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Pumba Private Game Reserve

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Overview
Highlands (just off N2) (100 kms from Port Elizabeth), Grahamstown 6140 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
5 Star accommodation
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Awake to the sounds of the African bush veld 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 More Initiative, is set in the malaria-free Eastern Cape and provides an intimate African safari experience never to be forgotten. Water Lodge offers waterfront chalets overlooking Lake Cariega while Bush Lodge is set on a floodplain with scenic mountain views offering 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. Pumba has recently been recognised by Somak Holidays as one of the Top 5 Safari Destinations in Africa. So, what are you waiting for? Come and see for yourself. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Internet
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
23
Price range
US$691 - US$1,580 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Pumba Private Game Reserve Hotel Port Elizabeth
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Location
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Contact
Highlands (just off N2) (100 kms from Port Elizabeth), Grahamstown 6140 South Africa
Getting there
Port Elizabeth Airport99 km
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Room & Suite (239)
Dining (51)
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Family and Play Areas (1)
Reviews (1,620)
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Amazing stay at Pumba Water Lodge. First time on a game reserve and it didn't disappoint. The accommodation exceeded our expectations, food was delicious and staff couldn't have been any friendlier or helpful. Fantastic location overlooking the lake, woken by the sound of hippos first...More

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Thank Donna C
Reviewed 3 April 2018

wow this holiday exceeded our expectations, we have made so many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. The whole experience was amazing , Pumba it’s staff and the animals were truly brilliant. We saw the big 5 and so much more . We will...More

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1  Thank vivmason
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We can't recommend Pumba enough. The staff are wonderful, the service excellent and the rooms incredible. And then there are the safaris. We had Brandon as a guide and he is excellent. Great knowledge and happy to answer any question as well as just a...More

Thank jemo_03
Reviewed 1 April 2018

I can't recommend this game reserve too highly, with the luxurious environment, great accommodation, food and service and abundant wildlife. We had two game drives a day over two days and these were excellent.

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Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 April 2018

The Water Lodge is delightful, service is charming and the food very good. The rangers are very knowledgeable and have a passion for their subject. Overall, a superb experience. Great to see private game reserves such as Pumba contributing to conservation of endangered and vulnerable...More

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Ducksrus
9 October 2018|
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Response from PEHotelGroup | Property representative |
Good day, your room will be stocked with shower gel, body lotion, sunscreen etc. (all the basic toiletries you'll need) and there is also a hairdryer in every room. Warm Regards, The Pumba Team
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robalveston
25 September 2018|
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Response from archannapatel | Reviewed this property |
We saw them twice out of four safaris at the Pumba lodge.
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Julie R
9 September 2018|
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Response from PEHotelGroup | Property representative |
Hi Julie, as everyone has mentioned -- all your game drives are included -- one in the morning and one in the afternoon. We do have a shuttle service if you'd prefer taking a shuttle (the shuttle fee is not included in the... More
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Room Tips
"High-numbered rooms are further from the communal areas, so avoid if of nervous disposition"
Camper817643
1 week ago
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"Great view by the restaurant deck, it overlooks the watering hole."
Christhwala
2 weeks ago
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"Bush lodge facing the plain. We had cottage H."
ErkiBear
3 weeks ago
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"The hippos may wake you in the Water Lodge!"
pqhaattte
4 weeks ago
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