When Guy Aubrey Chalkley sought refuge high up in a grand Leadwood Tree to steer clear of the ground-dwelling predators, little did he know that his camp would inspire the creation of a luxurious treetop sanctuary. This historic escape led to the conceptualization and birth of The Chalkley Treehouse at the renowned Lion Sands Game Reserve.
The Chalkley Treehouse stands as an embodiment of opulence, poised amidst the vast African expanse. It offers an unparalleled treehouse experience, where guests can revel in the splendor of the African wilderness, yet not compromise on the amenities of a 5-star accommodation. Every nuance, from the architecture to the arrangement, is designed to evoke a sense of wonder and an intimate connection with nature.
Come sunset, guests are escorted to their elevated abode. Awaiting them is a gourmet picnic, where flavors dance under the twilight. As darkness blankets the savannah, the treehouse becomes a tranquil retreat. Here, guests can sip on their preferred drinks, the vast sky overhead twinkling with countless stars, making it an experience that tugs at the heartstrings of romantics and adventurers alike.
A stay at The Chalkley Treehouse is priced from ZAR 2,750.00 per person per night, translating to approximately $235/£150/€189.
However, the magic doesn’t end there. Lion Sands Game Reserve, eulogized by The Coolist for its ethereal beauty, is a mosaic of unparalleled experiences. Positioned in one of the “most naturally beautiful settings in the world”, this reserve allows guests a proximate encounter with Africa’s eminent wildlife – lions, hippos, elephants, and giraffes, to name a few. Alongside The Chalkley Treehouse, the reserve is adorned with five sumptuous lodges and two other exquisite treehouses. Each of these structures, raised on platforms, ensures that guests are perpetually cradled in the arms of the wilderness, guaranteeing an unforgettable sojourn beneath the African stars.
Source & Photos: © Lion Sands Private Game Reserve.