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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The company organised everything for us. All we had to do was be in a certain place at a certain time. The safari drives were excellent, organised by Joanne, who did everything we asked of her. The rangers, Sam, Niku, Elias, Rex, Raymond and Maynet were superb in knowledge and customer relations. The accommodation was excellent. We had no idea...

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

Hi Steven Thanks for a dream review. We are pleased that everything ran like clockwork and that the rangers were " superb in knowledge and customer relations". We are thrilled that you rated the accommodation as "excellent" and that you had a wonderful holiday. Your 11 and 14 year old kids must have a lasting memory of the warthog and...

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had a nice experience at the lodge. They catered to our vegetarian needs and helped us organize trips with our friends at the tent camp. The grounds are beautiful, but very small. We enjoyed the game drives and the rehabilitation center. Overall, it was a very good experience. The contact we had with Patti was incredible. She went above...

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

Hi Thanks for a nice review. We are happy that Viva Safaris could cater for your vegetarian diet and that you could spend time with your friends. Good to know that you enjoyed the game drives as well as the Rehabilitation Centre. I shall pass on your congratulations to Patti. Kind regards Piero

Reviewed 4 January 2017

The room was shared and was very clean. The beds comfortable with mosquito nets. The staff were really friendly and helpful. I extremely enjoyed the meals with such a choice particularly at breakfast. The Lodge and surroundings were amazing, so restful and relaxing. I'd certainly go there again and recommend it to my other friends.

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

Hi Sandie We are so pleased that you rate your safari with Viva Safaris the " Experience of a lifetime ". It is good to learn that you enjoyed the beds, the staff, the meals and the lodge and surroundings. Thanks for recommending our product to your friends ! Kind regards Piero

Reviewed 4 January 2017

Its a pretty nice lodge, with very accommodating staff and nice beds. It also has AC-units which is not the norm in the bush. The food served at the lodge is good, but the Bush braai is something different, where you sit out in the bush under the star clad sky and eat a delicious South African BBQ. The pool...

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

Hi Sjur Thanks for taking time to write a review. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed the staff, the beds and the AC. We are very happy that you really loved the Bush BBQ -it is certainly different ! Will give your best wishes to Nico ! Kind regards Piero

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We read so many positive reviews and were excited to book through Viva. I have to say I am completely disappointed with them. Quite frankly I don't have many positive things to say. 1. Bad directions and missed night game drive: we were given incorrect directions and guidance to the lodge. While we left too late to likely make the...

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

Hi Brad and Tayor What a poor way to start 2017 ! We are really sorry that you did not have a good experience with Viva Safaris. The complaint was so poor that I requested our receptionist, Joanne, to whom most of your vitriol is directed, to give me a lengthy response. Essentially Joanne claims that you exaggerated your issues...

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Like many of you, I too was researching who would be the best company to sign up for a safari. Look no further! Viva Safaris was the best traveling decision I made. The tour guides were very knowledgable, the staff was kind and helpful, not to mention the wildlife you get to experience. This was my first trip to Africa...

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

Hi Yezan Thanks for a most amazing review. We are flattered to read that " Viva safaris was the best traveling decision " you made. We are pleased that you enjoyed our staff and the wildlife experience. Thanks for recommending Viva Safaris so strongly. Kind regards Piero

Portland, OR
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The Tremisana Lodge is in the Balule game reserve. Our stay here was part of an itinerary organized via African Budget Safari with Viva Safari. I can't say enough about the lodge, the staff or Viva. Later in our tour we were booked at a tented camp. We had older members in our group who found the budget accommodations a...

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

Hi Seb Thanks for an equally "wonderful" review ! We are pleased that you enjoyed Tremisana Lodge and that Viva Safaris provided a " memorable experience" . You were very fortunate at Tremisana to enjoy a sighting of lions that had just killed a buffalo ! We are very pleased that you appreciated our upgrade - we strive to keep...

Athens, Greece
Reviewed 26 December 2016

My fiancee and I booked a three day lodge safari tour including a day at the Blyde river canyon. We were really looking forward to an experience of a lifetime and we weren't disappointed! The whole tour was well organised from the pick up at our hotel, to the daily long drives deep into the savannah up to the drop...

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

Hi Spyros Thanks for a great review. We are very pleased that this safari was, indeed, " an experience of a lifetime". It is good to learn that the whole tour was well organised and that you found all our drivers and guides friendly and informative. We are happy that you enjoyed the beautifully stunning views of the Blyde Canyon....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I booked a Kruger Safari. Transfer to accomodation in Google maps is 5 hours, it took us almost 9 hours, taking lunch take away because we were late. They justified the lateness due to traffic, but there was no traffic. They took hours to collect all the people, even if I booked the accomodation in the area they told me....

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

Hi Vi I am disappointed with your review and am sorry you did not have an enjoyable safari. Please allow me to explain that, despite whatever Google maps may indicate, Viva safaris obeys the laws of our land. Specifically we do NOT break the speed limit of 100km/h and our drivers WILL have a COMPULSORY one hour lunch break. These...

Reviewed 9 December 2016

Loved it! We were on a 6 day safari with viva safaris and we stayed in Tremisana lodge. Everything was well organized, the guides were enthusiastic and know the area very good and did explain a lot about all the animals that lived there (from the little till the very big ones). Never felt unsave during the bushwalks and also...

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

Hi Leonie We are pleased to know that you "loved it". It is pleasing also to know that you found our guides enthusiastic and that you felt safe on the Bush Walks. Great fortune to see the Big Five ! Kind regards Piero

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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 

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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.”
 of 5 bubbles StevenM231, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms with the sliding glass doors are bigger, but darker. The rooms with regular doors are more cramped but brighter.”
 of 5 bubbles oh_chestnut, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms upstairs very good.”
 of 5 bubbles 388sandiep, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Look for another tour”
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