What a delightful place to enjoy a holiday.   Tsala Tree Tops Lodge comes highly recommended from Fares Fair Travel

Why not spend a minimum of (say) three nights, and do the "Experiences" -

- I must say I have to recommend :

  • Swimming with the Seals
  • Tenikwa Wild Cat Sanctuary
  • Boat trips on the Keurbooms
  • High Speed boats - an adrenalin rush - guaranteed !
  • Shark cage diving


About Tsala

Experience the magic and enchantment of Tsala

A place to celebrate, unwind and share time within a unique architectural masterpiece, where the service is world class and the experience magical.


Unique Tsala

A hideaway amongst the trees

Tsala is a place that fills your heart with warmth and steals your imagination with its design and breathtaking views, while the mystery and enchantment of the place enthrals you.

Staying in your own private elevated hideaway is romantic and adventurous, along with its perfect location in the heart of the Garden Route, makes Tsala the ideal place to have a holiday or corporate getaway.


Accommodation & Dining

Private luxury hideaways amongst the trees

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.


Treetop Suites

10 magical private suites

Tucked into the forest canopy, ten luxury hide-away suites are the essence of indulgence and romance.


Treetop Villas

6 two-bedroomed villas built above the treetop canopy

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.



Sumptuous fare for every occasion

Meals at Tsala are exquisitely presented in the glass walled dining room. For those wanting to enjoy the morning sunshine – our spectacular dining deck, suspended above the forest floor, is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee and sumptuous breakfast.


Zinzi Restaurant

A relaxed and vibrant dining experience

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


Wine Cellar

A selection of South Africa’s Best Wines

A winding staircase leads you to the hidden wine cellar at Tsala, where shelves carefully house a selection of vintage and younger wines you can enjoy during your stay.



Comprehensive services to suit your needs

Tsala Treetop Lodge offers all the services you’d expect from a 5 star property and much more, we pride ourselves in ensuring all our guests have the perfect getaway.



Creature comforts to ensure a luxurious stay

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.



More of what we have to offer

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.



Experience the Magic

Whether you wish to stay in and relax amidst the ancient enchanting forest, or to head out and explore South Africa’s celebrated Garden Route, experiencing Tsala is pure magic.


Swim with Seals

Get up close and personal with African fur seals

This exciting adventure takes you out to sea to snorkel with these fun loving creatures, watching them playing and frolicking in the waves.

If you looking for a fun ocean adventure, this is for you. This tour is a first for Plettenberg Bay. It is an experience that will leave you with an invigorated appreciation of the beauty of the ocean and the wonderful animals that inhabit it.


Children at Tsala

Family friendly experiences for children

Children staying at Tsala are in for a treat. The younger ones get to stay in their own tree house in the enchanted forest, pampered and cared for like the princes and princesses of their dreams.Read More

Tsala has ten suites catering for children six years and older in a safe, magical environment. There are also six two bedroomed villas for families, the perfect setting for spending relaxed family time.

Children staying at Tsala are treated with special turn-downs, bedtime stories and children’s meals at the restaurants ensuring that they are comfortable and having fun, so that parents can relax and enjoy their holidays. Babysitting facilities are available on request.

For the older children Plettenberg Bay offers activities and things to keep them occupied throughout their stay.



Forest fantasy weddings on the Estate

We know that your wedding day is the most important day of your lives together. We tailor all the arrangements just as you’d like them, paying special attention to every detail, and making the day seamless and memorable.



Decadent romance at its best

Nothing says romance quite like a crystal infinity pool, champagne on a private deck overlooking the forest, a cosy fireplace to snuggle at and the magic of being on honeymoon with the love of your life.


Birds of Eden

World-class free flight bird sanctuary

Birds of Eden is the Garden Route’s very own world class free flight bird sanctuary. The unique two-hectare dome (the World’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest and is sanctuary to a myriad of birds that can be viewed up close.


Elephant Interactions

Meet these majestic African giants

Have an elephant interaction at one of two elephant sanctuaries. These sanctuaries are havens of protection to these elephants that allow you the opportunity to interact with, and learn about, Africa’s magnificent giants.



The world’s first free multi-specie primate sanctuary

At Monkeyland guests have the rare opportunity to walk amongst these fascinating creatures, that remind us so much of ourselves.


