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Ohio
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Our group of 6 had one night at Tresmina Game Lodge for our 5 days with Viva Safari. The grounds and pool are just beautiful. We enjoyed watching the monkeys playing around outside the rooms and got great views of many warthogs from the eating area. Both lunch and breakfast were delicious. Rooms were just basic but ok for a... More 

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

Hi Jessica Thanks for a good review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the grounds and that the monkeys and warthogs added to the wildlife experience ! Great that you found the meals delicious ! Kind regar4ds Piero More 

Budapest, Hungary
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very nice lodge with a superb location, great price-value ratio, kind and friendly staff, delicious lunch and dinner. You can watch animals from the garden. The staff take care a lot about the pool, garden and facilities which are free to use. Highly recommended.

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

Hi Balu Thanks for taking time to review Tremisana Lodge. We are pleased that you found our product great value for money. It is also very pleasing to read your comments about the friendly staff and delicious meals. It is a wonderful thing that you saw animals from our gardens. Kind regards Piero More 

Berlin, Germany
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81 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The thing I loved about Tremisana Lodge was the staff (including our wonderful guides who took us out on game drives). The lodge itself is probably not better or worse than other lodges (the rooms were nice, but nothing special). The staff, however, made me feel like part of their family. They had a great group spirit going and openly... More 

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

Hi Franziska We are very pleased that you write such great things about the staff at Tremisana Lodge. It is always enlightening to hear stories about bush experiences from people that clearly love living in the bush ! We are glad that you felt part of the family . Kind regards Piero More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Did a 5 day safari trip and had a great time. The lodge was nicely decorated, the staff mostly very friendly. The guides were knowledgable and went out of their way to try and find as many animals as possible. The early morning bush walk was a great experience, and even though our Kruger drive was really cold, we saw... More 

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

Hi Amy Thanks for a good review. We are very pleased that you had a great time and that you appreciated all the hard work of our staff. We are pleased that you found our product good value for money and that the organisation and logistics were smoothly operated. Kind regards Piero More 

Kennebunk, Maine
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Comfortable Lodge with an excellent range of game viewing activities and exceptional guides. A great first African Safari experience at an affordable price. Saw the big 5 and so much more. They were very accommodating to my special interest in birds. Totally satisfied and highly recommended.

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

Hi Thanks for a short and stunning review ! We are so pleased that you found the lodge "comfortable" and that the game viewing activities were "excellent" and our guides "exceptional ". You were very fortunate to see the Big Five and we are pleased that your interest in bird watching was accommodated and satisfied. Kind regards Piero More 

New York City, New York
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We recently did a four day Safari with Viva Safari. Compared to the other safari options we had seen they offer a great deal for your money. While we booked the Katekani lodge, which I reviewed separately we stayed one night at the Tremisana lodge which is part of the Viva Safari experience. We were picked up at the airport... More 

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

Hi Robert Thanks for a good review. We are pleased that you found that our product offers " a great deal for your money ". It is pleasing to know that you enjoyed all the game drives in all the different game reserves ( Balule, Kapama and Kruger ). The packages offered by Viva Safaris ares unique in this respect... More 

Treviso, Italy
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47 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

If you are looking for a luxury lodge, Tremisana Lodge (managed by Viva Safaris) is not for you. But if you are looking for a warm, cosy, confortable and very clean place where to spend your time in the Kruger area, this is the perfect place. The Lodge is located in the Balule game reserve, one of the reserves that... More 

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

Hi Luca Wow ! What a long and lovely review ! " Warm, cosy, comfortable and very clean" are terrific adjectives to describe Tremisana Game Lodge. We are pleased that you appreciated the variety of game drives in different game reserves. We appreciate your glowing accounts of our staff , our "clockwork" organisation and your assessment of our product as... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We did a 3 days Safari booked with VivaSafaris.com and was an amazing experience. We stayed at Tremisana Lodge, in the middle of Balule Reserve, superbe quality of the rooms and excellent services. All the Staff was nice and friendly, helpful if you need some informations. Sunset and Sunrise drive were absolutely exciting, we seen a cheetah after 10 mins!!... More 

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

Hi George Thanks for a really excellent review. We are pleased that you found the room "superb" and the staff " nice, friendly and helpful". Pretty is indeed a star ! It is good to know that you enjoyed the Sunset and Sunrise drives - you were very fortunate to get a cheetah sighting after 10 minutes ! Wow !... More 

Paris, France
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We spent 4 days of truly adventure. Walking and sleeping in the bush is unforgatable! Big thanks to David who thought us so many different thing to survive in the bush. Everything has been well organised, the staff was very welcoming and warm. A big thanks too for Patti, for his help and advices.

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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 on your experience on our new product : Sleep Out Walking Safari. We are pleased that you found it "Amazing " and that sleeping and walking in the bush is indeed unforgettable. Our organisation of the safari has improved and we are pleased that you appreciated the efforts of... More 

New York, New York, United States
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Before you learn about my experience at the Tremisana Lodge, operated by Viva Safaris, it's important to take in consideration some travel logistics getting to/from the lodge and understand what's involved the first day. That probably goes for staying at any lodge near the Kruger National Park and I hope you find this useful especially if you have never done... More 

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

Hi there Thanks for an instructional review - I am sure all readers will appreciate the clarity or description. We agree that guests arriving by plane should go on safari the FOLLOWING DAY. Day 1 is a long one - we usually get back from our Sunset Drive and Bush BBQ only after 21h00. You are correct in stating that... More 

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  • 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 

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 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”
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“Request a room near either of the dining areas”
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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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“Near the common area...for WiFi”
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