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We have just returned from an amazing trip ! The staff were fantastic and couldnt do enough for you. Our ranger jade was great and so knowledgeable. The water lodge was amazing and surprising peaceful with amazing views ! We used the spa which was fab ! Game drives were brilliant, I really can't recommend pumba enough ! We didn't...

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Grahamstown
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The accommodation at Water Lodge was of a very good standard. The service and food at the lodge were good. The game drives were very good and the ranger was outstanding - extremely knowledgeable and entertaining, and gave us extra time on safari to see a hunt at dusk. We also visited Bush Lodge, which had good gym and a...

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Grahamstown
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic Stay in Pumba. The game drives were excellent and our ranger Daniel was very knowledgeable, I loved the way they only have 2 vehicles at a siting this made it very personal and far better for the animals. All the staff were very professional and couldn't do enough to make a stay more memorable. Our bungalow was...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The quality and location of the Pumba Water lodges was quite stunning. The standard of food and service was not far behind. Unsurprisingly we understand that the accommodation is very popular and early booking is advised!

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Thank TimothyJamesBrown
Wickford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A superb and very interesting reserve to spend time and get to see the animals living normally. Staff are all lovely and nothing was any trouble for them. Watchout for the Leopard he likes to visit both lodges occasionally !

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Thank Kevin T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved Pumba! Just came back from my first Safari trip with my wife and it was amazing. The accommodation is decent but what makes it is the staff and the experience. Tamara and Tsivewe (our ranger) were particularlly good. They were not only great at their jobs but special and lovely people. Highly recommend

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Thank Ben P
Wicklow
Reviewed 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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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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
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Price Range: $718 - $1,415 (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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“We stayed at the Bush Lodge but well recommend doing a lunch at The Water Lodge”
 of 5 bubbles V9232QDmichaelp, 15 Nov 2016 | 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!”
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“All the rooms are great, we had a Kudu suite that was a drea”
 of 5 bubbles IvaS621, 29 Oct 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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