Tsala Treetop Lodge

Tsitsikamma, South Africa

Tsala Treetop Lodge

Innovative and unusual, Tsala Treetop Lodge is like nothing else in South Africa - a unique and stylish boutique lodge comprised of sixteen luxury guest rooms and villas pitched high in the Tsitsikamma Forest.

Tsala Treetop Lodge is a stylish boutique resort with a marvellous location in Tsitsikamma Forest. Despite being only 10km from the town of Plettenberg, Tsala Treetop Lodge manages to feel truly remote, due in no small part to its unique design and rustic treehouse rooms, which sit within the tree canopy overlooking the wide expanse of forest below. The design of the lodge is striking, as modern interiors are combined with dramatic architecture and distinctly African decor.

Each of Tsala's rooms is connected to the main building via adjoining walkways suspended in the Tsitsikamma forest canopy. Privacy is paramount at Tsala; there is space enough for only 20 guests, and each suite is secluded amongst the canopy.


Elevated wooden walkways meander through the trees to ten exclusive stone and timber suites, each with private plunge pool, viewing deck, fireplace, bathroom en-suite, spacious bedroom and a beautifully-appointed lounge.

In addition to the suites, there are six villas of more recent construction. These are larger than the suites, with two bedrooms each, and enjoy a high vantage point.


Dining among the tree canopy at Tsala Treetop Lodge is a delight. Meals are served either on a wooden balcony perched among the treetops or within the lodge dining room, according to your preference.

There is a wide selection of local and imported wines available from the "cellar".

The town of Plettenberg is nearby and hosts an array of restaurants.


- Private pool
- Beautiful gardens
- Viewing area
- Wine cellar
- Dining room
- Lounge


Available locally (mostly at an additional cost):
- A wide variety of water sports: Canoeing, sea kayaking, diving, snorkelling
- Whale Watching (June to May)
- Featherbed Nature Reserve
- Visit Coney Glen, Leisure Isle or Bollard and Buffalo Bays.
- Noetzie Castles
- Many local golf courses
- Fishing
- A variety of local art galleries and museums
- Horse riding
- Explore the Knysna Forest
- Lagoon cruises to the Knysna heads
- Adrenalin activities: Abseiling, paragliding, rap jumping, quad biking, diving, paintball
- Children’s activities: Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe, Elephant park, Monkeyland, Tea Garden

Child Policy

There are no age restrictions at Tsala Treetop Lodge. Family rooms are available.