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Tyne & Wear
Reviewed 19 October 2016

About five hours into our long but scenic drive from Johannesburg I was beginning to think this trip was a mistake. Oh how wrong I was! The three day safari was very full-on, leaving for a night jeep ride and evening meal beneath the stars literally ten minutes after arriving. All guests stay a the game lodge the first night,...

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

Hi Thanks for a good review. We know it is a long way BUT please be aware that VIVA SAFARIS is the ONE AND ONLY tour operator that does door-to-door pickup and drop off !! It is essentially a safety measure for our guests. We are pleased that you enjoyed the safari activities and are thrilled to know how much...

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Although it was a just a 3 day safari, it was enough to see the big 5 in the wild. First, they pick you up from any place in Johannesburg or Pretoria which is very pleasant. The first day we were received at Tremisana like if we were special guest (incredible staff) and had dinner, with a lot of food,...

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

Hi Jorge Thanks for an equally SPECTACULAR review ! We are glad that you appreciate our door-to-door pick up and drop off. We are pleased that our staff made you feel so special and that you enjoyed the meals , the wildlife sightings and the comfortable rooms. It is very rewarding to know that you so enjoyed everything including the...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was our first trip to Africa, and obviously our first safari, and we could not have been happier with Viva Safaris! We stayed at Tremisana Lodge for a 4-Day Safari. From the minute they pick you up in Johannesburg to when they drop you back off, the staff ensures that you have a wonderful and comfortable experience! While we...

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

Hi Robbyn Thanks for a super review ! We are so proud to know that Viva Safaris could not have made you happier on safari !!! WOW !!! Sorry you missed the Leopard - it is company policy to encourage younger guides like James and Tanya to always leave one of the Big 5 out - that way you get...

Los Alamos, New Mexico
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our 5-day safari at Tremisana Lodge near Kruger Natl Park exceeded expectations for my wife and I. Our trip started with a flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg, where we stayed the night at a comfortable but inexpensive Safari Lodge near the airport which Viva Safaris helped us to reserve. The next morning we had a 6-hour drive to Tremisana...

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

Hi What a spectacular and comprehensive review !!! We are so pleased that our Viva Safaris product exceeded your and your wife's expectations. You were fortunate to see Jackal pups and were lucky also to get close to a Black Rhino mother and calf along with all the other fabulous animals you saw. The wildlife you mention is unbelievably good...

Province of Tarragona, Spain
Reviewed 18 October 2016

In our six day safari we stayed for one night (free) in Johannesburg in the Safari Club, so we could visit the city, specially Soweto, that impress us deeplly. In the morning after we were picked in the hotel and transfered to Tremisana where we did our first game drive..Very nice room, kind staff and guides. Next day after the...

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

Hi Carlo We are grateful for your great review. Thanks for complimenting our rooms and especially our excellent staff. Thanks for mentioning my personal contribution to the success of your first safari. We are thrilled to know that you so loved Katekani Lodge and all the wildlife experiences that surpassed your expectations. Kind regards Piero

Scotland
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have been visiting Tremisana for 6 years now and was so happy to return during the month of September. It was wonderful to see the old and new faces still working tirelessly to ensure a memorable stay for all their guests. To recap, the lodges are clean and comfortable and was pleased to see air conditioning in every lodge,...

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

Hi Cathy Thanks for all your kind words. Thanks also for your commitment to uplifting the local communities - you are a shining example of a concerned and committed benefactor - God bless you ! Piero

Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stayed here the first night of our safari with Viva Safaris. There are many monkeys in the lodge and we also saw a warthog right in front of our room. Staff (especially Pretty) were very friendly and helpful. Our room was small but adequate and we really appreciated having a mosquito net over the bed. The room had a...

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

Hi Leucosia Thanks for a great review. It must have been thrilling to find a warthog right in front of your room ! Good to know that you appreciated the mozzie net ! I am glad that you so enjoyed the Bush Walk and that you saw a leopard on your game drive in Balule - well done ! Kind...

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 12 October 2016

In the 1 night we were there, the real downside was the water situation. theres a note in the rooms to be careful using the water and to not consume it. We knew going in to the vacation there would be times the water would become sketchy but the build up you could see on the toilets, sink and shower...

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

Hi Gabrielle Thanks for your review. As you noticed, we are in the throes of the most terrible drought in living memory. Our boreholes - we have 3 - are still functioning and, as indicated in the rooms, the water is not recommended for human consumption. This is as a result of the high levels of calcium carbonate among other...

Reviewed 12 October 2016

The accomodation is fine although nothing special but the problem is that the private reserve is really really dry and not a lot of animals around. For us it was the first safari, so we though it was a common problem, but later the Kruger is not like (even when they have the wather problem is not so bad) and...

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

Hi Lara We are terribly sorry that you found the Balule Reserve so dry - we have had no good rain in the last 15 months ! The animals are constantly moving in search of pasture and there are occasions when there is little to see and other days when we see it all ! We have had a downpour...

Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Tremisana Lodge is a great starting place for your Safari! One thing I do remember here was mosquitoes…lots of them, so take your mosquito repellent with you. The thing that made Tremisana beautiful besides the beautiful grounds and monkeys all around it, was the staff. I will never forget how special they made my birthday at the bush brai, I...

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Hi Jeannine Thanks for an equally "very wonderful"review ! Good thing that we supply insect repellant - the mozzies can be quite active on hot nights ! I am so pleased that the staff made you feel special on your birthday at the lovely Marula Boma BBQ ! It is also very rewarding to know that our guides are passionate...

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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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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/Balule Nature Reserve
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“Ask for the Guest house”
 of 5 bubbles RinatAvrina, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the trees as the monkeys play in them and run over the roofs which are metal so very noisy”
 of 5 bubbles PadawanTraveller, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request a room near either of the dining areas”
 of 5 bubbles Tammaste, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I think I have stayed in all the lodges here but my favourite is No. 2 with views to the watering hole.”
 of 5 bubbles katieBeardie, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Near the common area...for WiFi”
 of 5 bubbles JeannineW890, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
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