This is probably the most unique place i've stayed in. We stayed in the family tree room with a family of five (2 adults, 2 kids and 1 baby). The room layout was practical and modern. A big plus is the safe in the room. It also came with an outside shower. Basically a shower room with one wall opened up from chestheight upwards. The views from the room or the balcony are nice. The sunsets are stunning and so are the nights, you can see so many stars. We've not seen animals at our house but we did encounter zebra's and giraffe on the grounds of Pezulu. The access roads to Pezulu are very poor, they go from tarmac to 'washboards' to straight offroad. In the 'dry' winter you can probably do it with standard rental but in the wet summer i would go for a higher clearance 2x4 or even better 4x4 vehicle. At night it's difficult to navigate these roads. The closest gate to the kruger park is about 45 min away. Besides the tree houses pezulu has a central house and a bar called the waterhole. It's located on the first floor and it has a good seating area. I liked the swining chairs. A elevated walkway connects the waterhole to a viewpoint. From this viewpoint above the treeline (where you can also sit comfotably) you can see the sun go down or come up, it's a stunning view. The central facility also acts as a breakfast area. Breakfast is basic but with a good enough selection. Next to the central building it is the booma where in the evening dinner is servered around a campfire. It's a nice oppertunity to connect with the othter guests. When we were there it was a mix of French, German, Dutch and South african people. Being Dutch is regret to say that another dutch family acted quite condescending towards the staff. (but that can happen in any place). The hosts Claude and Shauwn tried hard to make everybody feel comfortable and welcome and the staff is friendly. We all liked the food at dinner and breakfast so no complaints there. Some minor things i do want to mentions. They do not have high chairs for the little people and the waterhole on the first floor does have a fence but the holes are big enough for the little kids to fall through. Also the lock on our treehouse was quite tempramental. And you need to make sure you lock (not just close - but lock) the doors when you leave otherwise the monkeys might get into your room. Overall we really liked this place and we recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique Tree House Lodge close to Kruger National Park in South Africa. Pezulu is one of a kind lodge. It offers accommodation in 8 unique tree houses. All supplied with electricity and WC/Bath or open air shower. From your balcony view herds of animals running below. Daily big 5 safaris conducted in our open 4x4 vehicles. Open air dinner under the stars around the fireplace. Perfect for honeymooners as well. Real adventurous African feeling guaranteed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pezulu Tree House Game Hotel Hoedspruit