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Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 15 September 2015

With a friend we came back from a 3 day Kruger safari with Viva Safaris a week ago, where we spent a night at Tremisana and we loved it! The staff was great, the lodge surroundings were beautiful and the room was comfy (and pretty romatic too...). Our guide was James. He made sure we saw everything we could... Maybe...

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

Hi Justyna Thank you for a lovely review ! It is great to know that you enjoyed our safari product and found it "totally worth it ". We really enjoy this type of comment as we truly believe that our safari products do, indeed, offer the very best value for money packages. We are happy that you found the room...

Auburn, Alabama
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Our lodging bungalow was very comfortable but what made this such an outstanding experience were the wonderful guides. We had tremendous luck seeing lions, rhinoceros, elephants, giraffe, zebra, cape buffalo, impala, kudu and more in our first 24 hours! Our guides were just as excited as we were and so very knowledgable. This is an up close and personal bush...

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

Hi Mary Ann Thank you for an incredibly good review ! We are very pleased to learn that you found the guides very knowledgeable. I am particularly happy to see that they are as excited as their tourists to experience the wonderful game sightings - it shows a great passion and probably explains why they work in the bush !...

Columbia, Missouri
Reviewed 20 August 2015

What an incredible experience! I highly recommend Viva Safaris as an affordable option. I stayed in their quaint Tremisana lodge where they served home cooked meals and provided a variety of game viewing drives and walks. Plus, it's like Cheers where everyone knows your name. I believe the lodge is considered three star, but don't let that scare you away....

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

Hi Sara Thanks for taking time to write a great review. Adjectives such as "great", "incredible" and "affordable" encapsulate the essence of what we are trying to do at Viva Safaris. We are glad that you found the accommodation at Tremisana "more than perfect" for your needs. We are pleased that the drivers of Viva Safaris were punctual with their...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We stayed here with Viva Safaris and the drivers were really great! The accommodation was very nice, its not 5 star but its everything you need on a safari especially as we were so busy the whole time we were only in our room to sleep. The wifi didn't reach the rooms but that wasn't a big problem and all...

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

Hi Holly Thanks for a wow review ! We are flattered that you rate Tremisana Game Lodge as a " really great beautiful place " ! I am pleased that you found our drivers great and the accommodation adequate for your needs. It is great to know you enjoyed seeing the elephants on the other side ( thankfully ) of...

England
Reviewed 13 August 2015

The staff here are lovely, and always there to help and make the trip as smooth as possible. The room was nice, but did have paper thin walls. The pool needed a good clean but in fairness it was winter so the pool wasn't being used. I felt very safe here, even with the elephant just behind the fence outside...

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

Hi Keli Thanks for calling our guides ""great " in your equally great review. We are pleased that you found all our staff so "lovely" and I will be sure to congratulate those you mention by name. Glad you enjoyed the pool - it was windy most of the month and the gardeners decided to clean every two days instead...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We stayed at Tremisana Lodge and at the Treehouses in Marc's camp booked through Viva Safaris and our experience at both places is exactly the same. First of all, the game drives and the rangers are really great. But forget about the rest, it is really accommodation on the level of a school trip staying at a hostel. Shabby rooms,...

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

Hi We were extremely disappointed to receive such a harsh and vitriolic review ! The fact that this is your very first review on TripAdvisor does not detract from the seriousness of your allegations. On the positive side, we thank you for your complimentary remarks about our guides and safaris. I am sorry that you found the accommodation so poor....

Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Back again! This time to introduce my dad to the Kruger and what a wonderful experience. Helpful friendly staff, well informed guides on walks and drives. We were fortunate to get some great sightings.. the 'big five' in the Kruger; a Leopard on an afternoon drive by Oliphant river, civets and a porcupine at night. Wonderful memories again.

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

Hi Helen Thanks for a third and excellent review ! We are pleased that you enjoyed your third visit with us and that your Dad could join you this time. You seem to have great luck - I recall on your last safari you saw lions killing a waterbuck - and to see the Big Five, a leopard on the...

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Our stay in Termisana was perfect. The room was confortable enough, small beds but I'm quite small myself so it would just be perfect for me. Water of the shower was a bit cold though!! The pool was the best place to relax while not being on game drives, even if the water was frozen for the time of year......

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

Hi Giulietta thanks for a lovely review. It is good to see you rated your satay at Tremisana Game Lodge as "perfect" ! We are pleased that you liked the accommodation. We agree that the sunny pool area is the best place to be in the cold winter. We are glad that you enjoyed the stars during the Bush Braai....

Reviewed 17 July 2015

We spent only one night here but it was a really lovely experience. Having arrived late due to traffic problems, we were taken immediately on a game drive. Worried that we may have missed out, we were surprised that the staff were willing to take us so late. We were then spoilt with a delicious brai for dinner - some...

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

Hi Jessi Thanks for an outstanding review ! We are pleased to know that you regard our safari product as highly recommended. It was a pleasure to take you out even at a belated time - we would never cancel any facet of our safari product . What a great compliment about the food at the Bush Braai - our...

Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT! Our family of four just completed a 3 night safari with the 1st night at Tremisana Game Lodge and the next 2 nights at Marc's Treehouse Lodge. We enjoyed a sunset game drive in a open-air safari vehicle with a delicious Bush Braai (BBQ) on our 1st night. The next day we had a...

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

Hi to our Canadian family Thanks for a superb review ! LOVED IT ! LOVED IT ! LOVED IT ! is the most spectacular way of telling the world just how highly you rated our safari !!! I need to say no more but THANK YOU ! THANK YOU 1 THANK YOU ! Kind regards Piero

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Tremisana Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
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“We stayed in room No 2. It was perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles Nyulika, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms had their privacy. If you are a family, try and stretch to a suite it is so worth it.”
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“The rooms with the sliding glass doors are bigger, but darker. The rooms with regular doors are more cramped but brighter.”
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