Rest and relax
on the Sterkspruit River
in Shongweni Valley
just outside Durban.

The Treehouse River Lodge is a nature-friendly weekend or weekday getaway for couples and families just 15 minutes from Hillcrest and 45 minutes outside Durban in Shongweni Valley.

We have three thatched chalets overlooking the Sterspruit River, and a cozy, budget garden-view chalet for couples looking for a more affordable option. There is a sheltered al fresco dining area for guests wanting breakfast, which overlooks the rock pool in the main garden.







On the premises guests will find the Western Barn Owl, which nests in the trees above the chalets, while the Sterkspruit River is home to the African Clawless Otter, who make an occasional appearance in the early morning and late afternoon.

If you listen very carefully while relaxing on your private terrace, you might even hear the cry, and see, the magnificent African Fish Eagle overhead.

All chalets are en-suite with toiletries and daily housekeeping provided, along with private and secure parking on-site for all guests. You will recieve a gate remote for access to the property so that you can come and go as you please.

Scroll through the images in each chalet category to see the rooms and facilities.

2 x River Chalet (Self Catering)

The Self-Catering River Chalets sleep up to four, with a double bed in the main room, and a bunk bed off the separate kitchen annex. The chalets have a private ensuite, tea and coffee making facilities, a private terrace and individual braai area, along with a fully-equipped kitchen.

R450 per person per night (max. 4 people).

1 x River Chalet

The River Chalet sleeps two people and is a perfect couples’ retreat, with double-bed, en-suite bathroom, and a partial river view from a private terrace. Although not self-catering, there are tea and coffee making facilities, as well as a small fridge for food and drinks storage.

R400 per person per night (max. 2 people).

1 x Garden Chalet

The budget Garden Chalet sleeps two people and is a perfect option for those looking for a comfortable but affordable couples’ getaway, with a double bed, ensuite, patio, and views of the garden. Although not self-catering, there are tea and coffee making facilities.

R250 per person per night (max. 2 people).

“Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.”

Gary Snyder

Check-in: 12pm-8pm

(happy to accommodate late arrivals with advance notice)

Check-out: 10am

(if you require a later check out please let us know and we’ll be glad to accommodate you if we can)

About Us

The Treehouse River Lodge is a family-run guesthouse with four chalets in Shongweni Valley on the Sterkspruit River.

Get In Touch

  • WhatsApp: +27661201612
  • Call: +27842775434


B17, Mr551 Road, Shongweni Valley, Outerwest Durban. Search for Treehouse River Lodge on Google Maps and you’ll find us.