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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 dcor 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 breakfast 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 & Chteaux and Chane des Rotisseurs.

Health and Climate:

The region enjoys the most temperate climate in South Africa with summer extending from October through to April.

In mid-summer the days are gloriously long with the sun setting around seven-thirty in the evening. Winter days are generally mild but nights can be refreshingly cool.

Rooms and Units Available:

10 luxury hide-away suites and 6 luxury Villas, cocooned and private 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 fit for royalty.

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.

The Tsala Villas are suitable for family or friends travelling together as they can individually accommodate 4 guests, each with their own private suite, free standing stone bath, double vanities, double mirrored cupboards, each with built in safes as well as indoor and outdoor showers.

All the bedrooms are air conditioned, spacious and offer magnificent views of the indigenous forest. Each villa has a private deck with an infinity pool overlooking the forest below. The spacious lounge area, with a fire place for cosy winters and an overhead ceiling fan for the moderate summer seasons, flows onto a wooden deck perched above the tree top canopies.

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Bar on the Premises
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Xhosa / Zulu
DVD and/or VCR

Cancellation Policy:

between 7 & 30 days prior to arrival - 25% of the total cost of the stay being withheld
between 6 & 4 days prior to arrival - 50% of the total cost of the stay being withheld.
within 4 days of arrival - 100% of the total cost of the stay being withheld.
Premature departures may be charged for the full extent of the stay that was booked and confirmed.
Receipt of deposit or prepayment assumes unconditional agreement to our terms.


Tsala is situated between the coastal towns of Plettenberg Bay and Knysna on the scenic Garden Route of the Western Cape. Only 10km from Plettenberg Bay and 22km from Knysna along the N2, our signboards are clearly visible at the entrance of our access road, which will take you to the security entrance of the Estate.

By Road: Hunters is approximately an hour from George, two and a half hours from Port Elizabeth, and three hours drive from Gorah necessitating either car rental or road transfer, both readily available.

By Air: There are scheduled flights daily to George and Port Elizabeth from all main centres in South Africa. Alternatively, charter flights to nearby Plettenberg Bay Airport are available.

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