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Pumba Private Game Reserve

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Myself and my wife spent 4 amazing nights in Pumba. We stayed in the bush lodge. Everything about our stay was perfect. Food, service, accommodation and in particular the game drives were breathtaking

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London
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We had three nights here at the end of our honeymoon and it was just beautiful. Spectacular room and food, lovely and extremely helpful staff and of course all the amazing animals. I would definitely highly recommend it.

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Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We received a very warm welcome when we arrived at the Water Lodge , Pumba Private Games Reserve. Lovely chalets overlooking Lake Cariega. Fabulous service and cuisine at the Water Lodge. The team are extremely polite and friendly and ensured we had a wonderful stay at Pumba. Such attention to detail from ponchos and hot water bottles for the early...

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Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Puma bush lodge was absolutely amazing, so much more than we could have imagined. The gamedrives were so interesting and fun. The staff are so friendly and attentive, the food was delicious and our room was probably the nicest room we've ever stayed in! I would recommend pumba game reserve to anyone, it was absolutely fantastic!

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Kilbride, Ireland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Firstly the pros the game drives were good but I'm not sure if that was luck or not, we seen 4 of the big 5, the food in the restaurant was nice and the staff there were lovely very attentive Now the negatives when we arrived down the long unsignposted road we were welcomed and told not to worry about...

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Cumbria, England
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic place. We stayed 3 nights in the water lodge and had 6 game drives with our fantastic ranger Civvi, who was very knowledgeable and was unbelievable at finding all the animals for us except the elusive leopard. Loved every minute of our time here. Everything was so well organized and every member of the team made you...

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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thanks kindly for sharing your lovely experience at Pumba. Its great to hear that you enjoyed our really friendly staff and had a trip of a lifetime. We will certainly pass on the appreciation to Civvi and John. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Kind Regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just flawless. Excellent, professional, friendly staff. Beautiful surroundings, stunning rooms, dreamy atmosphere. Everything is just perfect, from the cozy rooms with stunning views, to the gourmet food, and of course the adventure safari. Plenty of game to see and a lot to learn. Don't doubt it. Just book it!

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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for sharing your great experience at Pumba. It is fantastic that you enjoyed our high standards of hospitality and wildlife . Thank you again for your recommendation. Kind Regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was perfect and we could see hippos and giraffes from our deck. Food superb.Game drives twice a day with knowledgeable and friendly staff. Manages very helpful and nothing was too much trouble

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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words and for writing this review! We are really proud of our Reserve, our team and of course the wildlife. Safe Travels and we hope to invite you back soon. Kind Regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ever had a holiday where everything was just right, then this was it, perfect from start to finish. The service was incredible, staff were polite, helpful, patient, friendly and informative. Game drives were amazing and our ranger was brilliant. This was really a holiday of a life time.

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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

It is great to receive such fantastic feedback, thank you very much. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay from start to finish. We look forward to seeing you again for your next holiday of a lifetime! Kind Reagrds

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location. Great team - friendly / knowledgable / welcoming Good food and good selection of wine. Really enjoyable game drives - saw all the animals we wished to. Would recommend to friends and family.

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Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards

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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: $479 - $1,051 (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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