Live in delight among the African Treetops at Tsala Treetop Lodge
Along the southern coast of South Africa, far beyond the point where the Atlantic ends, the Indian Ocean thoroughly dominates the warm and temperate climate of the coastline, which runs east and west. There is an excellent highway here that follows this green span of farmland, low hills, and beaches for the length of the country. This is South Africa’s Garden Route, Highway 2, and it begins in Cape Town and runs all along the southern end of the nation. As you ride along the Garden Route, you can enjoy long stretches of forest, green crops thriving on the rolling hills of the countryside, and occasional views of the ocean. At about the middle of this long coastal road, the Diepwalle Forest stands very close to the ocean and the town of Plettenburg Bay. In the heart of the Diepwalle Forest runs the Piesang River, and above the wooded banks of this deep forest stream you can find the Tsala Treetop Lodge, a deluxe boutique hotel and a monument to the lovers of woodlands everywhere.
Tsala Treetop is a member off the Hunter Hotels group and it offers its guests outstanding luxury accommodations in the setting of an African forest. You enter your deluxe suites from the ground on the north side, and as you explore your apartment, you find that on the east, south, and west, you are stepping into the tops of the trees above the Piesang. The greenery combines pine, elm, ironwood, and the gigantic deciduous Outeniqua yellowwood. Your veranda is perched high above the stream below, and beyond the river, the Diepwalle stretches out in exotic green hills. Tsala Treetop is a child-friendly establishment, featuring children’s programmes and a baby-sitting service offered on a bespoke basis. Bespoke tours of the region, and bespoke expeditions to local attractions, are easy to arrange. At every suite, a private infinity pool awaits you, and the central Lodge of the estate offers an outdoor pool, as well as a well-stocked library with fireplace, all in a lavishly designed country lodge setting.
Upscale Suites and Bespoken Treats for African Travellers
At Tsala Treetops, a true boutique estate, you choose from among ten luxurious and independent suites, each with their own private veranda and infinity pool, as well as their own sitting rooms with fireplace. Several suites have living branches from the surrounding trees popping up through their viewing decks, and the surrounding treetops are often filled with arboreal wildlife. Six of the suites are grand Villas, including two bedrooms and spacious accommodations for families or small groups. Every suite enjoys twenty-four hour room service, and spa services can be arranged through bespoke arrangements for in-suite treatments, or through the purchase of Special Offer bookings.
Deluxe Relaxation in the African Forest
Guests at Tsala Treetop will find that relaxing at the estate can be a splendid way to while away the day, but more active visitors will be glad to know that the gorgeous beaches of Plettenburg Bay are just a few minutes away. The Diepwalle forest is also home to numerous hiking and biking trails, as well as incredible views of the rocky headlands just west of Plettenburg. Several animal attractions in the area feature rescued pets set at liberty in a grand enclosed dome of several acres in size, where guests can observe African species of monkeys and birds in a wilderness environment. Tsala Treetops can also offer its guests a fine dining experience at the end of the day, highlighted by a trip to the estate’s secretively designed Wine Cellar. Directly adjacent to the hotel’s grounds stands Zinzi Restaurant, offering a blend of North African and local cuisines, and featuring a generous children’s menu. As you rest from your day’s travels in the luxurious surroundings of Tsala Treetops, your stay at this African lodging will soothe the spirit, while the ancient songs of the forest serenade you.