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15 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor Spa Tub
Flat-screen TV, fireplace, DVD player

Guest reviews

4.8/5 Exceptional
76 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa


Explore the area

Popular LocationGarden Route Wolf Sanctuary3 min drive
Popular LocationKnysna Elephant Park4 min drive
Popular LocationGarden of Eden7 min drive
AirportPlettenberg Bay (PBZ)42 min drive

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  • Tsala Suite

    Room amenities

    • 883 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsTsala Suite
  • Tsala Villa

    Room amenities

    • 1292 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsTsala Villa

About this area

Plettenberg Bay

Located in Plettenberg Bay, Tsala Treetop Lodge is in a rural area and near the beach. Knysna Elephant Park and Cape Floral Region Protected Areas reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary and Radical Raptors. St Peters Anglican Church and Jukani Wildlife Park are also worth visiting. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby.

Visit our Plettenberg Bay travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary - 3 min drive
  • Knysna Elephant Park - 4 min drive
  • Garden of Eden - 7 min drive
  • Plettenberg Bay Beach - 13 min drive
  • Robberg Nature Reserve - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 42 min drive


  • Zinzi — 1 min walk

About this property

Tsala Treetop Lodge

5-star luxury lodge near Knysna Elephant Park
This smoke-free lodge features 15 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a conference center, spa services, and 24-hour room service. All 16 individually decorated rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and Select Comfort beds. In addition to upscale touches like private pools and fireplaces, guests will find flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and furnished balconies.
Tsala Treetop Lodge offers 16 air-conditioned accommodations with private pools and private plunge pools. Rooms open to furnished balconies. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms and include fireplaces. Select Comfort beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and DVD players. Guests can make use of the in-room coffee/tea makers and minibars. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

This Plettenberg Bay lodge provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

15 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 15 outdoor pools
  • Playground
  • Shopping
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • 15 outdoor pools
  • Dry cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Separate living room


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

Business services

  • Conference center


  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Reflexology


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Premium bedding
  • Select Comfort bed


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower


  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Phone
  • Private plunge pool
  • Private pool
  • Safe
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service



Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 8 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 8 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

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Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 8 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Tsala Treetop Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Tsala Treetop Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Tsala Treetop Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Tsala Treetop Lodge have a pool?
Yes, this property has 15 outdoor pools.
Is this lodge pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this lodge?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Tsala Treetop Lodge?
Check-in is from 2 PM–10 PM.
What time is check-out at Tsala Treetop Lodge?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does Tsala Treetop Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is this property located?
Situated near the beach, this luxury lodge is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cape Floral Region Protected Areas and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Knysna Elephant Park. Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary and Harkerville Saturday Village Market are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Tsala Treetop Lodge

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

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

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The best bit was the monkeys and the baboons. The staff were very lovely, still struggled to do soft fried eggs but hey ho

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fabulous spot but food a let down

This is an amazing property with 5 star facilities and service to match. It was let down by the food unfortunately but otherwise I would highy recommend this romantic spot.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

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.

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019