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1 room, 2 adults

Tsala Treetop Lodge

5-starQuality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.
Off N2 10km W Of Plettenberg, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, 6600, South Africa

Luxury lodge in Plettenberg Bay with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great room
Great location
Awesome vibe
Pool should be renewed

Tsala Treetop Lodge

  • Tsala Suite
  • Tsala Villa

What’s around Tsala Treetop Lodge


  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1-minute walk
  • Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary - 23-minute walk
  • Knysna Elephant Park - 27-minute walk
  • Harkerville Saturday Village Market - 43-minute walk
  • Plettenberg Bay Beach - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km
  • Garden Route National Park - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Garden of Eden - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Radical Raptors - 5.6 mi / 8.9 km

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) 29-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 16 cabins
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Children (8 years old and younger) are not allowed

  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

The manager

Speaks: Afrikaans, English, Xhosa.

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Conference centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built – 1999
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

In the cabin

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Private pool
  • Private plunge pool
  • In-room massage available
  • Fireplace
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate living room 1
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Zinzi – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.


On Site

  • Playground on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Tsala Treetop Lodge’s small print

Also known as

  • Tsala Treetop Lodge Plettenberg Bay
  • Tsala Treetop Lodge Plettenberg Bay
  • Tsala Treetop Lodge Lodge Plettenberg Bay
  • Tsala Treetop Lodge
  • Tsala Treetop Plettenberg Bay
  • Tsala Treetop Lodge Lodge
  • Tsala Treetop Hotel Harkerville
  • Tsala Treetop Lodge South Africa/Harkerville
  • Tsala Treetop Lodge Plettenberg Bay
  • Tsala Treetop Lodge Lodge Plettenberg Bay
  • Tsala Treetop Lodge Lodge


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Tsala Treetop Lodge

  • Is there a pool at Tsala Treetop Lodge?
    Yes, there are 15 outdoor pools.
  • Are pets allowed at Tsala Treetop Lodge?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Tsala Treetop Lodge?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is an airport shuttle service offered by Tsala Treetop Lodge?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Tsala Treetop Lodge?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Tsala Treetop Lodge?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that serves local cuisine.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 29 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Absolute Perfection
Few places will match the experience of staying here. Expensive, yes, but worth every penny. The accommodation is superb and the rooms so comfortable. The grounds fabulous, service immaculate and almost guaranteed that you will see either monkeys or baboons on your doorstep. Wish I could have stayed longer.
PHIL, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Lives up to expectations - highly recommend.
Tsala lives up to its reputation and your expectations. It's a magical haven for R&R. The attention to detail across the site is superb. We enjoyed two nights in a luxury villa, with incredible views. The rooms are immaculate, supremely comfortable and well presented throughout, and the outdoor shower was a great surprise - nothing like waking up and smelling nature. A minor drawback is the pools aren't heated, and ours had a lot of canopy cover so didn't benefit from the sub's heat either (it's noted though that Tsala are aware of this and working on it despite significant engineering challenges!). We dined at both Zinzi (the public restaurant) and Tsala (the guests restaurant), and enjoyed both but the latter did step it up a notch. Both are really well presented and comfortable, and boast strong wine lists. The service was generally superb, save for a few individuals that were cold and somewhat aloof (one a Manager). Given the price point of Tsala it did leave a slight bitter taste in the mouth unfortunately. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to visiting again.
Robert, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fabulous experience
The concept is great. The views are spectacular
Louise, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing place
gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay in the treetops!
Such an incredible place to stay. The rooms are amazing, so different to anything we've ever stayed in before. The staff were so accommodating and helpful. The food at both hunters lodge and zinzi was beautiful!! We had a lovely waitress in zinzi as well.
Rebecca, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
This is the best hotel I have been ever in my whole life. The hospitality was beyond outstanding they check the room twice per day they prepare every single thing for you even the tiny details they will take care of it. For the facility I have not seen this type of facility in my whole life, a suite on the tree this is amazing with the the best view of the mountain everything around, very peaceful. The Clean is very very clean rooms. There were two restaurant inside the Tesla all of them are amazing and the food is nice. Tesla there is the bar in my experience that I would not see any hotel with this type of experience in my whole life like what they have
Abdulelah, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Tsala Treetop Lodge is a 5 star romantic hotel set in amongst a forest of trees and overlooking a tree clad canyon. The rooms are outstanding as is the service. The view from the balcony is wonderful and the in lounge real fire was a great touch. Our room had its own plunge pool which was a bit cold but on the one hot day this was very refreshing. Service is a bit amateur but very enthusiastic and kind. The thing that let down the property was the food quality. My potjie was excellent but the rest of my party found their food dry. The omelette in the morning was greasy, smelled of overcooked oil and was virtually inedible. The choice on the buffet was good. I would stay here again but hope food gets an uplift.
Michael, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Treetop Delight
We really appreciated the genuine care of the staff and the magnificent treetop setting. Dinner was good, but breakfast among the trees was the real highlight. Both the rooms and surrounding gardens were exquisite.
za1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Everything was wonderful. A paradise of relaxation.
Emmanuel, za2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Tranquil and elegant
Nestled in tree tops, nothing but tranquility and elegance surrounds you at Tsala Lodge. It was a great place to do day trips, and return for a relaxing and lovely meal. The staff was extremely helpful, particularly Karin who helped sort out our outings. This is a definite return place for us:)
Michelle, us2 night romance trip

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