Upon arrival to Tremisana, we were greeted by the host with a cool drink, nice touch after a long drive from Joburg. The grounds are pretty and you immediately get that 'bush' feel, however, our chalet (#5) had a strong odor and needs to be attended to. I am all about getting the safari experience in the bush, but I truly feel and strongly recommend that the chalets need to be refurbished! The a.c. was corroded with dust, the bathroom shower (had to wear flip flops while showering) needed to be scrubbed down and you might want to take care of what was behind the sink, terrible mold! I was glad we were only staying 2 nights. The game drive was great, we saw hippos, giraffe, elephants, lions, rhino, zebra and wharthog families. Although, after a long day at Kruger, we were driven all over the place to retrieve keys that the host left behind at another lodge and had to re-fuel at a gas station, we got back a few minutes before dinner, completley exhausted. Please do not do this to other guests, it was not appreciated and highly unprofessional! Enjoyed dinner, ate impala for the first time, conversation with other guests was nice and the stories from one of the rangers. Breakfast was quite poor. Next time I will splurge and get better accomodations!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Tremisana Game Hotel Balule Private Game Reserve
- Tremisana Game Lodge South Africa/Kruger National Park