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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A five star experience from start to finish. Ranger Jade was brilliant and so knowledgeable. Incredible to see lions, elephants, hippos and rhinos up close. Excellent room and facilities including an outdoor optional shower, four poster bed, plunge pool and private deck overlooking waterhole.

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We had 3 nights here with two young kids (7,4) and it was amazing. From the warm welcome to the smile at the gate on departure and everything in between. The rooms were spacious and homely and the food was exceptional. Our ranger Warren did a superb job and was extremely informative about the animals, the birds, the plants and...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic service from the moment we arrived until we left. The knowledge of the animals was amazing & passing on stories related to the animals was almost as much fun as seeing the animals in their natural surroundings. A great team of people working hard to deliver excellence for their Customers!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago 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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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

Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 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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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

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 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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Thank you for your review, insight and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and will certainly pass on the appreciation to Bryce. Looking forward to welcoming you back for your longer visit in the future. Kind Regards

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 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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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

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 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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Thank you for your review and support. It is always great to hear back from our guests and get fresh perspective. Your points have been noted and will certainly be addressed. Looking forward to welcoming you back win the future. Kind Regards

Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 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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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 1 week ago

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

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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: $666 - $1,380 (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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