We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 2 Harkerville hotels

Tsala Treetop Lodge

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 454, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Hotel amenities
Tsala Treetop Lodge

Enter dates for best prices

Best prices for your stay
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Booking.com Travelocity Hotels.com
and 8 more sites!
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Harkerville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Bruce B Bakersfield, California
Write a Review

203 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (24)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bakersfield, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very unique hotel with a lovely first class suites built into the treetops above Plattenburg Bay. The food is excellent and the service was superb. Visiting the Zenzi restaurant is a must. The breakfast is also excellent. The managers always seem to be available to help with any particular issue. The hotel is expensive at full price but many... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Banbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having left the St James at Knysna just down the road we set off for Tsala Treetop Lodge. Having read the reviews and seen the photos, both official and other travellers, we could not wait to see what it was like. The answer is wonderful, fantastic and many other adjectives. On arrival we were warmly greeted, handed a refreshing drink... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hornchurch, Essex, England
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
49 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my wife stayed here recently for 2 nights in a Treetop Suite. These are amazing! Up in the trees, with lounge, bedroom, bathroom, 2 decks and your own infinity pool! The whole suite is luxurious. There is even a log burner in case you get cold. The view from your decks are great, just nothing but trees and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This was our 2nd visit to tsala. We visited 2007 and stayed in family villa. There was no comparison this time. Our couples suite needs updating. The patio furniture is falling apart, the plunge pool is cold and dirty, the outdoor shower was terrible, the bathroom fittings need updating. The breakfast was very poor. Not 5 star experience!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

During our three week trip to South Africa this was definitely one of the highlights (if not THE highlight, but I really did enjoy the safari part…). This is an absolutely beautiful place. The suites are so private, and are beautifully built and furnished. Being all alone in this magical place was very special. We were only there for 2... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stamford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
40 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was where we chose to spend our last few days of our South African trip and we were not disappointed. Such beautiful rooms set in the forest canopy. A lovely lounge and two terrace areas. Plunge pool (too cold!) but pretty all the same. Weird at first to spend the night with monkeys and baboons so close but soon... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I've stayed in a lot of hotels and this is, without a doubt, my favourite hotel in the world. Pure perfection. It is almost impossible to describe what it feels like to stay in such a luxuriously appointed treetop with incredible views. And the staff was simply outstanding.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We spent 2 nights here during a 3 week trip and only wished we'd stayed longer. Rooms are large and very private. Very relaxing. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Both the restaurant at Tsala and Zinzi's are great. My only gripe is that the suite we were in had no sun from about 3pm onwards and was actually quite... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mossel Bay
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

classic luxury clad in stone and wood with a strong African decor vibe- make this hotel in the treetops special. I loved the sight and sound of vervet monkeys in the valley below and the view across the forest is to die for for someone like me who loves trees. The food is simply heavenly.... fresh; exotic and dangerously tasty.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poole, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This was a fantastic place to stay. We were on our honeymoon and was a little treat to stay here for 3 days. when we drove up I was a little apprehensive. I needn't have been this place is incredible. Manly because of yoru tree house suite, which is high in the trees, with its own lounge, with log burner... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Tsala Treetop Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tsala Treetop Lodge

Also Known As:
Tsala Treetop Hotel Harkerville
Tsala Treetop Hotel
Tsala Treetop Plettenberg Bay
Tsala Treetop Lodge South Africa/Harkerville
Address: PO Box 454, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay > Harkerville
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Harkerville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tsala Treetop Lodge 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amidst the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest, Tsala is a lavish celebration of the spirit of Africa. Whether from the exotically appointed dining room, the intimate glassed-in lounge, or the large open decks high above the forest floor, the views are all breathtakingly beautiful, encompassing lush forests extending across rolling valleys towards distant hills. Tsala is a member of both Relais & Chateaux and Chaine des Rotisseurs. New estate restaurant opening soon ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Agoda, Expedia, Priceline, Escapio, Tingo, TripOnline SA, Venere and Otel so you can book your Tsala Treetop Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Tsala Treetop Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Tsala Treetop Lodge to your Saves list