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Congleton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had the most amazing two night stay. We felt the staff couldn't do enough for us to make our stay pleasure able and relaxing. Freddie our game driver was knowledgeable and made sure our experience was unique. The whole team worked together to make sure that our list of the big five was completed and more. The accommodation was...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We had the most amazing time at pumba as part of our honeymoon. The food and staff were great, the rooms were incredible. We particularly enjoyed doing the photographic safari where we were able to use amazing camera equipment and got some incredible shots of so many beautiful animals. Also on out last morning we had a special guest join...

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1Thank Hannah M
Reviewed 24 August 2016

All the staff were so welcoming, friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The lodges are exceptionally comfortable with great views over the lake. The game drives allowed you to get really close to all the animals with some fantastic experiences seeing the white lions, rhinos, elephants and cheetahs. Our ranger, Jade, had a real knack for finding the animals which...

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had a fabulous 4 days here, and saw all of the 'Big 5' apart from buffalo, who proved elusive, but seeing a leopard at close quarters was amazing! We had a jeep and driver to ourselves, and our ranger was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure we saw as much as possible. He also...

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Bury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed at Pumba Water Lodge for four nights for part of our honeymoon and I am so glad we did. This place is fantastic. All the staff are so friendly and helpful, the food is amazing and the rooms are fabulous. The rangers are so knowledgeable, and we saw so many animals. It was incredible. I wish we could...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We had the most amazing time here. It was a truly unforgettable stay and not just because of the animals. The staff - all of them - were exceptional. Polite, discreet, friendly and nothing was ever too much trouble. Things happened around you as if by magic - the attention to detail was exceptional. We were there as a family...

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We spent two weeks in South Africa as part of our honeymoon and our stay in Pumba was most definitely the highlight of our trip. From the moment we arrived the service we received from all staff members was excellent. Everyone was so friendly, helpful and attentive. We even received hot water bottles for our early morning drives and a...

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We spent two weeks enjoying South Africa travelled from Cape Town along garden route finished at Pumba a great time in all and Pumba was relaxing and exciting seeding the animals at close distance was something we will never forget

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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We went to Pumba game reserve as our first safari and having been there I would not go anywhere else as I doubt anywhere could be better. The whole experience is top class from the lodges through to the animal viewing on safari. The staff are friendly, helpful and professional. The food was excellent and the general surroundings serene. The...

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Norfolk
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We had a fantastic time at Pumba Bush Lodge. The accommodation is beautiful, the food delicious and the staff are very friendly. The highlight of course were the game drives -amazing. Our ranger (Daniel) was so knowledgeable and patient while trying to track the animals. We wish we could have stayed longer, it was certainly the highlight of our visit...

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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: $739 - $1,324 (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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