Tsala Treetop Lodge

4 nights from £ 946 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Boutique Hotel, Plettenberg Bay

Description

South Africa’s most amazing property?  Tsala certainly gets our vote.  Not only are its 16 treehouse villas and suites elevated up to six metres high in the Tsitsikamma Forest’s canopy, but each comes with an infinity pool.  Throw in acclaimed dinners and a desirable Garden Route location, and this really is as romantic and spellbinding as lodges ever come.  So don’t hesitate: realise all those childhood fantasies by booking a few luxury nights up in the trees.

Accommodation

Linked by wooden walkways, the ten suites and six villas all gaze across the lush Piesang River Valley.  Every one comes with a thrilling infinity plunge pool, private deck and outdoor shower to maximise those enchanting vistas, plus dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass walls.  Inside are cosy fireplaces, ceiling fans, lounges and bathrooms with freestanding tubs big enough for two.  Sleeping four, larger villas have extra space, an extra bedroom, kitchenettes and dining rooms.

Facilities

The guest areas include comfy lounges, a fire-heated library and a restaurant above the superbly-stocked wine cellar.  Expect excellent seafood and African fusion dishes in there, or outside are large, suspended decks, floating down several levels, during sunset.  There’s also another pool, while more international nosh is available at Zinzi, an informal restaurant located with the same owners.

Activities

Just six miles from Plettenberg Bay, Tsala is ideally situated for the Garden Route’s golf, hiking, skydiving, scuba-diving, cycling and beaches.  Its exceptionally helpful staff can set all of that up for you, along with boat cruises, treetop canopy tours, horse riding, whale watching (July to November) and visits to Monkeyland.

Child Policy

Tsala is, unsurprisingly, a magical place for children.  Only those over 10 can stay in a suite, while the villas accept kids aged 8 and above.  Juniors are treated to special turn-downs, bedtime stories and children’s meals at Zinzi.

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