Paradise in the Tsitsikamma Tree Tops

Trogon House & Forest Spa Bed and Breakfast offers exquisite luxury, suspended in the treetops of a private forest reserve that stretches untamed along the Tsitsikamma Mountains and beyond.

Our bed and breakfast lies within the untouched indigenous forest on the most scenic and unspoilt stretch of the Garden Route, flanking world renowned tourist attractions such as Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Elephant Sanctuary. The picturesque seaside town of Plettenberg Bay, with its stunning never-ending beaches, ocean based activities and gastronomic delights is only a 15 minute drive away.

Elevated in the tree tops and using only natural materials, this unique establishment embraces the forest by means of glass walls and sky-lit roofs, inviting the forest inside and creating a true “nature forest" experience.

We offer 6 suites in total, divided into two different Villas:

Malabar Villa is the main part of the establishment, which comprises of one Master Suite and two Double Deluxe suites connected to the villa on a wooden walkway through the forest. Breakfast is served either on the pool deck overlooking the magnificent valley below or inside close to the fireplace on fresh winters mornings. There is an elegant lounge, with a fire place as well as a bar.

Tomba Villa, an exact replica of Malabar is connected to Malabar Villa by means of a wooden walkway meandering through the forest. It comprises of one Master Suite, one Double Deluxe and one Twin Deluxe. Also, with a large swimming pool and deck, Tomba Villa is also available for exclusive use; absolutely perfect for a family or group of friends who want a completely private and luxurious experience.

The wooden walkways that link the two Villa’s take one to The Forest Boma where outdoor dining can also be arranged by prior arrangement - under the cool of the trees on a hot summers day and gently lit by the moon, stars and fire light at night. Absorb the scent of the forest, observe the dance of the fireflies, the serenity of being one with nature and enjoy the company of like-minded people.

At the end of the wooden walkway, you will discover The Forest Spa, and some say the smallest luxury spa in Africa. It can be booked by prior arrangement for your exclusive use. The secluded thatch structure has a glass steam room, a Jacuzzi and a stone fireplace with plenty of candles to ensure a truly cosy and relaxing experience. Various treatments can also be arranged, as can a delicious tapas platter and a bottle of MCC to put the cherry on the top of your self-pampering session.

The Trogon House Team

At the helm of this unique venue is South African born Shannon Maclean, along with her French partner Sebastien Rombi. Shannon has ten years of experience in the southern African hospitality industry working in some of the most remote wildlife locations in Southern Africa. Shannon and Sebastien met while both working in the world famous Sabi Sands Game Reserve where he was involved in wildlife film making and Shannon managing a luxury safari lodge.

After almost ten years of living out of a suitcase, and working and travelling around Southern Africa, they have decided to settle down in the treetops of the Tsitsikamma, staying close to their true roots... nature!

They hope to pass their knowledge of the big and small aspects of the enchanting forest and area onto you, and look after your every request. (Of course their history provides some pretty interesting conversation too).

Harry and Bruce have been living in the area for many years and know Trogon like the back of their hands. They are here to assist wherever it may be with their impeccable manner, outstanding vocabulary, and of course their fantastic sense of humour.

Shannon, Sebastien, Harry and Bruce will endeavour that you will take home fond memories of your stay with us….and even better….stay friends!

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