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Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great stay with children 10, 8 and 4 well accommodated for including game drives which is not always easy to find (often won't take out children that young). Super location and lots of animals. Hippos right by the lodge. All around a great stay.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stayed 3 nights in a lovely lodge on the edge of a lake inhabited by a family of hippos. 2 Safaris a day - each one lead by our very experienced ranger. We saw the Big Five and much, much more. Plenty of time for taking photos and seating always provided good, clear views. The staff think of every...

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UK
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Set in the middle of a valley, the drive through the game reserve to the main property was awesome; we spotted a dark brown coloured Giraffe grazing on his own. The restaurant looks out to a watering-hole surrounded by hilly bush. The food was a little disappointing from the set lunch menu; but our special group evening Braai and the...

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Thank supersunrise
Grahamstown
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We have visited pumba game reserve 2 times and it is still perfect The staff is congenial, the rangers are brillants and the place is magic I recommend this reserve We have seen a lot of animals we haven't seen in other game reserves

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Lucan, Ireland
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Great place for holidays great a condition nice pool wonderful service overall great place and I will. Never forget my stay their food was excellent if your going make sure to do all the safaris possible there the best:)

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

A true African experience which we will cherish forever! We stayed at the Msenge Bush Lodge for 3 nights. We had the wedding of our dreams on our second night. We cannot thank the Pumba team enough for making our special day and our entire stay a truly magical experience. Our friends and family had a truly special experience too,...

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Ocala, Florida
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Excellent trip overall on this day safari. Was disappointed a bit that we didn't see any elephants, rhinos, or giraffe. But, the knowledgeable and friendly guide as well as the excellent lunch menu made this another memorable trip to Pumba.

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Kinsale, Ireland
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful family safari experience. Really excellent facilities and Game Rangers were wonderful. Each lodge is beautifully furnished and decorated. Staff are really friendly although the quality of both food and service is not at 5-star hotel levels. However, the staff make up for any shortfalls with friendliness and enthusiasm. Our family would fully recommend.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I have just returned from 4 night at Pumba water lodge - I cannot praise it enough. This place is absolutely out of this world. The surroundings, the rooms, the restaurant, the staff - especially the rangers! Absolutely everything was perfect. I would highly recommend this reserve to anyone!

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our stay here at Pumba was extraordinarily! The lodge is beautiful; when taking a shower one feels like in the middle of the safari. You have a feeling of privacy with very caring staff. The game drives were perfect too.

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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 - RM5,314 (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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Pumba Private Game Reserve Hotel Port Elizabeth
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