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The delicious and freshly prepared meals are beautifully presented in Tsala's glass walled dining room. Guests may also choose to enjoy breakfast on the spectacular dining deck which is suspended above the forest floor. A light lunch and a 24hour room service menu is available for guests who prefer to dine in the privacy of their own suite or villa.

Offering a relaxed and vibrant dining experience, the Zinzi Restaurant serves distinctive international flavors on its abundant and tasty menu in a magical forest setting. The wine cellar at Tsala showcases the best of each wine region in South Africa.Ranging from the cooler coastal Sauvignon Blancs to the rich Shiraz grapes which grow on the slopes of the Helderberg in Stellenbosch, each of the available wines has been carefully selected for guests to best savor their wonderful flavors.


Spa Facilities

Guests may treat themselves and relax while putting their feet up, reading a book or enjoying a rejuvenating massage in the privacy of their room.  The Tsala Treetop Lodge provides a variety of in-room treatments including massages, pedicures, manicures, facials as well as reflexology.

Activities, Sports & Leisure


The five star Tsala Treetop Lodge features an outdoor swimming pool to which only guests have access to.  Furthermore, each of the Treetop Suites provide with own infinity pools in complete privacy.

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

Spa treatments

Guests may book relaxing health and beauty spa treatments during their stay at the Tsala Treetop Lodge.  These treatments are available in the comfort of the guests private room and include massages, pedicures and manicures, to name but a few.

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.

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.

Conferences & Events

Conferences at Tsala

Tsala features different conference and meeting venues and provides state of the art conference equipment, including screens, digital projectors, fax and email facilities, Wi-Fi, flip charts as well as on-hand technical assistance.  Its close proximity to the George Airport and Port Elizabeth Airport make this destination easily accessible for conference delegates.


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
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
Children Activities
  • The Tsala Treetop Lodge features a total of ten Treetop Suites which can accommodate children ten years and older in a magical environment.  Furthermore, the six two bedroomed villas are also ideal for families, offering the perfect setting for spending a relaxed family getaway.

    Children who stay at Tsala are spoilt with special turn-downs, bedtime stories and meals at the restaurants ensuring that they are most comfortable and have fun, for parents to relax and enjoy their holidays.  Babysitting is available and can be booked.  For the older children, the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay along the Garden Route offers many exciting activities.

Available Rooms

Treetop Suite

# Rooms:

Set in the magnificent forest canopy of the Garden Route, the ten luxury hide-away suites provide guests with indulgence and romance.  Built of wood, stone as well as glass, these extraordinary tree-house suites at Tsala feature an elegant bedroom, a comfortable sitting room with a fireplace and a spacious bathroom. Leading into the forest, one can find a private deck and an outdoor infinity pool from where complete privacy can be enjoyed.

Treetop Suite features:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Sitting area with fireplace
  • Private wooden deck
  • Private outdoor pool
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Hairdryer
  • Personal in-room safe
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • International adaptors
  • Umbrellas
  • Complimentary port in the room
  • Laundry and pressing services
  • Fully stocked minibar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Under floor heating
  • Air-conditioning.

Treetop Villa (4 guests)

Consisting of two bedrooms, the Tsala Treetop Villas are built above the magnificent treetop canopy.  These exclusive villas offer modern touches and decor for pure luxury and can accommodate a maximum of four guests.

Treetop Villa features:

  • Two bedrooms
  • Sitting area with fireplace
  • Private deck
  • Private outdoor pool
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Hairdryer
  • Personal in-room safe
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • International adaptors
  • Umbrellas
  • Complimentary port in the room
  • Laundry and pressing services
  • Fully stocked minibar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Under floor heating
  • Air-conditioning.

Tsala Treetop Lodge offers an airport transfer service. To receive a quote or make an airport transfer booking, please click the button below.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -34.052138

Longitude: 23.270485


The Tsala Treetop Lodge is situated off the N2 Highway between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay on the famous Garden Route of the Western Cape of South Africa.

- Knysna 22km
- Plettenberg Bay 10km.

Car Rental

A car rental service is available. To receive a quote or arrange car rental booking, please click the button below.

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star


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