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Tremisana Game Lodge

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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

Lima, Peru
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We only stayed there for a night as a part of a 5 day safari, overall our guides where nothing but perfect. After our arrival we went on a sunset game drive and finished having dinner under a Marula tree, the scenery was beautiful. Coming back, we had some problems with the rooms: one of the outlets did not work...

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

Hi Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you rate our guides " nothing but perfect " - WOW !! We are sorry that there were issues re electricity and monkeys. With the onset of the rains, it sometimes happens that the main switch to a particular chalet does drop. It is a simple...

Macau, China
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

An amazing Safari experience: personal engagement of the highest level, heart warm service, great atmosphere. I broke my shoes and Roxy fixed them for me, Pretty (the most fitted name I could ever think of) was always smiling and calling everybody by name, Piero came with me for few drives when otherwise I would have been alone: the walking morning...

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

Hi Fabrizio We are pleased that you enjoyed the "personal engagement" with heart-warming service. Pretty and I thoroughly enjoyed your company and we both had a good time ! We are pleased that you liked our home-cooked, abundant food. We are flattered that you felt we all tried our best to make your experience enjoyable and happy ! You are...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I'm glad that I decided on Tremisana as a base for my first ever African safari. Accommodation: Room was clean and extremely comfortable, with a choice of a ceiling fan or air conditioning for warmer nights. Towels, insect repellent and body wash are provided. I can catch wifi in my room sometimes (I stayed in number 6) but the signal...

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

Hi Mish Thanks for a good review. We are happy that you were glad with your choice of Viva Safaris. It is very edifying to know that all was good with food, rooms, WIFI and accessories. We are pleased to see that you rate the guides at Tremisana as " sincere, knowledgeable and hardworking" - great stuff ! Sorry to...

Cancun
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The trip was very well organized from prompt pickup to every activity. I have never experienced such a genuinely caring staff. I had a prescription ran out of and jo ann in the office expedited my refill. I had to see the doctor and she dispatched Elias to take me to town. He took me to his doctor and than...

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

Hi Raymond Thank you for a fantastic review. The statement that you " have never experienced such a genuinely caring staff " must rate among the most wonderful compliments we have EVER received! I am so pleased that we were able to assist you in obtaining your medications. I shall make sure all our staff including guides, cleaners and kitchen...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • 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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“Ask for one of the central rooms near the swimming pool”
joegleeson86, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room No 2. It was perfect.”
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.”
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.”
oh_chestnut, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms upstairs very good.”
388sandiep, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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