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Sequoia Garden Retreat

  • 4.8

  • from 58 Google reviews

A close up of a flower
A close up of a flower

About the garden

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.

Opening times

Enquiries | Monday - Friday: 09h00 to 17h00 Retreat | Always open

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No cafe or restaurant on site



Mopani, 0730

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Google reviews

  • 4.8

  • from 58 Google reviews

Anders Ragnarsson

3 months ago


Last night we escaped to the wonderful Sequoia Garden Retreat and the very delightful Meadow Cottage. This stone walled little house overlooks a dam with a spectacular forest and colorful shrubs as the backdrop. The beams from the afternoon sun coming through the large glass wall makes the whole room glow. It was so relaxing to take a walk through the forest, exploring trees that are well marked and coming back to the cottage to listen to a frog musical, a fish eagle and more. It is stylish, fresh, clean and private and a perfect escape for a romantic getaway. As it is self-catering and far from the closest shopping, you need to plan your stay and shopping well ahead. We left in the mist feeling absolutely reinvigorated

Sarah Eichstadt

5 years ago


What an absolutely beautiful piece of nature. We woke up to a breathtaking misty forest on our doorstep that swept through all of the lush green gardens. Birding, walks through the gardens and secluded picnic spots allowed us to relax and have a lovely time away.

Vikee Rayner

3 years ago


Amazing beyond what I could have imagined. The silence is intense, coming from the city, but if you listen, you'll notice that nature is buzzing, too. Meadow Cottage is delightful - perfect for a couple. Nicola was super helpful, as were Alf and Carol at Cheerio Farm, where we spent the day cycling. Take someone you like a lot, take bicycles or walking shoes, and go and get lost in the magic of these forests where time has made giant trees and humans have put names on them. This is an enchanted place with a lifetime's exploring to do - a must if you like gardens, nature and wandering about.

Rene Blessman

5 years ago


What an amazing beautiful property. Enjoyed our visit and walk around the property so much, next time we are bringing our fishing poles and the mountain bikes. See you again real soon Sequoia.

Flore de Vries

4 years ago


An absolute fairy tale! Our family had an amazing stay at the Meadow Cottage- our boys of 4 & 6 loved roaming around, fishing and canoeing (provided for free) Very welcoming owners- that put their whole heart in the place, and you can feel that. Thank you, dankie- we will be back!

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072 595 3511

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