Tsala Treetop Lodge

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Hotel Type:
Leisure
Address:
Plettenberg Bay
Garden Route
Western Cape
South Africa
Today's Rate From: R4210.00 Book Now

Overview

Perfectly placed high above the magnificent indigenous forests of the Tsitsikamma, Tsala Treetop Lodge offers discerning guests sumptuous luxury set amongst the backdrop of a stunning natural setting.

The magnificent Tsala Treetop Lodge is situated along the scenic Garden Route of the Western Cape, a short 10km from the golden beaches of Plettenberg Bay and 24km from Knysna.

Emulating the monumental ruins of an ancient central African civilisation, the impressive stone-masonry entrance at the Tsala Treetop Lodge near Plettenberg Bay and Knysna is flanked by water features which lead 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 Tsala Treetop Lodge at the Garden Route of South Africa is a member of both Relais & Chateaux Association and the Chaine des Rotisseurs.

This exclusive lodge blends Eastern and European flavours with the culture of Africa, reflecting her tastes, rhythms and colours. Elevated wooden walkways meander through the trees to ten exclusive and very private suites where guests can unwind in ultimate luxury. When it comes to dining, it's an experience crafted for the senses with superb cuisine and impeccable service.

The main restaurant building along the end of the walkway leads to the voluminous reception area, an inspirational viewpoint on arrival at the lodge, with the forest as the backdrop. The lounge area has become a firm favourite among the guests while enjoying a pre – cocktail drink relaxing with a book from the library or while checking e mails through the Wi-Fi facility located in this area. An outside deck invitingly lures the guests to peek at the cavorting Knysna Loeries, known to be very elusive.

Whether it's lazing on the golden beaches of Plettenberg Bay or something a little more adventurous, activities in and around Tsala Treetop Lodge abound.

Services

Check In and Check Out Times

  • Check In: 14:00
  • Check Out: 10:00

Business Services

  • WIFI

General Services

  • 24 hour reception service
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Room Types

Treetop Suite: 10 rooms

tsala treetop lodge treetop suite

Tucked into the forest canopy, 10 luxury hide-away suites are the epitome of opulent indulgence and romanticism at the five star Tsala Treetop Lodge at South Africa's Garden Route.

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 privacy and seclusion each suite has its own infinity pool, seemingly suspended by the very air itself.

Today's Rate

Single Room: R4210.00

Double Room: R6740.00

Room Amenities

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Bathrobe
  • Beverage Maker in Room
  • Ceiling Fan
  • DVD player
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In room safe
  • Internet Access
  • Mini bar
  • Outside Shower
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Underfloor Heating

Hotel Restaurants

Breakfasts at Tsala Treetop Lodge

Tsala’s breakfasts are exquisitely presented in the beautiful glass walled breakfast room - or for those wanting to enjoy the wonderful morning sunshine, the retreat's spectacular forest dining decks, literally suspended above the forest floor, is just the place to be.

  • Breakfast
  • High Tea
  • Cocktails

Address: Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa

Zini Restaurant at Tsala

Relaxed and affordable with distinctive international flavours, the unique ZINZI Restaurant at the Tsala Treetop Lodge near Plettenberg Bay offers abundant and tasty menu options in a beautiful forest setting.

Apart from the African inspiration seen in the architecture and manifested in the use of the natural materials in the building, there is a global tribal inspiration drawn from the beautiful carving and metalwork of India and the patterns of the tribal Suzani textiles.

Subtle texture forms the canvas on the walls- with subtle contrasts brought in by the combination of the stone masonry, raw scratch plaster, rough neutral Earthcote and waxed plaster that has the feel of old smooth leather.

Handmade mud chandeliers preside in the interior– with the clay balls brought to life by the subtle sparkle of crystal. The fabrics- raw textured natural fibres - in combinations of wheat, stone, ebony and slate colours forms the foundation, hand printed Suzani fabrics, worn leather and soft suede, fun lizard print silver fabrics bring a sense of fun and “now” and luscious velvets  a sense of opulence, with a shot of silver leather for luxury.

The furniture is all custom made - all slightly oversized as comfort is key at ZINZI. Whether sitting around a low table on ottomans and cushions sharing a meze platter or on a wingback chair at an antique table with turned legs and a pewter chandelier - absolute relaxation is guaranteed.

