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We live in a world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. ~ Jawaharial Nehru

We are a 3 Star Rated Self-catering Exclusive resort with accolades for birding, family-friendly, and hiking, issued by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.  Situated in 36 hectares of forest in the Garden Route, 16 km’s from the N2. We are off the beaten track and partially off the grid. The closest town, shop, and restaurant is 20 minutes away in the slow town called Sedgefield, so be sure to stock up with groceries on your way.

For your convenience, we offer a DIY Menu with meals that can be cooked over the coals or in the microwave. Download the menu here. When making a booking you can add extras to your account, alternatively, send us an email with your selection to

Our on-site amenities include a licensed bar serving drinks and refreshments only, a petting zoo, an art gallery, 2 forest trails and a river walk giving guests access to the Karatara river and rock pools.

All our suites are nestled within the magnificent indigenous Knysna Forest. The suites are built in a gorge, so access is from ground level and the front of the suite is built on stilts ranging from two to six meters above ground, giving you breath-taking views of the Karatara Gorge or the majestic Knysna Forest.

We’re best suited to nature lovers, those wanting something a little unique, quirky, and adventurous; especially when the winds pick up and the odd thunderstorm hits.

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children

~ Ancient Indian proverb

Each suite is a combination of tent canvas, wood, and glass. As we are an eco-friendly lodge, we do our best to upcycle materials. We strive to minimize our energy usage and water wastage. 

Let’s all take a moment and be thankful that spiders can’t fly.

Please be aware that you are going to be in the bush. This is not a manicured environment; it is part of the forest. We won’t, don’t, can’t fumigate the forest … so if you are someone who doesn’t have phobias about flora or fauna; trees, plants, birds, wild animals, insects, spiders, snakes, butterflies, moths, tame animals …… Teniqua Treetops is the holiday destination for you.

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