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Marc's Treehouse Lodge

Motlala Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Marc's Treehouse Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Havant, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my two sisters stayed in here in July 2014. It was organised through Africa's Budget Safaris and we had three nights in a tent. The campsite staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating. Our tent slept 4 adults, and was provided with plenty of warm bedding and electricity. The campsite was spread out over a nature reserve with buffalo,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I did a tour with Viva Safaris and had a 2 night stay at Marc's Treehouse Lodge. We really didn't know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised with our cabin. It was comfortable and we had our very own bathroom. Our breakfasts and dinners were delicious and plentiful. Our stay at Marc's coincided with my husband's... More 

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Dianne Thanks for writing an illuminating review ! I am very happy to learn that you were " pleasantly surprised " by the Treehouse Lodge and your unique accommodation. I am also happy that you enjoyed the " delicious and plentiful" food. What stands out the most for me is your obvious pleasure and delight with the way our... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Marcs Tree-house lodge for 2 nights in April 2015 and it was definitely a wonderful experience. Firstly, we were put into the highest tree-house available, which was fantastic because from what I understand not all the accommodation is in tree-houses. (So make sure you let them know if you REALLY want to be in a tree-house if... More 

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jimmy Thanks for a good review . We are especially pleased to read that you had a memorable time in one of the original treehouses. Our staff is overwhelmed by your description - using words such as " brilliant" and "super-efficient" does wonders for their self-esteem - thank you ! I am pleased. also, to read that you enjoyed... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A most delightful and unusual place to stay. Marc’s Treehouse Lodge is more like an adventure camp. If you’re looking for luxury, or a place to chill out all day, or leisurely hours spent by a pool after your morning safari drive, there are plenty of other lodges to cater for you. To stay at Marc’s, you need to be... More 

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kerry Thank you for an exceptional review ! We are glad it was a memorable experience and that you found the Treehouse Lodge " delightful and unusual". To state that your safari with Viva Safaris was the "highlight of your African trip" is so awesomely complimentary - wow !! I am glad you mentioned Janetta by name - she... More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I can't say enough about how wonderful the staff was at Marc's Treehouse. They went above and beyond to make me comfortable and accommodate my needs. Pretty and Kiara and all the guides/drivers were amazing. The food was exemplary too. I loved the homemade soups, especially the sweet corn soup, and the delicious chicken, rice and butternut squash! The safari... More 

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Debbie Thank you for a most pleasing review ! It is so very fulfilling for our staff to receive such glowing compliments. It is wonderful for management to know that the staff went above and beyond their normal duties ! We are glad that the food was appreciated and that you enjoyed your safari experience wtih Viva Safaris. Kind... More 

Munich, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We just finished a five day safari via Viva Safaris with our HQ at Marc's. What a perfect little location to explore the amazing sites of Kruger. Stayed in one of the treehouse cabins which was the ideal balance of nature and creature comfort. En suite bathroom and comfy beds made for great rest after the long days. And the... More 

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Evan Thank you for a lovely review ! We are very pleased that you enjoyed the treehouse accommodation and the meals. What is especially gratifying is that you rate your safari with VIVA SAFARIS the "trip of a lifetime". Wow ! We are very happy that you enjoyed the people - I am sure the guides you wrote about... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We visited Marc's camp as part of our Safari package and stayed in one of the tree houses - it was so much fun! Exactly the sort of thing I wanted to do, all the staff were so lovely and the food was incredible too. A real rustic experience, I wish I could have stayed longer! The morning bush walks... More 

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Hazel Thanks for an AWESOME review !! We will take you back here anytime - just let us know when ! We are happy about your comments regarding staff and food as well as the lead guide on the Bush walks. We are stunned to read that your day in Kruger Park was the 100% highlight of your entire... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were a group of 12 who stayed for a 4 day, 3 night tour. It was incredible and this experience was a highlight of our month in South Africa. We saw TONS of animals, including the famous big five; lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo. Giraffes and impalas seem to be roaming everywhere, and there are several monkeys and... More 

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there We are pleased that your group of 12 had a happy experience - it must have been great fun in 12 !! We are pleased you saw the Big 5 and we appreciate the comment about our "well-trained " and " experienced " guides. I am personally thrilled to learn that you rated the BUSH BARBEQUE in the... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I stayed at Marc's Treehouse Lodge on a 4 day 3 night tour. Wish I had stayed longer. The staff was professional and polished and answered all the questions and the accomodation was unique and filled with sounds of the wild. There are tons of wild animals coming around the camp (most are harmless) so its really good value for... More 

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jerry Thank you for a great review ! We are thrilled to know that you found the staff "polished and professional". We are very happy to know that you rate our safari "good value for money". I shall personally pass on your commendations to Janetta and Margrett - they will be so pleased ! Please - do come again... More 

North Bellmore, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Wish I stayed more than one night. The treehouse was perfect and comfortable. All of the staff were helpful and friendly. The morning bush walk was exciting and informative. I will have to plan a longer stay next time.

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