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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

The tree house was an adventure for me keeping in mind the rustic Charme of the facilities. The staff is very friendly and it felt like camping to me. You'll hear animal scream at night and have cheeky monkeys in the morning trying to steel your breakfast. It was nice 👍🏻. Food nice. Staff friendly. Accommodation clean.

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

Hi Katinka Thanks for a good review. We are pleased that you found the experience an 'adventure' and that the camp was rustic and charming. The night calls of animals and the "cheeky" monkeys all add to a true African bush experience ! Kind regards Piero

London
Reviewed December 3, 2016

We stayed at Marc's Treehouse for 1 night as part of a 4 day sleep out safari. The sleep out safari was amazing and I would highly recommend it, although I am not sure where it should be reviewed on here so will include it in this review. On our first night we went for the braai at the Marula...

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

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. We are especially pleased as the 4 day SLEEP OUT WALKING safari package is brand new. I am pleased that you heard lions roaring at night and that you had a great sighting of a hyena. The walks along the Olifants River are becoming the stuff of...

Reviewed November 28, 2016

We were very happy with our stay in one of the treehouses. The host Victor is by far one of the happiest and friendliest people we have ever come across. He had us laughing whenever he was around. A very endearing person. The food was lovely and being a vegetarian there was always a decent separate option for me and...

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

Hi Rebecca Thanks for a great review ! I agree that Victor is an amazingly happy and smiling person - he definitely brightens the lives of the people he meets. We are pleased that the vegetarian fare was to your satisfaction and that the rest of the staff were also great. Kind regards Piero

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Well, it's a 4 day safari in and around Kruger, so the overall experience was always going to be fantastic. Both Tremisana and Marc's House are great places to stay. Tree house was a great experience, though do not expect luxury home comforts- if it's windy or wet you will know about it! The safari itself was amazing and the...

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

Hi Thanks for good review. We are please that you had a good time on safari and that your guides were " very knowledgeable and helpful ". Please , next time, if you feel your transfer driver is going too fast for your liking, then let him know !!! Kind regards Piero

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed November 3, 2016

These trips are such good value and so well-organised. The treehouses are sweet - fairly basic accommodation and a bit of a walk with luggage, but feel like a real adventure. Food is plentiful, staff are efficient and helpful, monkeys are cheeky, and all the vehicles are great. The bush walks and wildlife drives are amazing. I booked through Viva...

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

Hi Kelly Thanks for a great review. We are pleased that you found our tariff "great ". It is very edifying to know that you found your experience a real "adventure" and that the game drives and walks were " amazing ". We thank you most sincerely for your description of VIVA SAFARIS experience as "unbeatable value ". Kind regards...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 28, 2016

Welcoming staff, well cooked local food, well organised excursions, cheap bar! A good trip for young couples of a budget, also idea for single travelers. It is potluck which room you are given on arrival. They vary in size, some are with en-suite some you have venture outside to the loo. We were very lucky with room 7. Ideal sport...

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

Hi Josie We are so pleased that you enjoyed our " welcoming" staff; "well cooked local " food; " well-organised" excursions and " cheap" drinks at the bar ! You are quite right - Marc's Treehouse Lodge is ideal for adventurous travellers - you were very fortunate to hear the hyenas at night near your room. It doesnt happen every...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 25, 2016

I had the most fantastic stay at Marcs Treehouse. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and my room was fantastic. I was travelling alone and was made to feel so welcome - would recommend to anybody!

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

Hi Adairme Thanks for a short but strong review ! We are very happy to know that you appreciated the "incredibly friendly" staff; the "delicious" food and the "fantastic" room. It is great to know that as a single traveler you were made to feel especially welcome. Be well Piero

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Absolutely loved everything about this trip! from begining to end. i had a 3 day safari, first night in Tremisana Lodge, and second night in Marcs Tree House. both places were absolutely great, the tree house was amazing, the nature, the animals, the staff, the game driving was great with excelent animal spotting, including a sunset drive with a dinner...

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

Hi Daniel Thanks for a great review ! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our safari " from beginning to end " Wow ! It is great to know that you liked both Tremisana and Marc's. Sounds like the candle-lit Bush BBQ at Marula Boma really did it for you ! Thanks, also, for your lovely comment about our staff...

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We spent the first first of our safari in Tremisana Lodge and transferred to Marc treehouse lodge for days 2-3. Excellent accommodation in a beautiful and picturesque setting with wildlife literally at our doorstep. Our treehouse ( No.8) had a magnificent view of the river and it was an added treat to be able to watch the wildlife gather along...

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

Hi Matt Thanks for an equally SUPERB review !!! We are pleased that you enjoyed the wildlife " literally at your doorstep" and the magnificent views of the river which supports numerous animals. Good to know that you liked our staff and the ever smiling Victor ! Also pleasing to learn you enjoyed other guests' company. We have taken your...

Reviewed October 18, 2016

The tour itself was really amazing. I had problems with Piero with my bookings before hand though. Paid the deposit and he continuously failed to reply to my emails regarding securing the booking stating he never received the deposit. However after he rejected my calls he sent me somebody else's number who resolved the issue weeks later. The tour itself...

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

Hi Stuart Thanks for taking time to write a review. I apologize for the "problems" you had with me. As explained in our email communication, all that you needed to do was resend the proof of payment. Neither I nor our office were able to locate the original. I am happy that you enjoyed the safari and that you found...

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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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“Go for the tree house!”
 of 5 bubbles AnaE532, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“If you have problems walking, ask for cabin 10, it has some steps but it lies closer to main camp”
 of 5 bubbles sjurs2017, Jan 3, 2017 | Read review
“Treehouse 5 was great. I would definitely recommend a room instead of a campsite/tent.”
 of 5 bubbles allisonc87, Jan 3, 2017 | Read review
“Tree House #2 is an unforgettable, utterly unique little hut. Highly recommended if you can get it.”
 of 5 bubbles codymatheson, Dec 27, 2016 | Read review
“Treehouses not actually up high in trees would be better if you need the bathroom at night.”
 of 5 bubbles KellyMJG, Nov 3, 2016 | Read review
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