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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The thing I loved about Tremisana Lodge was the staff (including our wonderful guides who took us out on game drives). The lodge itself is probably not better or worse than other lodges (the rooms were nice, but nothing special). The staff, however, made me feel like part of their family. They had a great group spirit going and openly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Did a 5 day safari trip and had a great time. The lodge was nicely decorated, the staff mostly very friendly. The guides were knowledgable and went out of their way to try and find as many animals as possible. The early morning bush walk was a great experience, and even though our Kruger drive was really cold, we saw... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable Lodge with an excellent range of game viewing activities and exceptional guides. A great first African Safari experience at an affordable price. Saw the big 5 and so much more. They were very accommodating to my special interest in birds. Totally satisfied and highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently did a four day Safari with Viva Safari. Compared to the other safari options we had seen they offer a great deal for your money. While we booked the Katekani lodge, which I reviewed separately we stayed one night at the Tremisana lodge which is part of the Viva Safari experience. We were picked up at the airport... More 

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

Hi Robert Thanks for a good review. We are pleased that you found that our product offers " a great deal for your money ". It is pleasing to know that you enjoyed all the game drives in all the different game reserves ( Balule, Kapama and Kruger ). The packages offered by Viva Safaris ares unique in this respect... More 

Treviso, Italy
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a luxury lodge, Tremisana Lodge (managed by Viva Safaris) is not for you. But if you are looking for a warm, cosy, confortable and very clean place where to spend your time in the Kruger area, this is the perfect place. The Lodge is located in the Balule game reserve, one of the reserves that... More 

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

Hi Luca Wow ! What a long and lovely review ! " Warm, cosy, comfortable and very clean" are terrific adjectives to describe Tremisana Game Lodge. We are pleased that you appreciated the variety of game drives in different game reserves. We appreciate your glowing accounts of our staff , our "clockwork" organisation and your assessment of our product as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a 3 days Safari booked with VivaSafaris.com and was an amazing experience. We stayed at Tremisana Lodge, in the middle of Balule Reserve, superbe quality of the rooms and excellent services. All the Staff was nice and friendly, helpful if you need some informations. Sunset and Sunrise drive were absolutely exciting, we seen a cheetah after 10 mins!!... More 

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

Hi George Thanks for a really excellent review. We are pleased that you found the room "superb" and the staff " nice, friendly and helpful". Pretty is indeed a star ! It is good to know that you enjoyed the Sunset and Sunrise drives - you were very fortunate to get a cheetah sighting after 10 minutes ! Wow !... More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 days of truly adventure. Walking and sleeping in the bush is unforgatable! Big thanks to David who thought us so many different thing to survive in the bush. Everything has been well organised, the staff was very welcoming and warm. A big thanks too for Patti, for his help and advices.

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

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to write a review on your experience on our new product : Sleep Out Walking Safari. We are pleased that you found it "Amazing " and that sleeping and walking in the bush is indeed unforgettable. Our organisation of the safari has improved and we are pleased that you appreciated the efforts of... More 

New York, New York, United States
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before you learn about my experience at the Tremisana Lodge, operated by Viva Safaris, it's important to take in consideration some travel logistics getting to/from the lodge and understand what's involved the first day. That probably goes for staying at any lodge near the Kruger National Park and I hope you find this useful especially if you have never done... More 

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

Hi there Thanks for an instructional review - I am sure all readers will appreciate the clarity or description. We agree that guests arriving by plane should go on safari the FOLLOWING DAY. Day 1 is a long one - we usually get back from our Sunset Drive and Bush BBQ only after 21h00. You are correct in stating that... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although advertised as a 4 day safari, the first and last days really are reserved for travelling. On arrival, we had a few minutes before going on our safari drive, we didn't really see much and as we didn't leave until half 5 it got dark very quickly. The safari driver wasn't the most enthused and didn't even identify all... More 

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

Hi Charlotta Thanks for a good review. On the first day, our guests do not just travel but do a 4h safari !! We leave Tremisana at around 17h00 and drive until we get to Marula Boma for our Bush BBQ. There are often animals around the Boma and we hear and see them. I dont think you realise how... More 

Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took the 4 days sleep-out safari and the sleep out was actually beyond my expectations ! I couldn't find any review about the sleep-out, but found out that it's quite new and apparently I was one of the first person who did it. And I'm so glad I did ! The thing that could be improved is the organisation... More 

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

Hi Celine This is our very first review on our NEW PRODUCT - the SLEEP OUT SAFARI. Thanks for taking an obviously large amount of your time to write such a comprehensive and all-encompassing review ! We have studied your comments and will effect all your recommendations. When you write that you " will keep this experience in your mind... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Tremisana Game Lodge

Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Private Game Reserve
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Tremisana Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
Tremisana Game Lodge South Africa/Balule Private Game Reserve
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