Comfortable accommodation, really well organised and good mix of activities. I'd recommend staying in Tremisana which is in Balule - a Greater Kruger private reserve. Visits to Kruger itself are included in all safaris they offer. Worthwhile doing this as you get different game viewing experiences in Balule to those in Kruger. Be prepared for early starts for the bush walk and morning game drive - but do not miss these, on the day we left we saw 9 elephants in Balule reserve only minutes from Tremisana. Even from our hammock we saw animals at the small waterhole. Would recommend if staying for a long safari to have a rest day in the middle for game viewing from the hammock!
Maybe Viva safaris could do the Blyde Canyon on the way down and offer drop off in Nelspruit on the way back. The road is audible from the lodge if a heavy vehicle is going past. However, I'd recommend Tremisana to anyone. Very good guides and host. Deserves 4.5!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Tremisana Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
- Tremisana Game Lodge South Africa/Balule Nature Reserve