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Tremisana Game Lodge

Kruger National Park, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I booked through Viva Safaris after searching for a budget safari in which we could get the best experience. We were not disappointed at all! We really did not have much expectation for our stay but were completely blown away with the accommodation, staff, and game drives. From the moment we arrived, we began our experience with... More 

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

Hi It is absolutely so rewarding to know that you were " blown away " by the accommodation, staff and game drives offered by Viva safaris and that our product far surpassed the expectations you had of a "budget" safari. It proves that one does NOT have to pay top dollar to receive an awesome safari experience at affordable rates... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was absolutely great and amazing. Very competent and experienced staff, great accommodation, good mosquito nets, clean and very comfortable. The braai in the bush was great and Rex, our ranger, was able to introduce us to some great wildlife during the sunset drive. I absolutely recommend to contemplate a stay at Tremisana when you are looking for a great... More 

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

Hi Nicoline Just like you rate our safari experience " absolutely great and amazing " so do we rate your review ! We are pleased that you found our staff "competent and experienced" and that the accommodation was very comfortable. We are happy that you enjoyed our Bush Braai - it is something unique to Viva Safaris and is really... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This review covers our one night at Treminsana and the next two nights at Marc's Lodge, 30 minutes drive away operated as a single holiday by Viva Safaris. This three night/four day safari was the highlight of our holidy in South Africa. Superb mixture of driving with guides to find the Big Five, and bush walks with the same guides... More 

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

Hi Richard Wow ! Thank you for a really superb review ! It is wonderful to know hat your safari with Viva Safaris was the "ighlight of your holiday in South Africa." We are especially proud that you refer to the guides as "expert, enthusiastic" and willing to share their " expertise". It is extremely pleasing that your guide went... More 

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

Stayed here one night as part of a Viva Safaris tour. The staff here are phenomenal and well-trained. They actually have a small gift shop if you want to buy things for friends/family back home and the prices are actually very affordable. The only thing I would improve is the breakfast/lunch. It was pretty mediocre. Otherwise, would highly recommend, even... More 

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

Hi Holden Thanks for this review - I note you also wrote one on your experience at Marc's Treehouse Lodge. We appreciate your comments about our "phenomenal and well-trained" staff. Glad you could buy some memorabilia in our little gift shop. Once again, as with Marc's, you were the only reviewer who was unhappy with the food - I think... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our 4 night /5 day package at this lodge. For the price they endeavour to squeeze maximum activity into your stay. The drive from Johannesburg is long but that is soon forgotten that night when you are out in the bush Boma under the Marula Tree. The next morning we loved the bush walk with Bongani and Murray.... More 

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

Hi Kerryn Thank you for rating our safari package as "good value for money". This is what Viva Safaris is all about - we like to believe we offer the very best value for money safaris to Kruger Park. It is clear that you really appreciate the bush - from the Bush BBQ to sitting on the banks of the... More 

Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I enjoyed my stay in Tremisana lodge so much: great staff, great safaris, everything very relaxed. It was the 5 days package, but it is a 4 days /nights stay because the way from Johannesburg and back to the city is quite long with mini-bus. The rooms in the lodge are simple, but quite nice and clean. The people working... More 

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

Hi there Your use of the word "great" must surely be extended from your description of your experience with Viva safaris to this review ! We are pleased that you rate our staff as " very relaxed and helpful, friendly and guest-orientated. " It is so pleasing to know that the staff care for our valued guests ! I shall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Everything was all greatly organized by Viva Safaris, I have no bad experiences to report. The commute from J'burg is long, wasting nearly two full days, but drivers were kind and stops also well planned. Once there at Tremisana the staff and planning was perfect! We were very happy and relaxed being there. In future I would consider one more... More 

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

Hi Bruno We are pleased to learn that you had a great time at Tremisana Game Lodge. As General Manager of Viva Safaris , it is very pleasing to read that you rated our company as "greatly organized" and that the planning was " perfect ". We are pleased to know that you were happy and relaxed at Tremisana and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time while staying at Tremisana as part of our four day safari tour. The bbq on the first night was so charming. The staff was very hospitable and friendly. James and Andrew took us out to the bush and were incredibly knowledgable. Pretty was a very warm host. There is a ton to see just from... More 

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Zoelen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We stayed in in the Tremisana Game Lodge the first week of May and had a real good time. Very passionate guides and a good team in the lodge. Friendliest staff you can imagine. I can recommend to do the longer safari trips as you will have the best chance of seeing the game you want to spot.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Tremisana is very conveniently located, very close to one of the entrance gates in Balule. Rooms are basic but nice, with comfortable mattresses (even if a bit small) and rustic furniture, surrounded by a well-maintained private garden and swimming pool. Vervet monkeys visit the premises quite often and the breakfast areas overlooks a clearing where you can see several animals,... 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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