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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
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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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ssalat819849 wrote a review Oct 2019
Muenchenstein, Switzerland1 contribution
Our stay at Pungwe was exceptional...would resommend it to almost everyone who's keen to experience a bit of Africa's Wild Life. John and his team are wonderful hosts and we enjoyed every minute. Thanx!
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Date of stay: October 2019
JaxG wrote a review Oct 2019
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We had the most amazing three nights at Pungwe! Actually indescribable! Isaac and Never were phenomenal guides! Rhino tracking and sighting on our morning walking safaris; cheetah, leopard and the entire big five! And coming home (because that’s exactly what it felt like) to Robbies sensational cooking and Michelle’s hospitality. It is true that three days in the Bush will feel like three weeks. We cannot wait to go back! The homely, authentic Bush experience was something I have never experienced! This is being in the Bush! This is experiencing Africa in all its elements!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Jean V wrote a review Sep 2019
De Haan, Belgium13 contributions8 helpful votes
Pungwe Safari camp was definitely the highlight of our stay in South Africa. This was everything we could dream of for a safari. A tent with the luxury of a hotel room, wild animals right outside the camp, great food and above all - fantastic hosts... We truly fell like staying with friends we had known for a long time. If you want to experience the bush without the (number) feeling of the Kruger park - Pungwe Safari Camp is the place to stay. Many thanks to Michel, Isaac, Rob, Wonderboy and all of the staff members who made this an unforgettable experience.
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Date of stay: September 2019
NicoleBrisbane wrote a review Sep 2019
Brisbane406 contributions195 helpful votes
This was our first time to Pungwe and we knew it was going to be special. The communication with Alex from booking to arrival was excellent. She is an organised lady! We met her husband Rich on arrival and had a great chat. The Manager, Michel was awesome. He is so hospitable and accommodating. Nothing was too much. We even ended up catching up with him for coffee when we stayed in Hoedspruit for a few days. He already feels like an old friend. We drove from Johannesburg airport to the gate in a rented Toyota Corolla without any issues. It took us about 6.5 hours with a petrol/lunch stop. The accommodations are very comfortable. Yes, no electricity or wifi. We had hot water showers and a proper bathroom with flushing toilet, comfortable bed and a power point from solar to
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Date of stay: September 2019
Peggy P wrote a review Sep 2019
Hampton, Georgia, United States6 contributions
This was truly what I was looking for - an African adventure! Food was so delicious thanks to Chef Robert. Out tent was extremely comfortable and not having electricity or WiFi or cell service made the entire experience so much better. The staff took such good care of us. Our guide and tracker made sure we saw all the Big 5 animals up very close. It was perfect from start to finish.
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Date of stay: July 2019
US$359 - US$476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKruger National ParkManyeleti Game Reserve
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