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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.... More 

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the most amazing time at pumba as part of our honeymoon. The food and staff were great, the rooms were incredible. We particularly enjoyed doing the photographic safari where we were able to use amazing camera equipment and got some incredible shots of so many beautiful animals. Also on out last morning we had a special guest join... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All the staff were so welcoming, friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The lodges are exceptionally comfortable with great views over the lake. The game drives allowed you to get really close to all the animals with some fantastic experiences seeing the white lions, rhinos, elephants and cheetahs. Our ranger, Jade, had a real knack for finding the animals which... More 

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous 4 days here, and saw all of the 'Big 5' apart from buffalo, who proved elusive, but seeing a leopard at close quarters was amazing! We had a jeep and driver to ourselves, and our ranger was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure we saw as much as possible. He also... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Pumba Water Lodge for four nights for part of our honeymoon and I am so glad we did. This place is fantastic. All the staff are so friendly and helpful, the food is amazing and the rooms are fabulous. The rangers are so knowledgeable, and we saw so many animals. It was incredible. I wish we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the most amazing time here. It was a truly unforgettable stay and not just because of the animals. The staff - all of them - were exceptional. Polite, discreet, friendly and nothing was ever too much trouble. Things happened around you as if by magic - the attention to detail was exceptional. We were there as a family... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent two weeks in South Africa as part of our honeymoon and our stay in Pumba was most definitely the highlight of our trip. From the moment we arrived the service we received from all staff members was excellent. Everyone was so friendly, helpful and attentive. We even received hot water bottles for our early morning drives and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pumba was an amazing experience. From our arrival greeting which was so warm and welcoming all the way to our departure the team was amazing and our stay very special.it was cold in the mornings and evenings on game drives but we were provided with hot water bottles and ponchos which were very welcome! Jade our ranger was amazing. Very... More 

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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
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Price Range: $450 - $945 (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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Pumba Private Game Reserve Hotel Port Elizabeth
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