Do you still have the childhood dream of staying in a treehouse, with the birds chirping above you and leaving the noise below you? The good news is that you can still fulfill it.
All you need is good company, a reliable car (if you don’t – car rental in South Africa is cheap and easy) and you’re on your way. Here’s a selection of the best treehouse stays in South Africa.
Kingston Treehouse – Lions Sand Game Reserve
Make your way through rows of magnificent white boulders and across a small drawbridge, and you will find Africa unfolding in front of you. Set amid the pure and untouched wilderness, you will be surrounded by African bush and uninhibited wildlife at its best. Kingston is equipped with full bathroom and shower facilities, and Africology products to complete your sensory experience.
Visit http://www.lionsands.com/our-treehouses/kingston/ for more information.
Teniqua Treetops – Knysna
Teniqua Treetops is a unique, tented tree house resort, offering eco accommodation, occupying a position high on the foothills of the ancient Outeniqua mountain range, yet situated along the magical Garden Route, close to the magnificent seashores of the Western Cape, South Africa. Set in acres of pristine indigenous forest, on South Africa’s Garden Route, Teniqua Treetops brings you an experience that may be quietly life-changing. For more information about Teniqua Treetops, visit: http://teniquatreetops.co.za/
Jaci’s Tree Lodge – Madikwe
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At Jaci’s Tree Lodge guests can relax in one of eight luxurious tree houses built on the edge of the Marico River and watch squirrels play in the treetop canopy. In custom-built Tree Houses that float high above the ground on wooden stilts, connected by suspended walkways, guests can enjoy a magnificent accommodation experience with views across the mighty Marico River.
For more information about Jaci’s Tree Lodge, visit: http://www.jacislodges.co.za/accommodation/jacis-tree-lodge
If you would like to have the freedom to explore the area you are visiting independently, you might want to look into car hire in Johannesburg for the perfect set of wheels.
Pezulu Tree House Lodge, Hoedspruit
Pezulu is a small, exclusive tree house game lodge situated in a private game reserve in the Limpopo province of South Africa, only forty-five minutes from the world-famous Kruger National Park. Pezulu is the ideal place to escape from today’s hectic world and to enjoy the tranquillity of the unspoiled African bush. The Lodge comprises of ten unique tree houses, accommodating a maximum of thirty guests. Each unit has been built to blend with the environment whilst maintaining an element of luxury. The units have been built around the trees, resulting in huge branches which are still growing, passing through the tree houses.
Visit http://www.pezulu.co.za/ for more information.
Phantom Forest Eco Reserve Classic Tree Suites – Knysna
Located on n the southern Cape coast of South Africa, in the heart of the Garden Route is where you’ll find the Phantom Forest Eco Reserve Classic Tree Suites. Boasting six classic tree suites, designed in celebration of African textures, the suites will provide you with spectacular views of the Knysna Lagoon or forest.
For more information about the Phantom Forest Eco Reserve Classic Tree Suites, visit: http://phantomforest.com/treesuites.php
Kameeldoring Tree House – Mokala National Park
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The Kameeldoring Tree House is the only one of its kind in all of South Africa’s National Parks. Located in the Northern Cape’s Mokala National Park, Kameeldoring Tree House is perched in amongst the branches of a few camelthorn trees. Sit on the wooden deck and watch the wildlife come for a drink at the Kameeldoring waterhole, as wildlife such as roan, Sable antelope, tsessebe and the Black wildebeest.
For more information about the Kameeldoorn Tree House, visit: https://www.sanparks.org/parks/mokala/tourism/accommodation.php
Vindoux Guest Farm – Tulbagh
Located on a working wine and fruit farm and spa in the foothills of the Saronsberg Mountains, Vindoux’s luxury treehouses are perfect for a couple looking for a romantic weekend away. Each Vindoux’s secluded treehouses is set amongst the trees bordering the game camp or orchards, with views of the wildlife, orchards and majestic mountains right on your doorstep.
For more information, visit: https://vindoux.com/accommodation-luxury-tree-houses/
If you are already in the area and you would like to have the freedom to explore the area you are visiting independently, you might want to look into hiring a car for the perfect set of wheels.