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Pumba Private Game Reserve

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Reviewed yesterday

It was a great experience in Pumba Private Game Reserve. The staff were excellent, caring and courteous. The food was great and the premises were maintained in pristine condition. We really got close to the big 5

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Response from PEHotelGroup, Public Relations Manager at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded yesterday

Thanks very much for the kind words. We are really proud of Pumba, our team and of course our Big 5 . We wish you safe travels and we hope to invite you back soon. Best wishes, Pumba

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the best game reserve I have ever been to. The service was excellent from the minute we got there until we left. The amount of animals we saw was vast and Daniel and Mike’s knowledge about them was astounding. We stayed at Water...More

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Response from PEHotelGroup, Public Relations Manager at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us. Our rangers always go out of their way to ensure that our guests have the best experience during their game drives. Looking forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most wonderful time and received the highest level of care and service from all the team. Everything we encountered was better than expected. The rooms are just amazing with stunning views over the reserve. The attention to detail was second to none...More

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Response from PEHotelGroup, Public Relations Manager at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded 1 week ago

It is wonderful to hear that you had a fantastic experience here at Pumba. As a team, we continuously work on maintaining our standard of service to ensure each and every experience is a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back in the near...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The two nights at Pumba Private game reserve were the best two nights of our trip to South Africa. The staff is very friendly and we were very lucky to see most of the animals. They did a romantic in room dinner for our anniversary...More

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Response from PEHotelGroup, Public Relations Manager at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded 1 week ago

It is wonderful to hear that you had a fantastic experience here at Pumba. As a team, we continuously work on maintaining our standard of service to ensure each and every experience is a memorable one, especially special anniversaries. Thank you for choosing to spend...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked Pumba lodge location with the views over the lake. Nice and friendly staff just a lovely few days to end our holiday. The morning and afternoon game drives were really exciting and the ranger (Niall) worked hard for us to find the...More

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Response from PEHotelGroup, Public Relations Manager at Pumba Private Game ReserveResponded 1 week ago

Thanks kindly for sharing your lovely experience at Pumba. Its great to hear that you enjoyed our really friendly staff and memorable game drives. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Regards, Pumba

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Pool
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Free Parking
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
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Breakfast included
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US$607 - US$1,459 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Wendy M
5 February 2018|
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Response from Chris E | Reviewed this property |
Hi We went early September. I’d advise take warm clothes for the morning and evening game drives. It gets cold but they do provide you with warm ponchos and hot water bottles. During the days it gets really hot though so... More
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tilster63
5 February 2018|
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You should definitely tip your game driver/ranger. They are with you for the whole time you are there and all seem to be very good. Otherwise there are envelopes on reception to leave a tip which is apparently shared between... More
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2 January 2018|
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