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Pumba Private Game Reserve

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luxury and excitement in one place! We even saw lots of animals including lions from our lodge deck whilst relaxing in the afternoons. Great safari with knowledgeable ranger. Very comfortable and spacious lodge. Fairly limited menu for dinner although good quality, but disappointing selection of wine in view of all the great local wines available at relatively low cost.

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Thank you for your review and support. It is always great to hear back from our guests and get fresh perspective. Your points regarding the wine list have been noted and will certainly be considered. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the bush lodge, 6 of us travelled together and as couples had a lodge each. I stayed in room A, which over looks the watering hole where the animals were seen daily. Accommodation was wonderful, staff were friendly, accommodating and genuinely happy to assist. Game drives were brilliant fun as a family of six we were already...

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a trip of a life time and faultless in every respect. The ranger was extremely knowledgable and enthusiastic and the facilities were five star. We would unreservered recommend this game reserve as part of any trip to this wonderful country.

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Stoke-on-Trent, England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pumba Game Reserve was my first safari and a fantastic experience. The enthusiasm and knowledge of the Rangers made every drive more exiting than the last. Each drive was a challenge to see something different which it did - but that Leopard didn't want to be photographed on this trip - maybe a good reason to return which i would...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 days at Pumba, arriving around 3:30 pm and leaving around noon 2 days later. The reception was very friendly, Bianca at the entrance was real fun! She arranged for sandwiches to be ready for us at our lodge, as we hadn´t eaten lunch and the afternoon game drive started at 4:30. Very thoughtful of her. We stayed...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the animals in Pumba - lots of big, well known ones, but also many gorgeous birds and plants. The accommodation is stunning andimals come right to your window if you're quiet. Food is good and varied, service kind and obliging. Fantastic Spa! Absolute heaven...

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As on previous trip really excellent facilities, good service . The game drives are the real highlight of the stay and we saw all the big 5 during our 4 days. We had 2 days in each lodge and found both to be excellent with different aspects Would recommend same to anyone if they have time, we will return.

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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pumba is a very special game reserve. Located south of Grahamstown it is a private reserve dedicated to preserving it's wildlife. We had a 2 hour car journey from Port Elizabeth. The safari trips operate twice daily and last 3 hours. Drinks are served at suitable half way spots during each outing into the park. The animals are many and...

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Grahamstown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was excellent star gazing amazing friendly staff rooms amazing safari amazing t very peaCecil idyllic s toting every thing five star quality but food was 4 star this could have been due to location which was remote

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent three nights at Pumba Bush Lodge in a fantastic room with views over plain where we saw warthogs, wildebeest, zebras and giraffes whilst we sat on our deck. And that was before we saw two lions strolling across in clear view. Food was excellent throughout our stay and the room was so spacious. The games drives were excellent...

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Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and that it met all your expectations. We will certainly pass on your appreciation to Sivwe. It's amazing to hear that you got to view the lions from your room. We look forward to welcoming you back in the...

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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: ₹ 32,027 - ₹ 67,470 (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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