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Kruger National Park 1362 South Africa
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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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Free parking
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
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Kruger National Park 1362 South Africa
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Johannesburg Intl Airport365 kmSee all flights
Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport8 kmSee all flights
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Daniel T wrote a review May 2012
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia8 contributions2 helpful votes
Hey I'm Daniel if you don't remember my family stayed with you in the holidays were from Australia with my mum Deborah and my dad Grant. We stayed with you for 3 nights but those 3 nights were the best in my life. I loved how it was so original with no electricity the feeling of staying in Africa really goes straight into you. The guides we had were Never and Isaac both of them were very good guides with brilliant eye sight. They spotted elephants on our first safari within 3minutes of our drive. We stayed with a German couple Christopher and his wife I remember he was very keen into photography. We saw literally any animal we could see. We just all loved the place. With not only game drives. But also just walking in the african wilderness with our guides and our new friends.
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Date of stay: April 2012
John P wrote a review Apr 2012
Johannesburg, South Africa77 contributions20 helpful votes
Wonderful bush experience, especially the Bush walks. Can highly recommend a 3 day stay here. Not for the faint hearted. You are in the bush with everything else!
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Date of stay: February 2012
Rachel H wrote a review Aug 2011
Colchester, United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
When I first heard we were staying in a tented, unfenced campsite I must admit my heart sank a little. But after a 2 night stay at Pungwe I was sad to leave. We had 3 fantastic game drives where we saw elephants, rhinos, leopard and a group of 6 male lions. We also went on a morning bush walk which was a different and interesting way to view the bush. Our guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The tents were comfortable and clean. It was definitely an experience to have no electricity and a fire to heat your water. Watch out for the monkeys coming into your tent when you're not looking!! The food at Pungwe was the best of all the places we stayed in South Africa, it was utterly delicious! Overall, the incredibly interesting owners (thank you Loet and Cilla) and
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Date of stay: August 2011
jenfarr wrote a review Mar 2011
Hoboken, NJ59 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at Pungwe Bush camp for 3 nights in late August 2010. We were suppose to go to SA during the World Cup, but due to a death in the family, we had to reschedule our trip. So let me start off by saying that the owners were VERY accomodating about switching out dates from June to August. The camp itself was just what we were looking for, not super high end, but still nice and clean accomodations, good food and great hosts/guides. You really are out in the bush though...on one afternoon while we were lounging in our tent before the late afternoon drive, 2 elephants came through camp and were about 10 feet from our tent. Also, I took one star off for "sleep qualify" due to an elephant (possibly the same one from during the day) hung out right next to
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Date of stay: August 2010
Belo444ka wrote a review Jan 2011
Ravenna, Italy67 contributions19 helpful votes
South africa was our honey moon trip. Bungwe Bush camp was first place of visit in Kruger Park. And it has been amazing. We still remember with a smile on the face. Starting from very special bungalow without electricity in the night, candels just made it more romantic. Tasty homemade food. specially breakfasts that were cooked on the fire. Wild unforgettable atmoshere. Bushcamp is opened there is no fence around. There is no danger as soon as you are attentive & follow all rules but this makes it more special. VERY hospitable owners that made our stay very comfortable. thanks to them again. Goog guides who shared with us a lot of interesting information about their local life. We would be very happy to come back there again ))
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Date of stay: October 2010
US$359 - US$476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKruger National ParkManyeleti Game Reserve
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