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“Teniqua Treetops - a piece, and peace, of Paradise”
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Teniqua Treetops
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Spent a beautiful, thoroughly relaxing, and Enjoyable long weekend with friends at Teniqua Treetops.. The elevated "tree top" tents are magnificently constructed, right in the 'heart' of the forest, oh-so cosy with 'sumptuous' beds, and all the mod-cons one may need (hot runing water and baths/showers; fridge; stove; kettle; microwave and toaster) for a very comfortable stay - all the while being ensconced in beautiful Mother Nature.. Gorgeous views right into the trees and the vistas beyond - even from the bath.

Being very environmentally conscious myself - I Love what the owners have done here - with the emphasis on recycling and re-using in a perfectly nature-friendly, safe, and healthy manner.

Gorgeous walks and hikes on your doorstep, and a lovely pool area (incl jacuzzi) and adjacent entertainment area/ games room for any kids.. Sedgefield is less than 20 Km's away should one wish to go to town, and other than the last 1km or so along the path leading up to Teniqua - it's all tar road - the N2 and the forest road.. The idea was a chill, quiet, relaxing weekend in the beautiful forest canopy - with some fun in Sedgefield itself - 'mission accomplished' on all counts.. :)

I can seriously recommend for people looking for a beautiful breakaway in absolute peace and tranquility - while not foregoing too many of the home comforts we are used to.. Perfect for a honeymoon night or two, too.. :)

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Teniqua, Owner at Teniqua Treetops, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2013

Thanks, we try and respect the environment. Living on a farm, with a section of pristine indigenous forest forces us to take green issues seriously. Our goal is to ensure the long term sustainability of the environment and I am pleased you could see our attempts to do so
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Robyn

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Teniqua has the most beautiful setting and the scenery is stunning. The tent itself is really nicely constructed and all recycled building materials. Beautifully decorated, and a nice little balcony with a weber to bbq. All in all, it seems like the perfect place to spend a relaxing couple of days, with walks in the forest and just enjoying nature.

However, we had originally booked for 2 nights but left after the first as the entire first night we were concerned about the rickety tree-house. Especially as out Tree-house was balanced precariously over the river gorge... which meant if anything were to happen we had a LONG way down.

Every step you take inside creaks and shakes, and then the wind picked up and it rained which lead to a few leaks and more shakes and swaying throughout the night.

We had no issue with the self-composting toilet, we've done Orange river and Breede river trips before where there is no toilet so it didn't make much difference to us - the only complaint we had was that it was only half enclosed. So in the winter season, midnight loo trips are a very cold and wet affair, and you find yourself constantly checking for the giant rain spiders. I'd suggest either not having it enclosed at all, so if you do discover spiders you aren't trapped inside by the waist high walls. Or enclosing it completely so that the chance of the spider encounters can be somewhat reduced.

Also if you want to have a romantic bath for two... start running the water when you start cooking dinner and it may be deep enough by the time you have finished eating. We let it run for 30min before giving up and just having a quick shower, as the bath had only filled up by 5cm.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Teniqua, Owner at Teniqua Treetops, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2013

Hi, I am sorry it was such a windy weekend. The tree houses are tented tree houses with great views that have been designed by an engineer and are very secure. but I do know that in the wind they can be scary. They are not going anywhere. But it can feel like it may. We get occasional spectacular winds and they have been designed to withstand that. But I apologies that you did not have a good time. Thanks for letting me know about the bath water. I have no idea why it took so long, there should be huge water pressure in that tree house. Tomorrows job will be to go to each tree house and run a bath and see if there are problems and rectify.
Regards
Robyn

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

My worst experience. Arrived in a dump yard, climbing over welding machines and building rubble to reception, workers sitting in kids play ground, smelling of alcohol. Found wooden block with long nail within the long grass in playground. Our lodges was far apart, not reachable for our kids. Full payback or this will appear in many tourism magazines.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Teniqua, Owner at Teniqua Treetops, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2013

I am so sorry you did not enjoy yourselves. We have been upgrading our general entertainment area to improve the experience for all our guests, unfortunately it has taken longer than expected, but is now nearly finished. We have 8 tree houses spread over 35 hectares so they are far apart and provide maximum privacy. The fire-circle in the playground is now complete. If the male staff working on the project smelled of alcohol I apologize and will be taking it up with them. I know the area we live in has the highest rate of alcohol abuse in South Africa, and alcoholic consumption is not permitted at work. You will be refunded. Regards
Robyn

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

The stay at Teniqua Treetops was amazing and would love to return again, it was even better than we expected. The view was breath taking and the route we walked was fun and beautiful. I would recommend is to anyone who loves and respect nature.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Teniqua, Owner at Teniqua Treetops, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2013

Hi Maxine1222
Its sounds like you were our ideal guest. I love it here, and think its a wonderful place for nature lovers., which I believe you were. Thanks
Robyn

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

If you love being in Nature, Teniqua Treetops is a must experience!
Beautifully constructed tree houses set in the Knysna Forest.
Nature & romance intertwined!
Cosy even in winter.
Awesome experience!

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Teniqua, Owner at Teniqua Treetops, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2013

Thank you, we try and ensure they have as small an ecological footprint as possible, while still being comfy.
I am pleased you enjoyed it
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Robyn

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Clean,romantic,beautiful,tranquil.Besides 2 encounters with giant rain spiders, it was relaxing and just what we needed as a getaway! One night was too short, didn't get to go on the walks.Will definitely return!!


  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Teniqua, Owner at Teniqua Treetops, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2013

Hi Nadine
I am pleased you loved the experience. Rain spiders are an unfortunate reality. They use their size as a self-defence mechanism. They aren't dangerous, they don't walk on a person, chase them, bite them and would prefer not to interact with us. But... they are scary looking, I guess 3-4cm in diameter. I wish I could pretend they do not exist. It is there home and I am sorry but there is nothing we can do about it. We did try once - against all principles to fumigate and it had no impact. We would need to kill the entire forest to ensure no spiders.
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We loved our brief time staying in one of the treetop get-aways! The welcome was warm and the sanctuary was homey and comfortable with beautiful views! We highly recommend this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Teniqua, Owner at Teniqua Treetops, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2013

Hi Tamara
I am pleased you enjoyed our hideout. We try and create a fun and unique experience. Hope to see you again sometime
Regards
Robyn

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Address: Foot hills | between Knysna and Sedgefield, Sedgefield, Knysna 6573, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna > Sedgefield
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Sedgefield
Price Range: $111 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Teniqua Treetops 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tree house accommodation. 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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