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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
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sara s wrote a review Jul 2019
Los Angeles, California15 contributions4 helpful votes
I spent 4 nights and 5 days. the experience was just incredible. if I could give it 6 stars, I would. the rangers are so knowledgeable and went above and beyond to let us see the big five and the big 7 which we did. the food would be superb if it was prepared in the middle of Manhattan but it was prepared in the middle of no where so it was even more amazing. the rooms/tents were so comfortable! taking a shower was sooooo cool as the water is heated by a wood fire right outside the room. and we had flush toilet!!!! the other big plus for me was that there was no fence so the animals could come close by and they did! we heard lions, hyenas, and elephants were regular visitors.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Kajari M wrote a review Jul 2019
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Stayed for 4 nights and loved the experience. Tents with inbuilt toilets on a raised platform, no electricity, solar power during the day in the lounge area for charging batteries, oil lamps and hurricane lamps at night, no fencing of boundary, donkey boiler with firewood burning for hot water in shower, this is nishite. The hyenas scratching the tent at night, the impala and francolins resting in the shade of the tent, the bull elephant munching on branches by the side of the tent, this is wild Africa at its best. The staff were very efficient, the cook Robert could prepare 3 course menus with his limited resources, the game drives were excellent. Our guide Issac and tracker Noelle were an excellent team and could give us unforgettable wildlife experiences as off roading was
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Russell O, Owner at Pungwe Safari Camp
Responded 15 Jul 2019
Thank you so much for your review, it's really rewarding for us when our guests appreciate the authentic african bush experience tinged with the necessary luxuries that we offer. The recalcitrant donkey boiler has subsequently been repaired, thank you for your understanding with regard to issues that can afflict a remote safari camp from time to time.
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AnnebelleGoossens wrote a review Jun 2019
Marbella1 contribution
We have had an unforgettable stay in Pungwe Bush camp. The staff has taken real good care of us and we were too lucky to see the big 5 in under 24 hours. It’s a very special camp where you stay really close to all animals. Amazing trip. Would recommended it to everyone.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from Russell O, Owner at Pungwe Safari Camp
Responded 15 Jul 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation, it is really satisfying to receive compliments of this nature. It is becoming more and more difficult to find true bush experiences within the greater Kruger area, we are so glad that you enjoyed yours with us.
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Barry E C wrote a review Jun 2019
johannesburg2 contributions
Was an absolute experience. Thank you. Shower water was just cold for some or other reason. But we survived as the rest of the experience was fabulous. Alex can you please send me Clair’s cell number. They were there with us and I would like to contact her to get together perhaps in October or next March as we got on so well.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Sam Nicholson wrote a review Jun 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa27 contributions1 helpful vote
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Where to begin?! What an amazing place. The experience was incredible; from making tea on the fire, to hearing lions and hyeans in the camp site, the peace from wifi and electricity to the phenomenal game drives. The camp itself is great and the safari tents are excellent. The tents are spacious and well furnished. The food is wonderful and the guides, staff and host contribute to an overall excellent experience. It's the perfect place to unwind, relax and truly experience what the African Bush has to offer.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from Russell O, Owner at Pungwe Safari Camp
Responded 15 Jul 2019
Thank you for your very kind words, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your authentic bush stay with us, I will convey your thanks to our staff. Hope to see you again some time.
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PRICE RANGE
US$359 - US$476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkManyeleti Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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