the Karkloof Forest while sliding between towering platform view points along a steel cable up to 35m above the forest floor. Tel: 033 3303415 Why not do a trip to Sani Pass? You don’t have to have a 4 x4, drive to Himville and the Sani Pass tour co. arranges 4 x 4 vehicles that take you up the pass ( don’t forget your Passport) to the highest point in Africa. Tel: 033 7011628 20km from Estcourt with its history of the Boer & Zulu Wars, Fort Durnford is worth a visit for the Zulu village and famous bird egg collection. We have a very good tour guide that offers one day tours of the Battlefields, a talk the night before or morning then a very interesting and enjoyable day including lunch Tel: 0835564068 Off Road Karting & Quad Biking are available in the area. We can arrange River rafting along the Bushman River (if the water is high enough) and abseiling down the Wagendrift Dam Wall. Tel: 0833082095/0824938658 4x4 track available 40km away – in the Hidden Valley, along the Mooi River. The Mooi River Country Club is 7km away where you are able to play Golf, Bowls or Polo. Fly Fishing – a company that offers fishing in 32 dams in the area. Tel: 033 2666980 Horse trails into a neighbouring farm with views of the surrounding country and mountains (ask at reception). If you prefer a quite time we have a beautiful garden with many birds that visit every day. Take a stroll on our 50 acres overlooking the Drakenberg with views of Giants Castle.