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Reviewed 15 August 2019

We LOVED everything about Pungwe Amazing Host and Dedicated Staff
It was a truly remarkable back to Africa Experience
Thank You Alex for all your help and patience with our arrangements you were wonderful and everything was super accommodating and smooth as could be booking transfers, information
If you want to return to an era that has seemed to fade you need to visit Pungwe you will be thrilled with the return to Africa Safari as it should be. No electricity enhances the stars as they light up the evening sky and soft burning lanterns create a soft glow all around you. It is a natural not to be missed, meals were excellent thumbs up to Violet who truly knows and understands the art of cooking and determined game drivers went above and beyond !
First day in we experienced up close and personal a beautiful pride of lions with their cubs thank you Michele for that outstanding experience. Next morning we saw six lionesses on the prowl they are so amazing to behold as they passed right in front of the Safari Vehicle Then there were Zebra Giraffe Hyenas Kudu Antelope Rhino's ,Buffalo Elephants oh sooo many elephants and so much more.It felt as if the wild life invited us to join their tapestry and share their wonder We had an exciting twilight drive tracking an evasive Leopard who Isaac and Wonder Boy finally caught up with due to their artful tracking and driving skills And the Sunset nowhere in the world is the fiery orange ball of sun so commanding as it is in the African sky. The beauty is almost incomprehensible and clearly takes your breath away. God is clearly present in all that is Africa
Accommodations were safari authentic and filled all our needs and that is how you would want them to be to revel in what is natural to feel and see and touch and taste all that is AFRICA In my heart there is nothing more enthralling than waking up surrounded by the sounds and smells the euphoria that is Africa and Pungwe embodies that to perfection .Here's to Wonderful South African Wine,Deliciously Prepared Food, Amazing Dedicated Host and Staff Glorious Wild Life and Great Conversation ! Thank you for allowing us to share this time with all of you!!!! Johannah Anthony Danielle & Michael

Room tip: All Are The Same You cannot go wrong!!!
Date of stay: July 2019
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Reviewed 8 August 2019

Of course there are more luxurious lodges, but this one has all you really need, and gives you the experience of safari as originally intended. Max 8 people, few vehicles in the neighborhood and great sightings. No internet & poor cell phone reception adds to the experience.

Date of stay: July 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2019

5 nights was not enough to be able to embrace this very special place. Michel the Manager and staff are beautiful people. You are never hungry with great food and treats cooked and baked on site daily (thanks Violet). The rooms are a lovely retreat with snoozey beds and great amenities. The safari experience is real with Issac & Wonder your local guide & tracker working tirelessly and skillfully to get you up close to the big 5 and the many other amazing animals & birds that live in the Manyeleti Game Reserve. We look forward to keeping in touch with Michel and the staff and hope to one day return to see more of this wonderful place.

Room tip: All rooms are comfortable and generous. Use the wonderful netting around the beds for that safari experience you've dreamed about.
Date of stay: July 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank kel367
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Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

My partner and I stayed for 3 nights at pungwe and enjoyed every second there. Very peaceful and luckily no electricity or cell phone signal so the sounds of the bush makes you imagine how things were before the days of needing social media and contact with the outside world. Enjoy this time as you will be yearning for it when you return to your everyday lives. Many thanks to all the staff. Pungwe isnt a luxury lodge so dont expect anything that a luxury lodge has to offer,meals are nice,rooms lovely and the game viewing is superb.

Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank capewena
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Reviewed 29 July 2019

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.

Date of stay: July 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank sara s
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