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Tremisana Game Lodge
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Reviewed 19 July 2013 via mobile

The staff was super nice and friendly, specially the hostess Thalita and some game drivers!
The food was excellent and the environment was perfect.
The room was simple and clean. Somedays we had breakfast with the monkeys and other wild animals.
The staff for dinner was extremely sympathetic and nice.
I stayed 3 nights and 4 days and I enjoyed so much. They make it easy to interact with others travelers, making the trip even more fun.
I strongly recommend this lodge.

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1  Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Even though I came up on my own I was made very welcome and quickly bonded with other travellers. Every night the delicious hot home made soup and bread was a welcome starter to a great meal. The guides on the night drives, bush walks, day drives to Kruger clearly have a genuine love and passion for the animals and bush life around them. It seems unfair to name names but a special thank you to Bongani & Wes - especially getting up early on Saturday morning to show us the Lion cubs he had found the previous night; and to Raymond for some unforgettable drives in Kruger - the big five; a lion kill, white rhino and wild dogs being chased by gnu. A visit to Moholoholo was a great learning experience and an opportunity to see a honey badger. At breakfast you never know what animals are coming to the water hole so it was a good idea to have a camera at all times! It was an awesome unforgettable experience; thanks to all!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank HelenChristmas
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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Tremisana Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2013

Hi Helen

Thanks for taking the time to write a great review ! We are pleased that you enjoyed your return visit. I am glad that you found our guides to be passionate about their work - this is a very important contributing part of the success of VIVA SAFARIS.

You were exceptionally fortunate in seeing a lion kill ! One of your co-safari guests took a video of this kill and it is now posted on the Home Page of www.vivasafaris.com. Great sighting too of Gnu chasing Wild Dogs - it isn't seen every day !

I hope that on your third visit you will have such great luck !

Kind regards

Piero Colia
General Manager, VIVA SAFARIS

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We spent one night in the lodge as part of our honeymoon. The staff were extremely friendly and both the night drive safari and bush trail walk were an incredible experience. The knowledge of the game rangers was remarkable and both my wife and I learnt an awful lot in a short period of time. Highly recommended !

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank NickBreeze
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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Tremisana Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2013

Hi Nick

Thanks for making the effort in writing such a good review.

The title " Brilliant place; Fantastic staff " says it all !

I am pleased that you enjoyed everything especially the Sunset Drive and 4 hour Bush Walk - these are both invaluable activities that greatly help in selling our safaris.

Kind regards

Piero Colia
General Manager, VIVA SAFARIS

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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Viva Safaris gave us an unforttable experience during our visit - starting with our tranfer from Johannesburg with our driver Thabo - what a friendly man. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our stay at Tremisana Lodge. Our family can't stop talking about it. We were there on 4 day Safari. Looking back, we wish we had booked a longer stay. Everything exceeded our expectations - the welcome, hospitality and royal treatment that we were given by Thalitha and Nyarai. Superior customer service Ladies. You are wonderful people. Than you for making our stay so wonderful. The food was delicious. Very friendly kitchen staff. The evening game drive with Raymond was amazing. The informative conversations that Raymond has with tourists are very educational. We managed to see 4 of the big five in one evening. The morning bush walks with Bongani and Patric and the knowledge Bongani shared with us was amazing. The accommodation/rooms/facilities were also very good. Thank you for an unforgettable experience. We will definitely be back. Stanley Khumalo - Cape Town.

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3  Thank Nobu190599
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VivaSafaris, General Manager at Tremisana Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2013

Hi Stanley
Thanks for a truly exceptional review ! Wow !
I am very happy that you all aspects of our safari from start to finish exceeded your expectations.
I shall pass on your compliments to Thabo, Thalitha, Nyarai, Raymond, Bongani and Patrick.
We are priveleged to have all of them !
Kind regards

Piero Colia
General Manager,
VIVA SAFARIS

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Reviewed 9 July 2013

The safari was completely planned out for us, which was nice because we had no knowledge at all about safaris. Breakfast and dinner was included, lunches were quite cheap overall and the food was of good quality. The safaris were exciting, also thanks to our good guide (Patrick), and you get to see both the "real" Kruger as well as the private game reserves. Realize that private game reserves might be less real life safari, but at least you get to see a lot of animals :) The drives during the morning and afternoon were better compared to the sunset drive. And a special thanks to Thalitha and Nyaraj who organized everything very well and answered all our questions!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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