The Tsala Story

A place of architectural genius

Tsala exudes a mysticism that makes it a destination people wish to explore and experience – it is like no other found in Africa. It has a legendary rhythm and ambience that emulates from its spectacular architecture and history.


What you can experience at Tsala Lodge

Whether you wish to stay in and relax amidst the ancient enchanting forest, or to head out and explore South Africa’s celebrated Garden Route, experiencing Tsala is pure magic.

Beautifully Located

Situated in the heart of the Garden Route

Ideally situated between the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, Tsala is a wonderful location from which to explore the beautiful Garden Route or just to spend time relaxing at the peaceful lodge.

A must see when you do the garden route! This resort has got it all. Fantastic rooms in the trees with your private pool and completely undisturbed. Fantastic food and a brilliant wine list. The garden around is a little paradise and the lodge is perfectly located for all the attractions in Plettenberg.

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Our team is what makes us who we are

General Manager – Karen du Plessis

As the conductor of the orchestra, hospitality for me is about delivering the wow factor and an unforgettable experience making you feel comfortable and completely at home.

Chef – Louis Jansen

Creating outstanding culinary delights in line with modern food trends making use of fresh local ingredients. Going the extra mile to satisfy you no matter your dietary need.