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Amsterdam
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a three day tour in Pumba and enjoyed every minute of it. The ranger was very good as was the accommodation and the food. We stayed at both the bushlodge and the water lodge. The distinction was nice.

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Grahamstown
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the trips on the jeep to see the animals very much. The rangers were very experienced so we could see most of the animals . The lodge is quite comfortable and the food was excellent. Drinking is complimentary. so on the whole ist was great .

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The most amazing experience of our lives! Pure luxury throughout our stay. We stopped in the water lodge and bush lodge both for 2 nights each, whilst both were unbelievable we preferred the bush lodge. The staff were faultless and catered to my fussy eating habits each night! Our ranger Cameron was superb, a great game driver with tonnes of...

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I can't recommend Pumba highly enough. From the service, to the staff to the food, this place was incredible. We stayed at the Bush lodge and the room is beautiful. Complete with private outdoor shower and plunge pool, the room itself is huge and beautifully decorated. The food at the lodge was consistently excellent, with a decent number of options...

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Grahamstown
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want to see the big 5 (or 4) because we all know that the Leopard is always scares, this Game Reserve just outside of Port Elizabeth is well worth a visit. Their staff is always friendly, food is superb and the game drive are fantastic.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Water Lodge. Room is beautiful, great bathroom, private plunge pool. Restaurant food was excellent except for the baked desserts which below standard. Service at the restaurant and rooms was excellent. Wildlife was great. We were a bit disappointed with our ranger who frankly seemed burnt out and overworked- she was disinterested and seemed resentful/irritated at times....

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Thank Tonystark54
Grahamstown
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Exceptional stay at Pumba. The safaris were fantastic and our Ranger Jade was a joy. Full of knowledge and her "special" coffee and hot chocolate were superb. When the 6:00am alarm went off we couldn't wait to jump out of bed to go off on safari. The accommodation was beautiful in an amazing setting. The highlight of our SA tour.

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Mellieha, Malta
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I never imagined that I would go on safari and would see the animals so close to the vehicle! I actually tried purchasing a telephoto lens for my time there. Didn't really need it with the big 5 walking just past our truck! We even saw the Leopard! Well done Daniel for scouting around for us all day!

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Thank Sue P
Worth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want a place away from it all that offers animals in the wild, knowledgeable staff combined with a beautiful private chalet, visit the Pumba Game Reserve. We had two nights at the Bush Lodge. On our first night the male leopard padded past our windows...just magical. On our third drive the leopard padded out again and knocked down...

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Romsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Bush Lodge we had expectations but have to say it was all we expected and more. They say first impressions count we arrived it was 40 degrees hence the plunge pool at our lodge was just what we needed total privacy watching Warthogs Impala and Zebra just 20 metres or less away. A quick refresh and...

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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: ₹ 35,863 - ₹ 77,892 (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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