Hoedspruit Accommodation

  • The place where your African adventure begins!
  • The place where your African adventure begins!
  • The place where your African adventure begins!
  • The place where your African adventure begins!
  • The place where your African adventure begins!
  • The place where your African adventure begins!
  • The place where your African adventure begins!
  • The place where your African adventure begins!
  • The place where your African adventure begins!
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Welcome to Lion Tree Top Lodge, Hoedspruit

Welcome to Lion Tree Top Lodge, Hoedspruit

Situated in the canopy of very large trees, try our beautifully secluded self-catering unit overlooking the dam. Consists of two luxury en-suite tree top tents sharing a very large deck. Sleeps four. Fully-equipped kitchen. Boma with braai area.

R2400,00 per night for the unit. Call 083 376 3048 for bookings.

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Come and experience total tranquillity and true African hospitality at Lion Tree Top Lodge. We are situated in a private nature reserve in the heart of the game-rich area, bordering the Kruger National Park’s western boundary in Limpopo.

We are a small exclusive lodge offering a unique African experience. We have five intimate and private, luxury treetop tents with sunken or corner baths, inside and outside showers, large decks, fans and bar fridges. All accommodation offers a choice of king or twin beds with canopy-style mosquito nets. There are also cosy sitting areas with tea and coffee stations in all our tents. Our Leopard family unit sleeps 4 people in two separate tree top tents and now boasts a fully equipped kitchen and boma overlooking the dam. We can now offer a self-catering option for our family unit. Our family unit can only be booked en-block. Please email the lodge for more information.

Enjoy our informal relaxed atmosphere. Start the day with coffee and freshly baked rusks followed by a morning walk. After a sumptuous breakfast, simply laze around the pool, all the while keeping an eye on the waterhole. The afternoon bush walk will leave you thirsty and ready for sundowners at our beautiful little bar under the giant Huilboerboon. Dinner will be served in the boma or on the lodge verandah.

We raised white lion cubs that are now fully-grown and retired to a lion sanctuary as part of an awareness campaign to help prevent the decimation of lions in Africa. The African lion has become vulnerable. Following the discovery of the decline of the lion population, several coordinated efforts involving lion conservation have been organised in an attempt to stem the decline. We were proud to be part of this effort.

Activities offered in our reserve include game drives, bush walks, day trips to the Kruger National Park in open vehicles, horseback safaris, incredible bird watching opportunities and boat rides on the Blyde Dam where you get to see our famous canyon from the inside. The Moholoholo animal rehabilitation centre is a must-see as is the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. The Panorama Route is an easy drive from Lion Tree Top Lodge as is the Kruger National Park.

The owners of Lion Tree Top Lodge have been in the hospitality industry since 1995 and ensure personal attention and care at all times.

What Some of Our Guests Say:

Kathryn & Rob Hicks
““We visited the Lion Tree Top Lodge in September as a part of a multi-day tour in and around Kruger.

From the minute we arrived we were blown away at the hospitality and unique atmosphere which Gill and West had created. It was absolutely incredible.

Getting to meet and walk with Demi and Tana was so special that I'm afraid words don't do it justice. It was, without a doubt, the highlight of an already amazing trip. To top it all off, West was a fabulous host and the BBQ pit / dinner venue and bar made for a great evening.
I cannot wait to visit again!
Thanks West for a fantastic memory and we eagerly look forward to next time!””
Heidi Harris
““The walk with lions has been the highlight of my two weeks in South Africa. From a beautiful lodge, amazing hosts, terrific food, as well as two of the most incredible white lions, this experience will thrill anyone.””
Neil & Kerry
“My husband is South African and we visit family and friends every Christmas. At the start of our trip we treat ourselves to a holiday before catching up with family and friends in Jo'burg. This year we were fortunate enough to have been told about Lion Treetop Lodge and to spend 4 days of our holiday there. We cannot recommend this experience enough.

The accommodation is lovely, not luxurious as such but unique in every way. As well as an inside shower and a sunken bath there's also an outdoor shower from which I watched zebra and buck walk by whilst showering!

The beauty and uniqueness of Lion Treetop Lodge is that you're in a nature reserve where you can walk by yourself and see beautiful animals wander by. We walked every day and came across giraffe, zebra, wilderbeest, monkeys, impala and my favourite - the dung beetle - plus others.

There were two highlights for us 1) Tana and Demi, the two gorgeous white lions that West and Gill have raised after they were orphaned 2) the hospitality that we were treated to by Gill, Brian, Don, Lynn and the rest of the team - the food was second to none - as good as any exclusive restaurant. Walking with the lions is something we will never forget. Seeing Tana and Demi come running out of the house and being able to stroke them and walk with them was simply amazing. If you get the chance to visit then you must and make sure you take the time to walk and relax in the beautiful surroundings.”