Cheerio Trout Fishing Lodge is situated in the beautiful Cheerio Valley, Pietersburg and Tzaneen and is an excellent stop over to the Kruger National Park and other game parks. Sleeps from 28 - 33 guests.

Trout Fishing
Trout fishing is offered in three dams on the property and at an owned property on the Letaba River. Fishing can also be arranged in the waters of the local Trout Fishing Association. Forest, riverside and garden walks can be undertaken from the property and hiking, mountain bike, horse and 4x4 trails are in close proximity.

Adventure & Camping
Our property on the Letaba River provides both adventure seekers and nature lovers with a host of outdoor activities. There is quad biking, white water tubing, kloofing (canyoning), abseiling, mountain biking, birding, hiking, fishing and paintball. There is a campsite for those who would like to be on site.

Accommodation

SWIMMING POOL SIDE OF THE ESTATE

GRANDPAS (sleeps 4)

Grandpa’s cottage comprises a main bedroom with double bed, en-suite dressing room and bathroom with bath, a second bedroom with 2 single beds, a second bathroom with shower and basin, a separate toilet with basin.  A fully equipped kitchenette and dining area; a lounge with fireplace, a partially covered front patio and a large deck overlooking the swimming pool and braai facilities. The cottage has the DSTV hotel bouquet. 

MOUNTAIN VIEW (sleeps 6)

Mountain View cottage has a main bedroom with double bed with bathroom (bath) en suite, a mezzanine with stairs and with 4 single beds, a second bathroom downstairs comprising shower, toilet and basin, a fully equipped kitchen/dining area with fireplace, a large sun lounge with three couches, a private patio with braai facilities. The cottage has the DSTV hotel bouquet.

BEEFWOOD
Beefwood cottage has a main bedroom with two single beds and a bathroom en-suite (shower), a second bedroom with double bed, an adjacent bathroom with bath, basin, toilet and shower, a separate toilet with basin, a fully equipped kitchen/dining area, a lounge with 3 seater couch, chair, a double sleeper couch (for 4th & 5th persons (children); a fireplace, a covered veranda and patio with braai facilities The cottage has the DSTV hotel bouquet. Breakfast can be purchased (Wednesday to Sunday) at the Cheerio tea garden next door, just 5 minutes walk through beautiful gardens.

PAUL'S
Paul's cottage has a bedroom with 2 single beds, which can be made into a king-size if requested, an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin, a fully equipped kitchen/dining area, a lounge with fireplace, a patio and braai facilities. The cottage has the DSTV hotel bouquet. The cottage does not overlook the valley and has a restricted view. Breakfast can be purchased (Wednesday to Sunday) at the Cheerio tea garden next door, just 5 minutes walk through beautiful gardens.

STONE
Stone cottage has a bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom en-suite with bath, shower, toilet and basin, a fully equipped kitchenette/dining area, a lounge with couch, chairs and fireplace, garden and braai facilities. A sleeper couch for 3rd person if necessary (at an extra cost of R200 per night). The cottage has the DSTV hotel bouquet.. Breakfast can be purchased (Wednesday to Sunday) at the Cheerio tea garden next door, just 5 minutes walk through beautiful gardens.

FORREST & VALLEY VIEW FROM THE ESTATE

FOREST

Forest cottage has a bedroom with king-size bed, en-suite dressing room and bathroom with bath, a second bedroom with 2 single beds en-suite dressing room and bathroom with shower, a fully equipped kitchen/ dining area, a lounge with fireplace and 3 piece lounge suite, a large covered deck with doors from lounge and bedrooms, a private garden and braai facilities. The deck overlooks the valley, where many birds can be seen and sometimes a duiker or bushbuck and if you are really lucky, our side striped jackal. The cottage has the DSTV hotel bouquet. Breakfast can be purchased (Wednesday to Sunday) at the Cheerio tea garden next door, just 5 minutes walk through beautiful gardens.

RAINBOW
Rainbow cottage has a bedroom with 2 single beds, which can be made into a king-size if requested, an adjacent bathroom with shower, toilet and basin, a fully equipped kitchenette/dining area, a lounge with chairs; fireplace, a large deck with entrances to the lounge and bed room, a private garden and braai facilities. The deck overlooks the valley, where many birds can be seen and sometimes a duiker or bushbuck and if you are really lucky, our side striped jackal. The cottage has the DSTV hotel bouquet. Breakfast can be purchased (Wednesday to Sunday) at the Cheerio tea garden next door, just 5 minutes walk through beautiful gardens.

WARATAH
Waratah cottage has a bedroom with 2 single beds, which can be made into a King-size if requested; a bathroom en-suite with shower, toilet and basin, a fully equipped kitchenette/dining area, a lounge with sleeper couch for a 3rd person (at an extra cost of R200 per night); chairs and fireplace, a deck with entrances to the lounge and bed room, a private garden and braai facilities. The deck overlooks the valley, where many birds can be seen and sometimes a duiker or bushbuck and if you are really lucky, our side striped jackal. The cottage has the DSTV hotel bouquet. Breakfast can be purchased (Wednesday to Sunday) at the Cheerio tea garden next door, just 5 minutes walk through beautiful gardens.

Activities

In addition to the activities at Cheerio, you may want to try our associate's adventure activities.

They offer a spectacular canopy tour over the magnificent waterfalls and gorges of the Letaba River, tubing, abseiling, quad biking, paintball, teambuilding etc.

Please contact us to find out more information as well book in advance for these adventures.

Additional Information:

  • Recreational facilities include trout fishing, swimming pool, tennis court and table tennis, birding, walks and mountain biking. Tennis racquets are available for hire. Please bring your own swimming towels.
  • No pets are allowed.
  • 50% of total accommodation cost is required as a deposit to confirm your reservation.
  • Booking in is after 14.00 and chalets are to be vacated by 10.00. Alternate times will gladly be accommodated where possible.
  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • AA Recommended
  • SABS Tourism - 3 Crystals
Facilities
  • boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
  • boat trips (less than 5km)
  • bowls (less than 5km)
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • canoeing (less than 5km)
  • DSTV in room
  • electronic safe
  • fireplace
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • fishing onsite
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • lake (less than 5km)
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • lock-up safe
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • private entrance
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • squash court (less than 5km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • tennis court onsite
  • tumble dryer onsite
  • washing machine onsite
  • water skiing (less than 10km)

Directions
Take the N1 motorway from Johannesburg to Pietersburg or the R71 from Tzaneeen to Pietersburg (via Magoebaskloof NOT Georges Valley). Approaching Pietersburg on the N1, just after the Shell Ultra, the road separates into two and there is a sign (Tzaneen 600mts.) Slow down, as the turn is very sharp left onto the Tzaneen bypass. Pass through two 4-way stops before reaching the R71 coming from Pietersburg and turn right to head towards Tzaneen. DO NOT GO DIRECTLY ACROSS the road as you will end up in Duiwelskloof. If you miss the Tzaneen bypass, proceed directly to and through Pietersburg and you will be directed to the R71 - Tzaneen.

Proceed on the R71 for approximately 57kms. And after passing Zion Christian City and going up and down a winding mountain pass, you will come to the village of Haenertsburg. Just past the village is a signboard giving directions to Tzaneen. Make sure that you continue on the R71 (via Magoebaskloof). DO NOT TURN RIGHT at the bridge (via Georges Valley). 3kms from Haenertsburg, turn left on to a sand road clearly marked "Cheerio". From Tzaneen, the "Cheerio" sign is 3kms after the Magoebaskloof Hotel. Follow the signs to Cheerio Farm.