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Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge

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Restaurants

Dining at the

An excellent three-course dinner, which consists of a combination of South African and European meals, is served in the African boma under the stars around a log fire. On request, the staff at the Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge can arrange private candle light dinners for guests who wish to celebrate a special event here.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Swimming

The rock swimming pool at the Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge offers the ideal place to enjoy the warm African sunshine and to cool off in the water.

Game drives

Professional game rangers take guests daily in the early morning and late afternoon game drives through the untamed African bushveld.  For the adventure seekers, bush walks can also be enjoyed.  Unforgettable "Big Five: game drives in the bordering, game rich Thornybush Game Reserve can also be arranged for guests.

Furthermore, full day visits with an experienced ranger are available for visits to the world famous Kruger National Park. The Orpen Gate is only forty minutes away from the Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge.

Nearby Panorama Route

The magnificent and 'not to be missed' Panorama Route of Mpumalanga, South Africa, lies in proximity to the Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge. The quaint town of Pilgrims Rest, the spectacular God’s Window with the Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels as well as the Blyde River Canyon itself make a visit to this scenic area worth the while. These nearby natural wonders of South Africa can be explored on day excursions from the lodge either by self-drive or organized tours.

Nearby Endangered Species Centre

The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre can be reached from the Pezulu Lodge within only twenty minutes drive.  It is here where visitors are introduced to the conservation of rare, vulnerable and endangered animals making for a fascinating experience.

Nearby Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre

The famous Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre can be reached from Pezulu within forty minutes. This educational centre provides shelter for many of South Africa’s injured, abandoned and poisoned wildlife.

Blyde Dam Boat Trip

On the Blyde Dam Boat Cruise guests enjoy views of the fascinating Blyde River Canyon, the Three Rondavels as well as encounters with hippos, fish eagles and crocodiles.

Hot Air Ballooning

For guests staying at the Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge thrilling, Hot Air Balloon Safaris can be arranged.  This unforgettable excursion, which departs before sunrise, provides a unique and exciting way to view both scenery and wildlife while floating over the African bushveld.

Facilities

Day Itinerary

A typical day at the Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge begins with an early morning wake up call at around 5 or 6 am.  The exact time depends on the season. Guests then head out into the bush in an open 4x4 safari vehicle.

Experienced rangers share their knowledge of the African bush with the travellers.  On Pezulu's 'Big 3" game drives, guests may observe rhinos, buffaloes, giraffes, cheetahs, zebras, warthogs, a variety of different antelopes, ostriches, birds and if one is lucky leopards and hyenas can also be encountered here.

During the "Big Five" game drives one can see elephants and lions.  Guests may enjoy a relaxing spot in the bush for tea and coffee accompanied by biscuits.  After the exciting game drives, guests return to the lodge for a hearty brunch.

The early afternoons are spent at leisure either in the comfort of the room, on the private balcony reading a book, listening to the sounds of the bush or relaxing at the swimming pool.

Delicious high tea at the Pezulu Game Lodge is served at around 3 pm before guests head out for the late afternoon/evening game drive.

The sunset can be admired with the view of the northern Drakensberg Mountains with snacks, and refreshing drinks are provided.  The game drive is continued after this break in the search for nocturnal animals.

Guests return to the lodge at around 7 pm.  After some time to freshen up, guests may enjoy an aperitif in the original treetop bar before the delicious dinner is provided by a log fire in the lodge's traditional boma.

Services

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Safari drives
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris

Available Rooms

Jackalberry (Standard Tree House)

# Rooms:
1

The accommodation at the Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge in South Africa consists of eight reed and thatch tree houses which can accommodate up to twenty-five guests in total.  Each of these magnificent tree houses is different and has been designed to fit perfectly into the environment.

All the Standard Tree Houses have a bedroom with a double bed as well as a separate bathroom with toilet and open-air shower (some also have a bath). Also, they all have a large, private balcony overlooking the bush.

Single Room R1820
Double Room R3020

Teak 1 (Standard Tree House)

# Rooms:
1
Single Room R1820
Double Room R3020

Falsethorn (Standard / Family Tree House)

# Rooms:
3
Single Room R4180
Double Room R3020

Teak 2 (Standard Family Tree House)

# Rooms:
3

The Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge in South Africa also features three family tree houses which can accommodate a family with up to 5 children.  One or two additional beds can also be placed in the parents’ bedroom for very young children who prefer to share the room with their parents.  It is especially the children who love the tree houses at Pezulu!

