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Reviewed 2 June 2019 via mobile

Authentic Pungwe. From the day we arrived till the day we left we were made to feel like family. The tents were spacious & kept very clean. Staff very helpful & pleasant. Walks & Drives were amazing seeing the super 7. Mich also arranged visits to the community & a Crèche Pungwe help . We had such an awesome time I’m already looking to book for next year big thanks to Mich & all the staff

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank KevKenyon
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Reviewed 20 May 2019

An unforgettable experience among the wild animals of Africa. We stayed for 2 nights at Pungwe Safari Camp. The rooms/tents were really large, clean and the beds were comfortable. Thanks to the absence of fences, we experienced several animals sniffing and walking around the tests during the night, which gave our stay an extra dimension. The absence of electricity or telephone service was relaxing as nobody was on their phones. We were really lucky as we saw the big five and much more during the four game drives. The Rangers knew a lot about Manyaleti park and all the animals which made our encounters more informative. The 3 to 4 meals during the day were also really good. We would highly recommend this place.

Date of stay: May 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 April 2019

Pungwe is a jewel in the Manyeleti game Reserve, Its a small intamate bush camp only 8 guests in total.

It is a totaly off the grid camp meaning no electricity even the fridges run on gas This gives it a wonderful remote authentic bush feel which is sometimes lost at the more luxurious lodges

It has 4 tented rooms When I say tented they are nice solid tents with a solid thatch roof structure over the tent ( see photos ) The shower water is heated with what they call heating donkey its a drum that has the water in heated by a log fire to deliver the hot water.

The main dinning /bar/lounge area is quite eunique as there is a permanent camp fire that burns next to the main dining area were you can grab a bush coffee brewed on the fire at any time.

The food was simple dew to the lack of electricity but it was tasteful and well varied

Game drives in the Manyaleti were fantastic and we saw everything.

If you want to unwind Pungwe is the place to be there is no wifi or cell signal but you do get intermittent reception when you are on gamedrive.

Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 April 2019

This was our second trip to Pungwe and we will be back again. We travelled from Brisbane, Australia. We stayed for 3 days in September 2017. We stayed 5 days in September 2018! Wow!, great time, and amazing sightings, we saw cheetah, leopards, lions, elephant, rhino, buffalo and much more. Our safari guides Never and Wonder, were brilliant, very friendly and they got us close to the most amazing animal sightings. We cannot thank them enough for the amazing trip. On 1 game drive in 1 hour we saw Cheetah, leopard, elephant and a large pride of lions. Birding was good too.
As per my last review in October 2017, you will not find better value for the chance of seeing the big 5 up and close. Pungwe is the best value for money place I know of around the Kruger national park. you will see the same animals and sightings as the people from the other lodges who are paying 4 or 5 times as much.
Pungwe is a comfortable authentic safari camp. the rooms are large, and the beds are very comfortable. I love the fact you sleep in a tent under a large thatch roof. Ensuite bathrooms with hot and cold water and a bath - which my wife loved. Only 4 chalets means maximum 8 guests so its nice and intimate and not overcrowded.
The meals were good, and the camp situated in a nice environment where the animals can roam freely around. We felt safe at all times, but really enjoyed the fact that we had elephants walking through the camp at night.
Overall I would not hesitate to recommend Pungwe to anybody.
Michel, your safari camp delivered a truly wonderful time for us again. Cant wait to get back to Pungwe. Gary and Angela.

Room tip: All rooms are good.
Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2019

It was a fantastic stay in the Pungwe Bush Camp. The staff and the guides are so friendly and the game drives and bush walks are really exciting. Even the breakfast as well as the dinner were absoluty perfect.
We hope we will come back.
Thanks for all, Sabine and Max

Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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