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Tsala Treetop Lodge, South Africa
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  • Luxury Five-Star accommodation in a magical treetop setting
  • Incredibly wide range of available activities, both onsite and in two nearby coastal towns located a short drive away
  • 16 serene suites and villas with private infinity pools and decking areas
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Tsala Treetop Lodge offers Five-Star luxury in a truly breathtaking setting. Encircled by the foliage of South Africa's exotic Garden Route, the Lodge sits serenely among the treetops, an elevated hidden gem.

Located between the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay - both within a twenty minute car journey - Tsala's guests can enjoy access to an incredible variety of activities, from whale-watching to surfing, kayaking, and even sky diving. The hotel itself also boasts an enviable range of facilities itself, including private plunge pools and a sophisticated wine cellar.

Offering ten suites and six special villas, Tsala Treetop Lodge is the perfect place for family getaways and romantic retreats alike, each accommodation beautifully crafted for maximum sophistication and opulence.

Property facilities

The Lodge boasts many luxurious facilities for you to enjoy. As well as a large lounge with two fireplaces, relaxation can be found on any of the various decking areas - perfect for enjoying a meal or drink while looking out over the spectacular natural surroundings. Indoor dining can be found in the comfort of the glass-walled dining room.

Food, drink & entertainment

A distinctly laid-back atmosphere can be found at the Zinzi Restaurant, where traditional African architecture and decor blends with plush, oversized furniture to create a serene dining experience. Tsala also offers an honesty bar and extensive wine cellar, allowing plenty of opportunity to relax with a drink or two while overlooking the treetops.

Sport, games & activities

The Lodge's prime location makes for a quite stunning range of activities on offer. Short trips to nearby Plettenberg Bay and Knysna allow for sailing trips, surfing, kayaking, and much more. Thrill-seekers can be directed to bungee jumping and skydiving adventures, while guests seeking a slightly more relaxed experience can find it on one of the many mountain trails or golf courses in the surrounding area.

Room facilities

The location of Tsala Treetop Lodge's accommodation creates a sense of magic and seclusion, every villa or suite raised above the trees or woven into the forest canopy itself. Each living quarter contains not only an elegant fireplace and spacious en-suite bathroom, but also its very own infinity pool for that added touch of luxury and privacy. Additional amenities include underfloor heating, air conditioning, a mini-bar, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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Originally nicknamed 'Beautiful Bay' by its early Portuguese explorers, Plettenberg Bay certainly lives up to this early moniker. Built on a hillside sloping down to the coast, the town is a truly serene location perfect for those seeking leisure and excitement alike.

Plettenberg Bay's location makes it a prime place for an incredible range of activities, from all manner of water sports to hikes through the surrounding countryside. Relaxing is incredibly easy too, especially as the town offers 20 kilometres of breathtaking coastline. Wildlife lovers will feel right at home thanks to the town's various animal-based attractions, from the nearby game reserve to the simian delights of Monkeyland.

Truly a town of variety and beauty, Plettenberg Bay remains just enough of a secret to offer a sense of seclusion and tranquility.

Plettenberg Bay facts
Flight time:
11 hours
Time difference:
2 hours
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Flying from: Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle
Best time to go

South Africa's hottest, driest weather can be found from November to March, perfect for a winter escape. Alternatively, Plettenberg Bay's self-proclaimed "secret season" from May to September guarantees greater privacy for exploring the city's surroundings or relaxing on a quiet beach.

Things to do

Despite being smaller than many of South Africa's major coastal towns, Plettenberg Bay enjoys just as wide a variety of water sports - including surfing, kayaking, and scuba diving - as well as an abundance of Blue Flag beaches. Slightly further afield, visitors can enjoy the sights and sounds of the nearby Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, or schedule a round of golf at the town's very own country club - just two of the many attractions found around the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay.

Food & drink

In defiance of its relative size, Plettenberg Bay still offers a wealth of top-quality restaurants and cafes. Treat yourself to a variety of authentic local seafood dishes at the beachside Moby Dick's, or enjoy a delicious Portuguese and Mozambican selection at the popular LM restaurant on the town's main street. Those with more far-ranging tastes will enjoy the Surf Cafe, which boasts a wide range of meals inspired by popular surfing destinations across the globe.

In the evening

The town's main fare in terms of nightlife comes in the form of swanky bars with a cool atmosphere, the most popular including Flashbacks and Cubar. If you're in search of a more high-octane night on the town, head to VIP - a multi-level club featuring DJs and live bands to help you dance the night away.

Health & entry requirements

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.

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