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Reviewed 14 January 2015

Perhaps I am jaded, but ... the staff was cold, the room were adequate, and the food oh well... that said our guide was superb and the safari was super memorable. Saw a Cheetah feeding on a kill and a buffalo give birth to a calf, in addition to "sundry" animals like elephants, giraffes, impalas, kudus, blue wilde beasts, zebras, spring boks etc... I would not go back to the lodge, but would do the safari anytime!

Room tip: No single or double rooms, so travel as a family/group and sleep in groups of 4 per room.,..
Date of stay: December 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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2  Thank SMB_Seattle
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Reviewed 8 January 2015

We stayed there for a couple of nights this summer. It is great for safari trips. Don`t expect luxury, it`s all you can expect from an accommodation in the bush. Rooms are small, but nice and very clean (they are cleaning every day). On our first night they organized an evening drive in the bush and then we had supper under a marulla tree in the wild. The food is good, at breakfast they usually serve English type food( sausages, eggs, ham, bean), for lunch we weren`t usually at the lodge, but when we were they made us some sandwiches. In the evening they serve soup, then two types of meat: chicken and another kind, it may even be game meat, vegetables and salad and dessert.
You can buy drinks from the bar.
They have wireless connection working good in the bar area and the surrounding rooms.
I could say the frogs singing in the evening were a bit disturbing.
They organize a day by day schedule for you, which is great. In the week we were there the person responsible with the schedules was in holiday so there were mix-ups, but we sorted it out. I highly recommend the bush walk. The guides taking you on safari are great, it`s a great opportunity to lean a lot of things about animals and their behavior.
All the guides are very good, but I must praise Bongani and Luke.
I highly recommend Tremisana.

Room tip: Rooms near the bar get wifi connection.
Date of stay: August 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Anita_BCluj
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Reviewed 4 January 2015

I had a great stay at the Tremisana Lodge in November 2014. The room was nice, very comfortable and loved the bed! - super comfy :)

The food was very delicious especially dinner (3 course) which was cooked by the African ladies every night. They even did home-made bread which was soooo good. The only bit annoying thing at breakfast was, that we had our scheduled departures for the safari, so we had to have breakfast on time. But they served eggs, bacon etc..always 20 mins after they served the toast, cereals,tea etc... so was always in a rush to eat.

They also provided you with an adapter in case you did not have the right one.

The lodge is set in a tropical surrounding with fountains, palm trees and some deckchairs. They also have monkeys on the property. When having breakfast, I could also watch the giraffe passing by :)

Date of stay: November 2014
Trip type: Travelled solo
6  Thank ChristineP737
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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Tremisana Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2015

Hi Christine

Thank you for an equally GREAT review !

We are especially happy to know that you had a great sleep on our "super comfy beds".

Delina and the ladies will be thrilled to read about the comment on the delicious food and especially the home-made bread.

I am glad that you liked the tropical atmosphere of our gardens - the palms and water fountains certainly play their part.

Always great to read about the wildlife - super to have a giraffe around while you enjoy your breakfast !

Kind regards

Piero
General Manager, VIVA SAFARIS

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Reviewed 9 December 2014

I had an unbelievable experience at Tremisana and Marc's. Passionate guides, nice food and an impressive wooden accommodation! We had two bushwalks, an open game drive and one day at Kruger, where we saw elephants, rhinos, crocodiles, hippos and buffalos, with interesting explaining by the guides. Go there and you'll see for yourself!

Date of stay: December 2014
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8  Thank GrietjeS31
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Reviewed 23 November 2014

When looking for a Kruger park safari we came across Viva Safaris and booked three days with them. We spent one night at Tremisana and did an evening drive with a bush braai starting from there. The lodge was nice, had all the basic amenities (and even a pool), our room was clean and roomy enough. The following day we spent all day on a safari in Kruger. On both the evening drive and the Kruger safari the guides were amazing, giving lots of infomation and showing us various animals. They were really skillful and have lots of knowledge about flora and fauna. But I shouldn`t forget everyone else working for Viva and at Tremisana. They were all wonderful and very helpful, providing good service and making sure we have a great experience. Unfortunately we only had time for a short safari, we would have definitely wanted to stay longer and also spend some time at the lodge.

Date of stay: September 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Miha K
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