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Pumba Private Game Reserve

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Cumbria, England
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fantastic place. We stayed 3 nights in the water lodge and had 6 game drives with our fantastic ranger Civvi, who was very knowledgeable and was unbelievable at finding all the animals for us except the elusive leopard. Loved every minute of our time here. Everything was so well organized and every member of the team made you...

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Thanks kindly for sharing your lovely experience at Pumba. Its great to hear that you enjoyed our really friendly staff and had a trip of a lifetime. We will certainly pass on the appreciation to Civvi and John. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Kind Regards

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is just flawless. Excellent, professional, friendly staff. Beautiful surroundings, stunning rooms, dreamy atmosphere. Everything is just perfect, from the cozy rooms with stunning views, to the gourmet food, and of course the adventure safari. Plenty of game to see and a lot to learn. Don't doubt it. Just book it!

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

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our room was perfect and we could see hippos and giraffes from our deck. Food superb.Game drives twice a day with knowledgeable and friendly staff. Manages very helpful and nothing was too much trouble

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Thank you very much for the kind words and for writing this review! We are really proud of our Reserve, our team and of course the wildlife. Safe Travels and we hope to invite you back soon. Kind Regards

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ever had a holiday where everything was just right, then this was it, perfect from start to finish. The service was incredible, staff were polite, helpful, patient, friendly and informative. Game drives were amazing and our ranger was brilliant. This was really a holiday of a life time.

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It is great to receive such fantastic feedback, thank you very much. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay from start to finish. We look forward to seeing you again for your next holiday of a lifetime! Kind Reagrds

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location. Great team - friendly / knowledgable / welcoming Good food and good selection of wine. Really enjoyable game drives - saw all the animals we wished to. Would recommend to friends and family.

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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

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate as a family to spend 3 nights at Pumba. Arriving late in the afternoon on our first day we were efficiently and quickly checked in, before we were escorted to our lovely accommodation, which was situated overlooking the waterhole. The game drive both morning (6:30) and afternoon (3:30) were professionally organised and were without doubt the highlight...

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Thank you for your review, insight and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and that we could be a part of your beautiful memories. We are so happy that you got to experience all the wildlife here at Pumba, including the big five. We will certainly pass on the appreciation to Daniel and the...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Keep up with the magnificent work you guys do, I can't wait for one day to come back and experience everything all over again . Thank you for having a little piece of heaven right here on earth. Thank you, thank you, thank you :)

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Thank you for your review and support. Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Visit our social media platforms for glimpses of this heaven on earth, we provide regular updates. Wishing you safe travels. Kind Regards

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words would fall short to describe the most memorable two days spend at Pumba Private Game Reserve.The Time you check in untill the time you check out everything is with personal touch n attention, you just have to surrender yourself to the Most energetic, enthusiastic, always smiling and ready to help Team Pumba and just get lost in time to...

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Thank you for your review, insight and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and got to relax on your balcony and enjoy the wildlife. We will certainly pass on the appreciation to Kelly. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Visit our social media platforms for those withdrawal symptoms, we provide regular...

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place with great people, facilities, yummy food, amazing game. I went there to attend a wedding and the attentions were magnificent. Cindy who was in charge of the planning was extraordinarily and helpful. Everyone who was involved really worked hard to make us feel welcome and please.

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Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed the wedding you attended here with us. Thank you for mentioning Cindy, we will make sure we relay the message to her. Trust we will welcome you back soon as a guest! Kind Regards

New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 1hour flight from Capetown to Port Elizabeth for a weekend at Pumba. From the 1st time I emailed them to inquire about availability to being picked up from the airport to the very last day at the reserve the service was impeccable. What we spent was worth every penny. Our villa was GORGEOUS and I actually didn't...

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

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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: ₹ 30,640 - ₹ 68,067 (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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