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Reviewed 28 April 2021

Two nights at Pungwe and what a brilliant experience . The camp is real Africa . Water kettle on the open fire...Accomodation is in rustic bush camp style tented huts . We loved the atmoshere . Food is good and the beers and G&T's cold !!
The game drives will blow you away... Tim and staff are excellent hosts and Isaak the guide will find anything once the spoor has been found.. AMAZING sightings that you will find elsewhere at 5 times the price!! maybe... The night sky and the Hyenas and Lion calls are something special THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC BUSH SAFARI EXPERIENCE ..go there and you will be back again
BIG BAY TOURS certainly will

Room tip: Rooms are all the same .. at night you will hear Hyenas and lions no matter where your room s
Date of stay: April 2021
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Russell Owen, Owner at Pungwe Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and the wonderful compliments. I will ensure that our staff receive this fantastic feedback. We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 8 March 2021

I recently spent two nights at Pungwe and had a brilliant time, wished it could have been for longer. Tim was a brilliant host and made sure we had a great time. The guides, trackers and all the staff were also excellent. We had some great wildlife sightings and I really enjoyed the feel of the camp, being off grid and authentic. Its a magical place to stay and I will definitely return if I can.

Date of stay: February 2021
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Russell Owen, Owner at Pungwe Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2021

What a wonderful review! Thank you for sharing it with us, our staff will be thrilled to receive your feedback. It would be wonderful to host you gain in the very near future.

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Reviewed 11 December 2020

Pungwe Safari Lodge is the place to go to get away from city life and to celebrate the end of 2020 annus horriblus! How blessed we were to be a group of 8 girl friends, invited to celebrate a special birthday at this wondrous location. We were welcomed with open arms by Tim and his amazing team with not even a hint of trepidation as to the whirlwind visit of ladies cooped up during lockdown and looking to let their hair down. Nothing was too much trouble for our visit. From the comfortable accommodation, food to die for with epic game drives and sightings, we gorged ourselves on our beautiful surroundings and humbling animal experiences. What an amazing experience! [Insert the adage - What happens at Pungwe STAYS at Pungwe!] Having the whole camp to ourselves, we enjoyed every single moment and relishing this soul reviving experience to its fullest. Blessed to have been able to experience this gem in the Manyeleti reserve, we left a few kilos heavier (thanks Robert) but rejuvenated and ready to tackle what lies ahead. We hope to be back in the not too distant future.

Room tip: All four rooms are similar and have a private verandah
Date of stay: December 2020
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Reviewed 2 November 2020

Pungwe is an intimate camp with a true bush feel. Loved the fact that it is off the grid which adds to the true bush experience. With only 4 tents you are properly looked after. Fantastic drives with Never and Isaac and managed to see amazing sightings. Food is unbelievable and Robert makes sure you never go hungry. Particularly enjoyed the evening dinner next to the fire where the steaks and game wors were outstanding.
Morning coffee from an old style kettle on the fire is a great way to start the day.
Tim and the rest of the staff made us feel at home from the moment we arrived and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. Loved the unfenced nature of this camp with elephant and Hyena in the camp during our stay.
Will be back hopefully!

Date of stay: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 April 2020

We were 4 couples from Australia on a road trip around South Africa. Pungwe definitley one of if not the highlight for all of us. We had the pleasure of the entire camp to ourselves. Those who had previosuly not been in the African bush described the stay as an "experience of a lifetime". The camp and accommodation is great - a balance of rustic and adequate luxury. The only dissapointment the wood-fired showers that were far from hot.

Game drives truly memorable. In the two days we saw the big-5 with excellent sightings of the big cats - including the illusive leopard with a kill. Isaac our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and ready with the sundowners. The hyena visiting the camp early moment was a welcomem surprise.Hyena

Room tip: All four tents will be equally good.
Date of stay: March 2020
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