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Pumba Private Game Reserve
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Words would fall short to describe the most memorable two days spend at Pumba Private Game Reserve.The Time you check in untill the time you check out everything is with personal touch n attention, you just have to surrender yourself to the Most energetic, enthusiastic, always smiling and ready to help Team Pumba and just get lost in time to be spend in this heavenly abode of natural forest, lush green with ample of freely roaming wildlife. The Reserve property is truly amazing n what makes your stay special is the people running the show can't indivudalize so I say Team Pumba.. Everyone very very good and helpful.
The chalets are a level next..set a perfect backdrop of jungle with freely moving Giraffes, wilderbeast, Zebras... All you can see while sipping your coffee in balcony.

The Restaurant keeps your palate and taste buds always busy and pampers your stomach round the clock , may it be morning coffee with cookies &sandwiches before game drive , perfect spread of breakfast after the drives, n Set lunch &dinner with free flowing Spirits, Soft drinks ya Hot Choclates.

The Main itenary of your stay The Game drives.. Wouldnt have asked for anything more, we did four game drives with Ranger Ms Kelly, She was so very perfect with great farsightedness and Sixth sense, Thanks to her we could see Lions at very close distance just passing by the vehicle in all the four game drives plus all other animals Big 4 Just missed on Buffalos, but lots animal to see and She parted with lot of animal behavior and information pertaining to them. Another best thing was to be served with hot coffee and cookies right in jungle by the jeep.
I would go on and on for Pumba game reserve and Team Pumba, really thanks a million for making our stay so very special and memorable.
Would definitely love to come back.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for your review, insight and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and got to relax on your balcony and enjoy the wildlife. We will certainly pass on the appreciation to Kelly. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Visit our social media platforms for those withdrawal symptoms, we provide regular updates on the property and the animals!
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

What a wonderful place with great people, facilities, yummy food, amazing game.
I went there to attend a wedding and the attentions were magnificent.
Cindy who was in charge of the planning was extraordinarily and helpful.
Everyone who was involved really worked hard to make us feel welcome and please.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketing at Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed the wedding you attended here with us. Thank you for mentioning Cindy, we will make sure we relay the message to her. Trust we will welcome you back soon as a guest!
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

We took the 1hour flight from Capetown to Port Elizabeth for a weekend at Pumba. From the 1st time I emailed them to inquire about availability to being picked up from the airport to the very last day at the reserve the service was impeccable. What we spent was worth every penny. Our villa was GORGEOUS and I actually didn't mind facing the bush vs the watering hole. The highlights of the trip were getting to watch a lion eat a warthog (rarely seen but we were lucky), waking up to Giraffes in the bush outside our villa and stopping midway through our afternoon drive in the bush to have wine and snacks, Amazing property and I would definitely do it again.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and that you enjoyed your bush facing room. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Put Pumba on your bucket list!! It is seriously worth the visit!!
Friendly caring staff, excellent food!! Great accommodation, wonderful game drives with very knowledgeable game rangers !! Everyone going the extra mile to let you enjoy your stay and experience!! Highly recommended !!!

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketing at Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and could create new memories. Visit our social media platforms for regular updates and photos of the animals!
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing. I'm not sure why it took me so long to write this review but if I could give it more stars I would.

From the start to the end of the trip we were made to feel so special. We stayed in the Impala Cottage at the Water Lodge; the views when you wake up out of the panoramic windows made my mornings.

Food and service were excellent; very attentive. On our last night they made it so special for us; they gave us a private dining experience in our cottage.

Our flight out was early in the morning for part two of our honeymoon in Mauritius; they packed us a special packed lunch for the trip as they new the shops would not be open in the airport.

The rangers were very knowledgeable, I can't for the life of me remember our ranger's name as it was a while ago. All the anecdotal information he provided us with on the Drives were so insightful; we learnt so much about elephants we came back experts.

I would go back in a heartbeat. Thank you for making the start of our Honeymoon amazing and unforgettable.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for your review, insight and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and will certainly pass on the appreciation to our staff. Looking forward to welcoming you back in a heartbeat. Visit our social media platforms for beautiful flashbacks to Pumba, we provide regular updates.
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Additional Information about Pumba Private Game Reserve

Address: 2) Highlands (just off N | (100 kms from Port Elizabeth), Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 33 Speciality Lodging in Grahamstown
Price Range: R 7 176 - R 17 415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Pumba Private Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Awake to the sounds of the African bushveld as the sun makes its appearance on the horizon, bringing with it the prospect of another perfect day. Eco friendly Pumba, a proud member of the Green Leaf Conservation Initiative, is set in the malaria-free Eastern Cape and provides an intimate African safari experience never to be forgotten. The reserve is home to Africa's Big Five as well as rare white lion, hippo, hyena, cheetah, giraffes, various antelope and more than 300 bird species. Feel the heartbeat of nature as you explore the reserve in custom landrovers or on guided walking safaris. Water Lodge offers 12 waterfront chalets overlooking Lake Cariega while Bush Lodge is set on a floodplain with scenic mountain views, offering 11 luxury thatch and glass chalets. All Chalets open onto private game-viewing decks boasting plunge pools and outdoor showers. The indulgent bathrooms offer free-standing tubs and double basins, and each room is fitted with an earthenware fireplace. Whether dining indoors or under the starlit sky, meals at Pumba are simply sublime. Enjoy African fusion cuisine with an Eastern Cape flair, complemented by a superb selection of local wines from our Director's Cellar. Revitalise body and mind in the Soul Spa or enjoy a workout in the glass-enclosed gym at Bush Lodge. Other activities include bird watching, bass fishing, stargazing, archery as well as nearby horse riding and golf. An hour from Port Elizabeth and 15 minutes from Grahamstown. WiFi. TGCSA 5-star Lodge. ... more   less 
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