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Treehouses

The Lion Sands Treehouses are the ultimate bush bedrooms. Arrive at sunset to a scrumptious picnic dinner, and spend the hours of dusk fully appreciating the vastness of the bushveld as it transforms from day to night. Slumber directly beneath the Milky Way where you may well lose count of the shooting stars.

The Treehouses at Lion Sands are for the hopeless romantic (ideal as a wedding or anniversary treat), the adventurer, the person who needs a complete disconnect and digital detox, or the wildlife enthusiast who prefers the bush au-natural.

All of the Treehouses are securely constructed above the ground, where animals will remain at a safe and comfortable distance. Our Field Guide will provide a full orientation when he drops guests off before sunset, and will remain on call via the radio left behind until it is time to leave the following morning after sunrise and a good cup of coffee!


KINGSTON TREEHOUSE, SABI SAND RESERVE

Constructed entirely from wood and glass, with contemporary décor in understated hues of greys, white, black and purple. Make your way through rows of magnificent white boulders and across a small drawbridge, and you will find Africa unfolding in front if you.

Quick facts:

  • Number of guests: 4
  • Twin beds option: No
  • Stargazing: Impossible to count
  • Shower: Yes
  • Vanity: Double
  • WC: Yes
  • Electricity: No
  • Radio Communication & mobile phone signal: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: You must be joking!
  • Children: Yes
  • Safety features: Single door, drawbridge, radio communication
  • Distance from Lodge: 1.6km/ 1mi
  • Seasonal: All year
  • View: Tree tops
  • Size in decking: 60m2/ 645ft2

CHALKLEY’S TREEHOUSE, SABI SAND RESERVE

The original Treehouse. Guy Aubrey Chalkley once set up camp in a majestic centuries-old Leadwood Tree to escape the predators roaming the plains below. We decided that this would be the ideal place to build the ultimate bush bedroom, and so came to be The Chalkley Treehouse.

A secure and lavish platform under the stars, the treehouse has all the 5-star comforts, but affords an experience as wild as the animals that roam beneath it. As it sleeps two guests it is perfect for Honeymoon getaways.

Quick facts:

  • Number of guests: 2
  • Twin beds option: No
  • Stargazing: Impossible to count
  • Shower: Not at the moment
  • Vanity: Single
  • WC: Yes
  • Electricity: No
  • Radio Communication & mobile phone signal: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: You must be joking!
  • Children: No
  • Safety features: Single door, stairway, radio communication
  • Distance from Lodge: 4.5km/ 2.7mi
  • Seasonal: All year
  • View: Open plain
  • Size in decking: 40m2/ 430ft2

TINYELETI TREEHOUSE, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Tinyeleti which aptly translates to ‘Many Stars’, is an overnight wilderness experience that has no match. Watch the sun dip beyond the horizon as you sip on a cocktail or a glass of bubbly. You will be utterly riveted by the many animals that arrive at the river to quench their thirst.

Quick facts:

  • Number of guests: 4
  • Twin beds option: No
  • Stargazing: Impossible to count
  • Shower: No
  • Vanity: Double
  • WC: Yes
  • Electricity: No
  • Radio Communication & mobile phone signal: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: You must be joking!
  • Children: Yes
  • Safety features: Double safety door, drawbridge, radio communication
  • Distance from Lodge: 2km/ 1.3mi
  • Seasonal: All year
  • View: Sabie River
  • Size in decking: 50m2/ 540ft2