The idea of staying in a tree house while on vacation may seem thrilling to some and terrifying to others. For those who are not a fan of heights it might be best to sit this one out but those who want to be overlooking the savannahs of South Africa and have an unimpeded view of zebras roaming around and the stars at night then a stay at Lion Sands should be on every traveler’s bucket list.
There are four treehouses to choose from, the Chalkey Treehouse has a four poster bed and is completely open to the elements which will literally make you feel like you have walked into the film Out Of Africa. The gauzy white curtains will blow in the breeze as you see all of the stars winking in the night sky. In the morning, animals in the game reserve will wander by on their search for sustenance and water which is an excellent opportunity to let the nature photographer in everyone free.
If you feel you need to be a bit more protected from the elements and the wildlife then the Kingston Treehouse which is built on stilts and has giant glass floor to ceiling windows encircling it will be a better choice. This treehouse has a full bathroom for guests to use. Imagine lounging in the bath while elephants stop outside your window or gazelles trot by. Staying at one of these will be unforgettable whether you are with a loved one or on your own looking for some solitude.
The treehouses are situated in a private game reserve called Sabi Sand which means that this will be an exclusive spot not overrun with other visitors on safari. Kruger National Park is also in the vicinity which means a lot of different animals will be wandering through. You will be brought to your treehouse by a field guide who will explain everything to you from how to use the amenities and how to stay safe for your night in African paradise. Each treehouse comes with a radio should the need for help arise and a picnic and breakfast is provided while you are dangling in the sky. The other lodges on site can be stayed at for longer times and cater to all dietary needs such as vegans and those that keep kosher making this breathtaking property the ideal place for families, couples, or solo travelers to kick back and take in the cool South African nights.