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Wicklow
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pumba Game reserve has it all. From the time you arrive where the Customer Service Manager welcomes you to just seeing the wonderful lodge you will stay in takes every happy emotion out of you. The accommodation, staff, food, game drives is of the very highest service. We should have stayed for 3 nights the 2 we had was too...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here with my family for 2 nights in November, and it was the highlight of our trip in South Africa. I cannot fault the reserve at all, the whole experience was perfect. Big thank you to Cameron!

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Ayrshire
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Couldn't fault the service at this Game Reserve. It isn't the biggest but the staff are very knowledgeable and know where to see the animals. The accommodation is to a very high standard. Would recommend this Reserve.

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Grahamstown
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the highlight of our holiday, everything about our stay in Pumba was absolutely amazing! The food was fabulous, great choice at each meal! Staff friendly efficient and happy in their day to day work. Going out in the jeep with Thomas was amazing he had s very knowledgable not only looking out the animals but for birds, vegetation,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recommended by our son and daughter in law and lived up to high expectations for my wife's big birthday celebration. We had the best of both worlds staying one night each at Bush Lodge and Water Lodge, each one magical. Brilliant 4 drives with Warren our Ranger with highlights being the Cheetahs and White Lions. Pumba organised the best...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although a brief visit, we thoroughly enjoyed our two game drives. The accommodation was first rate, our own lodge fabulous and we particularly enjoyed watching the wildlife even from the bath. Meals and service wereexcellent. We also managed to fit in wonderful treatments at the spa. Thank you to all.

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Bury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently spent 3 nights at Msenge Bush Lodge. From the minute we arrived we loved our experience. The glass enclosed chalets are magical and the views are spectacular. All the staff are attentive and helpful. We had Justin as our guide, he has a great sense of humour, kept us entertained the whole time, and did his absolute best...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an end to a holiday! We finished our garden route adventure at Pumba and without knowing what to expect it far surpassed our expectations. The staff here really can't do enough for you, they're interesting, funny, friendly and charming. On entering the reserve we felt like we'd entered another world, driving through the dirt tracks with Zebra and impala...

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Grahamstown
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing time at your lodge. The rooms were great the service was wonderful. The food was excellent. We are planning on coming back with friends. We would recommend this facility to everyone we know. Your guide Warren was amazing.

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Ashby
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were treated to a luxurious experience, from the unique accommodation and its immediate surroundings to high quality restaurant service and well-led twice daily game drives. We liked the variety of the game on offer, the overall quality of the experience and the value for money provided.

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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: $538 - $1,059 (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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“We stayed at the Bush Lodge but well recommend doing a lunch at The Water Lodge”
 of 5 bubbles V9232QDmichaelp, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms appeared to be like individual lodges and all similar. Ask for a room close the the dining room if not very mobile.”
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“Any room - they are all amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles gemmae123, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“All the rooms are great, we had a Kudu suite that was a drea”
 of 5 bubbles IvaS621, Oct 29, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in K, we were the last lodge and had an amazing view of the watering hold where animals came to drink”
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