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Pumba Private Game Reserve

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reigate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to pumba at the end of our SA holiday but wished we'd stayed there longer. We saw all the big five. The lodges are wonderful and lots of animals to see from our own balcony. In April we saw all the baby animals too which was lovely. The food here was really great and we were truly pampered...

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Thank you for your review and support. Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. and we just can't wait to welcome you back! Kind Regards

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived every thing we encountered was rewarding beyond our expectations. The accomodation and meals were as good as it gets with friendly and helpful service. The safaris were a life enriching experience. We viewed many different species of native animals in a natural environment and our cheerful guide,Thomas, had a full knowledge of all that we...

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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

Airdrie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights early April and it was amazing! We stayed in the Water Lodge, individual thatched roof cottages with private deck and plunge pool. 12 Cottages grouped round central area of lounge, dining room and bar. The cottages are lovely, with little log burners if it gets a bit chilly at night. The food was fantastic and the staff...

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Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you could enjoy all the small touches. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards.

Grahamstown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent game lodge to stay at in all respects, really had a great 3 days stay which is about right. I had high expectations ahead of travel and these were not let down in any way both in the location and the game drive and views. The location is spot on and a lot of effort is taken by all...

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Thank you for your review and support. It is always great to hear back from our guests and get fresh perspective. We are so happy that we met all your expectations. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards

München, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time at Pumba Private Game Reserve and watched teh BIG 5 and a cheetah as well. We´ve been placed in a family lodge and it was very comfortable. Breakfast and dinner were yummy and the service was very good.

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Thank you for your review and support. Great to hear you enjoyed your room and animal viewing with us. Wishing you safe travels. Kind Regards

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second time at Pumba, and just as good as the last. A 5 star experience all round! Our guide Jade was great - friendly and knowledgeable and all the staff were so nice. The whole experience was great.

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Thank you for your review, insight and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your second time here with us and will certainly pass on the appreciation to Jade. Looking forward to welcoming you back for a third visit! Kind Regards

PAUL DICKSON
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most amazing relaxing time from we arrived and they took my car keys until we left with sadness. We were totally treated like royalty with the staff totally committed to ensuring our three nights were memorable. The animals also played their part allowing us to experience close ups no zoo could ever compete with. Thoroughly recommended and total value...

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

England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from holiday in SA we ended it on a high spending our last 3 nights at Bush Lodge Pumba game reserve. We have been married 29 years and we were lucky to be given the honeymoon room. Wow I wish we could have been as lucky 29 years ago to stay in such splender. On arrival we were...

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Thank you for your review and support. Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us in the honeymoon room. Congratulations on the 29 years of marriage, thank you for celebrating with us. We will definitely pass your appreciation onto Stan. Wishing you safe travels. Kind Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the holiday/honeymoon of a lifetime at Water Lodge Pumba. We booked through East Cape Tours.com and they could not have been more helpful. Jodene from East Cape Tours communicated with Cindy at Pumba and made sure everything was just perfect for us. We were lucky to see the Big 5, seeing the Leopard within the first hour of...

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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 East Cape Tours staff and our staff at Pumba. We are so glad your wedding was so special and that we could be a part of your memories. Looking forward to welcoming you...

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A five star experience from start to finish. Ranger Jade was brilliant and so knowledgeable. Incredible to see lions, elephants, hippos and rhinos up close. Excellent room and facilities including an outdoor optional shower, four poster bed, plunge pool and private deck overlooking waterhole.

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Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us. We will pass on your appreciation to Jade. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Pumba Private Game Reserve

Address: 2) Highlands (just off N | (100 kms from Port Elizabeth), Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Price Range: RM2,037 - RM4,512 (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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“All the rooms over look the river. The Kudu suite is the biggest with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, jacuzzi, plunge pool and private sauna.”
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