Accommodation: Fantastic! Exceptional! Unbelievable! We had the family suite in the Water lodge, with two large bedrooms and a living room with a nice fire-place. Each bedroom has a private bathroom, but one of the two is just like in the dreams, with Jacuzzi and shower closed only by windows with a view on the bush! And there is also a huge terrace with a small private swimming pool over the water basin of the lodge. Towels are changes twice a day, and everything is all inclusive. When I say everything is not just meals, but also room minibar, laundry and anything else you can think of.
Food is exquisite and always more than enough. Maybe if I have to find one negative point in our stay is the fact that meals are served at a very slow pace that sometimes is not optimal, especially if you have young children.
Staff is very professional and they basically think about everything. You do not have time to need anything, they have already thought about it. Impressive! We never felt so “taken care of” before!
Game drives: Pumba is a medium-size reserve with about 7000 hectares. Rangers are very professional and prepared (and by the way, they also serve you a fantastic drink in the wild to have a short break!). As a first Safari experience Pumba is a very good choice. It’s clear that one miss a bit the thrill to drive 2 hours to find animals, but still it is very enjoyable. And for little extra money they allow you to have your own vehicle where you can bring your kids!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Pumba Private Game Reserve Hotel Port Elizabeth