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Pumba Private Game Reserve

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Although the accommodation was superb, there are serious issues with the food. My wife came down with food poisoning on the last day forcing her to miss the last game drive - she was not alone, with people missing game drives throughout our stay. This was the first safari we have been on that didn't guarantee a "window" seat whilst...

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5Thank charlie660
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Great staff, great game drives, and fantastic accommodation! We loved the ranger he was fantastic, great knowledge and very funny along with it! The rooms are incredible. We stayed in both lodges and both were beautiful.

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Thank Michael S
Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 21 December 2016

we had such a great stay at pumba recently. we were there as part of our honeymoon and it was a fantastic stay. the rooms are gorgeous, food is fantastic and the people are so nice. the game drives were brilliant also. would definitely return.

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1Thank k f
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Me and my family stayed here for 3 nights (4 days) and stayed in the Impala water lodge. Everything was amazing, the food was delicious and a good selection every day, the hotel staff were friendly and helpful, the location was perfect, we saw hippos, elephants, impala from the dining area and bedrooms and the game drives were incredible! We...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I have been to many Safari lodges over the years and can only say that, with reservations, it is one of the best. Firstly , my wife and I were given the very best room, number 12 which had two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a lounge in between. The balcony was just huge and the property had the...

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1Thank David R
St Neots, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Wow, wow & wow! My wife and I went to Pumba for 3 nights as part of our honeymoon. We were blown away by everything! The people, service, accommodation and of course the beautiful animals and scenery. The lodges in the Bush lodge were extremely well appointed and looked after. Total luxury in a stunning place. The cool plunge pool...

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Thank Matt C
North Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Our visit to Pumba Bush Lodge was the highlight of our holiday in South Africa. From the moment we arrived, everything exceeded our expectation. The staff were so caring and courteous and our Ranger, Neale was informative and fun and through his skill we saw the Big 5. Our chalet was beautifully designed and we wish we could have stayed...

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1Thank Judith W
Henfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

A fantastic place to stay. As well as the attraction of seeing the animals and huge variety of birds, we were made to feel really special. The accommodation was amazing and nothing was too much trouble for the staff..

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1Thank Gerald S
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016

There is nothing to say except, wow - amazing. This is the total package and to see nature that close and the animals living in the wild as they should was stunning. We were so lucky to have had the opportunity to experience this

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1Thank CoolDad66
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Nice stay and water lodges lovely. Service was a little slow in bar and restaurant. The safari was ok. We had just come from Gorah Elephant Park which was so awesome it is hard to be to critical here its just the overall safari experience in old landrovers limited animals which I understand is down to luck did not help.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: €423 - €940 (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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