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Pumba Private Game Reserve

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice safari and splendid stay inthe cottages. plenty of room . beware f the sneaky monkeys. wonderfull diner all in all worthwile wildlife experience. children ( 9 and 12 y) were in awe and still speak about it

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Thank you for your review, insight and support. We are absolutely thrilled you and your family enjoyed your time here with us and were able to make family precious memories. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards

Solhull , Engalnd
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first safari and we felt at home wth all the staff and especially our Ranger Neale who was excellent nothing was to much trouble and we saw the top 5 due to his patience and expertise. You can see why this is 5 Star from the food , accommodation and staff was out of this world. We...

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Thank you for your review, insight and support Paul and family. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and will certainly pass on the appreciation to Neale. We are looking forward to welcoming you back when you are in the area. Kind Regards

London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the bush lodge. Most reviews concentrate on the safari game drives, twice a day at sunrise and sunset, and rightly so as they are an essential part of the Pumba experience. We were lucky enough to have Kelly as our leader, whose enthusiasm for animal, birds, trees and flowers was completely infectious. She led us to see...

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Thank you for your review, insight and support. And thank you for the 6-star rating! We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and got to enjoy all the facilities that Pumba has to offer. We will certainly pass on the appreciation to Kelly. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. . Kind Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pumba was the pinnacle of an amazing family holiday in SA which included Cape Town and the Garden Route. Stayed 4 nights in Water and Bush lodges The accommodation is luxurious without being OTT. The staff are friendly, happy and helpful. The game drives with our guide Kelly made sure we saw the big 5. No complaints only sad to...

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Thank you for your review and support. Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. it's never nice when a holiday is over. Wishing you safe travels. Kind Regards

High Legh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant accommodation, animal reserve trips morning and evening, and good food. All staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, especially the latter on the game drives about the animals, their habitat and habits.

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Thank you for your review and support. Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Wishing you safe travels. Kind Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely perfect way to end our amazing honeymoon in South Africa. Our guide bryce was brilliant and we managed to c everything we wanted to and more! Rooms were gorgeous with amazing view of the animals for our own balcony! Only comment I would say is some of the food wasn't great and sometimes not a great selection on menu....

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Thank you for your review and support. It is always great to hear back from our guests and get fresh perspective. Your points have been noted and will certainly be addressed. We are so thrilled that you could end your honeymoon off with us! Looking forward to welcoming you back when next in South Africa. Kind Regards

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great welcome. First you arrive at the gate house where you get a drink and wait for your lift to the main house. En route we saw our first lion. You are welcomed with more drinks and a flannel to wipe off the dust. We then had gin and tonics, followed by lunch, before going to our rooms to prepare...

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Thank you for your review, insight and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and will certainly pass on the appreciation to Jade. It is always great to hear back from our guests and get fresh perspective. Your points have been noted. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Safe Travels. Kind Regards

Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best experience ever. Everything about pumba exceeded our expectations and made our honeymoon extra special. Neale, our ranger, was so knowledgeable and determined! He made our trip. His patience and persistence paid off and we saw the most amazing sights, including a cheetah kill. What a once in a lifetime thing to experience! The rooms, food and service are...

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Thank you for your review, insight and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and will certainly pass on the appreciation to Neale. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as the gates closed and we drove into the reserve 3 giraffe walked across our road and the we spotted a male lion eating a fresh kill. That's before our first game drive. The actual lodge and accommodation was exceptional, food was amazing, cleanliness, staff. The lodges are actually exposed to the reserve and we had elephants walk...

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Thank you for your review, insight and support. We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time here with us and the animals and we will certainly pass on the appreciation to Sethu. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards

Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've done lots of safaris, driven and self-drive, and choices were somewhat limited in the Eastern Cape for a day visit, but Pumba does them and so we booked. We'd been disappointed at another place not far away the previous day so drove up to Pumba with some trepidation. BUT we were not disappointed at all. Our young driver and...

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Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and got to experience a few new animals. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Safe travels. Kind Regards

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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 

Additional Information about Pumba Private Game Reserve

Address: 2) Highlands (just off N | (100 kms from Port Elizabeth), Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Price Range: €455 - €960 (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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“All the rooms over look the river. The Kudu suite is the biggest with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, jacuzzi, plunge pool and private sauna.”
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“Lodges offer best views of wild life from patios, water lodges I think best lake views”
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“All individual lodges great, our choice would be the Bush Lodge”
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“We had lodge 3 which was very good, cannot comment on others”
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