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Marc's Treehouse Lodge

Motlala Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auburn, Alabama
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved this rustic camp nestled in the Motlala Game Reserve. Our treehouse was very comfortable with a small deck and it's own bathroom. Extra blankets kept us warm at night even in winter. Shared meals outside were delightful. The staff was excellent! We had a fabulous game drive in Kruger and a lovely early morning bush walk on the... More 

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will keep it short as many reviews have already been placed for this tremendous spot in a private game reserve close to the Kruger National Park. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The guides who take you out for bush walks and game drives are very close to the nature and can answer every question you have related... More 

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

Hi Kamil Thank you for an interesting review. We are pleased that you rated your bush experience exactly the way it is supposed to be. Your concluding paragraph says it all : "Wonderful stay, kind travelling companions, well-organised tours and awesome team " - thank you ! We are happy that you found our staff attentive and friendly and our... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here during our safari with Viva Safaris. We were quite nervous to sleep in a tent as opposed to the tree houses but it was a really great experience and completely safe! The dinners are very communal around a big fire outside and the food was really great. We also enjoyed our breakfast each morning in the company... More 

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

Hi Holly Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review ! I am pleased that you felt safe in the tents - we have an armed guard patrolling that area at night. Also I am happy that you enjoyed the dinners communally around the fire - it is very atmospheric and can become quite festive ! All... More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My stay at Marc;s Treehouse Lodge was perfect - so much so that I requested to stay another week. I was a little sceptical to be staying in a treehouse, but it far surpassed my expectations - the room was comfy, clean, well furnished, and had an authentic lodge feel to it. The food at the lodge was both delicious... More 

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

Hi Sian Thank you for a great review ! We are flattered that you believe your stay at Marc's treehouse Lodge was "perfect" ! We are very pleased that the treehouse accommodation surpassed your expectations and that you found the food "delicious and plentiful". What makes us totally happy is the high esteem in which you hold our welcoming and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Marc's camp is owned by Viva Safari's, the same company that also owns Tremisana Lodge. We stayed at Marc's camp as self-drive clients. We had our own guide and the trip was arranged by a travel company. Since we were not there through Viva Safaris we felt like second class citizens. Most of the staff are very nice. Margaret who... More 

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

Hi Robert Thanks for a detailed review. I am sorry that you felt like a second class guest - I assure you that all guests, not only those of Viva Safaris, are extremely important to us and are treated equally. There are a number of factually incorrect statements in your report - some trivial and some quite serious. Margrett is... More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I stayed at Marc's treehouse camp in the tents for 2 nights. I was a little sceptical when it said I was staying in a tent, however, I was pleasantly surprised. The tent made me feel like a really was in the bush and allowed me to make the most of the whole 'safari' experience. The staff were awesome and... More 

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

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to post a review - we note you are a very experienced reviewer. We are glad that you were "pleasantly surprised" by the standard of our tents - it is very true that one has a sense of really being in the bush here. We are pleased that you rate the staff... More 

Newport Beach, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Marc's Treehouse Lodge is as unique as the name indicates. The folks there are incredibly friendly, making me feel like family from the moment I arrived until the moment of departure. I loved being out in nature, having to walk through a bit of bush to get to my peaceful river-front bungalow, being surrounded by nayala each morning and the... More 

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

Hi Sandy Thank you for a good review. We are very pleased to learn that the staff was so friendly that you immediately felt like family. It is good to know that you had great animal sightings. We are aware of the poor performance of the guide we had on a 3 month trial - his contract has not been... More 

Havant, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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

Hi Sally Thank you for taking the time to write an excellent review. We are very pleased to learn that you so enjoyed the tents - having buffalo, antelope and ostrich right outside your tent must have made a great impression on you ! We are glad that you rate the food "excellent " and that nothing was too much... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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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 

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