Our Favourite Tree Houses

A look at two exceptional tree houses

  • LouiseRP
  • 09th May 2019

Here is a look at two of the most exceptional tree houses in South Africa and Costa Rica, click on the property name to take you to it’s dedicated page and find out more:

The Kingston Treehouse, Lion Sands, South Africa

Built beyond an outcrop of boulders, across a small drawbridge, Kingston Treehouse is a couple or family’s private vantage over Africa, opening out in front of you. Sheltered by its wood and glass structure, you can savour this faraway experience in comfort – complete with feather beds and a hot shower. A night in the Treehouse is available to guests at Ivory Lodge in Lion Sands and booked in conjunction with your lodge accommodation. You don’t check out of your suite – it’s still yours, ready for your return. The Kingston Treehouse sets you in the middle of big landscapes, globed by even bigger skies, their lights twinkling down to the horizon. Below, the stillness is punctuated by animals’ whistles, huffs, and growls… carried on the wind.

There are few such experiences left on earth that capture the romance of the untamed and untainted.

Arrive at sunset to a picnic, spend the dusk hours spotting wildlife out in the bush, and fall asleep counting shooting stars.

This is not simply a sleep out – this is an adventure with Africa, one-on-one.

The Canopy Suite, Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica

For those looking for the ultimate treehouse experience, The Canopy Suite is built high in the treetops. A private suspension bridge leads from the deck to a platform high in a massive rainforest tree that affords a sweeping view of the Pacuare River and surrounding jungle. On any given morning or evening, you can spot dozens of bird species in the nearby treetops from your aerial perch. This suite has a high, thatched roof, teak floors and wide screened windows that let the breeze through and provide a 180-degree rainforest view. It is elegantly furnished and holds a king-size, canopy bed. The adjacent covered deck has a hammock and seating area, and the entire suite opens onto a sundeck with a small stone swimming pool fed by spring water.

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