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Tsala Treetop Lodge

Set amidst the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest,Tsala is a lavish celebration of the spirit of Africa.

Like the monumental ruins of an ancient central African civilisation, Tsala’s impressive stone-masonry entrance flanked by water features leads to a magnificent foyer supported by Blackwood columns. The elaborate afro-baroque décor’s earthy colours, rich textures and handcrafted fittings are inspired by the diverse cultures of Africa, with the sophistication of the Western World. The views are breathtaking, whether from the exotic dining room, intimate glassed-in lounge, or large open decks high above the forest floor. Tsala is a magical place, encircled by lush forests extending across rolling valleys, towards the distant hills.

The magical allure of Tsala is 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.

Tucked into the forest canopy, ten luxury hide-away suites are the essence of indulgence and romance. Constructed of stone, wood and glass these beautiful tree-house suites comprise of a plush bedroom, an elegant sitting room with a fireplace and a spacious bathroom fit for royalty. Extending into the forest is a private deck and your own infinity pool providing the ultimate privacy.

Built high above the forest floor to complement the style and architecture of Tsala are six lavish two-bedroomed villas, styled with sophistication and modern touches for pure luxury.

These Treetop Villas comprise of two en suite bedrooms, with sweeping views of the forest below. Outdoor and indoor showers, a large lounge with a fireplace and dining area ensures you and your family have everything you need and more. The private deck and infinity pool makes this the perfect family escape.

Meals at Tsala are exquisitely presented in the glass walled dining room whether for breakfast, lunch or intimate dinners.  For those wanting to enjoy the sunshine – our special dining deck, suspended above the forest floor, is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee, a sumptuous breakfast or a lazy lunch.

We make breakfast a highlight of your day, our chefs have prepared a menu that caters for every breakfast whim.  Begin with our plentiful continental breakfast with homemade muffins, fresh croissants, and selection of cheeses, cold meats and fresh fruit.  Move onto our hot menu, offering a selection of eggs to order, gourmet omelettes, some sweet treats and finish off with a glass of bubbly or our speciality coffee.

Lunches can be a casual affair with a light lunch a la carte menu selection on offer with a crisp glass of chardonnay or sauvignon blanc whilst enjoying the forest canopy views.

Dinners in our intimate dining room guarantee a journey of tastes and flavours as you explore our evening a la carte selection.  Not forgetting to wonder through our well stock cellar when choosing your wine for the evening.

A 24 hour room service menu is available for those wishing to relax and dine in the privacy of their suite or villa.

Vibrant and casual with distinctive international flavours, Zinzi Restaurant offers an abundant and tasty menu, in an incredible forest setting.

The African inspiration, seen in the architecture and use of natural building materials, comfortably complements the global tribal décor of beautiful, intricate carvings and metalwork from India and the fascinating patterns of the Suzani tribal textiles.

Subtle texture form the canvas on the walls with understated contrasts brought in by the combination of the stone masonry, raw scratch plaster, rough neutral Earthcote and waxed plaster that has the feel of smooth old leather.

Handmade mud chandeliers preside in the interior, with clay balls brought to life by the sparkle of crystal. There are raw textured, natural fibre fabrics in combinations of wheat, stone, ebony and slate colours, and hand printed Suzani fabrics, worn leather and soft suede.  Lizard print silver fabrics add a touch of contemporary fun and luscious velvets a sense of opulence.

The furniture is all custom made and slightly oversized, as comfort is key at Zinzi.  Sitting around a low table on ottomans and cushions sharing a meze platter or on a wingback chair at an antique table with turned legs and a pewter chandelier – absolute relaxation is guaranteed.

The tables provide for ample space, with fabulous dishes beautifully displayed during each course. Uniquely designed cutlery curiously hidden in a cloth bag and beautiful glassware add to the imaginative dining experience.

Ideal for sun-downers at the bar, or for a relaxed dining experience, Zinzi embraces the spirit of hearty cuisine and zesty ingredients with a choice selection of a la carte menu items.

To ensure that guests never want for any comforts during their stay, the 10 suites and 6 villas are superbly equipped with all the modern necessities required for a 5 star experience.

Amenities in the room:

Complimentary Wi-Fi, fireplace, hairdryer, personal in-room safe, bathrobes, slippers, international adaptors, umbrellas, complimentary port in the room, laundry & pressing services, fully stocked minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, under floor heating and air-conditioning.

Guests staying at Tsala Treetop Lodge have access to all the fantastic facilities we offer at the lodge. You can soak up the sun, shop, read, enjoy a glass of wine or socialise on our deck regaling your day’s adventures on the Garden Route.

Facilities at the lodge:

Private infinity pools for each suite or villa, large lounge with two fireplaces, honesty bar, a well stocked library with a fireplace, wine cellar, complimentary Wi-Fi access in the main lodge area, curio & retail store, various deck areas for dining or drinks, baby sitting facilities, 24 hour room service, pamper treatments (on request) and business facilities.

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*Prices may vary according to season

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