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    Pumba Private Game Reserve

    2) Highlands (just off N | (100 kms from Port Elizabeth), Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
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    1 - 5 of 1,078 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Our visit to Pumba was the highlight of our holiday to South Africa. From the moment we left reception it was a fantastic adventure with staff and guides who could not do enough for us to ensure a memorable holiday. We will be back!

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    Response from PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded yesterday

    Well that's what we like to hear! We look forward to welcoming you back!

    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    Stayed for two nights, had four safari drives. Pros Easy to drive to from port Elizabeth about 1.5 hours easy sign posted. Has many animals esp giraffe and elephants. Didn't see rhino or leopard though. Great wifi through out including the luxury room with plunge...More

    Thank Huck L
    Response from PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded yesterday

    Thank you for your review and support. It is always great to hear back from our guests and get fresh perspective. Your points have been noted regarding the food. Kind Regards

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Luxury accommodation, gourmet food and unforgettable game drives. Very friendly knowledgeable staff, easy flowing living and dining areas in main lodge with view of waterhole. Accommodation has high level of privacy with all the required luxuries.

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    Response from PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded yesterday

    Thank you for your review. We are truly proud of our reserve and are so happy when people get to experience the way you did! We look forward to welcoming you back!

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had a water lodge (number 8), a beautiful large bedroom and living room with its own log burner, a large bathroom and a private plunge pool and outdoor shower. It was far too cold for the pool but the fireplace was terrific. We celebrated...More

    Thank dagreenspan
    Response from PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded yesterday

    Thank you for the recommendation! What a special way to celebrate your wedding anniversary, we are over the moon that we could be a part of those memories for you. We will definitely pass on your appreciation to your ranger Neil. Kind Regards

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Pumba was the most special experience of our holiday! The staff, food, accommodation and game drives were beyond spectacular and we couldn't have asked for anything more! Seytu, our ranger, was the most wonderful guide and company for our 6 drives! We never wanted for...More

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    Response from PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded yesterday

    It is only our pleasure! We will pass on your appreciation to Sethu. Travel safely!

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    • Pool
    • Free Internet
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    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
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    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
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    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • US$ 582 - US$ 1,200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
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    • Grahamstown
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    Lindie163
    13 July 2017|
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    Response from GeorgeE | Reviewed this property |
    To be fair I never saw anybody smoking whist we were there but there were open log pits in use at night to throw your tabs - I didn't see any ashtrays either perhaps its a no go - perhaps contact them directly for advice?
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    3 June 2017|
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    Response from CoolDad66 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes they have two safaris each day 06:15-07:30 followed by breakfast, and an evening safari 16:30-19:00, followed by dinner. They are amazing and the rangers work together to get everyone to the best places so you can see... More
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    Neisar
    21 May 2017|
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    Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
    I stayed on safari for the 3 days I was there, it can be tiring your first safari starts around 7am for 3 hours, then another one in the afternoon from 4pm until 7pm. You just want to relax in between. If you feel like... More
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