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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 10 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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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 2 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...

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We were 3 people, booked the 4 days Termisana Lodge via Viva Safari The 4 days were actually 2 full days- at the first day, we got to the Lodge at 5pm so the first day was just a sunset game drive with a nice BBQ. Second day- 5:30am, a bush walk that was supposed to be 4 hours but...

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

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are concerned that you were disappointed with the time spent at the lodge. In the heat of summer, ALL lodges do an early morning activity and a late afternoon/evening activity and most guests are happy to spend the hot periods of the day lazing around the swimming pool...

Japan
Reviewed 3 November 2016

到着してまず感じたのはあまりにもワイルドな佇まいだなという事でしたが、サファリツアー客向けロッジであるので納得。 見た目的にも高級ロッジというわけではありませんでしたが、到着するや、案内のフレンドリーな女性が案内してくれて気遣いも良かったです。個々の部屋(ロッジ)は庭の中にあり、それぞれ2人向け~家族向けなど分かれている様子でした。私は友人と二人で2泊しました。ドアの鍵が非常にレトロな造りで隙間もあるし(笑)防犯上大丈夫か不安になりましたが、部屋の中はきれいに整えられており、トイレもまぁまぁ綺麗。シャワーは少し古い印象でしたがお湯はきちんと出ますし問題なし。 内装は自然の中を思わせる木の使い方などもかわいらしくとても印象が良かったです。天蓋兼蚊帳のようなものもあって蚊対策も一安心。 庭はきれいに手入れされていますし、常に野生のサルも訪れます。朝方屋根の上を行き来されるのはガチャガチャうるさかったですが、かわいらしかったです。ロッジの方々は「crazy monkey」といいって少し厄介がっていましたが笑 「Viva Safari」というところがサファリツアーを運営しているようでしたがそこと提携している様子。 到着日の夕ご飯はロッジから少し離れたところまでゲームドライブに行き、そこでブライという南アフリカ式のバーベキューを囲みながら食べます。「パップ」というトウモロコシの粉を練ったものとトマトシチューで暖まりました。BBQのお肉やソーセーがとてもおいしいです。いつもはキャンドルをともしながらロマンチック夕ご飯だそうですが、その日は風が強すぎてキャンドルが置けず、ほぼ暗闇の中でそれぞれの懐中電灯やBBQの炎を囲んで原始的に楽しみました。キャンドルがなかったので暗すぎて何を食べているのか不明な感じでしたが後々フラッシュ付きのカメラで撮った写真を見ておいしそうでした笑 星があまりにもきれいである意味楽しめると思います。何かしら日本人の口にも合うものがあると思いますので大丈夫かと思います。 朝ご飯は2日とも普通の朝ご飯。ビュッフェ形式でシリアル・マフィンやパン・ソーセージや卵焼き…etc 種類はさほど多くないですが十分おなか一杯になりますしおいしいです。 お昼ご飯はクルーガーでのゲームドライブ中広大な敷地内にあるレストランで各自食べる感じです。南アフリカによくある洋食のチェーン店が入っていました。 2日目の夕ご飯はロッジ庭内の屋根のある食事スペースで食べました。当日同じサファリツアーに参加したほかのお客さんと席を共にします。ポタージュのようなスープからラザニアのような食べ物、肉、デザートまで基本的には洋食ですしどれもおいしかったです。お酒もロッジ内で販売していますので飲むことができます。 ヨハネスブルグからのクルーガー国立公園向けツアーをツアー会社経由で予約したところ、ツアー会社の手配で自動的にチョイスされていたのがこのロッジでした。値段相場は不明ですが安全面・スタッフの人柄的にもとてもお勧めできます。 ただ、日本語のしゃべれるスタッフは居ませんので英語が全く無理な方はやめた方がよいかと思います。また、上にも書いたように物理的に防犯上不安なこともあるため貴重品は絶対に持ち歩く事(というか、そもそも持っていかない事)をお勧めします。 Thank you everyone especially Isaya (our reliable game drive guide!) and Lodge ladies:) we had very special time with you and everyone of tour attendants. The scese "Lion eating baffalo" and "sable antilope" was amazing. we are looking forward to next drive with you!

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Hi there Thanks for a long and complimentary review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the safari experience and that both the staff attention and accommodation were " superlative ". It is also very pleasing to understand that the food was " most palatable" and that the guides worked so hard to show you all the animals. You certainly...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • 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
Tremisana Game Lodge South Africa/Kruger National Park
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“Ask for one of the central rooms near the swimming pool”
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“We stayed in room No 2. It was perfect.”
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“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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