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Marc's Treehouse Lodge
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing guides! Highly recommend Shannon (Dusty), victor, and our all time favorite Charl! Great activities, always had something interactive and learned a lot! Food and accommodation was GREAT, the tree house is in the middle of the reserve and you get to see animals all around at all times. They take you to various game drives around town- giving you so many opportunities to see the big 5! The rehab center and bush walk were one of a kind experiences!

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Hi Krystal
Thanks for a great review !
We are pleased that you appreciated the efforts of Shannon, Victor and Charl.
It is good to read that you learned a lot and that you rate the food and accommodation at Marc's as GREAT.
We are pleased that you had animals around you all the time at Marc's and that you found the rehab centre and the bush walk
" one of a kind experiences ".

Kind regards

Piero

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

My two roommates and I traveled to South Africa and Kruger, from the states, for the first time last November and we stayed at Marc's Treehouse camp for 4+ days.

1. Because the pricing was amazing!! (Kruger has always been "bucket list" for me as I never thought I could afford the accommodations and the excursions).

and

2. Because we really wanted the "camping in the bush" feel.

Marc's blew our expectations out of the water! It's rustic and fantastic! We stayed in the 4 bed tree house and had a blast! I thought we would be cramped with three people but the space was huge. The bathrooms were directly outside the front door and the balcony was ideal for listening to the local wildlife (buffalo trudging through the stream below!!).
The staff was more than accommodating. For the short time we were there they were like family! Charl was not only an amazing host but such a knowledgeable and fun park guide as well. He really went above and beyond to make the trip memorable for our whole group.
Over all we had the most amazing time. I would go back in a heartbeat and I would recommend Marc's to anyone looking for a real camping in the bush experience!

Room Tip: You can't reserve a specific treehouse so when you get to Tremisana let them know which one you want!!!
  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Shay M
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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi Shay

What an " absolutely amazing " review !!

We are thrilled to learn that you and your two friends found Marc's Treehouse Lodge affordable and 'bushy' .

We are pleased that you enjoyed the spacious treehouse ( hearing buffalo splashing through the river must have been awesome) and that our staff made you feel like family.
Great that Charl went out of his way to make your safari so memorable.

Thanks for undertaking to recommend Marc's Treehouse Lodge.

Kind regards


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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous place! We stayed in Treehouse #2 and couldn’t have been happier. We had a herd of water buffalo pass under our treehouse, and had Charlie the kudu and many other animals visit our hut. The staff was amazing too-friends for life! Charls, Nico, “Mama” and every other guide, staff member, driver, etc, went above and beyond to make sure our stay was memorable. Cannot wait to go back!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi there

Thanks for an equally amazing review.

We are pleased that you enjoyed #2 - it must have been very exciting to have a herd of buffalo pass close by.
We are thrilled that our staff were so valued and appreciated - absolutely pleasing to management.

We look forward to welcoming you back asap.

Be well

Piero

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I had a amazing time on my five-day tree house trip with friends. The package is varied with different activities and is great value for money. The tree house camp was very fun to stay at, food was great and staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and always happy to assist or just chat and inform us about animals, plans etc. Special tanks to Charl for making sure all our needs where met during our stay. Myself and my friends really did enjoy every aspect of the trip! The rooms are really unique and give a sense of adventure to the trip while having all the amenities required. Not something you will find at any other lodge and a really great experience to make the trip a special and great experience! I would recommend Viva Safaris in the future for the great value for money, friendly staffand experience that feels special and personal.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi Alex

Thanks for a great review !
We are pleased to know that you found our product " great value for money".
Charl is indeed a star !
We agree that Marc's Treehouse Lodge is UNIQUE and no 2 treehouses are identical !

Thanks for your offer to recommend Viva Safaris - appreciated !

Kind regards

Piero

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We really liked both accommodations during our Safari, especially the Three house was fun. They managed to give us comfort in the middle of the wilderness. The various excursions were fun and it's good to go on a Safari tour like this as we meet different people with the same objectives as us, to find the big five animals in the wild. The drivers that took us around were very nice as well. In general was a wonderful experience that we would recommend to whom is looking for some fun and adventure.

Room Tip: Tri for people looking for fun and adventure
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Marc's Treehouse Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Hi Monica

Thanks for a great review !

It is good to read that you liked the accommodation both at Tremisana Game Lodge and Marc's Treehouse Lodge.
Good to know you had fun and were comfortable.
We are grateful to you for your undertaking to recommend our product to fun-loving and adventurous tourists.

Kind regards


Piero

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