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Pumba Private Game Reserve

9.0 miles from Grahamstown center
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2) Highlands (just off N | (100 kms from Port Elizabeth), Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Water Lodge. Room is beautiful, great bathroom, private plunge pool. Restaurant food was excellent except for the baked desserts which below standard. Service at the restaurant and rooms was excellent. Wildlife was great. We were a bit disappointed with our ranger who frankly seemed burnt out and overworked- she was disinterested and seemed resentful/irritated at times....

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Thank Tonystark54
Grahamstown
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Exceptional stay at Pumba. The safaris were fantastic and our Ranger Jade was a joy. Full of knowledge and her "special" coffee and hot chocolate were superb. When the 6:00am alarm went off we couldn't wait to jump out of bed to go off on safari. The accommodation was beautiful in an amazing setting. The highlight of our SA tour.

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Mellieha, Malta
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I never imagined that I would go on safari and would see the animals so close to the vehicle! I actually tried purchasing a telephoto lens for my time there. Didn't really need it with the big 5 walking just past our truck! We even saw the Leopard! Well done Daniel for scouting around for us all day!

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Thank Sue P
Worth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want a place away from it all that offers animals in the wild, knowledgeable staff combined with a beautiful private chalet, visit the Pumba Game Reserve. We had two nights at the Bush Lodge. On our first night the male leopard padded past our windows...just magical. On our third drive the leopard padded out again and knocked down...

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Romsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Bush Lodge we had expectations but have to say it was all we expected and more. They say first impressions count we arrived it was 40 degrees hence the plunge pool at our lodge was just what we needed total privacy watching Warthogs Impala and Zebra just 20 metres or less away. A quick refresh and...

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Thank Realistmjp
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited Pumba at the end of our visit to South Africa. Stayed in a Water Lodge (no 8) - which was great, really big room and a wonderful deck. The only complaint would be that the bushes at the front of the lodge (viewing the water) were a bit high obscuring some of the view - but that's being really...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 4 months working in Cape Town, and before I left, I decided to head up to Pumba to check out the safari experience on the recommendation of a friend. I don't really know what my expectations were, but the Pumba staff and facilities exceeded them all. I cannot recommend this experience enough! The accommodations are private and great....

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Thank Ryann L
Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Pumba as part of our first trip to South Africa, what a great place. We stayed in the Waterfront Lodge for three nights. The game drives were so interesting, our Ranger, Jade, was very clever in finding the animals we were not disappointed. All the accommodation and food was excellent and nothing too much trouble for any of the...

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Does what it says on tin! This a brilliant place, rangers full of knowledge, service and food second to none. Game safaris were excellent, all the staff were suberb. Our ranger was Nitu she was exceptional

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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

great 3 night stay - ranger Justin did a super job locating the big 5 (although we never saw the leopard!!) food and accommodation first class staff were very good always helpful highly recommend this game reserve

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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: $529 - $1,115 (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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