Tucked into the heart of South Africa’s breathtaking wilderness lies a spectacular getaway – the Tinyeleti Treehouse Hotel. Aptly named ‘Many Stars’ when translated from Xitsonga, Tinyeleti offers an unmatched overnight wilderness experience.
Imagine this: As the golden hues of the sun give way to twilight, you’re perched high above, cocktail or glass of bubbly in hand. The sounds of the Sabie River weave a soothing background melody, enriched by the calls of night predators, birds, and the distant roar of a lion. This isn’t just any holiday; it’s a sojourn into the soul of Africa.
What makes the Tinyeleti Treehouse Hotel truly extraordinary isn’t just its panoramic views of the meandering Sabie River and the abundance of life it nurtures. It’s the immersive experience it offers. Here, guests don’t merely observe nature; they become a part of its rhythm and pulse. Those fortunate enough to embrace this haven often find themselves at a loss for words, overwhelmed by its magnificence.
Designed with a spacious 50m2 deck, the treehouse comfortably accommodates up to four guests. And while it welcomes children, one might say its best offerings are reserved for the child in every adult. True to its authentic wilderness experience, there’s no electricity. But fear not! The lodge equips visitors with a torch. Surprisingly, given the elevated location, it might just be possible to catch a cellphone signal. But, with the enthralling beauty that sprawls below, who would be tempted to scroll through mundane emails?
A night at the Tinyeleti Treehouse is priced at ZAR 2,750.00 per person, which translates roughly to $235/£150/€189.
Nestled within the acclaimed Lion Sands Game Reserve, which The Coolist heralds as one of the “most naturally beautiful settings in the world”, the Tinyeleti is just one jewel in the crown. The reserve beckons guests with promises of intimate encounters with African giants – lions, hippos, elephants, and giraffes. Beyond the allure of wildlife, it boasts luxurious accommodations, including five snug lodges and three exquisite treehouses. Each of these treehouses stands tall on platforms, raising guests above the mesmerizing African terrain and ensuring an unforgettable starlit night.
For those seeking an authentic African escapade, combined with the luxury of world-class accommodations, the Tinyeleti Treehouse Hotel awaits.