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    Pumba Private Game Reserve

    2) Highlands (just off N | (100 kms from Port Elizabeth), Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    US$535
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    Overview

    • Excellent85%
    • Very good11%
    • Average2%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “water lodge” (165 reviews)
    “bush lodge” (106 reviews)
    “plunge pool” (113 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Restaurant
    Room Service
    Bar/Lounge
    Fitness centre
    Spa
    Free Internet
    5 Star Hotel
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    Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges
    1,045 reviews
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    342 reviews
    #1 of 4 hotels in Grahamstown
     
    Kariega Game Reserve
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    #1 of 9 Speciality lodging in Kenton-on-Sea
     
    Hlosi Game Lodge
    304 reviews
    #4 of 7 Speciality lodging in Amakhala Game Reserve
     
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    A five star experience from start to finish. Ranger Jade was brilliant and so knowledgeable. Incredible to see lions, elephants, hippos and rhinos up close. Excellent room and facilities including an outdoor optional shower, four poster bed, plunge pool and private deck overlooking waterhole.

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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    We had 3 nights here with two young kids (7,4) and it was amazing. From the warm welcome to the smile at the gate on departure and everything in between. The rooms were spacious and homely and the food was exceptional. Our ranger Warren did...More

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    Response from PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game Reserve

    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 Warren. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Fantastic service from the moment we arrived until we left. The knowledge of the animals was amazing & passing on stories related to the animals was almost as much fun as seeing the animals in their natural surroundings. A great team of people working hard...More

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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 back in the near future. Kind Regards

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Brilliant place with great view of giraffes and wildebeests wandering on plains Luxury accommodation and superb food Great staff nothing was too much trouble Definitely want to return Game drives were really good with very knowledgable ranger

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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 back in the near future. Kind Regards

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    An amazing stay. The lodge is in an idealic setting, so beautiful. The staff make your stay memorable for all the right reasons. A home from home. Relaxing and exciting at the same time. Can't wait to return.

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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 back in the near future. Kind Regards

    Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges
    1,045 reviews
    #1 of 4 Speciality lodging in Shamwari Game Reserve
     
    Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge
    342 reviews
    #1 of 4 hotels in Grahamstown
     
    Kariega Game Reserve
    1,456 reviews
    #1 of 9 Speciality lodging in Kenton-on-Sea
     
    Hlosi Game Lodge
    304 reviews
    #4 of 7 Speciality lodging in Amakhala Game Reserve
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$497 - US$1,047 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
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    Room & Suite (140)
    Dining (34)
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    DottyLady43
    Hi all, we are considering Pumba for 4 nights as part of our honeymoon on 1st August. What is the weather like then? I see from some reviews people say it is cold, but is it warm in the late morning/early afternoon? Also, what alcohol is included on the all inclusive? And finally, which lodges are best to get a view of animals? Or are the water and bush sinilar for this? Thanks
    11 April 2017|
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    Response from Dawn S | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, you have to remember you are going to the Southern Hemisphere, so opposite seasons to us in the Uk. We had a Bush Lodge - saw lots of animal activity from our plunge pool - there is a watering hole - Elephants, Zebra... More
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    HullJules
    What is the expected/acceptable amount to tip - say for a 2 day trip?
    28 March 2017|
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    Response from TrevitTreels | Reviewed this property |
    We were there in February this year for two nights. I tipped the ranger 600 rand for four drives. Get the same ranger for all your drives with the same guests. Some guests did not tip. These guys have to pay for their meals... More
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    Carl H
    Hi we are staying at Pumba in sep this year can anybody tell me about tipping the guide ? Is it done daily or at the end of the stay ?
    9 March 2017|
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    Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
    Generally you have the same guide everyday so we tipped at the end of our stay. You will love Pumba
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    Room Tips
    "All rooms are good."
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    "Lodges offer best views of wild life from patios, water lodges I think best lake views"
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    "All individual lodges great, our choice would be the Bush Lodge"
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    "We had lodge 3 which was very good, cannot comment on others"
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