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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Tremisana Game Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 4 stayed at Teminsana as part of a five-day safari and we loved Terminsana. It was beautiful and clean and our youngest child loved the monkeys that visited the lodge in the afternoons. Everything was clean and tidy and the staff were wonderful - extremely welcoming and helpful. It was good to have adequate time to relax... More

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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second trip to Tremisana - the first one was a solo trip of around 6 years ago which was so good that I wanted to return, this time with my partner and her teenage children. A lot has changed over the last 6 years, almost all of it an improvement on what was already a first rate... More

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IJsselstein, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just back from a six day safari at Tremisana: absolutely lovely! What's so lovely about it? Here it comes: 1. Booking with Viva Safaris is a smooth process. They respond promptly to emails and we got exactly what we booked 2. The pick-up service from the airport is very convenient, when you have had a long flight. The pick up... More

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Tremisana Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Gwenda Probably one of the best reviews for 2014 - my sincere gratitude ! I am especially pleased that you found all aspects of the safari to your liking - from the initial contacts via email, through the pickup at the airport and on to the wonderful service you seem to have experienced. I am glad that you liked... More

3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The staff at Tremisana Game Lodge were very considerate and accommodating. My group needed special arrangements at the end of the trip and Alice made sure everything worked out! The trip was fun and worry-free. When my group and I first arrived, we went on a game drive. During the first hour of the drive we saw TWO LIONS (later... More

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Oss, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The staff of Tremisana Game Lodge did not spare any effort to give us the time of our lives watching wildlife. The variety was great. We had a sun set safari including bush braai (BBQ under the stars), a bush walk safari, a sun rise safari and several game drives in Kruger National park and a game drive in Tshukudu... More

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Tremisana Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for a superb review. I am glad you were so comfortable and cared for - our staff try very hard at all times ! I am so very pleased that you found the Boma Braai breath-taking ! We have put a lot of time and effort into making this such a special place and such an unforgettable... More

13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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 June 25, 2014

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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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Tremisana Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Laura I am very pleased to see that you had such a great time - and I am pleased that you found Christopher so wonderful - he is an excellent guide. Thanks for taking the time to write a review - both I and the staff ( especially Chris ) appreciate your effort. Kind regards Piero General Manager, Viva... More

Irving, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

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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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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