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Tsala Treetop Lodge

Off N2 10km W Of Plettenberg, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay 6600 South Africa
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#2 of 2 hotels in Harkerville
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4.8
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4.9
Service
4.8
Value
4.4
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Set amidst the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest, Tsala is a lavish celebration of the spirit of Africa. Irresistible to those who appreciate exclusivity, fine fare, romance and adventure. With beautiful private suites and villas, breathtaking views and forest seclusion, unique architectural design and excellent personal service, it is a fantastic get-away destination.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Couples massage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Tsala Treetop Lodge garners praise for its exceptional service, with staff frequently described as both friendly and attentive, ensuring a warm, welcoming experience. The luxurious atmosphere is highlighted by guests, who appreciate the spacious rooms adorned with high-quality furnishings, including the coziness of log burners and the indulgence of private pools. While the rooms impress with their size and special touches, cleanliness is also a strong point, noted for well-kept spaces and spotless bathrooms. Although the wine selection received mixed reviews, the overall value is celebrated, thanks to comprehensive amenities like a well-stocked bar and inclusive minibar. Additionally, the hotel's amenities, such as private plunge pools and a variety of dining options, receive high marks from satisfied travelers.
Atmosphere
Luxurious
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Meticulous
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Outstanding
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Adrienne E wrote a review Feb 10
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa108 contributions8 helpful votes
Thank you for another memorable birthday lunch. The friendly and professional service from the entire team was most appreciated. The meal was delicious and the plates so beautifully decorated - all in all as good as we remember. This restaurant is our favourite in Plett for special occasions and we were made to feel so welcome.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Rob M wrote a review Feb 6
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom389 contributions186 helpful votes
What a fabulous experience. Find it hard to find enough adjectives to do tsala justice.5 star luxury experience - would thoroughly recommend. Staff are first class, food excellent - accomodation so tasteful. Will definitely return to tsala, hopefully in the near future - thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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kberma159764 wrote a review Jan 2024
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The accommodation, staff, service, selection and total experience is second to none. The rooms are magnificent and nothing is too much to ask for. Any request is greeting with a smile. We would love to go back again.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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MULCASTER2 wrote a review Jan 2024
Cumbria, United Kingdom3960 contributions3587 helpful votes
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Stayed here for a few nights to mark the end of our tour in the area. Absolutely fantastic. From the moment you arrive you realise that this is everything you could imagine. We stayed in room two and I can honestly say one of the best nights sleep ever. The room is very spacious with many little additions that make the stay much more enjoyable. The out door plunge pool is perfect to cool off in and the out door shower magical. The staff are very friendly and informative. The whole stay here was perfect and we will defo return.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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rgirar468673 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Hidden in the forest and close to the beautiful coast of Plettenberg, we enjoyed a very relaxing time in a wonderfully decorated treetop chalet. The chalet is very spacious and provides an open fire place, a veranda with view over huge trees snd a little plunge pool.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Andile M wrote a review Dec 2023
Durban, South Africa18 contributions
You know when you come to the place doubting but when you get there you felt at home I really was taken care off they made me felt comfy and felt the love I never had you are so amazing from the staff to the meals that delicious thank you❤️
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Fiona311260 wrote a review Nov 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom115 contributions32 helpful votes
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Staying in Tsala Lodge was truly an incredible experience. The staff were amazing - professional and friendly. They made us feel at home. The room was comfortable and spacious with everything we needed and the views were breathtaking. The food was delicious both at breakfast and dinner. We were only there for 2 days and would have loved to stay longer. I got quite emotional when we left but we will be back!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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990juliusb wrote a review Nov 2023
Basel, Switzerland20 contributions11 helpful votes
Of all lodges we have been too in africa this is the most personalized. Your room is in a tree house, but it is like a 5 star hotel in Zürich. You can even choose after dinner when you return to your tree villa what temperature the room has and the cabin fire between the living room and main room is lit or not. Absolute luxury and the Zinis restaurant and the Tsala restaurant were both 1st class. Cannot wait to visit again!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Paul E wrote a review Oct 2023
11 contributions7 helpful votes
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Amazing hotel, first class srvice, rooms, food - simply everything! This is the best hotel we have ever stayed in - beautiful grounds with wildlife too. Hopefully we can get the chance to visit again in the future and stay for longer.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Alison Denison wrote a review Sep 2023
27 contributions15 helpful votes
The road to Tsala from the N2 is unpaved and quite long, however this adds to the feeling that you are tucked away in a very intimate setting. I knew we had chosen well when we were met by a member of staff as soon as we climbed out of the car. He took he car keys and said they would deal with our luggage and escorted us into a beautiful lounge where we were given a glass of wine whilst we completed the formalities. Our suite (you cannot call it a room) was gorgeous, with a small balcony at treetop level, and a small plunge pool (which is icy!) in your own courtyard. The bedroom was set on a higher level to the lounge with a log burning stove between the two. The whole feel of the place is rustic, with exposed stone walls etc, but that does not mean it isn’t luxurious. The bathroom was huge, with a large free standing bath, and a shower where you could hold a convention! The bed was very comfortable with top class bedding and lovely soft pillows. Breakfast was of a very high standard, with the usual yogurt and fruit on offer but also cold meats and cheeses, and home baked bread etc. and that was before you got on to the hot meals! Apart from the first afternoon when we arrived, the rest of our stay was blighted by terrible weather, high winds and torrential rain, so I’m glad we got to see it in the sunshine first. Our second afternoon was spent holed up in our room whilst the storm raged outside, but there are not many better places to be marooned! The staff even brought us toasted sandwiches for our lunch (through the rain) so we didn’t have to move. We ate at Zinzi the first night, which is a short walk through the grounds. Everything there was beautiful, the setting, the staff, and most importantly the food. On our second night we ate in the the hotel, and whilst the setting was beautiful, and made warm and cosy despite the weather, we felt the food was not up to the same standard as Zinzi. We both had fish, and unfortunately felt it had been over cooked, and was quite dry. Apart from that, our stay was wonderful, and I just wish we could have experienced it at it’s best. We stayed at seven different places on our road trip, and this place ranked in the top two!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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PRICE RANGE
$650 - $867 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tsala treetop hotel harkerville, tsala treetop plettenberg bay, tsala treetop lodge
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapePlettenberg BayHarkerville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tsala Treetop Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Tsala Treetop Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Elephant Park (1.0 miles), Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary (1.1 miles), and Harkerville Saturday Village Market (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tsala Treetop Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Tsala Treetop Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Tsala Treetop Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tsala Treetop Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tsala Treetop Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zinzi Restaurant, Ouland Royale, and Ice Dream Land.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tsala Treetop Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, locker rooms available in the fitness center, and a yoga room during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tsala Treetop Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tsala Treetop Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Tsala Treetop Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Timber Shed (6.0 miles), Nelson Bay Cave (6.8 miles), and Van Plettenberg Beacon (6.0 miles).