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Unique Treetop Retreats ~ Tsala Treetop Lodge, South Africa

October 1, 2009

By Dian Hasan | October 1, 2009

treehouse-tsalaIf you thought that Tree House hotels are all about roughing it, in back-to-basic accommodation that is more akin to Tarzan’s dwelling than Jane’s (we’re assuming hers is slightly better appointed!), then this tree house has raised the luxury bar.

The Tsala Treetop Lodge, in South Africa is a tree house hotel like no other, featuring commendable architecture, taking taking its design credentials to a new height of luxury, combining stone, wood and glass.

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Set amidst the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest, Tsala is a lavish celebration of the spirit of Africa. Emulating the monumental ruins of an ancient central African civilisation, the impressive stone-masonry entrance flanked by water features leads into a magnificent foyer supported by polished Blackwood columns.

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The afro-baroque décor with its earthy colours, rich textures and handcrafted fittings draws inspiration from the diverse cultures of Africa, yet remains integrated with the sophistication of the Western world. Whether from the exotically appointed dining room, the intimate glassed-in lounge, or the large open decks high above the forest floor, the views are all breathtakingly beautiful, encompassing lush forests extending across rolling valleys towards distant hills.

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Elevated wooden walkways will guide you through the trees to 10 exclusive and very private suites tucked into the forest canopy, where you will find a sumptuous bedroom, an elegant sitting room with fireplace, and a spacious bathroom.


A private deck has been extended into the forest where you can enjoy dining al fresco or take a dip in the gorgeous infinity pool… just look at it. It seems as if it’s hanging by a thread, suspended in midair… Pure bliss!



The Tsala Treetop Lodge is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux and Chaine des Rotisseurs.


Inspiration: Busy Boo

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