Family Treehouse in South Africa
Big enough to accommodate five people, this treehouse is best for those who are looking for a great time out in the African wilderness.
- Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
- 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
- Changing booking details is always free.
- Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
- Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.
- Hospitable and Friendly Owners and Staff
- Fully-Working Facilites to Make Your Stay Comfy
- Big Enough for a Family with 7 Members
- Breathtaking Views from the Terrace
- Access to Many Fun-Filled Activities
If you want you and your family to have a one-of-a-kind experience on your next vacation, then make sure you come to the Family Treehouse in Limpopo, South Africa. As far as treehouses go, it is quite rustic. However, it is still luxurious enough to keep you relaxed and comfortable.
In here, you need not worry about keeping your pack occupied because there are a host of things staying at this cabin allows you to do. You can go on hiking tours and jeep safaris to see exotic animals, cruise along the Blyde River Canyon on a boat, and even ride a hot air balloon up into the air! Moreover, you can visit the various tourist spots nearby like the Kruger National Park, the Endagered Species Centre, and the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre.
But if relaxation is more like your cup of tea, you can simply stay in your treehouse and watch the animals from there, lounge around in the balcony under the canopy of the stars, or stroll out into the grounds where there's a dining area and a pool. Whichever way you choose, you're sure to have a grand time here.
The Family Treehouse, which is located in the middle of an animal game reserve in Limpopo, is big enough to accommodate families with up to five children. This place definitely won't leave you feeling cramped.
Another good thing about this treehouse is that you can move beds around wherever you want. So if you've got a child who would want to sleep with you, that can be easily arranged.
Also, it has everything you and your family need to make your stay quite comfy. It has working toilets, hot and cold showers, electricity, tea and coffee service, overhead fans and heaters, and even an electronic safe for your valuables.
And if it's privacy you want, this treehouse has that too since it's tucked away far from other cabins in the vicinity.
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How to get there
There are many from which to approach the Family Tree House both by land and air. If you wish to drive to the treehouse, you can start from Johannesburg. Proceed east along the N4 passing Witbank and Middleburg. Once at Belfast, turn left onto the R540 and proceed through Dullstroom up to Lydenburg. From Lydenburg take the R36 to Ohrigstad and stay on this road for 29 kilometers until you see the sign for Swadini or Orpen. Turn right there and continue for 32 kilometers. Turn left at the sign for Orpen and continue on for 2.5 kilometers until you see the sign for Guernsey. Go through the Control Gate and drive for 8.5 kilometers until you see the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve sign on your right. Turn inside here and continue for about 2 kilometers until you reach the reserve gate and follow the signs that lead to Pezulu. Also you can travel from Hoedspruit. Just head south on the the R40 towards Whiteriver and turn left when you see the Guernsey sign. Go through the Control gate and continue on this road for about 11 kilometers and turn right when you reach the end of the road. Stay on this road for 4 kilometers until you see the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve sign on your right. Turn inside here and continue for about 2 km until you reach the reserve gate and follow the signs Pezulu. And finally there's a route from Nelspruit. Simply go on the R40 towards until you see the sign for Orpen. Turn right on the R531 and continue for 2.5 kilometes until you reach the Guernsey sign. Turn left, go through the control gate, and drive for 8.5 kilometers until you see the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve sign on your right. Turn here and continue for another 2 kilometers until you reach the reserve gate. From there, simply follow the signs to Pezulu. If you wish to travel by air, make sure you book a flight to from Johannesburg Eastgate which is the closest airport to the Family Tree House, being only 30 minutes away. If you call the owners ahead of time and announce your arrival, they can pick you up from the airport.
About the area
When you're staying at the Family Tree House in Limpopo, South Africa, you definitely won't run out of things to do. For starters, you can simply hang around your balcony and watch giraffes, zebras, and antelopes graze only meters away from you. Next, you can go on a hike or a jeep safari which will enable you to spot a lot more exotic animals such as leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, cheetahs, and birds. Then there's the various day tours you can pick from. You can choose the Panorama Route and check out the beautiful scenic spots near the treehouse like the Pilgrims Rest, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels and Blyde River Canyon; or visit the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre and the Endangered Species Centre and see how locals take care of the wonderful animals their land is blessed with. In addition to those, you can also go on a refreshing boat trip along the Blyde Dam River or ride a hot air balloon and enjoy a bird's eye view of the grounds.
2 Reviews - Family Treehouse in South Africa
Phil - England
We have stayed here before nearly seven years ago. We had the honeymoon tree houes which was contructed with the tree as an integral part. This time we were in a tree house that was more on stilts near a tree so it wasn't quite as charming. We were also there while the weather was very hot, 35 degrees C, so the nights weren't very comfortable (No A/c). Beds were very comfortable and the food was simple but very good. Went on a big 5 game drive which was a little too rushed. I.e. see one of the big 5 and then drive quickly to the next sighting.
Vaughan - the United States
Sleeping in the treetops
We stayed here for a couple of nights in July.
The children (and us) loved sleeping (and showering!!!) in the treetops, and felt like we were true explorers lost in wild Africa.
The inside of the cabin was luxurious, but nevertheless authentic, the food was welcoming and "homy", and the sunsets from the top of our private terrasse were unforgettable. Six months later, we still hear the sounds, smell the perfumes, and feel the breeze that welcomed us on our treetop evenings. THIS is Africa.
But most of all, we loved spending the evening with Vaughan, the owner. Vaughan is Africa, too.
He was of great moral support after a crazy adventure we had with our rental car and he and his friend and neighbor Natalie went through lots of trouble helping us out; he taught games kids in the bush play to our children, and gave us information you don't find in books about nature, animals, politics, whatnot...
We will cherish the memory of our stay here, Vaughan. Thanks!