South Africa’s Top 7 Safari Lodges with Treehouse Accommodation

Going on safari is the type of holiday that reaches deep into the soul and makes it scream with delight. There is something so real, authentic and primitive about being so close to wildlife. Being in the bush feels like you are part of the herd, at one with your wild side and safari amateurs always leave wanting more. Despite the obvious sophistication and luxury of many safari lodges, your time in the pristine African bush will always feel natural and peaceful. Witness predators fighting, elephants wallowing, leopards idling away their time in tall trees and hippos splashing in their muddy domains. Still not adventurous enough? Then, you’ll need to stay in a treehouse for the ultimate safari experience.

More adventurous guests often seek to  sleep outdoors under the stars.  For this reason, there are a number of lodges that have designed unique treehouses to intensify their guests’ South African bush experience. Some treehouses are more luxurious than others and some offer a more authentic experience. We’ve made quite a varied selection of treehouse lodges – take your pick !

Here is our choice of South Africa’s top 7 safari lodges with treehouse accommodation:

Africa on Foot in the Kruger’s Klaserie Private Reserve

From USD 200 – 350 per person sharing per night

The Klaserie is an uncrowded private nature reserve offering a spectacle of big game sightings. Africa on Foot offers standard chalets and a treehouse for that safari experience with a difference.  You’ll need to request a stay in the treehouse, which comes at no extra cost.

The Africa on Foot Treehouse Experienc
Africa on Foot offers a Unique Treehouse Experience


nThambo Tree Camp in the Klaserie Private Reserve

From USD 200 – 350 per person sharing per night

nThambo is a small and intimate camp that focuses purely on the safari experience in one of the most untouched reserves in the Kruger. All of the tented lodges are built on wooden stilts and situated at eye-level with the trees.

Klaserie Reserve's nThambo Tree Camp
Enjoy An Authentic Safari at nThambo Tree Camp


Lion Sands Chalkley Treehouse in Sabi Sand Game Reserve

From USD 550 + per person sharing per night

Located in one of the most exclusive private reserves in the Kruger, the Chalkley treehouse is quite a sight to behold. Quite literally built as if it’s an extension of a tree, this treehouse is ideal for guests seeking romance under the stars.

The Romantic Chalkley Treehouse
One the Most Romantic Spots on Earth – the Chalkley Treehouse

Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge in the Limpopo Province

From USD 100 – 250 per person sharing per night

Pezulu is a small and exclusive game lodge located in the Limpopo Province which is a 40 minute drive outside of the Kruger Park. Each lodge has been constructed out of thatch and reed; and is nestled in the tops of the trees. The branches that grow through the treehouses are proof that you really are sleeping in a tree!

Pezulu Treehouse Game Lodge, Limpopo Region
Stay Overnight in Pezulu’s Tranquil Treehouse Game Lodge


Bushwa Game Lodge in the Waterberg – Limpopo Province

From USD 100 – 250 per person sharing per night

Bushwa is a luxury tented camp that has a unique treehouse unit for guests wanting to sleep under the stars. Located in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere, the Bushwa Tree House makes for a great weekend break. Enjoy elephant-back safaris and educate yourself about their white lion breeding project.

The Waterberg's Bushwa Treehouse
The Bushwa Treehouse unit in the Limpopo’s Waterberg Biosphere


Londolozi Tree Camp in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve

From USD 550 + per person sharing per night

Journey into the wilderness when you stay in the tree camp and indulge your senses. Overlooking the Sabi reserve from a birds-eye point of view, Londolozi Tree Camp offers incredible game viewing opportunities. Gaze at the elephants below as they drink from the river and soak up bush life from a different angle.

Sabi Sand's Londolozi Lodge
Luxury at Sabi Sands Londolozi Tree Camp in Sabi Sands


Jaci’s Tree Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve

From USD 250 – 400 per person sharing per night

Situated in the  Malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, Jaci’s Tree Lodge is part of the Madikwe Game Lodge and is home to tree lodges with wooden stilts perched high above the bush.

The Treehouse Accommodation in Madikwe
Madikwe Game Lodge Offers Treehouse Accommodation at Jaci’s