• Pezulu Tree House Lodge

Pezulu Tree House Lodge | Thornybush

Pezulu is a small, exclusive tree house Game Lodge situated in a Private Game Reserve in the Limpopo province of South Africa, only forty minutes from the world famous Kruger National Park. Pezulu is the ideal place to escape from today’s hectic world and to enjoy the tranquility of the unspoilt African bush.

The Lodge comprises of eight unique thatch and reed tree houses, accommodating a maximum of twenty-five guests. Each unit has been built to blend with the environment whilst maintaining an element of luxury. The units have been built around the trees, resulting in huge branches which are still growing, passing through the tree houses.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability

Description 1 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019
Standard & Family on Request
Standard Single on Request
Standard Children under 12 on Request
Teens on Request
Guides on Request
New Superior on Request
Honeymoon on Request
Mountain View on Request
Marula Suite on Request
Dream on Request
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

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Pezulu Tree House Lodge is a very unique one-of-a-kind lodge. The whole team at Pezulu will ensure you will spend the most memorable days in our company. The thatched main building of the lodge is entwined around a large Marula tree. It consists of a cosy lounge with pool table, a dining area, a reception with curio shop and a charming treetop bar.

The magnificent rock swimming pool is the perfect place to cool off during hot summer days. Relax on our comfortable pool lounges and hammocks. Enjoy a sundowner from our superb lookout point while watching the African sunset over the stunning northern Drakensberg mountains. Or simply have a drink in the bar and reflect on the day passed in front of a blazing fire.

A delicious 3 course dinner (a mix of South African and European dishes), is served under the stars around a log fire in our beautiful boma. On request we organise private candle light dinners to celebrate a special event.

Pezulu Tree House Lodge's knowledgeable rangers will take you on morning and late afternoon game drives as well as bush walks. We also organise big five game drives in the bordering Thornybush reserve. Pezulu is a birder’s paradise all year round. Pezulu is ideally situated to take advantage of numerous attractions in the area.


From Johannesburg

  • From JHB – Proceed East along the N4 passing Witbank and Middleburg.
  • Turn left onto the R540 at Belfast. From Belfast proceed 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 continue 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

From Orpen Gate - 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.

From Hoedspruit

  • 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 on 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.
  • Finally follow the Pezulu signs.

From Nelspruit

  • Take the R40 towards White River.
  • Continue on 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 go 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.

By Air

The nearest airport is Eastgate, about 30 minutes from Pezulu. South African Airways offers daily flights from Johannesburg to Eastgate Airport. Transfers can be arranged on request.

Accommodation consists of eight unique thatch and reed tree houses which accommodate up to twenty-five guests. Each unit is different and has been designed to blend perfectly with the environment whilst maintaining an element of luxury. The Tree Houses are all situated in a tranquil bush setting. Every unit has a spacious balcony where you can view herds of animals passing below or view a giraffe eye to eye. Blending in beautifully with the African bush, solid wooden walkways lead high into your private tree house. All our tree houses are en-suite with an outdoor shower overlooking the bush and/or a bath. They are supplied with running (hot) water, electricity, tea and coffee facilities, electronic safes, overhead fans, heaters and mosquito nets. They are far away from each other and hidden from view to ensure privacy.

Our romantic, luxurious Dream Tree House is built on two Marula trees and consists of a very spacious main bedroom, a cosy lounge as well as a beautifully decorated bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath. Furthermore a separate walkway leads to the fantastic twin outdoor shower. The four poster king-size bed is built on wheels, allowing guests to sleep either inside or outside on the balcony under a canopy of stars. From the large balcony you will enjoy the most amazing view over an African savannah as well as a waterhole.

The new, luxurious 7 metres high Mountain View Tree House is built in a majestic Jackalberry tree and consists of a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed and a separate bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath. Just around the corner you reach an outside bathroom with an outstanding outdoor shower surrounded by leaves and branches. From your balcony you have the most stunning panoramic view over the northern Drakensberg Mountains.  Enjoy the romantic sunset from this amazing tree house.

Looking for a romantic honeymoon destination in South Africa? Our beautiful Honeymoon Tree House is built 5 meters high in a Huilboerboon tree on two levels. It is spacious with a king-size bed, a sitting area, a bathroom and a sunken bath with a view over the bush. You can chill out in the hanging chairs on the balcony overlooking a waterhole where animals often come to drink.

Pezulu has 3 family tree houses which are able to accommodate a family with up to 5 children. We can also put one or two beds in the parents’ bedroom for very young children who don’t want to sleep alone. Children love our tree houses!

Rates are quoted

  • Per person per night sharing in South African Rand
  • Inclusive of VAT @15% (subject to change)
  • Subject to availability & subject to change
  • Children 0 – 2 years: free of charge
  • Children are from 3 – 12 years
  • Teenagers are 13 – 19 years

Rates Includes

  • Unique tree house accommodation
  • English breakfast
  • 3 course dinner in the ‘boma’ (weather permitting)
  • WIFI connection

Rates Exclude 2018

  • Lunch (light meal)
  • Telephone calls, shop purchases, laundry
  • Bar account
  • All items of personal nature
  • Game walks @ R 250 per adult, R 150 p. child under 13 years (min. 2 people)
  • Big 5 game drives @ R 855 per person
  • Kruger Trip @ R 1,265 per person (exclude entrance fee & lunch)
  • Panorama Route Tour @ R 1,265 per person (exclude all entrance fee & lunch)
  • Conservancy Levy at Gate: R 100 per car, R 200 per bus (subject to change)

Deposit and Payment Policy

  • To secure a booking, we require a 25% non-refundable deposit on confirmation of the booking. The balance is due 40 days prior to arrival. If the booking is made within 40 days of the scheduled date of arrival, in this case full payment is required on confirmation.
  • All other extras must be settled with The Lodge prior to departure.
  • Please note that a reservation is not confirmed or secured until this deposit requirement has been paid in full. We reserve the right, without notice to the client, to release any accommodation held where the required deposit has not been paid in full within the stated period.

Cancellation Policy

  • Upon confirmation of reservation, we reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee equivalent to:
  • 60 to 31 days prior to arrival at the lodge = 25% Cancellation fees
  • 30 to 00 days prior to arrival at the lodge = 100% Cancellation fees
  • All deposits of 25 % received on confirmation are Non-Refundable.
  • Refunds, are at the discretion of management and if agreed, is subject to a 10% administration fee.


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Mon - Fri (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours
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  • Effortless road and air access
  • Ideal for family or small groups
  • Rich biodiversity of game
  • Large elephant population
  • Over 530 bird species
  • Big 5 Game Animals

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Travel Information.

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