Tsala Treetop Lodge, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa Why It’s Unique: Overlooking the Tsitsikamma Forest, this high-design stone-and-glass lodge counts 10 secluded tree-house suites, each with floor-to-ceiling bedroom windows, a log fireplace in the living room, a private deck, and an infinity-edge pool.
The wildest zipline tours on earth. TSITSIKAMMA ZIPLINE, SOUTH AFRICA Travelers repeatedly cross South Africa's scenic Kruis River gorge on the Tsitsikamma Zipline, which runs through a nature reserve, features eight ziplines, and passes close to several waterfalls. And you'll actually have time to appreciate the sights, since you can adjust your speed on these well-engineered lines. Go fast, but also remember to go slow. The views are worth lingering over.