The tables provide for ample space, with fabulous dishes beautifully displayed during each course. Uniquely designed cutlery curiously hidden in a cloth bag and beautiful glassware add to the imaginative dining experience.

Ideal for sundowners at the bar, or for a relaxed dining experience, ZINZI embraces the spirit of honest cuisine and zesty ingredients with a choice selection of a la carte menu items.

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Address: Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa

Picnics at Tsala

There is something life-affirming about a picnic, it’s all about being outside in the fresh air, bonding with nature and enjoying a scrumptious meal. The flavours and the presentation of the delicious and memorable picnics at the Tsala Treetop Lodge in Plettenberg Bay are unique and seductive.

Address: Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa

Hotel Spa

The Spa

At the Tsala Treetop Lodge, aromatherapy, massage and reflexology are available on request in the privacy of the suite.

Aromatherapy Massage

Combines the use of gentle, rhythmic massage with the therapeutic effects of Essential Oils.  This is not a vigorous massage but rather a gentle treatment used for relaxation. 

Holistic Massage

This treatment includes all those massage therapies (such as Swedish) that manipulate the soft tissues of the body.  Since emotional, mental and physical tension is stored in the muscle tissue, skilled massage applied to the soft tissue encourages the muscular and nervous systems to relax and release tension from the system.

Hot Stone Massage

This treatment uses warmed black volcanic stones to release and drain trapped tissue fluids thereby encouraging circulation throughout the body.  The pressure and gentle heat of the stones ease tight, contracted muscles introducing a deep sense of relaxation.

Reflexology

Is a method of stimulating the body’s healing mechanisms through the massage of certain reflex points on the feet.  Working through the various reflex points, the reflexologist is able to draw up an accurate map of where there are blockages in energy flow, which is closely correlated to health problems.  Massaging these reflex points, congested areas are unblocked and energy flow is restored enabling the process of healing to begin.  This is an excellent therapy for those people who prefer not to have full body massages, but would still like to derive the same benefits.

Shiatsu

Shiatsu utilizes a combination of pressure and assisted-stretching techniques, some of which are common to other therapies, such as Massage, Physiotherapy, Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage. The treatment stimulates the circulation and the flow of lymphatic fluid, releases toxins and deep seated tensions from the muscles, stimulates the hormonal system and the immune system, and acts on the autonomic nervous system, allowing deep relaxation and the ability to get in touch with ones own healing power. No oils are used during the massage thus you remain clothed.

Indian Head & Shoulder Massage

Is a treatment involving work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. A variety of massage movements are used to relieve accumulated tension, stimulate circulation and restore joint movement. Indian head massage is also used to aid the condition and health of the hair, particularly when combined with the use of natural organic oils. Indian head massage helps to reduce stress and fatigue, increase mental clarity, and relax and rejuvenate the receiver.

Activities / Sports and Leisure

Bird watching

This region of South Africa is home to an abundance of colorful birdlife which can be observed in comfort from the Tsala Treetop Lodge.  Chorister Robin-chat is usually on hand in and around the Suites and in front of the Tsala Treetop Lodge.

Also common in the estate are Lemon (Cinnamon) and Red-eyed Dove, Olive Thrush, Terrestrial Brownbul (Bulbul) and Dusky Flycatchers.

In the forested areas, guests are welcome to look out for Knysna Turaco, Emerald Cuckoo, Knysna and Olive Woodpecker, Narina Trogon, Sharp-billed Honeyguide, Grey Cuckooshrike, Knysna Warbler, Yellow-throated Woodland Warbler, White-starred Robin, Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher and Cape Batis, although some of these species are elusive.

The Tsitsikamma Forest also hosts African Crowned Eagle and African Wood Owl, plus some of the accipiters such as African Goshawk and Black Sparrowhawk.

In the mountains one should look for Cape Canary , Cape Sugarbird , Orange-breasted Sunbird, Black Saw-wing and Ground Woodpecker. Also present, though difficult to locate are Protea Canary, Victorin’s Warbler, Striped Flufftail and Cape Siskin

Relaxing in the garden

Guests staying at the Tsala Treetop Lodge are invited to wind down after a day’s excursion in the surrounding Garden Route area with a sundowner on the deck overlooking the forest.  Relax at the private deck area by the pool and soak up the warmth of the Eastern Cape sunshine.

