Location: Plettenberg Bay
No of rooms: 10 x Treetop Suites and 6 x Luxury two bedroom villas
One Stop Reason to Go: A roof top hideaway is what dreams are made of.
Tsala is set amidst the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest and is described as 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. Tsala is a member of both Relais & Chateaux Association and the Chaine des Rotisseurs.
Treetop Suites: Tucked into the forest canopy, 10 luxury hide-away suites are the epitome of opulent indulgence and 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. Extending into the forest is a private deck for dining al fresco and, as if in emphasis of your privacy and seclusion each suite has its own infinity pool, seemingly suspended by the very air itself.
Tsala Ridge Estate and Treetops: Built high above the forest floor to mirror the style and architecture of the widely acclaimed Tsala Treetop Lodge, the addition of six contemporary designed, luxury two bedroom villas to the Hunter Hotels portfolio has been an exciting venture. The Treetop Villas are fully furnished, equipped with a kitchenette facility, expansive lounge area, private deck overlooking the forest, plunge pool with private deck and loungers, air conditioning, TV and DVD with surround sound and also offers a serviced mini-bar and daily housekeeping. The double bedrooms each have a luxurious bathroom, separate toilet as well as the Pièce de résistance, a “moon” shower on a private deck overlooking the pristine indigenous forest.
Elevated wooden walkways meander through the trees providing easy access between the main lodge and guest suites, encouraging guests to pull themselves away from the splendour of their rooms to take a peak at the rest of the complex. The lounge area has become a firm favourite among the guests either enjoying a pre-supper cocktail, relaxing with a book from the library or while checking e mails through the Wi-Fi facility located in this area or venture onto the outside deck invitingly lures the guests to peek at the cavorting Knysna Loeries, known to be very elusive. Dine al fresco style on the deck overlooking the forest where lunches and group dinners with friends can be served during good weather conditions and where guests may choose their own local and international wines from the world-renowned underground wine cellar.Show Less