In the foothills of the Outeniqua mountain range sits a small farm of 100 acres holding the Teniqua Treetops lodge. Committed to giving guests a pure nature experience, you won’t find anything too sanitized here. If you love the sounds of nature, a star-studded night sky, and pure rainforests, but you don’t mind a couple bugs, then Teniqua is the lodge for you.
Stay in cozy treehouses beautifully crafted out of local wood. The guest cabins sit in the treetops, offering guests an amazing immersive experience of the forest. Purposefully rustic, Teniqua is perfect for the non-fussy nature lover who wants to experience some of the last remaining pristine rainforests in South Africa.
This partially off-the-grid lodge is 65 kilometers from George Airport. Off the beaten path and charmingly rustic, this lodge gives guests the permission to enjoy nature with all its benefits and all its quirks.
Teniqua Treetops was created over 18 years ago as an eco-lodge making use of wood, tents, and glass. The wood comes from sustainable farming and is produced locally. The Treetop suites are built on stilts above the forest floor minimizing their footprint. The staff employed are all local and assisted with the building of the resort.
Teniqua harvests rainwater and produces their own water drawn from the Karatara river via an eco-friendly chemical-free water plant. All toilets flush with the byproduct from the water plant and make use of septic tanks which then flow into soakaway pits which feed the forest. All amenities are certified eco-friendly.
Teniqua makes use of solar power for 10% of their energy consumption, and plans are in progress to increase this in the next year to 90%. Teniqua is a custodian of the Knysna forest and takes it seriously: alien vegetation is removed regularly and replaced with indigenous trees grown in their own orchard.
This rustic lodge is 25 kilometers from the town of Sedgefield. With clean air, swaying forests, and sunset views within the treetops, Teniqua Treetops is the perfect forest retreat. Read more about them here.
Lowest impact construction and operation
Highest level of energy efficiency
Pioneer in waste management
Fully organic and chemical-free operation
Actively protects nature and community