We took some international guests to Tembe and even we were blown away by the experience. We spent 4 nights there which was probably enough for us, but not the international guests. The game drives were fantastic because our guide (Vusi the Unflappable) was outgoing and very knowledgeable, and tracked a leopard for a rare sighting, faced down a threatening elephant, and calmly watched while two rhinos charged close to our vehicle.
The staff at the Lodge are warm and friendly and will open up if you start chatting to them. Their overall attitude goes a long way to making this a supremely enjoyable holiday.
The food was plentiful and sufficiently varied, although I would have preferred a few more healthy options at times. The tented rooms could probably be spruced up a bit but this is a minor niggle in the overall experience.