Tsala Treetop Lodge

South Africa

  • Surrounded by beautiful scenery
  • Hiking, horse riding, mountain biking
  • Whale and dolphin trips
  • Cosy communal areas

Open: Tsala Treetop Lodge is open all year round.

Location: The lodge is on the Garden Route, between Knysna (22kms) and Plettenberg Bay (10kms).

Rooms: There are 16 guest rooms in total, comprising 10 treetop suites and 6 treetop villas. The suites are located above the tree line in the forest. Each consists of a bedroom, sitting room with fireplace, well-fitted bathroom, private deck and plunge pool. Villas are also set high above the ground. They have 2 en-suite bedrooms each, an additional outdoor shower, a lounge with fireplace, indoor dining area, deck and pool. All rooms are air conditioned, have tea and coffee maker, minibar, power points, free Wi-Fi, underfloor heating, adaptor plugs, umbrella, bathrobes and slippers. There is 24 hour room service.

Activities: You can take boat cruises on the Keurbooms River and on Knysna Lagoon, go sailing on a yacht through Knysna Heads at sunset, take a boat out into the ocean to see dolphins in summer and whales in winter, and experience the thrills of a high speed power boat ride. At Plettenberg Bay you can go swimming with seals, try out your surfing skills and go kayaking. Lodge staff can organise trips to Birds of Eden with the largest dome in the world housing a variety of birds, to see and meet the elephants at 2 local sanctuaries, to walk among primates including lemurs at Monkeyland, and view big cats at the Tenikwa Wild Cat Sanctuary. Other activities include hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, golf, treetop canopy tours, bungee jumping, sky diving and shark cage diving. You can also accompany a guide to local townships in Plettenberg Bay and Knysna. 

Facilities:  There is a central lounge with 2 fireplaces, a library with an extensive collection of books, an honesty bar and wine. Outdoors there are several decks for sitting and eating. The lodge has a shop selling locally made products which make good gifts and souvenirs. There is an in-room massage and beauty service. The lodge offers a laundry service.  

Dining:  Zinzi Restaurant offers a broad range of international dishes encompassing various cuisines. The bar is a popular for sundowners. Meals are also served on the decks and in private rooms if wished. Meals are served at individual tables.


Health:  This is not a malarial area.

Communication:  There is free Wi-Fi internet access in all suites and villas and in the lounge. 

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Client Rating for South Africa 5/5 from 74 reviews