I am a seasoned traveller and have happily stayed in some pretty sketchy places over the years, but I have to say this was one of the poorer places I have ever stayed at. I have visited around Kruger a few times, and was looking forward to being able to stay in a bed instead of the usual camping that I tend to do in the area. For this place, a few of the 'tree houses' were okay, but most are quite derelict, and many of the guests had real problems, especially the older ones. (Based on comments from other guests, especially if you are over 50, think twice about staying here!) I am accustomed to staying in rooms with animals and bugs, but for the price I paid, i did not expect to have a family of rats living under the bed (which kept me up most of the night), large spiders all over the room, and frogs infesting the bathroom. I know, i know--- some people are going to read this and think it is all very charming. For me, after long hot days walking in the bush or in the jeeps, it really wasn't charming. And if you think the vermin is charming, not all of the issues were cute--- there was a girl who was electrocuted in the shower (I had no hot water but at least there was a lack of electricity) and lost the use of her leg for a couple of hours--- seriously. The staff knew about this beforehand and still put people in this dangerous situation. But to be clear---- the staff were good--- Pretty in particular was as helpful and accommodating as she could be---- but they had very little to work with to make guests feel comfortable. In short, it is a very rough and derelict place--- I think Marc needs to revisit his property and look at some upgrades, or else reduce his rates. Personally, if i were him, I would not want my name associated with this place.
- Also Known As:
- Marc`s Treehouse Hotel Kruger National Park