About Tsala Treetops

A symphony of stone, wood, glass and water high above the floor of the magnificent indigenous forests of the Garden Route, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Eastern and European flavours blend with the cultures of Africa to reflect in the tastes, rhythms and colours of the hand crafted fittings and superb cuisine. Elevated wooden walkways meander through the trees to ten exclusive and very private suites, all with plunge pools. The seductive structures rise to heights exceeding six metres, each one a harmonious combination of craftsmanship of ancient times and indulgent luxury of modern convenience. Discover the romance and magic of Coastal Africa. Member of Relais & Chateaux.


  • A main lodge with a magnificent foyer featuring polished blackwood columns
  • Cosy lounge with views of the forest and valley
  • Handcrafted furnishings and fittings reflecting the skills and cultures of Africa
  • Large open suspended decks for dining and sunset viewing
  • Library featuring reference books on the area
  • Elevated boardwalks allowing movement between the main lodge and suites, high in the forest canopy
  • Superb, imaginative cuisine, reflecting the diversity of South African cultures cellar stocked with the best South African wines
  • Accommodation at Tsala

  • 10 individual , elevated suites in the forest canopy
  • Sitting room with wood fire, bedroom, spacious bathroom, outside shower
  • Private pool with observation deck and sun loungers
  • Elevated into the canopy 6 to 9 metres up on huge pole & stone pillar supports from the forest floor
  • Connected to each other and the main lodge by a series of elevated walkways