Pungwe Safari Camp has been operating on the same site for over 24 years offering simple yet 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.
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.
Our small size and off-the-grid status ensures that Pungwe Safari Camp has an extremely light ecological footprint. All lighting is provided by lanterns, cooking is done either on an open fire or on gas appliances and refrigeration is courtesy of solar power. The fact that we encourage our guests to walk further reduces our impact on the environment.
Guided Morning Walking Safaris
Set out on foot just as the sunlight touches the horizon, feel the dew drops as you walk on animal tracks in search of a feeling that only a walking safari can give you, that inexplicable feeling felt by so many before that still captivates us, connects us and allows us to feel at one with nature. You will not only see the bush, but get to touch, taste and smell it as well, a true safari of the senses.
Our qualified, armed guides will share their intimate knowledge of the bush and each animal encounter will remain etched in your memory long after your travels have ended.
Afternoon/Evening Open Vehicle Safaris
In the afternoon and into the evening, using spotlights, our experienced guides will share all the sights and sounds of the Manyeleti Reserve with you. From the echoing call of the Monotonous Lark, to the infectious greeting of a pack of Wild Dogs reuniting after a hunt, you will see and hear things that only a safari in the African bush can deliver. If you want to capture your experiences, and the look that that leopard gave you, in pictures, the evening safaris are a delight.
Our guides will take you off-road for close-up sightings of lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and stately elephants.
Please note that the Manyeleti forms part of a MALARIA AREA. It is therefore advisable to take anti-malaria precautions beforehand. Consult your doctor for advice.
- If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
- If cancelling 45 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the booking total.
- If cancelling 60 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the booking total.
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-size 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.
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.
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 necessities. Tea/ coffee station.
From Johannesburg or Pretoria travel to Witbank and continue to Nelspruit.
Turn northwards to Klaserie and at Klaserie follow the signs to the Orpen Gate of Kruger Park.
Proceed to the entrance gate of the Manyeleti Game Reserve from where directions to Pungwe will be provided.