How You Can Stay in An African Treehouse in London
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Time is running out for visitors in London to explore Virgin Holidays' luxury safari treehouse.
The 35-foot-tall luxury lodge was built along the city's Southbank to promote Virgin's "Wonderlist" experience, which the company describes as the "most epic holidays we've ever created."
Local designer Hubert Zandberg is the man behind the temporary accommodation's African-inspired design. "Africa has such a rich heritage with beautiful patterns, textures and materials — they translate really well when placed in a contemporary design environment," he told the Telegraph.
In addition to an authentic appearance, the safari treehouse features two bedrooms, a private balcony with a view of the River Thames and a personal chef in Masterchef 2013 quarterfinalist Petrus Madutlela.
"Although a lot of these ingredients are seen as a bit wild and eccentric, they are actually exceptionally tasty and good for you," Madutlela said in a statement, referring to the unique six-course menu.
"I cook a lot with Bughu, a lemony herb native to South Africa, and it's perfect for this time of year with a valuable source of vitamins A, B, C, E and a whole bunch of antioxidants." Madutlela's cooking style is a perfect fit for the treehouse considering it was inspired by South Africa's Lion Sands Game Reserve treehouse.
Inside, visitors will find "a range of tribal prints, a four-post plush bed and several one-off pieces of African sculpture," Virgin said.
Visitors can take a tour of the treehouse between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. local time until Friday. What's more, Virgin Holidays is encouraging travelers to "dream bigger" by holding a raffle to award one person a one-night stay in the elevated lodge this week.
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