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African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve

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Highlands (just off N2) | (100 kms from Port Elizabeth), Port Elizabeth 8005, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Oh boy this was a treat of a place to stay in! Everything from game drives to food and drink was spectacular. We stayed three nights, had 5 wonderful drives with Leigh who did everything to show us as much as possible. The accommodation was fantastic a little cold but it soon heated up with underfloor heating and fire in... More 

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MeghanBeverley, Online Reputation/Marketing at African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good Morning Richard, Thank you for reviewing Pumba all the way from the UK! It is always lovely to hear that our Rangers are showing our tourists all that the beautiful Eastern Cape has to offer. Our animals are the highlight of our reserve but we also boast an incredible array of fauna, flora and bird life. Our chef at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Small enough to be intimate Big enough for the Big 5... Above average comfort with good food, friendly staff and knowledgable Rangers. Makes any visit to Pumba a special one. The little touches around the reserve are wonderful. Each room has its own deck with a swimming pool. One can view animals from the comfort of your room...

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MeghanBeverley, Online Reputation/Marketing at African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hello Jonathan, Thank you for taking the time to review us, its always lovely hearing from our guests. Even though our reserve is quite large we enjoy having one of one interaction with our guests, we want you to leave knowing as much as possible about our wildlife and experiencing the thrill of being but a few metres away from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Arrived July 5 th stayed for 3 fabulous nights can't say enough about the reserve great staff excellent service and accommodations superb.The 5 of us had planned this trip for 1 year and it more than exceeded our expectations.We enjoyed the game drives immensely special thanks to Wayne our ranger Our elephant and lion encounter were unbelievable I don't think... More 

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MeghanBeverley, Online Reputation/Marketing at African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Pumba, we always enjoy receiving such good news! It is always especially nice welcoming our international guests, showing them what our beautiful South Africa has to offer is an honor. Wayne is a super ranger- he has an incredible vast knowledge of information. Seeing these majestic animals up... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My husband and I ended our South African Honeymoon here. Food/wine is amazing, staff is beyond friendly/interesting/helpful/knowledgeable. The rooms and safaris were great. It was so relaxing. It's small so we got to know other guests, which was fun, too.I really cannot say enough good things about our experience.

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MeghanBeverley, Online Reputation/Marketing at African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Pumba, we are glad that we could make your stay in South Africa a memorable one. We do home you and your husband will have many happy years together and perhaps return one day to celebrate those happy memories of your Honeymoon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed here for three nights while doing game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park and a boat ride along the Kazinga Channel. Currently there are three cottages all overlooking the park below. While this lodge is off the road, you can still hear a bit of noise from the road as well as the mosque nearby.... More 

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MeghanBeverley, Online Reputation/Marketing at African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hello Chris, Thank you for taking the time to review Pumba, I am always glad to hear that our staff did everything they could to accommodate your needs. I hope you had a wonderful time exploring the surrounding area. Being a Game Reserve we want to do out utmost best to use energy wisely and to conserve our surroundings. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was the 1st part of this trip and what a place to start. The place was awesome. We stayed in the Msenge Rooms which are fabulous with everything you could possibly need. As winter in SA what a lovely treat to come back to your after dinner and a hot water bottle is in your bed. Great trips around... More 

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MeghanBeverley, Online Reputation/Marketing at African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hello, A belated Happy Birthday to your wife, We do hope we were able to make your stay memorable for such a special occasion. Our Reserve is our pride and joy, it is always a treat to see a lioness and her cubs! We hope to see you soon! More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited Pumba for a day game drive through the reserve. We had a wonderful time since we had arrived there. We were warmly welcome by Cindy and our driver Nick was very informative and helpful. We enjoyed a lunch that was included in our package - at the Bush Lodge. 3course menu was delicious and the views from our... More 

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MeghanBeverley, Online Reputation/Marketing at African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hello Blanka, Thank you for taking the time to review your Day Trip at Pumba. We are so glad you got to experience the essence of South Africa on your visit. Seeing the big is really a once in a lifetime opportunity. We hope to welcome you for an overnight stay at Pumba on your next trip. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A friend and I visited Pumba Private Game Reserve for a Daily Safari, and we had an amazing adventure from the very beginning. Cindy welcomed us with wonderful hospitality, our game drive with Nick as our guide was fantastic, and the included lunch at the Bush Lodge was a sumptuous feast. On the game drive, we saw elephants, impala, zebras,... More 

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MeghanBeverley, Online Reputation/Marketing at African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review you day trip! We are always pleased to hear that our guests have a wonderful time. We do hope to welcome you back soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I was recently a guest at Pumba as part of a private wedding. The family and guests took over most of the two lodges on the property. The staff was incredibly friendly, accommodating, and seemed to be available at every turn. The rooms at the Water Lodge where I stayed were quite spacious with huge bathrooms, a sitting area with... More 

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MeghanBeverley, Online Reputation/Marketing at African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hello, Wow what a super review, thank you so much for taking the time out to express your level of service received by our staff. It really makes our jobs that much more enjoyable when guests leave happy. Being in a reserve the Wifi does tend to have spots where connectivity is not 100%, we do hope it wasn't a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stunning setting, friendly and attentive staff, delicious meals and jaw dropping chalet and lodge designs. The safari rides are guaranteed to never disappoint, the friendly and informative rangers are always ready to answer any question that you have about animals, plants or the area. I highly recommend the bush walk if you have the opportunity, it was a great way... More 

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