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Dusseldorf, Germany
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Unfortunately we were really unlucky either the weather as it rained for 3 days non stop... in those conditions the place is really not great. Mosquitoes everywhere, lots of mud and of course tiny little animals all around. Staff is very friendly, the rooms are really really basic

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a tent in the bushes. There was no fun or mosquito net as the program said it'd be, and the plug in the tent did't work. Is a nice place, but not for everybody. Just make sure you like adventure and you'll enjoy it! Food was ok and staff nice. For the price it was a good...

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ana Thanks for a friendly review. We are disappointed about the mozzie nets - they were taken to be washed and nobody replaced them - sorry ! I am pleased that you still had a great time and that you rate the place "good" for the tariff you paid. Thanks for that ! Kind regards Piero

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 10 January 2017

After staying at Tremisana we moved to Mark's treehouse for a "tented experience". I didn't mind the accommodation as much as my friend did, who is a bit more high maintenance, but our "tent", was actually a "hut". We hardly had room for our baggage and there was lots of cracks in the room where bugs got in. Thank god...

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review. Thanks also for the more positive review you wrote under Tremisana Game Lodge. On our website we have a comprehensive comparison of Tremisana Game Lodge and Marc's Treehouse Lodge. Of course you will understand that the accommodation is a function of the costs involved - clearly a guest staying at our 4 or 5 star...

Reviewed 6 January 2017

It was pretty cold at night when I visited in August, 2016 and the rooms are not heated and the shower water temp was not very hot. The bed was comfortable, the food was quite good and the guides were fantastic. If traveling on a budget, you can't go wrong with this place. I really enjoyed my stay and the...

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Angela Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We know how cold it gets in winter ! We are pleased that you feel that budget travelers " can't go wrong with this place" ! Be well Piero

Jena, Germany
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I spent 3 nights at the treehouse. After a short insecure moment of "wow this is really a treehouse", I really enjoyed my stay! One has to know it's in the middle of nature so various insects around the lodge, baboons, kudus, etc. are part of the whole experience but if you keep your door shut, all is good :)...

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Christina Thanks for a great review. We are so pleased that you had a WOW EXPERIENCE when you realised the treehouse was for real ! Good to read that you came to terms with being in the bush - with insects, baboons, kudus etc. We are pleased that you also had a novel experience in showering in our "...

Reviewed 4 January 2017

A very nice place to stay which is also situated inside a game reserve. At night you could hear the lions roar, and in the morning you could see the buffalos drinking water. We heard rumors about a leopard that visited camp the morning before we arrived, but we didnt see it ourselves. The rooms are clean, but its a...

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Sjur Thanks for a great review. It is part of being in the African bush that you can enjoy hearing the lions roaring at night and seeing the buffalos drinking in the morning. We are pleased to read that you rate Marc's Treehouse Lodge as a " great place" . Kind regards Piero

Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I really enjoyed my 6 night safari here! Victor was an amazing host and made me feel welcome! I slept in Treehouse 5, the tallest at the lodge and it was perfect. The private bathroom was located on the ground but I didn't find it to be a problem at all. The fan works beautifully and I slept very well,...

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Allison Thanks for an AWESOME an really detailed review. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed the ever-smiling Victor and that you rated treehouse 5 "perfect". We appreciate your detailed description of your experience - it sounds like you really had a cracking time ! Be well Piero

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Wow... This place gives you both adrenaline and lots of joy. We will NEVER forget when the leopard where killing an animal just by the river (<50 m from THE house) and screaming/calling just outside our house (<1 m). We could not take a breath until it was gone. When we were leaving we took a bush walk outside the...

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Joakim Wow ....you were exceptionally fortunate in seeing and hearing a Leopard make a kill right close by your treehouse !!!! No wonder you could not breathe properly!! You were indeed " Close to Nature' . We are thrilled with your summary - good to know the guides were informative and professional; Victor's information; Harrison's "killer" tracking skills; beautiful...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 December 2016

My wife and I did a 5-night safari package with Viva, which includes the standard 1 night at Tremisana and then the remainder of the nights at Marc's. We were in Tree House #2, which is a real Robinson Crusoe- style house built up on stilts around the tree. Highly, highly recommended. The camp management is warm and all you...

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Cody Thanks for a fair and illuminating review. We are pleased that you really enjoyed your treehouse so much . It is edifying to know that the guides were great and that the safaris were excellent. We are leased to read that you rate Viva Safaris and the Marc's Treehouse choice the best budget option for safari in South...

Lopez Island, Washington
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We were traveling on a budget and they were able to accommodate. We saw the animals but also learned about them. The staff at Marc's and the guides with Viva were so helpful and patient with our kids. An experience you will cherish for sure!

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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this review

Hi guys Thanks for an excellent review. We are pleased that your family were able to enjoy Kruger Park at an affordable rate. We are equally pleased to hear you cherish the memory of your safari ! Good to know our staff were all helpful and patient with the kids - great stuff ! Kind regards Piero

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Address: Motlala Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Marc`s Treehouse Hotel Kruger National Park
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“Go for the tree house!”
 of 5 bubbles AnaE532, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you have problems walking, ask for cabin 10, it has some steps but it lies closer to main camp”
 of 5 bubbles sjurs2017, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Treehouse 5 was great. I would definitely recommend a room instead of a campsite/tent.”
 of 5 bubbles allisonc87, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Tree House #2 is an unforgettable, utterly unique little hut. Highly recommended if you can get it.”
 of 5 bubbles codymatheson, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Treehouses not actually up high in trees would be better if you need the bathroom at night.”
 of 5 bubbles KellyMJG, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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