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Pumba Private Game Reserve
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

My family (2 teenage children) and I had an amazing time. We stayed at bush lodge but both bush and water lodges are lovely. Dean our ranger was the most knowledgeable person I have ever met. He knew so much about the animals, birds and plants. I never thought I would be persuaded to eat a termite. The service was great and we got so close to the animals. A truly magical experience. Thank you

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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us. Looking forward to welcoming you and your family back in the near future.
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon ; Pumba was the highlight of our trip that involved 7 nights in an all-inclusive resort in Mauritius, followed by 2 weeks in South Africa. We cannot recommend Pumba highly enough

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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you kindly for sharing your great experience. It is fantastic that you enjoyed our high standards of hospitality. Thank you for your recommendation. Kind Regards

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

I visited in August and was amazed by the facilities, the staff and fantastic game drives. The weather was not great but this didn't spoil our adventure as we were thoroughly spoilt with beautiful food at all meals, hot towels, hot water bottles and wood burning fires. We saw loads of animals on all our game drives and even from our balcony. This is a truly magical place and we couldn't have asked for anything more.

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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to supply us with your valuable feedback.
Its great to hear that you enjoyed our amazing staff, fantastic game drives and all the small touches to keep you warm.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Perfect location for a safari with rangers who are knowledgeable. Great experience having morning and evening snacks and drinks on the plains. Food was lovely, no complaints at all. The lodges were homely and the mini fridge well stocked. Great trip and we saw 4 out of the big 5!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thanks very much for the kind words. We are really proud of our Hotel, our team and of course the wildlife. Safe Travels and we hope to invite you back soon. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Extremely experienced Rangers creating an athmosphere of knowledge, trust and confidence. Certainly a highlight in our life. Very individual care for the guests, both at game drive and lodge. Highly recommended!

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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you so much for the review and recommendation! We so appreciate you visiting our reserve. Come back soon!

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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: R7 130 - R16 623 (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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