My girlfriend and I just finished a two week road trip in South Africa and Teniqua Treetops was our most memorable place along the way! Set 15 km off the highway between Sedgefield and Knysna, up in the surrounding forest with trees over 1000 years old, this is a must see, truly unique experience. Each treehouse was carefully constructed by the owners without damaging a single other tree in the forest. They have full kitchens, king sized beds, bathrooms, and a full bathtub, carefully built with a special "treehouse" feel. The living area and porch opens out onto the forest canopy where birds fly by and you are surrounded by trees. The view extends over a beautiful gorge and if the sky is clear a great place to view stars. The owners have gone to great lengths so that everything is eco-friendly. Water is collected from the stream below and purified, solar energy is used for heat, and the septic system is completely dry, clean, and eco friendly to the forest below. We spent two amazing evenings waking up in our bed to the forest canopy and birds below. A 2 hour hike into the gorge is one of the many hikes that are available. Entering the grounds along a dirt road, horse graze which we stopped and played with. This was truly an amazing experience for us as a couple interested in the outdoors. There are game rooms and other areas geared for families as well. The treetops represent a way of living, and are more a work of art than just a place to stay. We give it our highest recommendation!!
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- 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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