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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
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Walking tours
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Mosquito net
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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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Brink16 wrote a review Aug 2010
Best, The Netherlands21 contributions5 helpful votes
Wonderful location in the middle of Reserve. Great hospitality. Magic game-drives. Delicious breakfast and diners. No electricity. No fences. Comfortable canvas tents with an ingenious system for hot water.
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Date of stay: August 2010
coldblaze wrote a review Jul 2010
Arlington, Virginia184 contributions156 helpful votes
Before I begin, let me state that I booked pungwe indirectly through a travel agent. When I travel to South Africa next time, I will book directly through pungwe and would advise all others to do the same for the reasons stated below. Pungwe is one of about 5 camps located within the larger Manyeleti game reserve. Manyaleti is one of several private game parks that sit around the outside of Kruger National park and share an unfenced border with Kruger. This means that for the most part, you will now see all of the same animals in all of the parks. Each camp is targeted towards a different type of traveller. For example, the largest camp had its own runway, swimming pool, restaurants, satellite tv etc. Of course you will pay around $1k to $2k per night staying there (not
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Date of stay: November 2009
ecotravelerpaul wrote a review Dec 2009
dublin11 contributions
I stayed at Pungwe Bush Camp at the beginning of Nov. I really enjoyed the set up there. The accomodation is great - lovely tents - well equipped and fitted with all the comforts a traveller needs - good beds , en suite bathroom etc. The camp is unfenced and one really knows you are in the bush. They offer great walking opportunities as well as the usual game drives. Sightings were very good with all the usual predators ,antelope and other species to be seen. The food was really nice and what really makes the place extra special is the warm hospitality of the owners who also have close connections with the local communities which guests can request to visit . The rates are reasonable and a lot cheaper than the places with the fancy spas and gyms - which are really out
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Date of stay: November 2009
Drifter74 wrote a review Sep 2009
Jersey Shore2 contributions
I spent three wonderful days at Pungwe. Everything lived up to its billing and more. The food was the best I have ever had on a safari. The entire staff made sure every need I had was met. My guide Prince was so knowledgable, I can't begin to explain all that I learned. Was lucky enough to spot the Big 5 plus everything else under the sun.
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Date of stay: July 2009
Areti008 wrote a review Mar 2009
Alexandroupoli Greece1 contribution
In December 2007 we spent five fantastic days at Pungwe with the whole family. The owners and staff where exceptional. I would rate Pungwe as one of the best small private bush camps.
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Date of stay: December 2007
US$359 - US$476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKruger National ParkManyeleti Game Reserve
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