You don’t have to be an orphaned feral child like Tarzan, or marooned in the jungle like Jane, to be mesmerized by the charms of a treetop getaway in South Africa. From the bushveld of Limpopo and North-West to the indigenous forests of the Garden Route and small country towns of the Western Cape, South Africa has some delightful treehouses and treetop hideouts – the perfect getaways for seclusion, romance and adventure. Let us take you on a quick pic-tour.
North-West Treetop Lodges
Jaci’s Tree Lodge is beautifully located amid the treetops in the Madikwe Game Reserve. The treehouse cabins have been built on stilts and are connected by wooden walkways. Watch birds and squirrels in the treetops and enjoy vibrant decor and all the luxuries that will keep your comfy. Mail us or book online.
Thabametsi Treehouse offers a fabulous outdoor wilderness experience at Marataba Trails Lodge in the beautiful Waterberg. Separate from the lodge, the treehouse accommodates two adults and two children (aged 10-14 years), has two hot-water showers, lounge and dining area, uses solar power and provides majestic views. Mail us
Limpopo Treetop Lodges
Umlani Bushcamp is a great rustic safari camp in the Big Five Timbavati Game Reserve. Most of the guest accommodation is in reed and thatch huts, but for treehouse fans, there’s a stilted sleepout perched up in a tree, about 1.5 km away from the lodge. This is for bush-lovers who want to stay close to the wilderness – and remember, it’s a Big Five game reserve. Mail us or book online.
You’ll find Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge on a private game reserve in Limpopo. A cluster of ten treehouses are situated between the trees and offer appealing Tarzan-style lodgings. Even the bar is styled like a treehouse. Guided game drives are offered daily. Mail us.
nThambo Tree Camp is situated in Southern Klaserie in the Greater Kruger National Park, about an hour’s drive from Hoedspruit. Five cabin-style chalets are positioned at eye level with the trees, providing appealing safari stays in an area where wildlife is plentiful. Camp facilities include a boma, outdoor lounge and eating area under thatch, sundeck and swimming pool. Mail us.
Mpumalanga Treetop and Stilted Sleepouts
Londolozi Tree Camp is one of South Africa’s premier safari hideaways. Tucked away in the canopy of old leadwood trees, tree camp offers a luxurious stay, with gorgeous outdoor decks on which to enjoy the wilderness from the treetops. Mail us.
Plains Camp offers the excitement of unique sleepout up on wooden platform between the trees. Sleep really close to wildlife in the iconic Kruger National Park after a fire-cooked dinner, and return to the lodge the next morning escorted by your ranger. Mail us.
Opt for a luxurious bush bedroom in the the Lion Sands Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand, and choose either the Kingston Treehouse (pictured above) or Chalkley’s Treehouse. These are booked in conjunction with your lodge accommodation, at an additional cost to lodge accommodation, and for one night of your stay you pack an overnight bag and sleep in the treehouse. Mail us.
Eastern Cape Treetop Getaways
In the Eastern Cape Tree Tops Safari Lodge offers tented accommodation perched up high in the Lalibela Game Reserve, close to Port Elizabeth. The tents are positioned on thatched platforms at treetop level and provide superb views over a thickly-wooded valley. Canvas walls with big windows create the sense of being deeply ensconced in the bush. Mail us or book online.
Garden Route Treetops Lodges
Tsala Treetop Lodge has a magical position between dense treetops in a beautiful area between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Plush suites with private pools create a “one-with-the-forest” kind of lifestyle. Views are green and calming in every direction. Mail us or book online.
Teniqua Treetops is an eco-getaway in a lush indigenous forest setting on the Garden Route between Knysna and Sedgefield. Commune with the forest from your delightful and very tranquil treehouse unit. Mail us.
Western Cape Country Treetop Getaways
Retreat to the stylish and luxurious Synergy Treehouse in the unblemished coastal village of Scarborough on the Cape Peninsula, not far from the beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve. The treehouse sleeps four people and is equipped for a self-catering stay. Mail us.
Anna’s Country Accommodation in Greyton features The Treehouse, a rustic and romantic self-catering escape among old oak trees. It’s equipped for indoor catering and outdoor braais. Mail us.
KwaZulu-Natal Treehouse Accommodation
Stay in a treehouse when you explore the Midlands meander. Sycamore Avenue Treehouses has a variety of treehouses of a three-star standard. Mail us.
Locals, sharecall us on 0860 102 907. Phone +27 21 797-7122 if you are calling from overseas, or drop us an email for your accommodation bookings in South Africa.