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Marc's Treehouse Lodge

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Motlala Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I look for five things in a hotel; a comfortable bed, a room at a comfortable temperature, a decent shower, good safety and reasonable food. I'm giving Marc's one point for the bed. The rooms are breeze-through, they're not sealed. It's probably very pleasant in the summer but in the winter it's miserably cold. There is no way to heat... More 

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Thank Sarah E
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marc's Treehouse Lodge was a very nice resort with great food provided, very nice tree house accommodation and a 20 minute drive from Kruger national park. The game drives included and morning bush walks were a fantastic experience and I got to see all of the big 5 and many other animals in Kruger and in Motlala Game Reserve. The... More 

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

Hi Emmet Thanks for a great review ! It is good that you found the food and accommodation "nice" and that you enjoyed the game drives and bush walks. Wonderful to know that you saw the Big Five ! We are pleased that you liked the wild feel of the unfenced camp and the facilities of your treehouse. It is... More 

Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're doing a safari and need somewhere to stay I suggest Marc's Treehouse for a couple of nights. We stayed in the treehouse and it was awesome ! The sights were amazing. We thought we would be really cold but they provide blankets. AMAZING hospitality. Victor was a great host.

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

Hi Stephanie Thanks for a succinct response. We are pleased that you found the treehouse experience "awesome" and the sights "amazing". Good to know that our hospitality was great and that the blankets helped ! I shall let Victor know that you believe him to be a great host. Be well Piero More 

Bend, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We recently booked the 6 day tent package through Viva Safaris for ourselves, our 16yr old grandson and our daughter at Marc's Treehouse. Our stay was everything we hoped for. All the staff is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Victor, camp manager, makes a point to know his guests names, Patrick and Zanelle, our guides, know the park and surrounding area... More 

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

Hi Martie Thanks for a great review ! We are pleased that our product satisfied what you were hoping for. I shall pass on your thanks to our " friendly, knowledgeable and professional " staff. Victor has an amazing memory ! I shall congratulate your game guides, Zanelle and Patrick, who enjoy seeing the animals in Kruger as much as... More 

Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

My friend and I booked a 6 day Treehouse safari with Viva Safaris, 4 nights were at Marc's, and it really couldn't have gone better. I travel often and have high standards with multi-day tour packages and they really deserve credit. What's good: -Victor, who is the manager at Marc's, calls everybody out by name. Pretty impressive and nice to... More 

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

Hi Holden We are pleased that you rate our safari "phenomenal". We are thrilled that our staff took excellent care of you and that Victor was genuinely concerned about your well-being at all times. Interesting story about Arnold Schwarzenneger's safari vehicle being chased by an elephant while the guide was inexperienced - good to know you felt our gu1des were... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The Viva Safari staff was exceptional. They were very helpful and even went out of their way to make additional accommodations. The tour guides were knowledgeable and we were able to see all of the animals we wanted to see!

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

Hi Jason Thanks for a short and sweet review ! We are very happy that you found our staff " exceptional" and that everyone went out of their way to make your stay so enjoyable. Good to know that out guides were knowledgeable and that the mission to see all your desired animals was accomplished ! Go well Piero More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

What can I say except that it was a fantastic experience. The accommodation was Unique and rustic, ours was on stilts rather than in a tree, but suited us perfectly, Beds were so comfortable especially after a long day. The grounds are in such a lovely setting with cheeky monkeys and impala wandering around. The staff were especially friendly and... More 

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

Hi there Thanks for a detailed and most welcome review ! Your liberal use of the word, "fantastic" is most complimentary ! We are very happy to know that you so enjoyed our "unique and rustic" accommodation and that the monkeys and impala added that special wildlife touch to your experience. We are pleased that the staff at Marc's took... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Marc's Treehouse lodge was a wonderful concept. There is a varied amount of accommodation from tree houses to luxury tents which are all walking distance from a communal area and swimming pool. The atmosphere is great in the evenings and the staff are very accomidating. If you are looking for a more laid back feel Marc's treehouses are the one.

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

Hi Andy Thank you for taking the time to write a pleasing review. We are pleased that you found good value at Marc's and that you were able to enjoy a truly authentic bush experience without having to spend big !!! We are very happy to know that the staff is very accommodating and that you enjoyed the great, laid-back... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Marc's treehouse for the second two nights of our four day safari tour. We stayed in an actual treehouse which we had to request when booking. The bathroom is down the treehouse in a separate structure but private for you and very close. Unfortunately we were there when the days were shorter so we didn't get to... More 

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

Hi Lana I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in one of the original treehouses. It is a bit of a bind to have to climb down the stairs for the ablutions BUT the feeling of being in a genuine treehouse probably makes up for it ! I am pleased that you had a brilliant view of the African... More 

Wisconsin
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We just returned from Africa this morning and our last stay was at Marc's Treehouse. What a fun experience, sleeping in the bush with the animal sounds but comfort of walls. Love the rustic and quaint location. The food and staff was fantastic, I especially loved the soup. Thank you for an experience of a lifetime. Say hello to Murray,... More 

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

Hi Selena Thank you for a lovely review ! I sense you are already missing Africa - we are pleased that you had fun at Marc's where you enjoyed the real African bush and the African animal sounds. We are really complimented by your description of your safari as " an experience of a lifetime" - thanks for such a... More 

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Additional Information about Marc's Treehouse Lodge

Address: Motlala Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Marc`s Treehouse Hotel Kruger National Park
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