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Pumba Private Game Reserve

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

The Pumba Private game reserve certainly lives up to its five star status from the moment you arrive until you leave, the personal attention received is beyond reproach. The highlight of our stay being the game drives with our very enthusiastic & knowledgeable guide Neale...More

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Response from PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded 9 October 2017

We are certainly proud of our 5 star status and the personal touches. Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us.

Reviewed 6 October 2017

Fabulous location in the Eastern Cape, stayed in Bush Lodge, fantastic. Wonderful game and wildlife with knowledgeable and interesting rangers. Suite was the largest we had stayed in with great facilities. Great food, staff, activities for all. They have white lions and we saw them....More

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Response from PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded 9 October 2017

It is great to receive such fantastic feedback, thank you very much. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed our suites, great food, our staff and our activities. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

The lodges, staff, food and last but not least the animals made our honeymoon truly unforgettable and we hope someday to be able to come back!! A particular highlight was the night drive which I would thoroughly recommend to anyone visiting where we had a...More

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Response from PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you kindly for sharing your great experience at Pumba. It is fantastic that you enjoyed our high standards of hospitality and thank you for your recommendation. Kind Regards

Reviewed 4 October 2017

this reserve is probably the best on the Eastern Cape, fantastic for game views and service one not to be missed they DO have the big five you may have to go back to see something you missed the first time or just to try...More

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Response from PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for the review! We appreciate your feedback. Safe Travels

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We stayed in Pumba for 3 nights of our honeymoon and were so glad we did. The staff were excellent and especially our ranger "Stevie" who's personality and expertise made the game drives so much fun. It's clear that the people at Pumba are doing...More

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Response from PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you very much for the kind words. We are really proud of our reserve, our team and of course our wildlife. Safe Travels and we hope to invite you back soon. Best wishes.

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Bar/Lounge
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US$611 - US$1,502 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Wendy M
5 February 2018|
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Response from Chris E | Reviewed this property |
Hi We went early September. I’d advise take warm clothes for the morning and evening game drives. It gets cold but they do provide you with warm ponchos and hot water bottles. During the days it gets really hot though so... More
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5 February 2018|
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You should definitely tip your game driver/ranger. They are with you for the whole time you are there and all seem to be very good. Otherwise there are envelopes on reception to leave a tip which is apparently shared between... More
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