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Munich, Germany
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice Lodge, cool experience, not the whole stuff was friendly, nice location, not really clean, the water in the shower does not drain, no mats on the lounger, nice ranger, food ok but not special for a 5 star rated hotel!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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from the moment we arrived it was 5star all the way,the staff were friendly attentive and helpfull,it had a very relaxed atmosphere but everything was considered,the hot towel after every drive, the log fires when chilly.the best part was our twice daily game drives with the best guide ever tomas! everything we wanted to see tomas made possible he was...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location present a high-level Safari-Feeling and the chalets room was very nice and comfortable. Our Safari-Guide was high competent and very attempt to show us the Big5 but we haven't managed (only the weather was unfortunately against).

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Thank you for your review and support. Great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Wishing you safe travels. Kind Regards

Betchworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent facility and nothing ever too much trouble. Witnessed Big 5 along with many other species - all within a relaxed but well informed atmosphere. Stargazing was superb! Would definitely recommend

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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

Chichester
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent three wonderful days at Pumba Lodge at the end of our trip to South Africa and loved every minute. The safari experience with game drives in the morning and afternoon were excellent and enhanced by our ranger Sethu who was so knowledgeable and passionate about the animals and conservation. We felt that we had learnt more about some...

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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 Sethu. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were delighted as soon as we arrived at Pumba Lodge and were met by very friendly staff and a stunning private lodge. After that, it got better. The game drives were superb with a very informative guide in Cameron, the food was lovely and the view lounging by the pool, as elephants and giraffes gathered by the watering hole,...

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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 Cameron. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards

North Yorkshire
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at Pumba Bush Lodge for 3 nights in mid-March. Everything about our stay was exceptional, the accommodation, the food, the staff and the game drives. The only thing we didn't see was a leopard but we got remarkably close to lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos and giraffes. Lots of wildlife too, including elephants, at the waterhole in front of...

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Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and will certainly pass on the appreciation to the staff and Justin. We are glad you got your cellphone back safely. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards

Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the water lodge chalets have an excellent view on the lake and a variety of animals. 2 included game drives guaranties the view of giraffes, lions, elephants, kudus etc. only some meters from the car. Excellent rangers.

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Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time here with us and the wildlife. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards

Leipzig, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good address to watch white lions, I do not think that it goes better, Thanks to the ranger. 5 Stars- The bush logde are very well arranged and nicely furnished, superficially it was clean, but you can see that it was not done for a few years. But it is definitely worth a visit, thank you.

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It's our pleasure. 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 in the future. Kind Regards

Grahamstown
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful trip pumba private game reserve was first class could not fault anything.would recomend the whole trip to friends and family.one of the highlights of the trip was riding an ostrich it was great fun.also walking with elephants was a great experience.

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Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and our wildlife. Wishing you safe travels. 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 

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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: RM2,387 - RM5,327 (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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