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Only 105km from Port Elizabeth, Pumba Private Game Reserve is in the heart of the Eastern Cape malaria-free game viewing region. With its 5-star Game Lodge luxury, visitors have every opportunity to enjoy the ultimate essence of South Africa's luxury and style.
Pumba Private Game Reserve is home to Africa's Big 5, where visitors have a chance to experience many of Africa's wonders ... from giraffe to the elusive leopard, antelope, other small game and over 300 species of birds. The unique vegetation of the Eastern Cape is favoured by elephants in the dense bushveld environment.
Pumba, set against the beautiful Eastern Cape landscape, is the perfect destination for a Big Five African Safari. Experience Africas wildlife in their natural habitat, from the famous white lion to hippo, hyena, giraffe, wild dog and cheetah and including 21 antelope species and over 250 bird species. Pumba boasts two uniquely different five star luxury lodges Water Lodge, perched on the banks of the Cariega Lake and Msenge Bush Lodge overlooking the Cariega River floodplain, complete with waterhole and panoramic views of the Zuurberg Mountains. Both lodges offer fully appointed luxury bathrooms, wooden decks, plunge pools and outdoor showers. Cuisine is sublime, being fusion with an Eastern Cape flair complimented by a selection of local wines. Activities include a spa and gym, bass fishing, birding safaris, guided bushwalks and stargazing.
The luxurious lodge at Pumba Private Game Reserve comprises 12 stone-walled, thatched, waterfront cottages. Leading off meandering timber footpaths, the cottages open up onto private timber game viewing decks with outside showers and plunge pools. The bedrooms and bathrooms offer underfloor heating, dreamy, free-standing bathtubs, double basins, terry towel bathrobes and splendid appointments to create an ambience of luxurious indulgence. Air-conditioning, earthenware fireplaces and fine linen ensure your absolute comfort.
Your stay at Pumba Game Reserve is Fully Inclusive (all meals, local beverages and game activities are included).
In-room facilities include
air-conditioning and heating, fireplace
tea/coffee making facilities
binoculars, bird and animal books
telephone, alarm clock, mini electronic safe
separate bath and shower, with heated towel rails and twin vanities
private game-viewing deck and outdoor shower and plunge pool
A thatched restaurant, from where meals can be served in a variety of locations - central dining room, main decks or boma. Private candlelit dinners can be arranged on request. The Cocktail Bush bar, at the lodge and day centre is fully stocked with a range of local and international drinks. All local beers, ciders, soft drinks and house wines are complimentary and guests can browse through our vintage wine cellar.
Guest Lounge, with satellite TV
Pool and sun deck, Boma
Game Viewing deck
Waterfront floating pier and sundeck
Curio Shop, for locally produced curios, artworks and clothing. Also has postcards and sunscreens.
Day Safari Centre for day visitors
A conference room, seating 20 delegates, is also available.
Experience the ultimate African Adventure by exchanging your weddings vows in front of family and friends in dense valley bushveld while surrounded by natures most amazing creatures. Pumba Private Game Reserve can host a maximum of 80 guests.
The Lodge is situated on Lake Kariega, offering stunning views over the lake from every cottage
Malaria-free Big Five Game Viewing
Day Safaris, including 3-hour game drive, meals and drinks
Designated Day Safari Arrivals Centre, just off the national road, with ample secure parking
Luxury game-viewing vehicles with individual bucket seats and overhead canvas covers
Blankets, scarves and beanies are provided on game drives
Light snacks, beverages and binoculars
Qualified game rangers
6 000+ ha game reserve comprising bushveld, grassland and mountains and natural watering holes
Big Five and 22 other species of game
Over 290 species of birds
4 natural biomes