Inhale the fresh balmy air of African Bushveld. Fall asleep to the gurgling of the river, interrupted by the eerie whoops of hyena, wails of jackals and the cry of the thick-tailed bushbaby. Awaken to the melodious chorus of birdsong and watch the activity of wildlife drinking at the river or at the waterhole. Walk along the pristine banks of the perennial Klaserie River amongst huge Sycamore Figs and giant Matumi trees…this is Marc’s Treehouse Lodge.
In South Africa, as in the rest of our world, as human populations grow, so indigenous, pristine habitats are vanishing, along with their associated plant and animal species.
This lodge is for nature enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the bush, affording a fleeting chance to relax and let nature remove the everyday strains of life.
Marc’s Treehouse Lodge offers rustic but comfortable accommodation geared to put one in close contact with the sights, sounds and scents of the wild. The treehouses are made of wood and reeds under thatch and blend harmoniously into the dense riverine vegetation.
Creature comforts include electric fans, mosquito nets and comfortable beds, with linen, towels and soap provided. Each treehouse has its own private ablutions and has a viewing deck overlooking the perennial Klaserie River or the “Breakfast” Dam, where animals often come to drink.
Accommodation at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge is secure, comfortable and relaxed. There is a choice of 12 reed and thatch treehouses, 7 tented units and 2 brick and mortar chalets. There are 3 original treehouses that are not en suite but have private designated ablutions. These are built in trees or have trees as supports. The remaining 9 treehouses are not in trees per se but are built on stilts within the tree canopy and are located in the gallery forest.
Three treehouses overlook an illuminated waterhole, often frequented by our resident buffalo herd while nine treehouses are discreetly nestled in gallery forest along the river. Each treehouse is equipped with beds and linen, soap and towels, overhead fan, mosquito nets and wooden viewing deck. In addition there are two brick and mortar guest houses as well as seven equipped canvas tents for those of our clients that prefer these types of accommodation. Each tented unit has bed and bedding, electric light, fan and plugs and has its own deck. There are mosquito nets above the beds or on windows and door openings. The tented units share 3 showers and 3 toilets.
Marc’s Treehouse Lodge has a swimming pool, a bush bar and a rustic boma where 3 course meals are served. After your evening meal, which always has a typical African flavour, you can relax around the crackling campfire and share your impressions of the day’s wildlife highlights and adventures.