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ohaupo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a 4 day Kruger National park tour expecting to spend most of the time in Kruger park, there is two full days of traveling in this tour the first day we were picked up late as the driver got lost trying to find his first client then another client was slow getting through customs at the airport, which... More 

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Thank galashiels
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night as part of our safari package before transferring to Marc's treehouse. The rooms are lovely and much better than we expected. The staff are great, really helpful and knowledgeable. Food was basic but really nice, again pleasantly surprised. The braii (BBQ) on the first night in the bush was a great experience, we were... More 

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

Hi James Thanks for an equally excellent review !! We are pleased that the rooms and food at Tremisana exceeded your expectations. Equally pleasing is the news that the staff are " great, really helpful and knowledgeable ". We are very impressed that you saw the hyena at Marula Boma Bush BBQ and that you saw the Big Five -... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Tremisana Lodge as part of our safari to Kruger National Park organized by Viva Safari. It appears to be a common for tourists to stay at this lodge. The Lodge has a beautiful garden and a small pool - although I wouldn't recommend swimming in the pool as the monkeys use it as waterhole and drinks/wash from... More 

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

Hi Shan Thanks for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the garden - it has been difficult to maintain with the present drought conditions. We use sprinklers and borehole water and now all the warthogs and duikers are getting into the camp and eating the green grass !! We are happy that you enjoyed the chalet facilities. Great... More 

Menomonie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 19 yo son and I did the 5 day Tremisana Safari. Amazing wildlife viewing with all Big 5 closely spotted. The guides were all very friendly, knowledgeable, and worked very hard to find wildlife. Accommodations and grounds were very nice and clean. The monkeys get a little pesty at meal time, which annoys the staff, but make great entertainment... More 

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

Hi there Thanks for a valuable review. It is good that you saw all Big Five and that all our guides were " friendly, knowledgeable and worked very hard ". We are very pleased to know that you reckon our safari product is " best value". Glad that you found the monkeys and their interaction with our staff entertaining -... More 

Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An incredible first hand experience of a lodge in the midst of the big five. In fact during our game drive we saw all the big five. Even a leopard with a fresh kill an antelope, Lions with a fresh kill a buffalo. We had a incredible close experience with the huge African bull elephant which almost calmly grazed our... More 

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

Hi Trilo Thanks for taking time to review your experiences of Tremisana Game Lodge and Viva Safaris. You were extremely fortunate to see all Big Five during your first Sunset game drive - leopard with a fresh antelope kill and lions with a fresh buffalo kill are the stuff dreams are made of !!!!! And then an elephant incredibly close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could write a novel about how amazing of an experience we had! From the food to the accommodations to the game drives themselves, everything was wonderful. The staff were all so helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. We saw so many animals! Balule is such a treat to drive around, and Kruger was magical. The rehabilitation center was a neat hands... More 

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

Hi " Simply incredible " and " the experience of a lifetime " bear eloquent testimony to a safari experience well received. We are so pleased that you enjoyed it all : food, guides, safaris; lodge staff and, of course, all the animals !! I shall be sure to let Patrick and Rex know how highly you have rated them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I spent six days at Tremisana Lodge recently. We had such an amazing experience! All our guides in Balule and Kruger (Rex, Patrick, Luke, James and Murray) were fantastic. Patrick found the Big Five before noon in Kruger! The staff at the lodge were wonderful too. Special shout out to Paulina who made lactose free food for... More 

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

Hi Mary and Emma Thanks for a fantastic review !! I shall be sure to pass your congratulations to all the guides you mention, especially Patrick for his Big Five sightings before lunch ! Paulina is a star - good of her to prepare your special food. It seems like you loved everything we put together for your safari -... More 

Grafing, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The safaris with viva safaris were well organised and fun. I had so much fun. The tremisana lodge is nice and the staff also is. At breakfast you're having a good view to watch animals coming by. But beware of the baboons. One wanted to go in my room while I was standing in my rooms door. So never leave... More 

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

Hi Ilka Thanks for a great review. We are glad you enjoyed the Lodge and the staff. Good to know you had so much fun and that the animals in camp kept you on your toes !! Kind regards Piero More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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Thank Mcluch7
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 July 8, 2016

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 

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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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