OUTSIDE GO | Luxury Adventure Travel
Our quest for the ultimate stargazing camps begins in South Africa at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve and its three perfectly positioned, architecturally inspiring treehouses.
The Tinyeleti Treehouse sits boldly, balancing on a pretty platform overlooking the Sabie River. Large enough to fit four, this is the perfect pad for families looking for a little adventure, as the wildlife along the river can keep you up at night. Not that anyone would try to sleep anyway.
Built into a 500-year-old South African leadwood tree, the Chalkley Treehouse is hauntingly beautiful. It perches above the grasslands with vistas to the horizon beyond. And when the sun sets, the skeletal branches of the leadwood are adorned with hurricane lanterns, making sure you don’t miss the view.
Unlike the open-air designs of the previous retreats, the Kingston Treehouse is swathed in large, transparent sheets of glass. Settled on top of a giant outcropping of ancient boulders, the Kingston is contemporary and ravishingly understated. Each is a phenomenal and exclusive retreat. Rest assured the hardest part of your trip will be selecting which is your favorite!