Pungwe Bush Camp is located in the private Manyeleti Private Game Reserve which shares an unfenced border and an abundance of wildlife with the renowned Kruger National Park, northern Sabi Sands and the Timbavati Game Reserve which is home to free-roaming white lions. Pungwe Bush Camp offers a traditional safari experience with its thatch-roof tents and sumptuous meals prepared on an open fire.
Pungwe Bush Camp offers a more private experience with only four Tents, each featuring a large king-size bed or twin beds, an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub and shower, mosquito netting, tea and coffee making facilities, and a veranda complete with deck chairs and spectacular views of the bushveld.
The camp facilities include a cozy lounge, dining and bar area, and an outdoor campfire.
Manyeleti is renowned for its large concentrations of game and relatively low levels of development guaranteeing exceptional game viewing with minimal vehicle densities. Guests can look forward to sightings of lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant
Pungwe offers morning guided bush walks in the reserve which allows guests to fully appreciate their surroundings, discovering the fauna, flora and smaller wondrous creatures of the African bush. Open-vehicle game drives afford guests the opportunity to cover larger distances, tracking down the Big Five and other spectacular wildlife. Safari activities are led by a team of qualified and informative game rangers and trackers. For a more serene experience, guests are invited to take up some of the gorgeous birding excursions available at the lodge.
Pungwe Bush Camp is ideal for solo explorers, couples
Accommodation in luxury tented rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Each tent is located under a thatch roof and has
A daily morning game walk with
A morning game drive is available on request at an additional cost of R350 per person, subject to a minimum of two people.
"You don't get more remote than Pungwe Bush Camp! Sleep in a comfortable bed while buffalo graze in the night about a metre from your bed with nothing but a canvas flap between you. The meals were delicious, the guides very professional and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!"
"We were satisfied with our stay at Pungwe Bush Camp. At that time, our family was alone in the camp so it was very quiet and we liked it. The staff was very friendly. We had the opportunity to see many animals including female lion with 2 kids, which was very impressive. All meals were very good and copious. We felt very excited one night when we heard animals crying around the tent (we learnt the next morning there were lions...).It was quite cold during the night so you need warm covers and hotwater bottles.... this was provided by the camp."
- Catherine ARVIS
"One of the best and most authentic bush stays I have ever had. No electricity, no fencing just you and nature.The hosts were Special, the rangers were Magnificent, the reserve was mystical and the time spent there just magical.A must for any person looking to rough it but in comfort.One Love to Pungwe - see you soon"
- Michael Garzouzie
"Cilla and Lood Schulz as well as all the staff were absolutely magnificent! Lood's knowledge of the bush and Cilla's hospitality make for an unforgettable experience that I would recommend for anybody that would like to get excellent value as well as something different from just an ordinary bush excursion."
- Dr A van Dyk
"Cilla and Louis Schulz personally welcome and guide their guests at the Pungwe Bush Camp. There are only 4 guest rooms/tents. The ambience of no electricity, no e-mail, and no Internet works to get guests oriented to the bush country. The accommodations are actually plush (or plusher than expected), especially the bedroom and bathroom. Oil lamps give an old era feel, while wood-burning water heaters provide an up-to-date standard. Their staff, especially the walk and driving excursion guides, is knowledgeable, affable, and excellent. We saw lots of animals in their habitat, and learned to recognize their droppings as a sign of their presence and behaviour. We felt well taken care of and safe. The Schulz"
- Allan Fox
"Perfect camp for those (like us) wanting a taste of the bush without luxury frills, air conditioning etc. Staff were all delightful and provided good basic meals etc. Guides were excellent and we saw plenty of game every single day. Ideal camp for a 3-4 day stop."
- Duncan Campbell-Smith
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