Feel the African magic at Tsala Treetop Lodge

Tsala Treetop Lodge

Set amidst the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest, Tsala Treetop Lodge is a luxurious and tranquil destination with captivating views.

Anyone, who appreciates exclusivity, fine fare, romance, nature and adventure, will find this establishment irresistible.

Situated between the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, in the Western Cape, Tsala Treetop Lodge is a wonderful location from which to explore the beautiful Garden Route.

Combining exquisite architectural design and world-class hospitality, the lodge sets the stage for the ultimate relaxing getaway. You’ll feel the African magic from the moment you arrive!

Elaborate afro-baroque décors fused with earthy tones, rich textures and handcrafted fittings are tastefully-woven together creating a warm ambient atmosphere.

Whether from the exotic dining room, intimate enclosed glass lounge, or large open decks high above the forest floor – magnificent viewing abounds.

Accommodation at Tsala Treetop Lodge

Tsala Treetop Lodge
Uninterrupted views

Tsala Treetop lodge is a magical place that fills your heart with warmth and joy, and will certainly steal your imagination.

Tucked into the forest canopy, guests can chose to stay at one of their ten luxury hide-away suites, which are the essence of lodging indulgence and romance.

Constructed of stone, wood and glass, these beautiful tree-house suites comprise of a plush bedroom, an elegant sitting room with a fireplace and a spacious bathroom fit for royalty. Stretching into the forest is your own private deck and infinity pool providing the ultimate privacy.

You can choose from six two-bedroom Treetop Villas, impressively designed high above the treetop canopy.

These Treetop Villas comprise of two en-suite bedrooms, with sweeping views of the forest below. With outdoor and indoor showers, a large lounge with a fireplace and dining area ensures you and your family have everything you need and more.

The private deck and infinity pool make it the perfect family escape.

Facilities in all rooms include clean linen, towels, and a spacious en-suite bathroom. In addition, you’ll have access to room service, free high speed Wi-Fi, air-con, secure parking, minibar and laundry/dry-cleaning services.

Tsala Treetop lodge exudes a mysticism that marks it as a destination for people, who wish to explore and experience the area. It is truly is like no other offering in Africa.

Sumptuous dining fare for everyone

Tsala Treetop Lodge
The world at your feet

Meals at Tsala are exquisitely presented in their glass-walled dining room – a great setting for breakfast, lunch or intimate dinners. 

Tsala Chefs prepare a menu that caters for every breakfast whim.  A spread of homemade baked goods served with a selection of cheese preserves, cold meats and fresh fruit. A hot menu, served with sweet treats and coffee/tea, completes the offering.

Lunches can be a casual affair with a light lunch a la carte menu selection on offer paired with a crisp glass of chardonnay or sauvignon blanc whilst enjoying the forest canopy views.

Dinners in their intimate dining room are said to be a journey of tastes and flavours as you explore our evening a la carte selection and a well-stocked cellar to match every note!

Experience excellent service

In addition, a 24-hour room service menu is available for those wishing to relax and dine in the privacy of their suite or villa.

Guests have nothing, but good things to say about Tsala Treetop guesthouse, and this comes as no surprise!

“Absolutely fabulous from start to finish. Incredibly peaceful, beautiful views. Food was of a high standard. Memories that will last a long time. If you are considering, just book it. Just wish we could have stayed longer”. – adds 921aoifeo, TripAdvisor.com

Another great feature of Tsala Lodge is the excellent attentive service from the staff, who are also multilingual, making foreigners feel right at home. With plenty of activates nearby – from river rafting to hiking or bird watching, there is truly something for everyone!

Please note Tsala Treetop Lodge is suited for children 10 years and older. For bookings, contact 044 532 8228 or email tsala@hunterhotels.com or visit www.tsala.com.

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