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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Cancun
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia 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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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stayed at Tremisana for 4 days. It was a comfy bed - more so than camping but the wildlife in Balule Park was poor. The guides were ecstatic on the first night when we found buffalo. The following 2 days were spent at Kruger with the amazing Zanelle. She was the best guide for finding wildlife and explaining their importance...

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

Hi Padawan Thanks for your review. I am glad you found the bed at Tremisana comfortable. I am amazed that you are disappointed with the wildlife sightings. Please understand that Viva Safaris offers the complete package which includes Balule, Kruger, and for those doing longer safaris, Tshukudu and Kapama. No other safari operator offers such a fantastic variety of wildlife...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed here one night as part of our Viva Safari's tour. We felt welcomed, the food was lovely and the guides were super. The bush walk, fantastic! The best thing about this stay was Tanya, the warden. Her knowledge of the animals and the reserve was spot on. She didn't just look out for the Big 5 like every...

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

Hi Josie Thanks for an equally wonderful, superb review ! We are pleased that you enjoyed our welcome, the food and our guides. It is so good to know that you saw exactly what you asked thanks to Tanya ! Kind regards Piero

Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I purchased the 5 day safari package and felt for the money we spent it could have been a little better in terms of the itinerary and organisation. We managed to see the Big 5 however it was spread across various locations and we would have missed it if we had purchased anything less. The guides we...

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

Hi Thanks for an interesting review. You were fortunate to see the Big Five twice ! We have noted your suggestions for possible improvements and will discuss these with guides and managers. Kind regards Piero

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A small group of simply, clean and very nice bungalows , in a lush tropical garden , with a refreshing small pool with sunbeds , to relax after your game drives, watching the many vervet monkeys, daily visitors at Tremisana. Not to forget the helpful, friendly staff and the very tasty fresh homemade food , you can enjoy having your...

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

Hi Zamy Thanks for taking the time to write a review . We are very happy that you enjoyed the accommodation, the tropical gardens with sunbeds and pool and the monkeys ! Thanks for the lovely compliments on the "helpful and friendly" staff and the " very tasty, fresh, homemade" food. Kind regards Piero

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a 6 day package with Viva safari's. The transfers were long in a packed mini bus, but I think this would be the same on all tours. On occasions things seemed a little disorganised but everything always worked out! We had an amazing trip and got to see all the 'big 5'. We had a selection of...

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

Hi Bryony Thanks for a lovely review. We are glad that everything worked out well. We are so pleased to know that our guides are "tenacious" in their passionate endeavours to show our guests the Big Five and more. I shall be sure to personally congratulate Isaiah. Thanks for rating our safari "the trip of a lifetime " and we...

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...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

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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 a room away from the trees as the monkeys play in them and run over the roofs which are metal so very noisy”
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“I think I have stayed in all the lodges here but my favourite is No. 2 with views to the watering hole.”
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