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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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    • Excellent87%
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    “water lodge” (179 reviews)
    “bush lodge” (113 reviews)
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    Reviewed 4 March 2017

    We were a group of three couples visiting South Africa for the first time we started at Pumba then drove the Garden Route to Cape Town. In hindsight Pumba would have been the ideal end to a great holiday as it was difficult to beat...More

    2  Thank Uzatome
    Response from PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded 16 March 2017

    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 future. Kind Regards

    Reviewed 3 March 2017

    There for three nights, with two game drives per day. Our driver Justin did us proud finding all the animals on the groups wish list. Accommodation good, staff friendly but let down by the food. Highlight was a very close encounter with leopard and elephants.

    Thank john0653
    Response from PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded 16 March 2017

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so thrilled that you joined us for three nights. We take your comments seriously.

    Reviewed 2 March 2017

    We spent the last 3 nights of our 4-week South African holiday at Pumba Bush Lodge and what a fantastic way to end a memorable month. There is nothing we could fault about this place - the staff are attentive, nothing is too much trouble,...More

    1  Thank Mrs S
    Response from PEHotelGroup, Public Relations Manager at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded 16 March 2017

    Thank you very much for the feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards

    Reviewed 1 March 2017

    pumba was fantastic and the volumes of positive reviews are really reflective of what this safari experience offers. We found the food to be really good and made even better by the ambiance of the restaurant with its tables elegantly laid, low lighting, candles at...More

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    Reviewed 28 February 2017

    Myself and my partner booked two nights in Pumba, Bush Lodge. We were determined to do a safari as we were travelling to South Africa. We were looking to get 3 nights but due to no availability we booked 2 and had 4 game drives....More

    1  Thank Naleeni A
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    • Pool
    • Free Internet
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    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
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    • Multilingual Staff
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    • US$579 - US$1,167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
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    • Grahamstown
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    • Pumba Private Game Reserve Hotel Port Elizabeth
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    alancharlton1
    7 August 2017|
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    Response from Sue P | Reviewed this property |
    They don't really have a dress code for dinner. It was the general rule when we were there that people dined a little more smart than the mornings but please remember that you will still be on the game reserve...possibly... More
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    Response from Naleeni A | Reviewed this property |
    I didnt see binoculars in our room. We had our own pair that we shared. I also used the camera zoom when my partner was using the binos. Its an amazing experience . Enjoy.
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    Response from GeorgeE | Reviewed this property |
    To be fair I never saw anybody smoking whist we were there but there were open log pits in use at night to throw your tabs - I didn't see any ashtrays either perhaps its a no go - perhaps contact them directly for advice?
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