The Solar-Powered Safari Treehouse

Marc Gordon
Mar 15, 2020

Looking to go off the grid during your next vacation? Well then look no further than South Africa! Travel brand andBeyond has been designing personalized, high-end experiences for guests since 1991. Their focus is on both luxury and environmental impact; currently owns and operates 29 lodges and camps in safari, island destinations across Africa and South America. The company is now taking its South African destinations to new heights- literally. The company andBeyond Ngala Treehouse is a one-off, completely private accommodation that surrounds you with the wild bush of the 26,000-acre Ngala Private Game Reserve.

The new, fully solar-powered accommodation is suspended 39-feet in the air and spread out over four levels, all with uninterrupted views. There are two sleeping areas, a full bathroom with an outdoor shower, a third floor that is covered, weatherproofed, and equipped with a king bed. The rooftop also has a sleep-out platform under a retractable awning for the best start-gazing experience of your life. The top floor has a lounge area where guests can enjoy drinks and dinner. The Treehouse’s kitchen will be stocked with a full bar and jars of snacks. If you have any other needs, there is an on-call dedicated attendant.

There is no additional rate for the Treehouse experience, which can be reserved as part of a booked stay at one of the other nearby andBeyond properties. Rates for andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge start at approximately $700 per person, per night, and rates for andBeyond Ngala Tented Camp start at approximately $845 per person, per night. While the andBeyond Ngala Treehouse stay is certainly a unique one, the treehouse hotel concept is starting to gain popularity worldwide, and one can find other outdoorsy experiences like this one around the world. Take for example Denmark’s treehouse hotel called Løvtag, the Danish word for canopy. They provide clients with a luxury stay inside their rustic log-cabins in the sky – basically, the ultimate treehouse for adults. No matter where you stay, the treehouse hotel experience is truly the realization of our wildest fantasies and is guaranteed to delight your inner child.