The World’s Coolest Treehouse Hotels

Lions Sands Game Reserve – Kruger National Park, South Africa

Lions Sands Game Reserve - Kruger National Park, South Africa

It may be hard to believe but the idea for these magical open air Treehouses first came about in 1933 by adventurer and explorer Guy Aubrey Chalkey, an American of Irish descent, who came to South Africa to explore opportunities as a mining engineer and managed the famous Kimberly Diamond Mines.

Now Lions Sands Reserve is still family owned and prides itself on its holistic approach to safariing. Right in the heart of the Kruger National Park these enchanting treehouses are all about pure escapism. With no electricity and certainly no WiFi your connection to the outside world (read:your on-site field guide) is via radio contact.

Lack of mod cons aside, this captivating reserve will enchant you with its line of lanterns leading the way to your inviting canopy bed, sat pride of place on a large deck high above the ground below. A perfect place for stargazing there is also a telescope on hand so you can take in the night sky once the sun has set. Fall asleep to the sound of the wilderness beyond knowing you may not ever have a sleep quite like this again…


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