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Tsala Suites  From R12188 /night

Good Breakfast included

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom. 85 m2

Tucked into the forest canopy, the hide-away suites each with ... pool are the epitome of romanticism. Constructed of stone, wood and glass these ultimate of abodes, comprise a sumptuous bedroom, an elegant sitting room with fireplace, and a spacious bathroom

Rate Basis: Bed & breakfast (breakfast included)

Bedroom 1

1 King

From R12188 /night


Good Breakfast included

Tsala Villas  From R19900 /night

Good Breakfast included

Sleeps 4 people, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. 120 m2

The Tsala Villas can accommodate 4 guests - 2 bedrooms ... each with their own private bathroom with a free-standing stone bath and double vanities, each with built-in safes as well as an indoor and outdoor shower. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned.

Rate Basis: Bed & breakfast (breakfast included)

Bedroom 1

1 King

Bedroom 2

2 Twin bed

From R19900 /night


Good Breakfast included
Private Bathroom
Pets are not allowed
Selected DSTV Channels
Breakfast included
Bath towels
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Health Spa
Spa facilities
Cleaning service
Outdoor furniture
Parking on Premises
Dining Area
Fire extinguishers
Safety Deposit Box
Airport Transfers
Bar fridge
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Mini Bar
No smoking
Room service
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities
Underfloor Heating

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. 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.

The magical allure of Tsala is irresistible to those appreciative of exclusivity and fine fare and desiring romance and adventure. Plettenberg Bay, the 'Nature Sports Capital of Africa' and premier seaside destination with its glorious golden beaches lies a mere 10km east of Tsala, while the vibrant town of Knysna, nestled up against the Knysna lagoon, is 20km toward the west.

Tsala achieves the perfect balance between nature and voluptuous luxury. Elevated wooden walkways meander through the trees providing easy access between the main lodge and guest suites. Experience the restful tranquillity of the forest while our discreet staff provides impeccable, personalised service.

In Room Facilities:

*Tucked into the forest canopy, 10 luxury hide-away suites and 6 luxury villas, cocooned and private is the epitome of opulent indulgence and romanticism.
*Constructed of stone, wood and glass these ultimates of abodes, comprise a sumptuous bedroom, an elegant sitting room with a fireplace and a spacious bathroom fit for royalty.
*Extending into the forest is a private deck for dining al fresco and as if in emphasis of your privacy and seclusion each suite has its own infinity pool, seemingly suspended by the very air itself.

*The Tsala Villas are suitable for family or friends travelling together as they can individually accommodate 4 guests, each with their own private suite, free-standing stone bath, double vanities, double mirrored cupboards, each with built-in safes as well as indoor and outdoor showers. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned, and spacious and offer magnificent views of the indigenous forest
*Each villa has a private deck with an infinity pool overlooking the forest below. The spacious lounge area, with a fireplace for cosy winters and an overhead ceiling fan for the moderate summer seasons, flows onto a wooden deck perched above the tree-top canopies.
*The suites and villas are linked by wooden walkways winding through the forest to the main Tsala entrance and both accommodation options have private, secure parking facilities available on the estate and situated close to the suites and the villas.

Area Information:

Ideally situated between the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, Tsala Treetop Lodge is a wonderful location from which to explore the beauty of the celebrated Garden Route, or just spend time relaxing at the peaceful lodge.

Property Facilities:

*The Hunter's Estate offers 3 unique dining options for our guests.
*Meals at Tsala are exquisitely presented in the glass-walled dining room. For those wanting to enjoy the morning sunshine - our spectacular dining deck, suspended above the forest floor, is the perfect spot.
*For casual a la carte, our award-winning Zinzi Restaurant is just a stroll from Tsala. Offering an international fare with a Zinzi twist.
*Alternatively for a set menu option Sage@Hunter's offers elegant fare in true country style.


*For adrenaline seekers and nature lovers, there's plenty to choose from: Tsitsikamma treetop tours, skydiving, abseiling, hiking, and mountain biking to name but a few.
*For those who would prefer relaxation and rejuvenation, Plett boasts beautiful beaches, therapy treatments, wine farms to explore and beach-front restaurants for leisurely lunches.
*There are also a number of family activities in the area such as Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Elephant Sanctuary and Puzzle Park.


Extra Info

Property Type Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Villa
Conditions Show
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Wedding
For more info Contact Host


11 July 2023

Everything was good and we felt great about the hotel Restaurant was awesome Workers there so nice and they treated us like family Thank you for this amazing experience we had

08 July 2023

We stayed in the Villa and it was an absolute experience of leisure with all the facilities. We got all types of drinks complementary and that was too cool
Just the private pool was not heated , so it can't be used in winters.

Marie Fitz
07 July 2023

Tsala is such a fabulous place in a beautiful location. Staff were so friendly & welcoming. The rooms were amazing & there were so many nice little personal touches that were greatly appreciated. The food was sensational! Only wish we could have stayed longer.

16 June 2023

- Treetop Lodge! I mean that really speaks for itself :))) - Our own pool - Three nice restaurants - Nice and helpful staff - Beautiful designed location - The bathtub - The elefant park next door

02 June 2023

best stay near Cape Town, beautifully situated in nature, super friendly staff, delicious dinner and breakfast !!!!

19 April 2023

The staff were very welcoming and friendly. Everybody went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and make sure we were comfortable. Breakfast was absolutely incredible!
Communication prior to my stay wasn’t great so the service when I arrived surprised me (pleasantly!). I just wish our stay was longer.

01 April 2023

The room or house was very confortable and it was a romantic place to stay! the food was as expected very good and the service was quick and friendly. the drinks selection in the room was great. The surrounding area is very nicely designed and invites you to walk!
The bath ball for the bathtub was not refilled (at such a price you have to complain about that unfortunately). otherwise everything was great!

31 March 2023

Unique accommodation up in the treetops near Plettenberg Bay. The room was amazing with a huge sitting room, patio, separate balcony and big bathroom with outdoor and indoor shower. Staff were very friendly and made sure we were having a great experience. Check in in time to make sure you get maximum time to enjoy the room but also the grounds of the hotel with its beautiful chapel and aloe gardens. Thanks to the family for a great stay!

30 March 2023

Really beautiful property, the room was exactly as pictured and was amazing, we especially loved the balcony! The staff was friendly and nice!
The price is very high for what you get I think. The food was good but not everything we ate was 5-star.

Riana Bester South Africa
01 November 2010

We stayed at Tsala for one night in celebration of my husband's birthday. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at Tsala. The scenery is out of this world, the reception area is absolutely beautiful and our Treetop Suite was warm and cozy. We could not have wished for a better place to spend the night.

We had dinner at Zinzi - The service was excellent, the food beautifully presented and oh so tasty! Zinzi's manager was constantly visible - She is doing a great job!

Breakfast was equally good and the sevice again was excellent.

You set a high standard at Tsala and Tsala is defenitely on our come-back list!

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Stuart Winckworth
13 November 2020

Peace and quiet, close to the sea, bird watching. Hiking and wildlife!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Deborah Layne
04 October 2018

Quiet and tranquil.

Okay. 3 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Knysna Elephant Park, The Pansy Shell