I had this venue on my list from the moment this road trip was being conceptualized. I do not enjoy camping but glamping sounded like a nice compromise so, it was included in the list of places we wanted to try out.
This place reminds me of Kellermans, you know, where Dirty Dancing was filmed? Daytime, nighttime, any hour whether rain or shine Games and lectures, talks and music happily combine Join hands and hearts and voices Voices, hearts and hands At Kellermans the friendships last long As the mountains stand
For those who are not familiar with the term, glamping is when you stay in a tent that you didn’t have to set up yourself, there is a comfy bed to sleep in and there is a warm shower that you don’t have to share with the rest of the camp site. What I listed there is pretty much everything I hate about traditional camping, so you can see why Teniqua Treetop accommodation in Knysna checked all the boxes for me. So, not only are you living in a tent but the tent is “in” a tree.
Now, I’m not a huge fan of ladders so I was relieved to find that we didn’t have to hoist our luggage up a tree. You see, this is self catering accommodation, so it wouldn’t just be our luggage but also all our food and kitchen supplies. It is essentially just a chalet nestled into the trees with the attached tent component housing the bedroom while the kitchen, bathroom and living area is house inside 4 walls and a roof. And yes, it is a composting toilet…which caused me a lot of apprehension.
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Teniqua Treetop Tented Accommodation, Knysna
What I like about this place is that you feel completely cut off from everything and everyone. The treehouses are quite far apart (you can’t see your neighbours) which is comforting in your window fronted bath tub.
If you want to watch TV, you can walk up to the communal room near reception, where you are invited to choose from an extensive DSTV channel list or even slip in a DVD. If you’d prefer to do some bundu bashing, you can hike one of the many paths (from easy to extreme) in the forest. Kids are well catered for with a play frame, sand pit,trampoline and pool while older kids might prefer to tuck into a book from the book shelves or select a board game.
This is probably why this place reminded me of Kellermans. Everyone can choose what kind of holiday they want. No one is forced to do just one or two kinds of thing. It also means it’s the kind of place you can keep coming back to because, as your family changes, there is something different for everyone.
We are staying in the family with young kids treehouse called Tranquility. It has a king sized bed and bunk beds for 2 kids. There is a resident treehouse cat who comes to visit as well as a wild horse that comes to the door. There is also a treehouse for honeymooners as well as one for families with older kids where they get their own room.
Does this sound like your kind of holiday, visit the website for more information Teniqua Treetops.