I was very surprised to read a recent review from Leiden, the Netherlands and sorry to hear of your bad experience at Tremisana Game Lodge.
However I can find no justification in your comments. I found the rooms at Tremisanna bright, clean and comfortable. The beds were comfortable and average size one would expect. The shower and bathroom facilities were modern and kept very clean.
Your comment of most visitors experiencing lack of sleep due to the monkeys on the roof puzzles me why you chose Africa for a vacation. My whole experience at Tremisana will remain with me for the rest of my life, it went beyond all expectations and provided exactly what I wanted, a comfortable room in the heart of Africa, excellent food, true and authentic African experience, a warm and friendly welcome from the hostess who also went that extra mile to ensure your stay met all your requirements.
I also found the Rangers very experienced and knowledgable and would never under any circumstances put themselves or their clients life at risk by driving irresponsibly. The drive to Kruger from Tremisanna is more or less a straight road and once inside the park there are speed restrictions in place. It would not be in the Ranger's interest to drive fast along these roads for one they would be breaking the speed restrictions which could adversely affect their jobs and two, clients would not have the opportunity to spot wildlife.
I feel I had to write this response as the review posted appeared unjustified. I am sure I speak for the majority of people who has posted reviews in the past will be surprised by your experience.
Finally I would like to suggest that if your looking to book a safari in the future, perhaps a 5 star lodge would be more acceptable to you. However as the wildlife disturbed your sleep you may prefer to go on a day trip to a local drive through safari park where you live.
Tremisana offers excellent hospitality, comfortable clean rooms, friendly and warm atmosphere a great hostess and all at an affordable price.
As a note of encouragement for the staff at Tremisana and Viva Safaris, one or two bad reviews is not the end of the world, if comments are justified it allows for you to examine any problems and take steps to rectify them.
You all work very hard to ensure your client's comforts and needs are met and many people on tripadvisor agrees with me.
I look forward to my return visit later in the year and for many years to come.
- 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