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Leipzig, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good address to watch white lions, I do not think that it goes better, Thanks to the ranger. 5 Stars- The bush logde are very well arranged and nicely furnished, superficially it was clean, but you can see that it was not done for a few years. But it is definitely worth a visit, thank you.

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It's our pleasure. 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 and will certainly be addressed. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards

Grahamstown
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful trip pumba private game reserve was first class could not fault anything.would recomend the whole trip to friends and family.one of the highlights of the trip was riding an ostrich it was great fun.also walking with elephants was a great experience.

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Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and our wildlife. Wishing you safe travels. Kind Regards

essex
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had three nights at Pumba bush lodge and were so impressed. The lodges were amazing and the main lodge overlooking the plain was an amazing place to see the elephants, giraffes, warthogs and zebra. Our ranger Sethu was fantastic - friendly, knowledgeable and fun. With her with saw more than we ever expected to see on our first safari....

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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. Safe travels. Kind Regards

Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommend this to anyone. Beautiful rooms in the Bush lodge with lovely facilities. Safari experience was excellent, exciting and educational. Service was superb. Food was good with 3 three course meals a day.

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Yorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this private game reserve with some hesitation, as we had previously been on a safari in Kenya's national parks. We were apprehensive that this was a private park and would be akin to a glorified zoo. We were pleasantly surprised in that the Pumba private reserve is absolutely huge, stretching as for as you can see in any...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite simply the best experience of my life. Could not have asked for anything more. The accommodation was spectacular, romantic, secluded but submerged in wildlife. Without even leaving our cottage we could see hippos bathing in the lake, a fish eagle hunting, elephants heading to the lake for a drink, giraffe on the hill being followed by wildebeest and the...

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Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we so appreciate your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Wishing you safe travels.

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights which was a perfect amount of time as we had game drives every morning and evening so plenty of time to see animals and relax at the end of a hectic holiday. The accommodation was beautiful, we stayed in the bush lodge - a huge room and bathroom. The private pool was freezing but my husband...

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Thank you for your feedback, we are so thrilled that you joined us for three nights. We take your comments seriously. Wishing you safe travels. Kind Regards

Cornwall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not totally sure what to expect at Pumba we were spoilt from the minute we arrived. The greeting on arrival was so warm, the room amazing with its separate lounge, bedroom, huge deck and our own pool with amazing views over the water hole. Straight into a lunch and off on an afternoon game drive where we saw so many...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pumba is a beautiful resort/reserve but the big wildlife and our driver were the highlight of our stay . Nothing can prepare you for the excitement of seeing the animals up close. The rooms are beautiful but if you have a creepy-crawley issue just keep your eyes peeled and bring some bug spray - thatched grooves harbour lots of extra...

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London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult to find fault with Pumba. Our experience from first to last was excellent. All the things you want from a private game reserve are here. The staff were extremely friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and welcoming. Food and accommodation are excellent. Above all, you realise that for the staff what matters is the welfare of the animals and they care deeply...

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Thank you for your review and support. Great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that the heart of our staff was truly portrayed. 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: ₹ 34,914 - ₹ 77,645 (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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