Inspired by treehouses, nature, love and luxury


On the unspoilt Garden Route, in a town called Wilderness, you’ll find Treedom Villas and Vardos, a destination embraced by nature and where the living is slow and easy.

Offering a sense of happiness and relaxation that can only be found in a place untouched by city life, Treedom is the perfect blend of luxury and boho-chic living. It’s a dream destination made real!

Imagine a home nestled in the middle of a forest…. Well, Treedom has one exclusive luxury Treehouse Villa that sleeps four, with future plans to build more units in the style of Gypsy Wagons (Vardos). The Treehouse Villa is an open plan space with a large expanse of windows inviting in unspoilt natural surroundings. After a day of activities such as mountain biking, boating, hiking, canoeing or horse riding, you get to collapse onto a four-poster queen bed and enjoy a blissful sleep on 100 per cent cotton linen. Upstairs in the loft are two comfy beds which can be turned into a king if required.

The lounge area is made for relaxation with its comfy couch, fire place, luxury throws and big screen TV with DSTV, Netflix and Amazon Prime. Enjoy a good book on a private patio as you gently sway on the modern floating daybed; or listen to the birds while you cook in the fully-fitted kitchen with its Moroccan tiling and state-of-the-art cookware, before you end your day dining alfresco at a hand-crafted dining table. Or you could enjoy a braai downstairs in the outdoor forest lounge.

No stone was left unturned in the creation of the Treehouse Villa as owners, Debbie and Marc Nortje wanted the space to embody relaxation and luxury, and guests to feel at home and spoilt at the same time. The idea of Treedom was born seven years ago by Debbie, a trained chef, African tour guide and VIP Events Director, and Marc who has 20 years experience in film. Together, their experience with people, travel and culture fuelled this project. It is, essentially, their hearts on show through an immersive, engaging and enchanting experience, designed to spread joy and happiness. They have built something remarkable and genuinely memorable.

The venue was made a reality by Pike’s Construction, who undertook special construction work to keep the forest pristine and the magic alive. Instead of roads, they created dreamy footpaths, which meant that everything had to be carried up and down steep pathways – even the heaviest of cement blocks!

Was it worth it? If you have to ask, it simply means you’ve not yet experienced the magical forest retreat called Treedom. Prices for the self-catering Treehouse Villa start from R2600 a night. Guests are treated to a welcome pack including home-baked goods as well as honey, milk, yoghurt and butter from a neighbouring farm, and eggs from Treedom’s own hens. Guests can also pick their own produce from Treedom’s veggie garden.

Details: or contact Debbie for bookings on [email protected] or 083 324 0080.