Tsala Treetop Lodge, Plettenberg Bay
Tel: 27 44 501 1111
Concierge.com's insider take:
Tsala's stone-and-wood suites are built on stilts at the end of a gorge some five miles from Plettenberg Bay. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a canopy of trees that is filled with birdsong in the mornings, and each suite sprawls from bedroom to sitting room to deck. Private fireplaces, plenty of in-room nibbles (such as fruit kebabs and local cheeses), a plunge pool on the doorstep, and complimentary Tsala wine made by the Villiera estate are only the beginning of the indulgence. A large wine cellar that includes excellent labels like Morgenhof, Cape Point, and Hamilton Russell balance out a sometimes uneven set menu. The hotel is part of the Hunter group, so you can combine your stay with time at the Gorah game lodge or the colonial Hunter's Country House.