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#2 of 8 Speciality lodging in Manyeleti Game Reserve
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Pungwe is a small intimate authentic safari camp which brings back the essence of a true safari experience. Our comfortable en-suite meru-style tents are reminiscent of days when safaris were all about the sights, sounds and smells of the bush. Our camp is about the bush, the animals, the unique experiences and the subsequent regaling of these by the iconic fireside. Pungwe Safari Camp is situated in the southern part of the 22 000 hectare Big 5 Manyeleti Reserve. Pungwe shares unfenced boundaries with two world renowned reserves, the Sabi Sand Reserve to the south and the Kruger National Park to the east, allowing for free movement of wildlife between the three reserves. This ensures that Pungwe's guests will be privy to some spectacular game viewing without having to share the sightings with numerous other visitors. Our guided morning walking safaris put you in touch with the bush, immerses you in your surroundings and enable you to encounter wildlife at a unique level. Our afternoon/evening game drives ensure that your sightings are up-close and personal. The perfect combination to create lasting memories. The 4 en-suite meru-styled tents at Pungwe offer simple elegant comfort, security, hot and cold running water for baths or showers and an exceptional feeling of truly being in the African bush. Only under canvas will you not only hear, but feel the roar of the lion, the throaty cough of a leopard and the Fiery Necked Nightjar celebrating the night.
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ulrich s wrote a review Apr 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa126 contributions60 helpful votes
Two nights at Pungwe and what a brilliant experience . The camp is real Africa . Water kettle on the open fire...Accomodation is in rustic bush camp style tented huts . We loved the atmoshere . Food is good and the beers and G&T's cold !! The game drives will blow you away... Tim and staff are excellent hosts and Isaak the guide will find anything once the spoor has been found.. AMAZING sightings that you will find elsewhere at 5 times the price!! maybe... The night sky and the Hyenas and Lion calls are something special THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC BUSH SAFARI EXPERIENCE ..go there and you will be back again BIG BAY TOURS certainly will
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms are all the same .. at night you will hear Hyenas and lions no matter where your room s
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EH327 wrote a review Mar 2021
Clapham, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
I recently spent two nights at Pungwe and had a brilliant time, wished it could have been for longer. Tim was a brilliant host and made sure we had a great time. The guides, trackers and all the staff were also excellent. We had some great wildlife sightings and I really enjoyed the feel of the camp, being off grid and authentic. Its a magical place to stay and I will definitely return if I can.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Theresa Griffiths wrote a review Dec 2020
Sandton, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
Pungwe Safari Lodge is the place to go to get away from city life and to celebrate the end of 2020 annus horriblus! How blessed we were to be a group of 8 girl friends, invited to celebrate a special birthday at this wondrous location. We were welcomed with open arms by Tim and his amazing team with not even a hint of trepidation as to the whirlwind visit of ladies cooped up during lockdown and looking to let their hair down. Nothing was too much trouble for our visit. From the comfortable accommodation, food to die for with epic game drives and sightings, we gorged ourselves on our beautiful surroundings and humbling animal experiences. What an amazing experience! [Insert the adage - What happens at Pungwe STAYS at Pungwe!] Having the whole camp to ourselves, we enjoyed every single moment and relishing this soul reviving experience to its fullest. Blessed to have been able to experience this gem in the Manyeleti reserve, we left a few kilos heavier (thanks Robert) but rejuvenated and ready to tackle what lies ahead. We hope to be back in the not too distant future.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: All four rooms are similar and have a private verandah
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Trevor R wrote a review Nov 2020
Durbanville, South Africa11 contributions
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Pungwe is an intimate camp with a true bush feel. Loved the fact that it is off the grid which adds to the true bush experience. With only 4 tents you are properly looked after. Fantastic drives with Never and Isaac and managed to see amazing sightings. Food is unbelievable and Robert makes sure you never go hungry. Particularly enjoyed the evening dinner next to the fire where the steaks and game wors were outstanding. Morning coffee from an old style kettle on the fire is a great way to start the day. Tim and the rest of the staff made us feel at home from the moment we arrived and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. Loved the unfenced nature of this camp with elephant and Hyena in the camp during our stay. Will be back hopefully!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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David G wrote a review Apr 2020
Cooma, Australia9 contributions
We were 4 couples from Australia on a road trip around South Africa. Pungwe definitley one of if not the highlight for all of us. We had the pleasure of the entire camp to ourselves. Those who had previosuly not been in the African bush described the stay as an "experience of a lifetime". The camp and accommodation is great - a balance of rustic and adequate luxury. The only dissapointment the wood-fired showers that were far from hot. Game drives truly memorable. In the two days we saw the big-5 with excellent sightings of the big cats - including the illusive leopard with a kill. Isaac our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and ready with the sundowners. The hyena visiting the camp early moment was a welcomem surprise.Hyena
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Date of stay: March 2020
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US$359 - US$476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaKruger National ParkManyeleti Game Reserve
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pungwe Safari Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Pungwe Safari Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Pungwe Safari Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pungwe Safari Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Pungwe Safari Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pungwe Safari Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pungwe Safari Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.