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 Sport 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.
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Tucked into the forest canopy, 10 luxury hide-away suites and 6 luxury villas, cocooned and private are the epitome of opulent indulgence and 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 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, 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 fire place 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.
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. For the 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 and the Puzzle Park.
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 an elegant fare in true country style.