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Tsala Treetop Lodge

Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa

Tsala Treetop Lodge, located along South Africa's Garden Route near Plettenberg Bay
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Tsala Treetop Lodge, a Relais & Chateau property on the Garden Route of South AfricaRising out of the ruins of an ancient civilization is Tsala Treetop Lodge, a unique celebration of the African spirit.

Tsala Treetop Lodge is a symphony of stone, wood, glass and water high above the floor of the magnificent indigenous forests of the Garden Route, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Eastern and European flavours blend with the cultures of Africa to reflect in the tastes, rhythms and colours of the hand crafted fittings and superb cuisine.

Elevated wooden walkways meander through the trees to ten exclusive and very private suites, each with its own infinity pool. These seductive structures rise to heights exceeding six metres, each one a harmonious combination of craftsmanship of ancient times and indulgent luxury of modern convenience. Discover the romance and magic of Coastal Africa. Member of Relais & Chateaux & L.I.H.S.A. Conde Nast Traveller 2002 Hot List. Member - Chaine des Rotisseurs.

Tsala Treetop Lodge is an exclusive lodge catering for only twenty guests, staff are attentive and the hospitality superb. There are wonderful beaches nearby and a good choice of sporting activities and excellent restaurants in the area.

The Hunter family own Tsala Treetop Lodge and the adjacent colonial Hunter's Country House, as well as Gorah Elephant Camp - a safari camp in Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape. The Hunter family have demonstrated considerable class in all their endeavours and Tsala is a reflection of unlimited imagination tempered only by supreme style.

Accommodation           For images of Tsala Treetop Lodge, click Tsala Images
Tsala Lodge has elevated walkways that lead you from the central lodge to your suite, where intimate luxury awaits you. Your private suite is warmed in winter by a cozy, ceramic fireplace, open to both the bedroom and lounge. Tsala's huge freestanding bath tub easily fits two and on your private wooden deck is a private rim-flow plunge pool, with views across the treetops into the broad valley below.

The seductive structures rise out of the ruins to heights exceeding 6 meters; each one a harmonious combination of craftsmanship of ancient times and voluptuous luxury of modern convenience.

• 10 individual, elevated suites in the forest canopy
• Sitting room with wood fire, bedroom, spacious bathroom, outside shower
• Private pool with observation deck and sun loungers
• Elevated into the tree canopy up from the forest floor on huge pole & stone pillar supports
• Connected to each other and the main lodge by a series of elevated walkways

The gentle west face of the intimate sitting rooms and library beckon in the sunset and stillness of evening fall.

Secluded decks with spectacular views interrupted only by the gurgle of water which seems to disappear into the treetops.

• A main lodge with a magnificent foyer featuring polished blackwood columns
• Cosy lounge with views of the forest and valley
• Large open suspended decks for dining and sunset viewing
• Library featuring reference books on the area
• Elevated boardwalks allowing movement between the main lodge and suites, high in the forest canopy
• Superb, imaginative cuisine, reflecting the diversity of South African cultures
• Cellar stocked with the best South African wines
• Fax, Internet and e-mail facilities

Cozy lounges, library and dining rooms with glass floor panels allowing a view into the superb cellar below. Large open suspended decks for dining and sunset viewing overlooking forest and valley. Superb, imaginative cuisine, reflecting the diversity of cultures to be found in this southern part of Africa, with strong European and Eastern heritage. A cellar stocked with the best of South African wines.

Tsala Treetop Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Garden Route. All below are within easy reach. Guests are a mere eight minutes drive from the pick of the country's beaches; in a superb setting of beautifully manicured gardens, framed by the majestic Tsitsikamma Mountains and surrounded by rich indigenous forests.

Tsala Treetop Lodge is well placed in the heart of South Africa's Garden Route between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. These coastal resort towns offer wonderful sandy beaches, whale and dolphin watching from the shore or boat, great shopping, canoeing and sea kayaking, horse riding, a visit to the primate haven of monkeyland and many other activities.

Day Excursions
• Ostrich Farms; Day trip; 09h00 – 16h00
• Cango Wildlife Ranch; Day trip; 09h00 – 17h00
• Cango Caves; Day trip; 09h00 – 16h00
Kynsna - George
• Outeniqua Choo Tjoe; 2½ hours; 09h45 & 14h15
• Featherbed Nature Reserve; 4 hours; 10h00
Plettenberg Bay
• Monkeyland; 2½ hours; 08h00 – 17h00

Recreation – relaxing
• Oyster Tasting; 1 hour 08h00 – 17h00
• Guided hikes and walks; 4 hours; On appointment
• Massage (in your suite); 2 hours; On appointment
• Catermaran – Knysna Heads; 1½ hours; On appointment
• John Benn Ferry 1½ hours; 12h00 – 17h00
• Golf – Plettenberg Bay Per 18 holes; On appointment
• Golf – Sparrebosch Per 18 holes; On appointment

Recreation – active
• Horse Riding; 1½ hours; 09h00 & 15h00
• Bungee Jumping; 2 hours; 08h00 – 17h00
• Abseiling – Tsitsikamma; 3 hours; 08h00 – 17h00
• Tennis; per hour; 08h00 – 17h00
• Mountain Biking; Half day; On appointment
• Deep Sea Fishing; Half day; 07h00
• Dolphin and Whale Watching; 3 hours; 09h00, 12h30 & 14h00
• Black Water Tubing; 4 hours; 08h00
• Canoeing; Half day; On appointment
• Sea Kayaking; 4 hours; 09h00
• Scenic Flights; ½ hour; On appointment
• Parasailing; 25 mins; 08h00 – 17h00
• Great White Shark cage diving; Day trip; On appointment

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