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About Pungwe Bush Camp

Pungwe is situated in the remote and undeveloped southern portion of the Manyeleti Reserve, on the northern border of the Sabi Sand Reserve and the eastern border of the Kruger National Park. We are fortunate to have unfenced boundaries with both of these iconic reserves, allowing for free movement of animals between the three reserves. Manyeleti is renowned for its large concentrations of game and relatively low levels of development guaranteeing exceptional game viewing with minimal vehicle densities.If exclusivity is the true definition of luxury then with only 4 en-suite meru-styled tents, Pungwe offers the kind of intimacy one only finds in a truly unique authentic safari camp. The thatched roofs over each of the large tents ensures that the interiors remain cool in summer and mild in winter. The en-suite bathrooms with their free-standing hot showers, large baths, flushing toilets and intricately designed basins provide all the creature-comforts one expects. Each of the tents offers either twin or king-siz options under four-poster style mosquito nets, providing protection and an ambiance reminiscent of a by-gone era, further enhanced by the soft glow of lanterns. Our food is wholesome and often cooked over an open fire using locally sourced fresh produce. We do cater for vegetarian requirements and although remote and off the grid, the luxury of ice is always available.Pungwe Safari Camp has been operating on the same site for over 24 years offering memorable safaris of real value to our guests. At Pungwe our ethos is to deliver a truly authentic safari experience with limited impact on the environment. We believe that the essence of any safari is best captured in the sights, sounds and smell of the bush and we endeavour to create an environment in which these elements take centre stage so that our guests have a life altering experience.

Safari: Small, intimate, 'Back to Africa' en-suite tented experience. Open Land Rover game drives and bush walks. From the 'Big Five' to the 'Small Five'. Cooked meals on an open fire. Unfenced, Oil lanterns and 'donkey boilers'.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 12:00
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Vitality Collection

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans

Availability and pricing

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  • Semi Tented Thatched Chalet Semi Tented Thatched Chalet Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 4 Double bedded room en-suite bathroom, rustic wardrobe, easy chair, tea & coffee station. Each room has a small veranda... see more Features:  King beds, Three-quarter beds
    • Rooms Adults
      • Semi Tented Thatched Chalet Single Semi Tented Thatched Chalet Single Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Only available in conjunction with a full camp booking. With en-suite bathroom, shower only.This chalet is slightly smal... see more
        • Adults

          Reviews for Pungwe Bush Camp

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          Michael Heramb
          03 January 2018

          Area magic. The camp itself needed supervision. No cokes. No beer on sundowner drive. Supper mediocre. No hot water. Carried our own bags to the tents. Felt rushed to go to bed after meal. Just odds and ends which could be dealt with.

          yves frederic MAUPIN, South Africa
          17 November 2013

          Thanks to the guide to find us a lot of lions.

          Anonymous, South Africa
          07 July 2010

          We had a brilliant time during our twioo night stay. We were made to feel very welcome and everyone in the team tried to ensure that the guests saw as many animals as possible. Food is great too.

          Sean Nell, South Africa
          21 June 2010

          My wife and I enjoyed the stay, the facilities were good, game drives excellent, managed to see the big five. Cilla and Loot made us feel at home. Definitely recommended, just be aware that there is no electricity, take extra batteries for cameras.

          Anonymous, South Africa
          16 November 2008

          Lovely, no fuss bush experience. Great staff ! Felt safe and looked after at all times.Nice, spacious, clean and private accommodation.

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          Pungwe Bush Camp is 12.5km from the centre of Manyeleti Reserve , the nearest airport 59.4km (Eastgate Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling