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Grahamstown
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Really I can't add to all the other reviews which rave about this lodge. We stayed for four nights in the Gemsbok Suite at the Water Lodge. The views over the lake were breathtaking while the room was supremely comfortable. The staff were always helpful and worked extremely hard to make our stay memorable. The food was delicious, my only...

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1Thank Karenfitzs
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We cannot use enough superlatives to describe Pumba Private Game Reserve!! Everything from the accommodation, game drives, accommodation and the fabulous meals more than exceeded any expectations we had......

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2Thank Rebecca W
Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great place. Warm welcome and excellent customer care throughout our stay. Staff attentive, friendly and helpful - wake up calls, early hot drinks and snack before setting off, warm, waterproof capes, hot water bottles and binoculars for the game drives, warm flannels to freshen up on return, drinks en route, fires lit in bedrooms and hot water bottles placed in...

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3Thank David W
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My first time in South Africa and it wont be my last. Pumba is really lovely and all the little touches made this a really fantastic end to our trip. The staff, the food and the rangers all helped make this trip unforgettable for all the right reasons. Highly recommended.

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1Thank Colin Y
Grahamstown
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A truely amazing lodge, so many extra touches which made it so special. the food was great,the rooms were amazing.We saw more animals than we imagined, staff were so helpful and attentive. Couldn't fault it at all.

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2Thank eleanore343
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Pumba Water Lodge for two nights as part of our honeymoon in South Africa. It was fantastic. From the moment we arrived we were treated so well and the staff were very friendly. We even got greeted by an elephant on our drive up.. Which was terrifying and exciting at the same time!! Our lodge was right...

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5Thank Neasa H
Aldridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This was the best holiday we have ever booked; Pumba will always have a special place in our hearts. The accommodation is truly amazing, we watched hippos from our plunge pool, what more can I say. My children are still talking about Rodwell's bar on the game drives. The rangers are excellent,

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3Thank FlindersFamily1
Grahamstown
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had an absolutely incredible start to our honeymoon at Pumba. It exceeded all our expectations! The staff are all fantastic, the accommodation is breathtaking and the food was brilliant. We will be back!

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2Thank M2441CNclairep
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Where do I start? My wife and myself were on honeymoon over in South Africa, and this is the highlight of both of our trips! Upon arrival, the staff are extremely welcoming! They are pleasant and extremely helpful throughout the stay. We stayed in the waterlodges..... Incredible views of the lake and of the hippos from your own private deck....

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1Thank Andy P
Congleton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had the most amazing two night stay. We felt the staff couldn't do enough for us to make our stay pleasure able and relaxing. Freddie our game driver was knowledgeable and made sure our experience was unique. The whole team worked together to make sure that our list of the big five was completed and more. The accommodation was...

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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 

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Address: 2) Highlands (just off N | (100 kms from Port Elizabeth), Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Price Range: ₹ 35,755 - ₹ 77,357 (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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