A scenic eco and family-friendly resort wonderfully rich in bird life, perfectly set on South Africa's Eden-like Garden Route.
There's something about unspoilt nature that simply compels you to relax and unwind. Surrounded by dense, flourishing forest and vast beaches, Teniqua Treetops showcases the natural world to its most awe-inspiring effect.
The expansive treehouse resort is beautifully positioned along South Africa's famed Garden Route, known for its diverse vegetation and shimmering lakes that flow into the sea.
Consisting of pure, protected indigenous forest and wide open grassland, this is a true haven for wildlife, and with over 100 different visiting varieties, a real treat for confirmed bird-watchers!
Naturally, every effort is made to preserve the beauty of these stunning surroundings, with natural river water used for bathing, solar lanterns to light your way, and beautiful rescue horses to keep the grass nice and short!
The resort is family and wheelchair-friendly, meaning nobody has to miss out on a stay in the treetops. Each of the eight unique suites you'll discover here is individually named, styled and furnished with loving attention to detail.
There are four Couples' Treetop Suites - ideal if you're bringing your soul mate along. Each includes captivating mountain and forest views, with a tented bedroom, a hand-crafted kitchen, and a honeymoon bed that features a mosquito net decorated with roses. Out on the deck, you'll find a gorgeous sunken bath that's ideal for watching the stars twinkling in the onyx sky.
The two Family Sharing Treetop Suites are toddler-friendly, beautifully surrounded by ancient Knysna forest. Sleeping up to four guests per suite, you'll find a cosy queen bed, a double bunk and an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area enclosed by glass, for truly magnificent valley views.
Finally, the two Family Double Treetop Suites feature two generous, separate bedrooms complete with their own lounge areas, for the ultimate in luxury! The large decking area comes complete with a barbecue, while inside you'll find a curved kitchen that flows naturally around the trees, and a bathroom that opens out into deep forest.
Luxuriate in that wonderful feeling of having absolutely nothing to do, as you watch glorious butterflies flutter past. If you're in the mood to socialise, there's a communal entertainment area, a children's playground, a deep pool and a solar-heated Jacuzzi to congregate around.
Fancy heading out? As you might imagine, there are some amazing forest walks in the local area - so don't forget to bring sturdy boots!
The local beaches are stunning, too, and well within a short driving distance. Though if you don't want to head even that far, you'll find plenty of tranquil beauty spots for wild swimming close by.
(And of course, it goes almost without saying that keen photographers will find plenty to occupy their cameras!)
Hiding out in the forest just took on a beautiful new meaning at Teniqua Treetops, so if you want to take yourselves off the beaten tourist tracks and immerse yourselves in the authentic charms of nature...well, you know exactly where to head.
Things to note
There is a shopping service available and bookable at least 7 days prior to your arrival, enquire for details.
Region: Nr Sedgefield, Western Cape
Cost (from): £78 per night (Couples Suite)
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per Suite
Bathrooms: 1 per Suite
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 1020
FacilitiesCouples Treetop Suite sleeps 2, double bed, mosquito net, ensuite bathroom, hand-crafted kitchen, antique wardrobe, indoor & outdoor sitting areas, outdoor deck, sunken bath.
Family Sharing Treetop Suite sleeps 4, queen sized bed, double bunk, ensuite bathroom, large family corner bath, fully equipped kitchen, dining & lounge facilities.
Family Double Treetop Suite sleeps 4, two bedrooms, bathroom, toilet, shower, indoor sitting areas, kitchen, gas cooker, microwave, large outdoor deck, Weber BBQ.
Birdwatching, hiking, cycling, beaches, markets, swimming. surfing, nature reserves, kayaking, golf.
At a glance
- A family, wheelchair and eco-friendly South African forest resort with eight self-contained treetop suites.
- The resort is 20 minutes from the coastal town of Sedgefield, set along the famed Garden Route.
- Choose from a couple's or a family suite, all with incredible views, sunken baths and cosy beds. Bathing water is used from the local river.
- Keen birdwatchers will be in heaven, with over 100 varieties to spot, along with plenty of local wildlife.
- The nearest supermarket is a 20-minute drive away, with beaches and forest walks all close by.