Amble along deep forests and enjoy the magnificence of the indigenous fauna and flora. Experience an enjoyable bird watching afternoon as you identify one of 260 species of birds while keeping an eye out for the elusive Loerie, the pride of the forest canopy.

Spa treatments

At the Tsala Treetop Lodge, aromatherapy, massage and reflexology are available on request in the privacy of the suite.

Aromatherapy Massage

Combines the use of gentle, rhythmic massage with the therapeutic effects of Essential Oils.  This is not a vigorous massage but rather a gentle treatment used for relaxation. 

Holistic Massage

This treatment includes all those massage therapies (such as Swedish) that manipulate the soft tissues of the body.  Since emotional, mental and physical tension is stored in the muscle tissue, skilled massage applied to the soft tissue encourages the muscular and nervous systems to relax and release tension from the system.

Hot Stone Massage

This treatment uses warmed black volcanic stones to release and drain trapped tissue fluids thereby encouraging circulation throughout the body.  The pressure and gentle heat of the stones ease tight, contracted muscles introducing a deep sense of relaxation.

Reflexology

Is a method of stimulating the body’s healing mechanisms through the massage of certain reflex points on the feet.  Working through the various reflex points, the reflexologist is able to draw up an accurate map of where there are blockages in energy flow, which is closely correlated to health problems.  Massaging these reflex points, congested areas are unblocked and energy flow is restored enabling the process of healing to begin.  This is an excellent therapy for those people who prefer not to have full body massages, but would still like to derive the same benefits.

Shiatsu

Shiatsu utilizes a combination of pressure and assisted-stretching techniques, some of which are common to other therapies, such as Massage, Physiotherapy, Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage. The treatment stimulates the circulation and the flow of lymphatic fluid, releases toxins and deep seated tensions from the muscles, stimulates the hormonal system and the immune system, and acts on the autonomic nervous system, allowing deep relaxation and the ability to get in touch with ones own healing power. No oils are used during the massage thus you remain clothed.

Indian Head & Shoulder Massage

Is a treatment involving work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. A variety of massage movements are used to relieve accumulated tension, stimulate circulation and restore joint movement. Indian head massage is also used to aid the condition and health of the hair, particularly when combined with the use of natural organic oils. Indian head massage helps to reduce stress and fatigue, increase mental clarity, and relax and rejuvenate the receiver.

Nearby activities & attractions

Springtide Charters
 
Glorious 3 hour sunset cruise aboard a catamaran on the Knysna lagoon, sipping local sparkling wines and enjoying a fresh seafood platter.

Keurbooms River Ferries
 
Enjoy a houseboat trip with others, up the beautiful Keurbooms River gorge or enjoy it on a motorised boat for two.  Swim, sunbathe and bird watch the day away.

Ocean Blue Adventures
 
Marine encounter from Plett central beach out to Robberg Peninsula or Keurbooms.  Best during whale season, July to November, likely to see whales, dolphins and seals.

African Ramble
 
Scenic flight over Tsitsikamma forest and coastline in Cesna or Twin Engine Aircraft (30 minute flight).

Treetop Canopy Tours
 
Zip-lining through canopy of Tsitsikamma forest near Storms river.

Tsitsikamma Falls Adventures
 
Quad biking ride.

Horse riding
 
Any experience level, in local indigenous forest.  Well-schooled horses.

Monkeyland
 
Worlds first multispecies free-roaming primate sanctuary.

Birds of Eden
 
World’s largest single free flight aviary which also incorporates an indigenous forest with waterfalls and elevated walkways.
 
Elephant Sanctuary
 
Offers guests an encounter with elephants as never before, interact, touch, feed, walk trunk in hand with the magnificent creatures. Interaction, touch, feed, walk trunk in hand and 10 minute elephant back ride with the magnificent creatures. Elephant Back Ride.

Gourmet Picnic for Two
 
Basket filled with sandwiches, salad, dessert, juice, water, wine and so much more.  To be enjoyed on the property or taken to venue of guests choice at the Tsala Treetop Lodge.

Swimming

The five star Tsala Treetop Lodge features an inviting swimming pool to which only guests have access to.

Conferences and Events

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Facilities

Facilities Available

  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Hiking trails
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wine cellar

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Accreditations

Star Rating

5 Star

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