This is a beautiful and wonderfully quirky place to stay. We stayed for one night in December 2011 and loved our treetop adventure, but clearly it's not going to be for everyone, so we'd encourage you to look at the 'Don't Come if' page on the resorts website before you book.
We loved staying in somewhere so peaceful and waking up to the sound of the forest in the morning. It was a totally unique experience, although we think that staying for a couple of nights is more than enough.
The treehouses that you stay in are impressively constructed, and in effect you're staying in a large safari tent on stilts! They come equipped with a large kitchen, braai facilities, while the bathroom has a big bath with lots of hot water which looks right out onto the forest, a composting toilet, sink and shower. We worried about getting cold at night, but thanks to the electric blankets provided we were snug all night long!
Having dinner on the platform while looking over the forest with a setting sun was a 'once in a lifetime experience', but you're some way away from shops so you need to bring all of your supplies, and insect replant!
We'd recommend that you arrive early to make the most of the experience, and encourage you to take a walk down the valley to the natural swimming pools in the river. The walk was hard work at times but totally worth it. The resort also has a swimming pool and games room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Teniqua Treetops is a beautiful nature lovers' resort. With 8 gorgeous hand-crafted, self-catering, eco-friendly treehouses hidden in the indigenous forest. Enjoy wonderful forest and river walks, fabulous birds - a truly authentic woodland experience, an ideal romantic honeymoon destination. Kids will also enjoy the pool and playground. ... more less
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