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.

Klaus R

Our team is what makes us who we are

General Manager – Ansel Biesenbach

My passion is to treasure guests and touch their hearts and lives through everything we do. Building world class teams to deliver exceptional service and experiences for our guests.

“Reasons or Results – you can’t have both”

Head Chef – Ettienne Stander

The scope of human interaction with food is ever changing. Using sustainably sourced ingredients to produce culinary excellence with a pallet that inspires me to continually strive to push the boundaries of what is possible.

“Family, food, consistency, Loyalty and above all team work.”