12-16 May 2022 hosted by The Safari Expert (Villiers Steyn)

Pungwe Safari Camp , South Africa

12-16 May 2022 hosted by The Safari Expert (Villiers Steyn)

Price From :    R23,000.00
Max People :    6
Total Seats :  6/6

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Pungwe is a small intimate authentic safari camp which brings back the essence of a true safari experience. Pungwe’s comfortable en-suite meru-style tents are reminiscent of days when safaris were all about the sights, sounds and smells of the bush. Pungwe’s camp is about the bush, the animals, the unique experiences and the subsequent regaling of these by the iconic fireside.

Schedule Details

Enter the heart of the bush and your home for the coming days. After dropping off your bags and settling in we’ll outline the day ahead and enjoy a delicious lunch as a group, before preparing for our first safari. Heading out as the sun begins to descend, the landscape looks spectacular with rich golden hues spreading across the plains. In the late afternoon we make a stop for sundowner drinks and snacks to take advantage of this magical time of day, before continuing on into the evening as lions and leopards become increasingly active. On hand at all times is our expert photographer, who will help you get the most from the experience, offering advice on everything from camera settings to composition. Returning to camp we reflect on the afternoon’s adventure over a hearty evening meal before turning in to rest in preparation for an early start.
Over the following three days we awake each morning to the sounds of the bush and enjoy warm drinks and biscuits before heading out as dawn breaks across the reserve. After a successful morning tracking game and the sun ever higher in the sky, the animals take a rest and we too return to camp for a sumptuous breakfast, followed by photo editing sessions – the perfect opportunity to admire your morning’s work! With our appetites sated and images in great shape it’s an ideal time to relax and enjoy the facilities on site at the lodge. Or, for the ever-adventurous, we offer guided walking safaris at no extra fee – a superb way to further immerse yourself in this magical environment. Following lunch, we head out once more each afternoon to see the animals arise from their slumber and search for prey. Every day we take sundowners in some choice destinations that offer memorable panoramas before returning to camp where a wonderful meal awaits us.
This morning offers a final chance to see and experience the breathtaking landscape and abundant wildlife of Pungwe. Upon return to camp we will enjoy our final breakfast as a group before packing up and leaving the lodge with happy memories and exceptional images.


About your Guide
Villiers has been leading photographic safaris since 2009, but his love for nature and wildlife in particular started as a toddler. When he would visit the Kruger National Park with his family during the holidays. After school he studied nature conservation and he had the privilege of studying leopard movements in Botswana’s Mashatu Game Reserve for four years as part of his masters degree. After that, he spent nearly a decade crisscrossing the African continent as a travel writer, visiting some of its wildest and most beautiful national parks and game reserves. His photographic guiding career started in his home away from home, Mashatu, and expanded to the Sabi Sands when he and his wife moved to the lowveld town of Hoedspruit in November 2013. Since then, he has frequently lead photo safaris to amazing destinations like Mala Mala, Elephant Plains and Djuma, but he has also taken guests further afield to more remote places like Northern Botswana, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and even the jungles of india. Most recently, Villiers started a YouTube channel called the Safari Expert, on which he shares a host of safari-related videos.
How Do We Get There?
Pungwe Authentic Safari Camp is located in the game-rich Big 5, Manyeleti Game Reserve, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. 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 western border of the Kruger National Park. Pungwe is 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
Pricing and Deposit
50% deposit secures your place. All pricing is per person sharing unless otherwise stated. Maximum 6 persons per vehicle as standard.
International Pricing
Please contact us directly for international pricing.

What's Included

  • All Meals
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Daily Bush Walks (Optional)
  • Game Drives
  • Photographic Workshops
  • Rustic Tented Accommodation

What's Excluded

  • Drinks
  • Entrance & Reserve Fees
  • Flights (*Can be arranged through Zali Safaris)
  • Gratuities To Staff
  • Hide Session
  • Items Of A Personal Nature
  • Transfers (*Can be arranged through Zali Safaris)
  • Travel To And From Reserve
  • WiFi


  • Game Drives
  • Game Walks
  • Photographic Safari

Why Book With Us?

  • Correspondence. We will be your gateway between yourself and the lodge. We will set up a meeting between our team and you and gather all the necessary information and cater the trip to suit your needs. Tell us everything! Whether its dietary requirements or specific wildlife encounters, we will arrange it all. We are familiar with the lodge and guides and we will ensure that you will get the best room and best guide to suit your needs. The correspondence doesn’t end once the trip starts, one of our team members will be in touch right through your trip and whatever needs are during the trip can be arranged through us.
  • Choosing the correct lodge. Our team has personally travelled to various lodges within South Africa and cross-border. With this experience we can advise you which lodge best suits your group or family. We are affiliated with various upmarket lodges who are familiar with us. Be sure to check out the lodges underneath the DESTINATIONS tab.
  • Photographic Guides. Take along a photographic guide and have the perfect holiday photos on demand! We offer a professional photographer (at an extra cost) to ensure that you get those perfect wildlife shots. From camera settings and Lightroom tuition, you will get those magic shots that you always dreamed of!
  • Dietary Requirements. We will ensure that all of your special dietary requirements are adhered to. Whether it is Halaal, Kosher, Vegan or Lactose free, we can arrange it all. Having a guide with you will ensure that we personally liaise with the chefs and check in on the kitchen that all the requirements are adhered to at all meals.
  • Private Vehicle. Certain lodges offer a private vehicle for your group which makes the experience all the more enjoyable. Private vehicles can be arranged at an extra cost.
  • Gifts. We pride ourselves in our brand. We love hosting you and to show how much you mean to us we give all our guests a gift on safari. Don’t dwell, get in touch today and Experience the Extraordinary with us!

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