Tenikwa Wild Cat Sanctuary

Unique wild-cat interactions

Take a walk with a cheetah, spend time with a serval or watch an elusive leopard stalk his prey!


Whales, Dolphins & Seals Watching

Experience our incredible marine life by boat

What better way to see these beautiful sea creatures than by boat, with a knowledgeable guide who will share interesting information about why they are so important to the balance of nature.

Summer = Dolphin Season!

In summer you have a very good chance of spotting the rare, gregarious Humpback Dolphins found in only certain areas of the South African coastline. You can also likely to see Bottlenose Dolphins and Common Dolphin. We will take you to the Robberg Seal Colony, the natural habitat of about 5,000 noisy, fun-loving seals.

Duration 1 ½ – 2 Hours (please be there 30 minutes before the time)


Winter = Whale Season!

In winter there is a very high likelihood that you will see the Southern Right and Humpback whales. Tours include the Robberg Seal Colony (home to +/- 5000 seals) and other marine life of the day.

Duration 1 ½ – 2 Hours (please be there 30 minutes before the time)


Boat Trips

Float along the scenic waterways of the Garden Route

The Keurbooms River in Plett and the Knysna lagoon are two of the most picturesque waterways on the Garden Route. Take a leisurely boat trip to kickback and experience the pristine natural beauty of the area.



Luxurious sailing experiences

Set sail aboard a luxury yacht for a cruise through the Knysna Heads, while enjoying a glass of South African sparkling wine and a seafood platter.


High Speed Boating

An adrenalin rush!

Hold on and get ready for speed! Knysna and Plettenberg Bay offer high speed and high thrill boat rides in RIB Boats.



Ever dreamed of catching that wave and riding the tube…

Plettenberg Bay is not only one of South Africa’s most beautiful bays, but also one of the most perfect surfing destinations on the Garden Route.



Head out onto the open water

Experience the sea in a kayak and get a glimpse of Plettenberg Bay’s beautiful mountain scenery and dramatic coastline from the ocean.


Bungy Jumping

The ultimate thrill!

For those looking for extreme excitement – Bloukrans Bungy Jump is it! Bloukrans is the World’s Highest Commercial Bungy Jump at a whooping 216m.


Sky Diving

Live life to the fullest!

Free-fall over one of the most scenic drop zones in the world.


Horse Riding

Scenic horseback riding trails

Either take a ride through the forests and hills of the surrounding area or experience a horse safari on a nature reserve and catch a glimpse of some of Southern Africa’s wild animals.


Shark Cage Diving

Great White sharks, up close and personal

Experiencing these majestic beasts in their natural environment is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It is a wonderful privilege and an extreme adventure.


Mountain Biking

The Garden Route is a mountain biker’s paradise!

The mountain bike rides are breathtaking journeys through the forest with easy jeep tracks or single-track routes. No matter what your level you will enjoy the beauty, the thrill and the challenge of these well-designed routes.



Beautiful trails to suit everyone

Tsitsikamma, Featherbed and Robberg are a few of the Nature Reserves in the area that offer a variety of different walks and hikes. From tough 4-hour treks along the scenic Robberg Peninsula to the more relaxed wander through the Garden of Eden Forest.



World-class golf courses

For the avid golfer there are a number of top class, and PGA recommended, golf courses in the area. Designed by some of the best golfers in the world, like Ernie Els, the opportunity to play these golf courses is well with worth the time.


Cultural Tours

Local Township Tours – experience the vibe!

Plettenberg Bay and Knysna are rich in culture and heritage. A unique experience is to head into our local townships to experience the incredible vibe and energy that exists amongst local residents in the area.


Retail Therapy

Shoppers Paradise

There are a myriad of specialty stores, areas with a variety of galleries and boutique style shops that will keep any shopper busy, and husbands why not grab a coffee in a local coffee shop and watch the world go by.


In the Area

Explore the famous Garden Route

Your stay at Tsala can be combined with a trip to other parts of Southern Africa, or an exploration in and around the scenic Garden Route area.


Pamper Treatments

Treat yourself and relax

Tsala means “elevated resting place’ in Swahili and that is exactly what you can do when staying with us. Put your feet up, read a book, or pamper yourself with a massage in the comfort of your room.


Treetop Canopy Tours

See the world from the treetops

A Canopy Tour® takes you on an unforgettable adventure as you slide from one platform to the next along a series of steel cables set amongst magnificent natural surroundings.