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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Could not be faulted in our view - we had a great time. The accommodation was exceptional, food was great and served promptly even when a large number of people were in the restaurant. Enjoyed the knowledge and professionalism of the rangers and the staff were friendly, professional and efficient. We did archery in the down time and I had...

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Thank May L
Bournemouth
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Visited Pumba to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and what a great choice. We stayed at the Water Lodge and from the very first second the welcome and service was truly amazing. The lodge was warmed by log fires, the rooms were of a 5 star standard. We found the food to be first class and all the staff were...

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Thank DeriJohn
Grahamstown
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Always wanted to do a safari type holiday - spent 3 days here- great location and facilities - our ranger, Daniel, looked after us well and we had 6 drives whilst we were there seeing most of the animals ni their natural habitat

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We spent three nights here at Msenge Lodge. We were welcomed with forms pre-prepared, warms towels and a cold drink a good start. The lodge itself is of a high standard and has outdoor areas, a small dining area, a tv room, a bar, an outside fire to sit around and an indoor area with fire. There aren't many guests...

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1Thank pwood006
Grahamstown
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Good quality for money- even for a special offer Lovely boma lunch-food tasty and well presented Friendly staff Game drive nice experience Rangers knowledgeable Five star facility, clean and well kept

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Irvine, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We were so excited about going on this trip and were following the reviews on Trip Advisor for months before and we were not disappointed. Pumba is 5 star treatment all the way. Thomas our ranger was fantastic he was very knowlegable and a lovely person. I will miss my G+Ts at sunset . Safari was 7.00 am and 3.30pm...

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3Thank Roz B
Grahamstown
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Once a lovely experience for day trips -- with genuinely friendly staff and great food -- but these days has become less remarkable. The landscape and setting however remain exceptional, and the overnight accommodation appears wonderfully luxurious!

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Thank ckulongowski
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Excellent unrushed Game drive. Ranger had full knowledge of all animals on the reserve. Gave all persons their own booklet with identifying names of the various animals and birds. After the drive we were given a five star lunch.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We have to admit we were a little disappointed with Pumba overall. Perhaps it was because we visited in the low season and it felt like only skeleton staff were on duty? Arrival started very well - we stayed at the water lodge, and the setting is absolutely stunning! However, that was the only thing that exceeded our expectations. Service...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2016

In winter time the staff should light the fires in the bedrooms - as it can be very cold and chilly. The most serious cause for concern was the disruption caused by the wild monkeys at meal times - jumping on tables - stealing food, knocking glasses and cups with liquid, cutlery flying - this is no joke and puts...

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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 - $1,326 (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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