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belfast
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Just amazing from the minute we were picked up at the airport. Staff work hard for long hours but never stopped smiling. Rooms were great. Food was really good. Our ranger was Thomas and I couldn't believe his ability to spot the wildlife. Made great friendships and memories on our stay. Would go back in a heartbeat. A piece of...

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Worthing
Reviewed 16 October 2016

If I told you all the amazing things about this place it will take away all your excitement of experiencing it yourself. Take it from me it was outstanding in every respect, the room, the food, the game drives, the staff, the other guests. You will not be disappointed if this is your first Safari experience. We loved the water...

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at bush lodge, everything was amazing from the view to the personal service we received for my mums special birthday! The safaris were made by our ranger Dan who's knowledge of the animals was top notch. We thought that 2 safaris a day would be too much but he managed to make them exciting and adventurous...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This was our second safari holiday and through a friends recommendation chose Pumba as it was relatively close to Cape Town and as there was no Malaria in those parts, as I was pregnant and the friends we were travelling with had a 2 year old. With those simple expectations, we were blown away by Pumba. They went out of...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We absolutely loved our time in Pumba Bush Lodge - the staff were incredible and everything was provided to make our stay as comfortable as possible including little details such as hot water bottles for our game drives. Sethu, our ranger, really tried to get us to see what we wanted and overall we had a fantastic time. We were...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at a Pumba during a tour of South Africa and were blown away. All the game drives we had were great and we saw a wide variety of wildlife each time we went out. Our ranger Nick was excellent, very informative and always made an effort not to crowd the animals whilst still getting us a great view...

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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We started our Honeymoon here and it was fantastic. Reserve and accommodation is top notch. Log burner in the room was welcome on the cooler nights of spring. Our Ranger, Daniel, was funny, knowledgeable and committed to seeing the big 5 in equal measure. Unfortunately he didn't get us a sight of the Leopard, but thankfully he made his own...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Pumba was wonderful from start to finish, the staff were friendly and attentive. The food was incredible and we saw some incredible animals on the game drives. The set up of the day's itinerary was really well planned and thought out. We felt well looked after and really well fed! We stayed in Bush Lodge which was incredible as your...

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Dublin
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This place is jaw droppingly good. The management have thought of every single little detail and the staff from rangers to kitchen staff are top notch. Our room in the bush lodge had a chilled bottle of champagne, gourmet nibbles, customized linen. Indoor, outdoor showers, a private splash pool, a little stove. Also it's more of a little house than...

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Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a perfect couple destination. Great game drives, but plenty of time to relax during the day in the most lovely cottage, private and surrounded by nature, and fantastic windows all around making you feel a part of it all. The service is superb, the evening meals were lovely and everyone was so helpful. The game drive was excellent,...

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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 

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Address: 2) Highlands (just off N | (100 kms from Port Elizabeth), Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Price Range: $701 - $1,542 (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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