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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brilliant place with great view of giraffes and wildebeests wandering on plains Luxury accommodation and superb food Great staff nothing was too much trouble Definitely want to return Game drives were really good with very knowledgable ranger

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An amazing stay. The lodge is in an idealic setting, so beautiful. The staff make your stay memorable for all the right reasons. A home from home. Relaxing and exciting at the same time. Can't wait to return.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic service. Awesome game drives. Bryce the guide was really good and informative top bloke. What a lovely reserve. Highly recommended. Good friendly staff very attentive and polite. If I would go again could easily stay longer. Beautiful..

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just amazing from start to finish. Will be in the memory box forever! Lodge and staff were just first class and the game viewing was just awesome (in the genuine sense of the word)! The thrill of seeing lions, cheetah and elephant etc so close was just magical and then to be so spoilt in the lodge with amazing food...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brilliant , from start to finish, food superb, staff brilliant, deserve a pay rise! If picky o would probably bring the afternoon drive forward by half an hour as bit of rush for dinner afterwards but other than that fantastic

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent three nights at Pumba in late February, our first safari. The setting is beautiful, the staff are delightful, friendly & efficient. Late breakfasts served after early morning game drives, lunches & dinners are excellent. Our lodge was very comfortable & spacious, with a large lounge/ sitting area & a good sized bathroom. We had a two level terrace...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us, we are so thrilled you enjoyed your three night stay with us. We will certainly pass your appreciation onto Neale. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

very nice safari and splendid stay inthe cottages. plenty of room . beware f the sneaky monkeys. wonderfull diner all in all worthwile wildlife experience. children ( 9 and 12 y) were in awe and still speak about it

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Thank you for your review, insight and support. We are absolutely thrilled you and your family enjoyed your time here with us and were able to make family precious memories. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards

Solhull , Engalnd
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first safari and we felt at home wth all the staff and especially our Ranger Neale who was excellent nothing was to much trouble and we saw the top 5 due to his patience and expertise. You can see why this is 5 Star from the food , accommodation and staff was out of this world. We...

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Thank you for your review, insight and support Paul and family. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and will certainly pass on the appreciation to Neale. We are looking forward to welcoming you back when you are in the area. Kind Regards

London
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the bush lodge. Most reviews concentrate on the safari game drives, twice a day at sunrise and sunset, and rightly so as they are an essential part of the Pumba experience. We were lucky enough to have Kelly as our leader, whose enthusiasm for animal, birds, trees and flowers was completely infectious. She led us to see...

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Thank you for your review, insight and support. And thank you for the 6-star rating! We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and got to enjoy all the facilities that Pumba has to offer. We will certainly pass on the appreciation to Kelly. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. . Kind Regards

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Pumba was the pinnacle of an amazing family holiday in SA which included Cape Town and the Garden Route. Stayed 4 nights in Water and Bush lodges The accommodation is luxurious without being OTT. The staff are friendly, happy and helpful. The game drives with our guide Kelly made sure we saw the big 5. No complaints only sad to...

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Thank you for your review and support. Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. it's never nice when a holiday is over. Wishing you safe travels. 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: $511 - $1,033 (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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“All rooms are good.”
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“Lodges offer best views of wild life from patios, water lodges I think best lake views”
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“All individual lodges great, our choice would be the Bush Lodge”
Realistmjp, Feb 16, 2017 | Read review
“We had lodge 3 which was very good, cannot comment on others”
PeterG33, Feb 13, 2017 | Read review
“We were in a Bush Lodge - brilliant”
chrisjhirst, Feb 13, 2017 | Read review
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