Nothing beats sleeping out in the open air on a private platform raised high above the ground…

This once in a lifetime experience begins at sunset when the sky is illuminated with orange and red hues.

After admiring the incredible views, you sit down to enjoy a candle-lit dinner served under a canopy of stars.

Tree house sleep-out experiences appeal to nature lovers and those looking for a unique way to celebrate wedding anniversaries, honeymoons, and even proposals.

Here are some of the most romantic tree house getaways in South Africa.

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Romantic Tree House Getaways in Kapama Game Reserve

Nestled between the Blyde River Valley and Kruger National Park is the Big 5 Kapama Private Game Reserve.

The lodges at Kapama vary in style, from luxury tented accommodation to ultra luxurious suites.  The tree house is positioned away from the lodges to offer a private experience in the heart of the bush. The treehouse is an open-air platform that is dressed with a four poster bed, mosquito netting, a dining space, and lower level bathroom with hot shower and double vanity. For peace of mind, you are also provided with a two-way radio and cellular phone.

Kapama pulls out all the stops for their guests, providing a round of sundowners and an intimate space in which to enjoy a five course dinner that is perfectly prepared by a personal chef.

Gazing up at the stars whilst listening to the calls of the bush is what makes a treehouse experience like Kapama so special.


Romantic Tree House Getaways in Lion Sands

Lion Sands Game Reserve boasts two opulent treehouses in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and one in the Kruger National Park. Booked in conjunction with your accommodation, a sleep-out experience at Lion Sands is comfortable and incredibly luxurious.

Chalkley tree house was built with comfort in mind – boasting a double canopy bed that is draped in mosquito netting, a double shower and vanity, solar lighting, secure stairway with a safety door, and two-way radio communication. The soft glow of lanterns and no WiFi access ensures an authentic and private sleep-out experience.

Kingston tree house is a glass and wood masterpiece with views over the treetops. This treehouse is dressed with a deluxe king-sized bed and twin pull-out beds, rain shower, double vanity, solar lighting, safety door and two-way radio communication.

Tinyeleti offers spectacular views across the Sabie River which is a hotspot for animals during the early hours of the evening and morning. Much like the Kingston Tree house, Tinyeleti has a deluxe king-sized bed and twin pull-out beds, rain shower, double vanity, solar lighting, safety door and two-way radio communication.

Romantic Tree House Getaways at Tswalu

The Tswalu tree house is named ‘Malori’ which means ‘Dreamer’ in Tswana and it is indeed a perfect place to fall deep into thought and dream away. Set within open savannahs, the views from the platform are simply breathtaking, with the bushveld visible by day and a gorgeous starlit sky at night. It is said that stargazing in the Kalahari is at its very best, with the stars appearing closer than you have ever seen them before.

The platform is relatively open but weather-proof blinds and a small thatched roof which hangs over the plush king-size offer protection from the elements. Because there is no prominent threat in the area, the bathroom is a short walk away and includes a hot shower and vanity. Having a minimal amount of bush furniture on the platform allows one to truly immerse with nature, experiencing the bush in a true and meaningful way.


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