Single Room R2090
Double Room R3020

Bushwillow (Superior Tree House)

# Rooms:
1

This new, spacious, light and high tree house at the Pezulu Game Lodge with queen-size bed and large balcony offer a beautiful view of the bush. It has an inside toilet and a covered open-air shower.

Single Room R4750
Double Room R3220

Knobthorn (Superior Family Tree House)

# Rooms:
1
Single Room R4750
Double Room R3220

Drunken Parrot (Honeymoon Treehouse)

# Rooms:
1

The specially designed Honeymoon Tree House is five meters off the ground in a Huilboerboon tree, split into two levels.  This gorgeous tree house at Pezulu is spacious and fitted with a king size bed, a lounge area, bathroom and a sunken bath from where views over the bushveld can be admired.  Guests are invited to relax in the heart of nature in this honeymoon suite, the hanging chairs on the balcony provide an excellent place to do so.

Single Room R3160
Double Room R3420

Mountain View (Luxury Tree House)

# Rooms:
1

The 7 metre high Mountain View Tree House at Pezulu is built in a Jackalberry tree consisting of a spacious bedroom featuring a king-size bed and a separate bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath. The outside bathroom provides of this Tree House offers an outdoor shower which is surrounded by branches and leaves making for a unique experience. From the balcony, the most scenic views of the northern Drakensberg Mountains can be admired.

Single Room R3500
Double Room R3900

Marula (Luxury Family Tree House)

# Rooms:
1

The Marula Suite is used as a Family tree house for big families of 5 – 6 people because it is the most spacious tree house with its two spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and two large balconies.

Single Room R6220
Double Room R4360

Dream (Luxury Honeymoon TreeHouse)

# Rooms:
1

The luxurious and romantic Dream Tree House at Pezulu has been constructed on two Marula trees.  It consists of a spacious main bedroom, a welcoming lounge and a bathroom which is fitted with a Jacuzzi bath.  A separate walkway leads to the twin outdoor shower.

The comfortable king size bed is on wheels which allow guests to sleep either inside or outside on the patio under the stars.  From the Dream Tree House's large balcony guests enjoy spectacular views of the African savannah and a waterhole.

Single Room R4180
Double Room R4540
 

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.524859

Longitude: 31.120186

Directions

Directions to the Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge from Johannesburg:

- From Johannesburg, proceed East along the N4 passing Witbank and Middleburg
- Turn left onto the R540 in Belfast.
- From Belfast move through Dullstroom to Lydenburg.
- From Lydenburg take the R36 to Ohrigstad.
- Stay on this road passing through the Strijdom Tunnel.
- Keep on this road for 29 km until you see the sign for Swadini / Orpen.
- Turn right here and continue for 32 km.
- Turn left at the sign for Orpen and continued 2.5 km until you see the sign for Guernsey.
- Go through the Control Gate and drive for 8.5 km until you see the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve sign on your right.
- Turn inside here and continue for about 2 km until you reach the reserve gate.
- Finally, follow the Pezulu signs.

Directions from the Orpen Gate, Kruger National Park:

- Stay on the R531 for about 40 km.
- Turn right when you see the sign for Guernsey.
- Go through the Control gate and drive for 8.5 km until you see the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve sign on your right.
- Turn inside here and continue for about 2 km until you reach the reserve gate.
- Finally, follow the Pezulu signs.

Directions from Hoedspruit to the Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge:

- Head South on the R40 towards Whiteriver.
- After 23 km turn left when you see the Guernsey sign (just after the Cheetah Project).
- Go through the Control gate and continue this road for about 11 km (road becomes dirt half way).
- When you reach the end of this road, turn right.
- After about 4 km you will see the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve sign on your left.
- Turn inside here and continue for about 2 km until you reach the reserve gate.
- Follow the Pezulu signs.

Directions to the Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge from Nelspruit:

- Take the R40 towards White River.
- Continue the R40 towards Hazyview, Bushbuckridge, Acornhoek.
- Continue straight on the R 40 till you see the sign for Orpen (R531).
- Turn right and continue for 2,5 km until you see the Guernsey sign.
- Turn left and went through the Control Gate. Drive for 8,5 km till you see the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve sign on your right side.
- Turn inside here and continue for about 2 km until you reach the reserve gate.
- Finally, follow the Pezulu signs.

Access to the Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge by Air:

The nearest airport is Eastgate, which is situated about 30 minutes away from the Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge.
South African Airways offers daily flights from Johannesburg to the Eastgate Airport.
Transfers from the Eastgate Airport to the Pezulu Tree House Game Lodge is available on request.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

3 Star