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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely great, the staff are exceptional, can't do enough for you. Accommodation was lovely, spacious rooms with views over the lake. Fancy being woken up by hippo's in the morning! Private deck and dipping pool outside our room which was nice to sit out on between drives. Food was good, breakfast and lunch probably better than dinner, but still good....

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Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and made use of all our facilities. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent - We were cosseted from the moment we arrived! The rangers were all very good and the reserve very interesting to travel around. Always something to see and discuss Food was of a high standard

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

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the family lodge. It was spotless, comfy beds, breath taking views and large well appointed rooms. On the twice daily safari drives we saw lots of animals. A white lion appeared from the bush and sat a metre away from us. Elephants walked along side of us on another trip. A wonderful experience.

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Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and that your expectations were all met. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jaw dropping scenery and very knowledgeable staff. Our ranger Thomas was incredible - he always knew where to look for the wildlife and was very informative every game drive. Food was excellent. Rooms were great with fantastic views over the bush land. Waking up to the local wildlife or watching them whilst lazing by the private plunge pool was a...

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Thank you for your review and support. Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and made use of all our facilities. Wishing you safe travels. Kind Regards

St. Margarethen, Austria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to see the Big 5 and enjoyed a relaxing and great time here ! They take care a lot about their animals and tell you in a personal and professional way many thing and news about them ! Very beautiful landscape and good service and food !

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Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards

Grahamstown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved Pumba Bush Lodge and our only regret was that we had only booked two nights here. The room and bathroom were fabulous and we say many more animals on the game drives than we had expected. It was an unforgettable experience.

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

Ravenshead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall this was an excellent experience. The ranger Setha was very knowledgeable and found us the Big 5 and a load of other animals. The room was fantastic with a great view of the lake. The food was very good though we found it best to eat inside rather than in the covered area at night due to flying insects....

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Thank you for your review and the feedback, we are so thrilled that you joined. We take your comments seriously. Thank you for being patient with the Receptionist. Safe Travels. Kind Regards

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Pumba online after searching for a day game safari near Port Elizabeth as we were traveling along the Garden Route and staying there for several nights. Having worked in travel years ago, I was fully aware of the high costs of safaris but was very pleasantly surprised at the affordability of Pumba. It worked out at just £67...

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Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you found us easily online and enjoyed your day safari with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards

Paris, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are beautiful. Very nice view. The safari tour exceptionnal. I did not have time to try the spa and that's my big regret. Very nice working people always available. Safari : despite bad weather thé guide did his best to let us see a lot of animals.

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Thank you for your review and support. Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, apologies that you could not make it to the spa, there is always next time. Kind Regards

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location; accommodation and staff. Loved the game drives and the early starts with our excellent guide Daniel. Highly recommended. We will be back. Staff very exceptional and did everything we asked. Thank you Pimba for a fantastic holiday.

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It is on our absolute pleasure. Thank you for your review and support. Wishing you 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: €499 - €1,112 (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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