Eastern Cape Game and Nature ReservesThe Pumba Private Game Reserve
Pumba offers plenty of things to do within the comfort of the reserve. Visitors wanting to burn some energy will enjoy the walking safaris conducted by experienced guides, the hiking trails, and archery lessons.
Lying in a particularly breathtaking setting that includes five of the world’s seven biomes, Pumba Private Game Reserve has a couple of major advantages: one, it is set in a malaria-free part of the Eastern Cape, and two, it provides really easy access to big game viewing, including the Big Five, making travelling to the nether regions of the country for luxury game viewing almost redundant.
Pumba Private Game Reserve lies 105 kilometres from Port Elizabeth and virtually outside historical town of Grahamstown.
The 6 000 hectare reserve claims a list of game that includes the significant seven - giraffe, zebra, hippo, cheetah, warthog and hyena -, the diminutive dozen (including the likes of the scrub hare, antbear, Cape fox and aardwolf) and a more than fair selection of antelope.
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.
A further draw card is free roaming white lions, there as a result of the reserve’s white lion breeding programme, whilst over 300 bird species allow for hours of restorative bird watching.
For those who want to do more than to bask in the beauty of the surrounds and easily spot animals, there are also bass fishing, spa treatments, nocturnal bush drives and walks on the wild side - walking through the bush.
Accommodation in Pumba Private Game Reserve
The Lodges at Pumba
The malaria free Kwandwe Game Reserve provides 4 different accommodation options for its guests. The exclusive Ecca Lodge at Kwandwe is seriously modern and trendy. This cheerful lodge with a youthful, relaxed vibe is the perfect place for a...
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Activities in Pumba Private Game Reserve
Day Safari at Pumba
For those with only limited time in the area, this private game reserve offers Big 5 Day Safaris all year round. Expect to see cheetahs, rhinos, elephants, hippos, buffalo, leopard and a host of other wildlife including the rare white lion...
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