Tree house hotel in South Africa: Lion Sands Tinyeleti Treehouse

The Tinyeleti Tree house hotel, which aptly translates to ‘Many Stars’ in Xitsonga, is an overnight wilderness experience that has no match.

The Tinyeleti Tree house hotel, which aptly translates to ‘Many Stars’ in Xitsonga, is an overnight wilderness experience that has no match. Guests can watch the sun dip beyond the horizon as they sip on a cocktail or a glass of bubbly, while hearing a constant rush of animals, night predators and birds from the Sabie River.

The Tinyeleti Tree house hotel does not only provide a vantage point from where to observe the meandering river with the spectacle of life it sustains, but it is also a platform that allows to become a part of it. Tinyeleti is a tale people who experienced it, will tell over and again. That is, if they can find the words to describe it.

The 50m2 deck of the Tinyeleti Tree house hotel can accommodate 4 guests, and children are welcome. Of course there is no electricity, but the lodge provides guests with a torch, and at this height, it should even be possible to get a cellphone signal. But who in his right mind would think of checking his emails with such a spectacular scenery unfolding at his feet?

The Tinyeleti Treehouse is available from ZAR 2 750.00 per person per night ($235/£150/€189).

Described by The Coolist as one of the “most naturally beautiful settings in the world”, South Africa’s Lion Sands Game Reserve lets guests experience the natural African wildlife—like lions, hippos, elephants, and giraffes—up close, while staying in luxurious accommodations. The eco resort features five cozy lodges and three deluxe treehouses located in the thick of the wilderness. The unique treehouses are elevated on platforms that lift guests above the African landscape for an unforgettable night under the stars.

Source & Photos © Lion Sands Private Game Reserve.

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