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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Tremisana Game Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The tremisana is beautiful and the staff is excellent. Very welcoming and they make your stay very comfortable. They go that extra mile to satisfy your needs. Breakfast is delicious and the area is beautiful. For dinner we went to the boma and it's just a breathtaking experience that you will never forget. Thank you piru and Alice. We will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my third visit to Tremisana, so they must be doing something right!! Booking with Viva Safari's takes the worry out of transferring from Johannesburg to the beautiful Balule Nature Reserve, especially from a solo traveller's perspective. A mini bus will pick you up from the airport or hotel on the morning of departure and drive you safely to... More

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Ghent, Belgium
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my 2nd stay at Tremisana since 2012 and again it was an amazing time. After 7 hours drive from Johannesburg I arrived at Tremisana and was greeted warmly by Rai. After a quick drop off of my luggage I went on my first game drive. After a good drive we had our dinner at the Boma for a... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I pulled up to Tremisana Lodge, on the edge of Kruger Park, at dusk. A strapping young man greets us with a movie-star smile and glinting hazel eyes. We learn this DiCaprio look-alike, named Chris, will be our safari guide for the next two days. Needless to say, we are not disappointed. We begin the night drive with a buffalo... More

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Irving, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a group of nine that just returned from a volunteer safari that was beyond our wildest immagination. The lodging was rustic (no heat, air only at Tremisana) but comfortable. The food was simple but adequate (we all felt that the food at Marc's Treehouse was better than that at Tremisana) and the staff at both lodges were helpeful.... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent stay at the Tremisana Game Lodge between the 5th and 7th June 2014. Alice runs the Lodge on a day to day basis with quiet efficiency, whilst the wardens, Luke, Chris, Texan and Wes ensured we had a wonderful experience and saw the BIG 5, even a Leopard sitting in a tree with its evening dinner,... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The Tremisana is located conveniently on a bush reserve. It is a small facility with about 15 units which surround courtyard with a pool. The vervet monkeys can be a problem however., do not leave your door open. It is the first property that I have ever stayed at that provides insect repellent. It is part of the Viva Safari... More

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have recently returned from a "6 day Kruger safari" based at Tremisana Lodge. Unfortunately there were many things about the trip that were disappointing - none of which were the fault of the Lodge 'per se' - so much as its position. Firstly, this lodge caters to those wanting an African Bush experience, so it is unfortunate that its... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I travelled witb.my girlfriend to.this beautiful lodge. Ig was the best trip ever and a great way to kick off our tour of Africa. The day we arrived at.the.lodge it was very.warm and Rai.welcomed.us and gave us an introductory to.our safari. Always smiling Rai!!. We.went on the night drive and we experienced the most beautiful sunset ever. The next.day was... More

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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My son and I stayed 1 night at Tremisana lodge. Our room was very comfortable and Rai, Wes, Texan really made our safaris fun. Being at Balule meant you could get really close to the wildlife and we were luck to see a black rhino on our first game drive. All our drivers and game viewing were great and we... More

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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Private Game Reserve
Also Known As:
Tremisana Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
Tremisana Game Lodge South Africa/Balule Private Game Reserve

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Tremisana Game Lodge was a founder member of the Balule Game Reserve. Tremisana is the largest and leading lodge in this section, having a total of 12 chalets plus a two-bedroomed guesthouse. We can sleep a maximum of 35 guests. Every unit is en suite ( shower, toilet, basin ) and all units are air-conditioned.The lodge is serviced by two excellent boreholes. Its proximity to the tar road means Tremisana is easily accessible all year round, including the rainy season. The presence of lions, elephant and buffalo necessitates the maintaining of an electric fence around the camp. Perhaps the most striking feature of Tremisana Game Lodge is the beautiful gardens. The presence of numerous bougainvilleas and various palms and cycads gives the camp a subtropical feel. Water features add a soothing effect and the overall feel of Tremisana is very relaxing. At night, the subdued light from the illuminated paved walkways lend a romantic and magical flavour to this outstanding camp. ... more   less 
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