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African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Highlands (just off N2) | (100 kms from Port Elizabeth), Port Elizabeth 6065, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pumba was the perfect finale to our family holiday in South Africa. It took us 3 hours 30 minutes to drive from Knysna (at the heart of the garden route) and it was a very easy drive along fantastic roads. Pumba is well sign posted and easy to find. At the end of our stay we drove back to Port... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazing place, the setting is beautiful, the safaris were brilliant and the staff were fantastic. At Pumba you are made to feel at home immediately, the staff are so warm and friendly they can't do enough for you. All staff from David the manager through to the rangers and waiting staff were so professional. The lodges themselves are very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, didn't want to leave. Lovely staff, great food, drink and Rangers (Gladman). Accommodation exceptional and the Safari's very good spotting most animals (including Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe but sadly not Cheetah & Hyena although not for lack of our Rangers efforts! The whole experience was too good to be true...........

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was out first safari and we had a really special time. We stayed at the Water Lodge with it's amazing views, including the sight and sound of hippos at the lake on a daily basis. The rooms, with private decks, were beautiful. Our ranger Gladman was a superstar and we saw 4 of the Big 5, amongst many other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a super fantastic time when we stayed here for 3 nights at the Water Lodge in an Impala chalet (my review appears under "Pumba Water Lodge"). It was our first visit to South Africa and Pumba did not disappoint. The animals were everywhere, and we were lucky to see even the elusive male cheetahs hanging out together. Our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from a three night stay at Pumba Water Lodges in celebration of my 50 birthday. We loved every minute! We had an Impala lodge which was beautiful. The food and service were excellent and truly all inclusive. Even our laundry. Our ranger Gladman was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and tried his best very successfully to let us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was very special. I felt like royalty in the luxury cabin. The bed was superb, the bath enormous, and there was a private outdoor plunge pool as an extra. No television might be a problem for some. At the main building, meals were lovely if leisurely. No buffet-style eating here, and patience was required. But the real reason for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in the Family Lodge and it was really lovely. We had two lodges with a sharing entrance and a very big terrasse with plungepool. For a family really value for your money compairing with other lodges in these surroundings Everything is already said in the previous reviews. Surroundings, animals, food, the game drives etc. everything is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We stayed at Pumba for 3 nights at the end of January Both the accommodation and the safari were fantastic We stayed in a Gemsbok Room – all accommodation is separate cottages, with an open plan bathroom, lounge area and large outside decking area with your own private plunge pool. The room looks across the lake and you can see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

In terms of size you cannot compare it with likes of Kruger National Park but I think you are far more likely to see the Big Five + other wildlife. In fact later on our vacation we met two couples who had been to Kruger & were disappointed not to have seen much wildlife at all. Great, luxurious private huts,... More

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Additional Information about African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve

Also Known As:
Pumba Private Game Reserve Hotel
Pumba Private Game Reserve Hotel Port Elizabeth
Address: Highlands (just off N2) | (100 kms from Port Elizabeth), Port Elizabeth 6065, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 49 Specialty lodging in Port Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover wildest Africa in true luxury at Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa in the malaria free Eastern Cape, South Africa. Our exclusive reserve has achieved gold status for its environmental responsibility, through The Green Leaf Initiative, and a 5-star rating for its exquisite accommodation facilities. With the formalities out of the way, African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve accommodation at one of two intimate and enchanting lodges. Each idyllic chalet is totally private and complete with their own pools framed by timber decks and outdoor showers... only the monkeys and the hippos will be watching you here. Every chalet is designed and decorated using individual and natural fabrics - picking up on different aspects of African nature and wild life, and immersing you into feeling at one with the unspoilt beauty which surrounds you. When dining you'll be treated to an array of gourmet safari cuisine, all prepared by our passionate Five Star chefs, who will cater to all your individual needs. We have additional pampering for the mind, body, and soul, at the Msenge Bush Lodge's Soul Spa - as well as our fully equipped gym surrounded by glass, and extending out beneath a cathedral of trees. Come face to face with Africa’s Big 5 at African Pride Pumba Private Game. Visitors have the chance to experience the wonders of Africa - from the graceful giraffe to the seldom seen leopard. Don’t miss the once in a lifetime opportunity to see the very rare White Lions - 45 species of mammals and other small game. For the bird lovers and twitches the nearly 317 species occurring in our geographical region will never fail to delight you. This is the heart and soul of wildest Africa... this is African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve. ... more   less 
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