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Tremisana Game Lodge

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I organised a safari tour with viva safaris, which included a night in this lodge. The place is well maintained with beautiful rooms. Everyone in the lodge is great, kitchen & floor staff, as well as drivers and guide tours. I would've loved to stay longer in tremisana lodge.

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

Hi there Thanks for a great review. We are pleased to note that you found Tremisana Game Lodge a " beautiful place" . Even more pleasing is that you found our staff, kitchen and ground staff, as well as drivers and rangers all " Great ". You are most welcome to spend more time at Tremisana Lodge next time. Kind...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a short stay here. We found it very relaxing, clean and friendly Staff were very helpful. Room was very comfortable and clean. The local monkeys were good for a laugh and a show. The meals were tasty and fresh

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

Hi Sharyn Thanks for a great review. We are pleased that you found Tremisana relaxing, comfortable and clean. Great to read that the staff were friendly and helpful and that you enjoyed the "show" put on by the monkeys. Kind regards Piero

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was stunning and situated centrally to the lodge. Preti who looked after us was amazing, saying that - all the staff were brilliant. Food was great and the animals too. Wished we stayed longer than our 3 day trip. Nico our guide was a great guy too. Great value and we all had a fantastic time.

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

Hi Joe Thanks for a lovely review. We are glad that you had a " fantastic " time. We are pleased that you found all the staff " great " and that the animal sightings and food were also great. I shall be sure to give Pretty and Nico a special pat on the back - both are such wonderful...

Bucks uk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tremisana is a nice place. All the staff are kind and friendly. The food is good and the chef does very well with what are clearly limited funds. Excellent game drives. Although the lodge is a way from Kruger the local one is also good. It's a long flog from Joburg - the buses could do with an upgrade -...

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

Hi guys Thanks for a good review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the staff and , yes, we offer very good wholesome buffet meals - excellent value for what you are paying. Good to learn that you also appreciated the efforts of the rangers and guides. We are not sure which owners were there - the lodge is, in...

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and his mum and dad travelled from the UK to experience a safari for my 30th birthday. We had a look at loads of safari tours, but this one was perfect for us. We were picked up from our selected location and had a lovely driver all the way to Hoedspruit. As a South African, I was very...

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

Hi Tammy Thanks for a great review ! We are pleased that our safari was "perfect" for you. We are proud that as a South African you were impressed with Tremisana Lodge's facilities and hospitality. Pretty leads an extremely happy and productive staff at Tremisana . We are happy that your boyfriend and his parents could enjoy our facilities while...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Having picked us up from our accommodation in J'burg, we were transported by Viva Safaris to Tremisana. On arrival we went straight on a game drive and were rewarded after 20 minutes by the sight of 4 lions- fantastic! This set the tone for the time we were there., a number of game drives and a bush walk so it...

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

Hi there Thanks for a great safari review. You were very fortunate to find 4 lions after 20 minutes of starting your Sunset Safari Drive - wow !!! We are pleased you enjoyed all the game activities - it is very fulfilling to know that the guides who took you on the Bush Walk really cared about the animals. We...

Bodrum City, Turkey
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Overall experience good, transfers well organised and the daily game drives were good with knowledgeable guides. Accommodation basic but adequate. The bed was very short – fine if you were 1m70 (5ft 6in) or less but your feet would be sticking out of the bottom of the bed if you were any taller. They operate a cash-only bar and all...

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

Hi there Thanks for a thought-provoking review. We are pleased that overall you found the experience good. I a not sure about the bed as all our beds are standard size. I already have taken up the issue of extra sugar in our meals - the chef advises that if he had been told that you were in need of...

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I travelled alone to South Africa on business and decided to stay for a few extra days and enjoy a Safari at Tremisana. Everything was really nice, staff are amazing and made me feel all the time like if I wasn't travelling by myself. My only complain was that on the last day I had a game which one of...

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

Hi Paulina Your review is indeed most warm and welcome ! It is good to know that , as a single traveller, you were made to feel secure and welcome. Sorry to hear that you missed the last morning activity. Be well Piero

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights and it was really wonderful. All the staff were great and so friendly and helpful. The lodgings were clean and comfortable. The food was lovely. Rex and Elias were SO KNOWLEDGABLE it made for a great experience. Robin and Eva also really helpful with all the answers to our questions. Pretty couldn't have been...

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

Hi Ruby Thanks for a great review ! It is so pleasing to read an all-encompassing review of such wonderful content ! We are pleased that you found the lodgings clean and comfortable. I shall be sure to congratulate all the staff, especially guides Rex and Elias , Eva and Robin and our ever-smiling hostess, Pretty. We shall be most...

Bridgwater, Somerset, Uk
Reviewed 20 March 2017

nice place but make sure you take cash to pay your bar bill as do not take card not good as told not to carry loads of cash, rooms are clean and of good size with mossie nets, tea and coffee in rooms. Meals are a bit bland and run of the mill but you get what you pay for

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

Hi Jultra Thanks for your review. We do advise on the welcome letter you receive on boarding our transfer bus that we run a cash bar but I suppose by then it may already be too late. We shall emphasize this on our website - so thanks for the comment. We are pleased to note that your expectations were met....

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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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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
Tremisana Game Lodge South Africa/Kruger National Park
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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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