Guest Reviews

Fantastic Safari

Excellent service, clean and comfortable accommodation, Thomas our Ranger was absolutely amazing! He ensured we our comfort at all times that we would see as many animals as possible. His knowledge was endless. Absolutely loved our time there. Would thoroughly recommend it


Cape Town, South Africa

Fantastic experience

We had a wonderful experience at pumba.The warm welcome on arrival and tour of the lodge was excellent and staff were so friendly and accommodating The reserve has lots of different animals, fauna and floral . Our guide was excellent and extremely knowledgeable and was happy to answer all the questions us and the children had. Our children age 10 and 12 thoroughly enjoyed their game drives and learnt so much from it.


Our Msenge Lodge was excellent,clean and comfortable - the bathroom was huge and the views from the lodge and plunge pool area were stunning - we frequently saw warthogs and zebras . The food was good with plenty of choice and an extensive wine list. The staff were highly attentive and service was excellent nothing was too much trouble. The little extras of welcome drinks, snacks and goodnight treats were lovely . There is a pool and gym and spa on site as well as a range of other activities to do. Pumba is a great game reserve for children and adults with plenty of space and children are well catered for. Pumba truly is a 5 star experience


Fantastic, we want to come back!

Fantastic experience from as soon as you arrive. Very high levels of customer service and attention to detail in rooms. Excellent food throughout our stay. Staff couldn't do enough to make your time at Pumba special. Fun and informative game drives twice per day. Our ranger was so passionate about all nature and extremely knowledgable. Really peaceful snd restful environment..being woken by hippos outside the room in the mornings was just great! We loved this place! Special mention and thanks to our ranger Philip, archery with Thomas and super helpful Ryan, thanks guys


Cape Town, South Africa

Unforgettable experience

Beautiful accommodation, exquisite food, amazing animals but the best thing about Pumba is the staff! They’re all so friendly, welcoming and incredibly knowledgable! I can’t wait to come back! Thank you to everyone at Pumba for an unforgettable experience!


Superb Private Game Reserve

Fantastic place!! Beautiful lodge and rooms with great views over the water hole or bush.
Very good staff and game drives, lots to see.

Food also very good and wines likewise.

Ideally the guests would mix more before dinner for a drink, which would make it a more social experience. The Lodge needs to proactively encourage that.


Market Harborough, United Kingdom

Luxurious...beautiful animals!

What a fantastic four night stay we had at Pumba, absolutely faultless. Our Bush Lode accommodation was fantastic, absolute luxury with its own private outside plunge pool overlooking the watering hole and the wildlife that where regular visitors...Elephants, Zebras, Monkeys, Antelope, Buffalo etc. The housekeeping and room service did a fantastic job of servicing our lodge.

We had 2 game drives, morning and afternoon followed by a delicious evening meal under the stars. Our guide was Pumi, very knowledgeable and a nice chap. We saw too many animals to mention but included were the magnificent white lions, Rhino, Hippo, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Various Antelope, Monkeys. Up close and personal with the animals which made for great photos.

If you are pondering about which game reserve to visit when in S Africa then don't hesitate with Pumba, its fabulous. The type of place which would make a perfect honeymoon destination.

Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Pumba for making our stay so brilliant.


Loved it!

We stayed here for two nights during our honeymoon. This was our first safari and we are so glad we picked Pumba! The room was very spacious and clean and had beautiful views of the lake and the hippos. The food was fantastic, beautifully presented.

Our driver Denise was brilliant, we learnt so much and were lucky to spot so many animals! We could hear the hippos in the morning and found the velvet monkeys so entertaining!

Pumba is also perfect for star gazing, the sky was so clear in the night!

Wonderful place, we hope to return one day, thank you for making our honeymoon so special! 🥰


Oxford, United Kingdom