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Marc's Treehouse Lodge
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

I stayed at marc's tree house lodge three nights, the service was good and staff was very nice pretty and thalitha were very kind and helpfull. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the are all kinds of antelopes i loved the giraffe, who ever came up with the ideai of putting a wifi had had a very good ideai, we went to bed late while having beers and being on social network. I enjoyed the drive to kruger with patrick I only saw four of the big five,im hopping to see a leapard when i come back.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Thank ssherry99uk
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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2013

Hi there

Thanks for a very good review. We are pleased that you had such a good time. It is very exciting to be immersed among the animals with no fences !
I am pleased that you enjoyed the use of WIFI while relaxing with a few beers. All our guests are very happy that we have WIFI both at Marc's Treehouses and Tremisana Lodge.
Pity about the leopard - they really are the most difficult of the Big Five to see. Anyway you are always welcome to join us another time and, who knows, maybe you will get lucky.
Kind regards
Piero
General Manager, Viva Safaris

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

I have such mixed feeling about this stay. I don't quite know what to wright, because on one hand, this was so AMAZING. But on the other hand, I've never been so scared in my life. The staff was so friendly, and we stayed up late both nights with them and the others who were staying there, sitting by the fire, telling stories, drinking beer and laughing. The huts was cosy, right in the heart of the bush with wild animals such as antilopes, cheetas, buffalos and rhinos in the area. But, that was also the thing that made me (and my boyfriend, who usually never gets scared about spiders etc.) so scared; the animals. They told stories about phytons killing antlopes right in front of them, lions launching at them and other scary stories about animals wich is their everyday life, but is scary to us. We had a BIG tarantula-like spider in our hut, rats running around over our bed and the river right outside where various dangerous animals could be. So, we did not get that much sleep during our stay haha, because of all the disgusting bugs and spiders that got in our room. You have to be smart aswell, even the smallest animals could be dangerous to you. It IS Africa, after all. But, it's so charming at the same time. The "breakfast-dock" was amazing, so cosy!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Johanna F
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Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

This is a wonderful and very special place. The staff are warm, welcoming and full of African humour! Accommodation is rustic to say the least and be prepared for small furry friends in your tree house! Then there's the spiders, reptiles and big animals roaming the grounds! Dinner is taken together and a tasty friendly affair.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Similians
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Amazing, helpful staff, great food, awesome surroundings, here you can really feel close to the nature. I do love the tree houses, but tents are also very comfortable. Perfect place to stay during safari.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Thank funka1987
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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2013

Hi there

The words "excellent" , "memorable" and " friendly " encapsulate exactly what we, at Viva Safaris, are trying to achieve. Thank you for using these words in a great review.

I am particularly pleased that you enjoyed our food and our friendliness. These are important components of any safari.

Thanks for taking the time to record your memories of Marc's Treehouse Lodge - like you, we also believe it is an "excellent place" .

Kind regards

Piero
General Manager, Viva Safaris

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights at Marc's Treehouse Lodge on a Kruger safari. Very much enjoyed my stay. All the huts are inside a relatively large complex, where antelopes, baboons, and other animals run free. As others have pointed out, the accommodation is rustic, rooms are basic (clean, though bugs will always get in), and power may go out during thunderstorms, but that's all part of the experience. The staff are really friendly and fun. The food is tasty, chicken and sausages may even prepared for you on an open fireplace while you are having starters. Enjoy the guided walk around the complex on your last day. Your mobile phone will connect, Wifi is available (up to 0.8Mbps up/down when nobody else is on). Important: bring a power plug adapter (SA-3 prongs) to plug in your devices!
Overall a memorable experience.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

i stayed at Marc's treehouse lodge at the end of this month. it was not what i had expected. what you see on the website is a bit too fancy than what you get when you go to the actual place. first of all the meals were cold and blunt. i am a vegetarian and had a hard time getting vegetarian meals even though i had indicated that when i made my booking a couple of months back prior to my booking. There is a bit of a distance between the treehouses and the main lodge. There was no one to asssist me carry my luggage that i wished that i had left it at the the hotel in Johannesburg. When it comes to the treehouses they do indicate that they are rustic but i felt they were just " OLD". The towel i had had holes in it and the mosquito nets were visibly mended in places that were torn and showed old dirt spots. i think one of the highlight for me was seeing the animals in the morning as i went for breakfast. they have nialas. beautiful animals. The hostess there tries her best and the staff as well. It is quite had for them to work with the old worn out stuff there. management should look into this. i also enjoyed the full day safari in Kruger. i managed to see the big five in one day. i would advise other travellers to do extensive research before travelling to the treehouses.

Room Tip: ask for treehouse 11, 12 and 13 they are closer to the breakfast area
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank fanay d
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

I stayed at marcs tree house for one night , the service was very great, the staff was very friendly, the food was very fine, we had an impala stew for our supper it was very nice.

we enjoyed the sunset drive at the first lodge that we arrived in, our guide was so knowledgeable, i really recommend marcs tree house!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank jennifer j
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Address: Motlala Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
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Ranked #69 of 175 Specialty Lodging in Kruger National Park
Number of rooms: 21
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Marc`s Treehouse Hotel Kruger National Park

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