A growing industry, eco-tourism venues are cropping up around the world, often in truly impressive ways. This ‘treehouse’ accommodation in South Africa will put you right above the action.
Isolated in the heart of South Africa, rising 12 metres in the air is the Ngala Treehouse, the latest project by &Beyond. The completely private, four-level hotel accommodation — surrounded by nothing but the South African bush opened in February 2020. A new experience launched at the &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge and tented camp, the fully solar-powered timber treehouse is designed by Fox Browne creative in partnership with architect Jack Alexander.
The structure offers a rooftop deck with an outdoor bed and lounge for al fresco sundowners and dinner for two, an indoor bedroom, and a full bathroom with an outdoor shower — all with uninterrupted views of the bush below.
Situated on the border of Kruger National Park, the Ngala treehouse is situated within the &Beyond Ngala private game reserve. Surrounded by a thorn boma fence and just a phone call away from the dedicated treehouse attendant, travellers can feel safe in this otherwise intimidating setting.
The reserve shares unfenced borders with South Africa’s most famous wilderness area, which allows a variety of wildlife species — including the “big five” lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and cape buffalo — to wander freely. Guests can enjoy exclusive game drives and bush walks on 36,000 acres of wilderness land on this private reserve.
With a company ethos of "Care of the Land, Wildlife & People" &Beyond strive to make “a meaningful contribution to the preservation of our world's cultures and wildlife” through their high-end tours. The newly opened Ngala Treehouse experience in the latest in &Beyond’s growing collection of lodges and camps across the globe – from Africa to Asia and South America — specialising in experiences of the ‘natural world’.
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