Tsala Treetop Lodge is located around 2 hours 30 minute car drive from Port Elizabeth Airport. 

Set amidst the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest, Tsala is a lavish celebration of the spirit of Africa. Emulating the monumental ruins of an ancient central African civilisation, the impressive stone-masonry entrance flanked by water features leads into a magnificent foyer supported by polished Blackwood columns. 

The afro-baroque décor with its earthy colours, rich textures and handcrafted fittings draws inspiration from the diverse cultures of Africa, yet remains integrated with the sophistication of the Western world. 

Whether from the exotically appointed dining room, the intimate glassed-in lounge, or the large open decks high above the forest floor, the views are all breathtakingly beautiful, encompassing lush forests extending across rolling valleys towards distant hills.

Rooms: Ten Treetop Suites & Six Two Bedroom Villas

Location: Plattenberg Bay South Africa


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Tsala Main Dining Room

Sumptuous fare for every occasion, breakfast is prepared by our chefs that offers something for everyone. Start with continental breakfast or if you fancy something warmer then on the hot menu you can choose from a selection of eggs to order, gourmet omelettes and some sweet treats. Finish off with a glass of bubbly or our speciality coffee.

Enjoy lunch with a view from the a la carte menu and a crisp glass of chardonnay. Each evening, Dinner in the restaurant offers an intimate dining experience. Enjoy delicious al la carte cuisine followed by a glass of wine from the well stock cellar.

Each meal at Tsala are exquisitely presented in the glass walled dining room and for those wanting to enjoy the morning sunshine – our spectacular dining deck, suspended above the forest floor, is the perfect spot.

Pre booking recommended 


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Offering distinctive international flavours in a vibrant and casual atmosphere.  Zinzi Restaurant offers an abundant and tasty menu, in an incredible forest setting.

The chefs at Zinzi Restaurant come from a variety of culinary backgrounds they have created a menu that is a testament to the art of cooking.

For an enjoyable sun-downers then take a seat at the bar at Zinzi.

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Sage @ Hunters

If you are looking for an elegant dining experience fit for a king then Sage @ Hunters is the perfect choice. It offers an Anglo French inspired a la carte dinner menu by candle light.  

It is the perfect restaurant for that special occasion or celebration of life.

This restaurant allows only children aged 10 and over to dine. 

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The Wine Cellar

Explore the hidden wine cellar by taking the winding staircase leads you to this wine heaven, where shelves carefully house a selection of vintage and younger wines you can enjoy during your stay.

The Wine Cellar showscases the best of each wine region, from the cooler coastal Sauvignon Blancs to the rich Shiraz grapes grown on the slopes of the Helderberg in Stellenbosch. 


If you are looking to renew your vows or to say ‘I do’ for the first time, then our intimate “Chapel in the Forest” is the perfect setting.

Vows are proclaimed while being framed by floor to ceiling windows overlooking a valley of indigenous forest.

The “Chapel in the Forest” can accommodate up to 50 guests to share that special moment with you.


Yoga & Pilates Studio

Begin your day right but greeting the rising sun with yoga. You can strengthen your core in our perfectly appointed easterly facing studio with wooden floors.  The studio is located at Hunter’s Country House next to the main swimming pool.

Guests of Hunter’s and Tsala are welcome to join the daily morning yoga class or you can pre book a private yoga or Pilates session later in the day.  


Hunters Gym

Hunter’s gym is a fully equipped gym that offers running, cycling, rowing and stretching machines along with a selection of hand weights allowing for a well-rounded workout.  The gym is located at Hunter’s County House next to the main swimming pool and open to guests of both Hunter’s and Tsala.


In room Treatments

Treat yourself to a relaxing pamper treatment in the comfort of your own suite. Unwind to the gentle sounds of nature allowing a sense of tranquillity to cocoon you whether it be a manicure, pedicure, reflexology or massage.  

suites & Villa

tsala treetop suite

Room Size: 30sqm

Tucked into the forest canopy, the hide-away suites each with pool are the epitome of romanticism.

Constructed of stone, wood and glass these ultimate of abodes, comprise a sumptuous bedroom, an elegant sitting room with fireplace and a spacious bathroom.

Tsala Treetop Villa

The Tsala Villas can accommodate 4 guests – 2 bed rooms each with their own private bathroom with free – standing stone bath and double vanities, each with built in safes as well as in – door and out – door shower. All the bedrooms are air conditioned.  they offer a private deck and infinity pool makes this the perfect family escape.

The Villas sit high above the forest floor to complement the style and architecture of Tsala and offers pure luxury. 



Based on 2 adults sharing one room. Offer subject to availability at the time of the booking and the price may vary depending on the flight & hotel availability and the exchange rates. Other UK airports are available, price may vary, please check with your consultant.

Terms and Conditions apply.

(Other dates are available, prices may vary, speak to your consultant today) .

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Telephone: 01270 914644

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