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Carshalton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed 3 nights here at the bush lodge , had 2 game viewings each day and our guide , Daniel was very knowledgeable , he knows the reserve inside out and we saw everything if not more than we hoped to see. He explained everything to us and answered our constant questions very happily! he made our time there unforgettable...

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Navan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an amazing place to finish our honeymoon....from the moment we walked into the reception we were greeted by an amazing receptionist who showed us to our top quality accommodation which had amazing view and the staff and game drives were unbelievable.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent game reserve staying at the Water Lodge I would highly recommend this experience. Staff, and accommodation were outstanding, restaurant and food excellent, even arranged for us to have lunch at the bush lodge to experience all the facilities available. rangers were wonderful experienced and able to safely get close to the animals.

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Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in the Bush Lodges - Room I. Fantastic room overlooking one of the watering holes - which attracted elephants, giraffes, monkeys! Loved our time here and didn't want to leave. Fascinating and awesome drives with the amazingly knowledgeable & friendly Neale. We stayed 2 nights and in hindsight we should have booked at least 3. The food was...

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Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful three days we spent at pumba. Our guide Justin was so informative. The highlight of our trip was seeing the family of white lions. We stayed in number 1 msenge lodge. I believe Nelson Mandela stayed in that room. All the staff were really lovely. The food was outstanding

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Askim, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable visit with nice and friendly staff. Good but a bit slow kitchen. Waiting times for ordered food and drinks should be shorter. Excellent ranger in Warren! He had very good knowledges of the animals and the surroundings.

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

great location , good rangers . I would definitely recommend . the food was ok. the rooms pretty big and well kept. Staff is well trained and friendly. we saw all but the Leopard ! but we know he always sleeps outside of Bungalow 7 :)

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a stunning resort with beautiful rooms and balcony on to lake with own plunge pool. Safaris were informative and extremely enjoyable. Our ranger Jade was lovely as were the other rangers. Food was very nice (not amazing) and breakfast was great. Didn't have to get up too early yet saw most of the big five. Certainly a highly recommended...

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly recommend these lodges - stayed in Water and Bush. Both with their own style. The staff and rangers can't do enough for you. Exciting game drives with memorable 'watering stops' and sometimes hilarious information by Daniel the ranger will remain in our memorybank for ever.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely private game reserve about 100 or so kilometres from Port Elizabeth. Staff are so welcoming nothing is too much trouble. The food is excellent also the choice of wine, spirits and beer. Our lodge was right on the edge of the lake. Great for watching the animals come down to the lake to drink and bathe. Daniel our ranger...

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Awake to the sounds of the African bushveld as the sun makes its appearance on the horizon, bringing with it the prospect of another perfect day. Eco friendly Pumba, a proud member of the Green Leaf Conservation Initiative, is set in the malaria-free Eastern Cape and provides an intimate African safari experience never to be forgotten. The reserve is home to Africa's Big Five as well as rare white lion, hippo, hyena, cheetah, giraffes, various antelope and more than 300 bird species. Feel the heartbeat of nature as you explore the reserve in custom landrovers or on guided walking safaris. Water Lodge offers 12 waterfront chalets overlooking Lake Cariega while Bush Lodge is set on a floodplain with scenic mountain views, offering 11 luxury thatch and glass chalets. All Chalets open onto private game-viewing decks boasting plunge pools and outdoor showers. The indulgent bathrooms offer free-standing tubs and double basins, and each room is fitted with an earthenware fireplace. Whether dining indoors or under the starlit sky, meals at Pumba are simply sublime. Enjoy African fusion cuisine with an Eastern Cape flair, complemented by a superb selection of local wines from our Director's Cellar. Revitalise body and mind in the Soul Spa or enjoy a workout in the glass-enclosed gym at Bush Lodge. Other activities include bird watching, bass fishing, stargazing, archery as well as nearby horse riding and golf. An hour from Port Elizabeth and 15 minutes from Grahamstown. WiFi. TGCSA 5-star Lodge. ... more   less 

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Address: 2) Highlands (just off N | (100 kms from Port Elizabeth), Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Price Range: €528 - €948 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Pumba Private Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 23
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