Pungwe Bush Camp Manyeleti Game Reserve, Kruger Park
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests10
  • Rooms/Units5
  • Minimum Stay1-2 Nights
  • Wir SprechenDeutsch

Pungwe Bush Camp is a highly recommended Limpopo game lodge providing a wildlife experience for discerning tourists visiting Valley of the Olifants.

About Pungwe Bush Camp

Pungwe Bush Camp is situated in the southern portion of the Manyeleti Game Reserve, along the Pungwe River course and is known for its exclusivity and rustic ambience. It's one of the few camps that still have the true bush atmosphere where you can just unwind and enjoy your safari with no restrictions and no electricity. At night, kerosene lamps add to the ambience of the camp and you are always assure of hot water for a relaxing bath after the day's safari.

At a Glance

What to expect at the lodge/reserve

  • All meals included
  • All of the Big 5
  • Guided game drives included
  • Safari / bush walks by arrangement
  • Conservation fee applicable


The camp houses a maximum of eight guests in uniquely constructed thatched and canvas units that are positioned to enhance this great bush experience. All the units are very private and have en-suite facilities. All the rooms are furnished for your utmost comfort. Soap, linen and towels are provided.


At Pungwe we pride ourselves on our 'Home Cuisine', with certain meals still prepared over an open fire. All refreshments are available in our thatched lounge / dining area.


Walking is combined with game drives. To walk through the bushveld in the company of an experienced, armed safari guide is to experience the essence of Africa. There is nothing more tantalising than the sights, sounds, feel and smells of the African bush.

Game drives in an open Land Rover are a standard feature and are conducted both during the day and at night using a spotlight. One cannot help feeling overwhelmed when seeing the sunset and listening to the haunting sounds of the African night.


Manyeleti Game Reserve is situated in the wildlife rich region of the Limpopo Province Lowveld which forms part of the world-renowned Greater Kruger National Park and hosts a similar variety of wildlife, including the 'Big five'. The birdlife is also prolific, with over 300 recorded species.

The reserve is situated away from the mainstream tourist areas and one may still experience the tranquillity of the African bush in total seclusion. The name 'Manyeleti', in the local Shangaan language means 'Place of the Stars' and guests may spend a memorable moment watching a magnificent Southern Constellation, with the pride of place taken up by the Southern Cross.

Features you'll appreciate

  • parking
  • airport
  • room service
  • wake up
providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Smoking: not allowed

On Site

  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Room service


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • German
  • Shangaan

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Semi Tented Thatched Chalet Double

Double bedded room en-suite bathroom, rustic wardrobe, easy chair, tea and coffee station. Each room has a small veranda from which guests can relax while bird watching or just absorbing the true essence of the bush.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 6-18 years are allowed

Semi Tented Thatched Chalet Single

Only available in conjunction with a full camp booking. With en-suite bathroom, shower only.This chalet is slightly smaller and can be fitted with double bed or 2 single beds. This chalet is more rustic, but with all the nessessities. Tea/ coffee station.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Accommodation in large meru-style tented rooms with en-suit bathrooms. Each tent is located under a thatch roof and has tiled floors
Morning Teas/Coffees
A light continental breakfast before the morning walking safari.
High Tea
A daily morning game walk with a FGASA qualified ranger & tracker
A daily afternoon/evening game drive daily with a FGASA qualified ranger & tracker

A morning game drive is available on request at an additional cost of R395 per person, subject to a minimum of two people.

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Guest Reviews

4 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Unforgettable. Just about the best stay in the bush in 10 years of safaris all over. You have to try it. Porridge with whisky sets you up for a great day putting the world to rights. Loot is someone you need to meet, and Cilla only complements him. Big personalities. And a beautiful, beautiful place.

January 2017

Bekka (Cheltenham, UK)

Verified reviewexcellent

We had a really great stay at Pungwe. We were very lucky to be only the second guests to stay in their new luxury tents. The food was great and the game drives were AMAZING! We saw lions that had just killed a buffalo, a big leopard, 16 wild dogs, rhino and lots of elephant and buffalo. The lodge is exceptional value for money and the safaris are great.

December 2016

Ranulph Owen (Johannesburg)

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Need to Know

Response timePungwe Bush Camp typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyWe regret no children under the age of 6.

Closest airport(s)Hoedspruit Airport - 60km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the property Mastercard, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since August 2005

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