Pumba Msenge Bush Lodge in Eastern Cape, South Africa
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests26
  • Rooms/Units12
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

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Pumba Msenge Bush Lodge is a highly recommended Eastern Cape game lodge providing a wildlife experience for discerning tourists visiting Frontier Country.

About Pumba Msenge Bush Lodge

Pumba Msenge Bush Lodge makes you feel one with nature in your own private glass enclosed chalet, as you watch the South African sun bid you goodnight over the distant hills. Complete relaxation is yours as you gaze out from your wooden deck, cool down in your private plunge pool or take a refreshing evening shower surrounded by the African bushveld. A relaxed meal under the starlit sky will provide a sumptuous close to each day.

At a Glance

  • All meals included
  • All of the Big 5
  • Guided game drives included
  • Malaria-free area
  • Conservation fee applicable

Accommodation

Pumba Msenge Bush Lodge offers 12 luxurious, glass enclosed thatched chalets, each in its own private bush setting, which flow naturally into the African Bushveld, allowing you to become one with nature. Private timber game-viewing decks overlooking a watering hole on a floodplain and stunning mountain views complete this tranquil setting. Dreamy bathrooms with magnificent views, luxury bedrooms opening onto private timber decks complete with plunge pools and outdoor showers.

Msenge Chalets x11:
11 glass and bush enclosed chalets which flow naturally into the African bush veld allowing you to become one with nature. Four poster beds complete with dreamy white mosquito nets and en-suite bathrooms allow you to become one with nature in the lap of luxury. Gauze and sliding glass doors open up onto a private plunge pool, game viewing deck and outdoor shower overlooking breathtaking views of the Zuurberg Mountains.

Msenge Two Bedroom Chalet x1:
This luxurious chalet has two private bedrooms with a shared entrance and offers families the opportunity to experience the wonders of Africa under one roof.

In-room facilities include

• FREE Wi-Fi
• Air-conditioning
• Hair dryer
• Pool
• Electronic safe
• Fireplace

Dining

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.

Additional Facilities

• 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.
• Guest Library
• Day Safari Centre for day visitors

On Site Activities

Excitement builds as you embark on your first Game Drive. Eyes are wide with the thrill, while the Land rover hugs the plains searching for the ever so elusive Leopard or the pride of White Lion. The amazement when seeing the Giraffe feeding off the tallest branches or the gentle nature of an Elephant carefully guiding its calf. Imagination runs with the wild, picturing the incredible speed, of the perfect chase between a Cheetah family and an Impala. The day ends with a 3 course, fine dining meal in our cosy, fire lit dining area. Sipping on a glass of wine while watching the last bit of sun shimmering on the lake, hearing the roars of the Lions and the barks of the Hyena, makes for a relaxing night’s sleep.

Guests can be afforded the opportunity of going on a post dinner nocturnal drive to look for animals of the night. Under the guidance of a qualified Ranger and accredited photo guide, guests will be offered an hour lecture on the do’s and dont's of wildlife photography.

Pumba Water Lodge is equipped with Bass fishing rods for both Fly Fishing and Bay Casting. Under the guidance of a trained Field Guide, guests will be briefed and given a demonstration on the sport of Archery after which they may test their abilities at the sport.

Sit under clear crisp skies and have the universe transcend upon you, as a Field Guide interprets the South Celestial Skies. Enjoy a wilderness walking trail under the guidance of well-trained Trail Guides,and experience the wonders of the reserves wilderness areas and the interpretation of signs and tracks left behind by various animal species. For guests who are avid birding enthusiasts, and who wish to go on a birding safari, they may choose to embark on a pre-arranged birding outing.

Our exclusive bush spa caters for your needs with a full range of treatments.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (dial up)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Secretarial services
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Functions

  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Standard conf. equipment

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transfers

  • Airport transfers
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa

Rooms & Rates

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

Msenge Chalets

Luxury Glass enclosed, thatched chalets which flow naturally into the African bushveld, allowing you to become one with nature. Each chalet has a luxurious en-suite bathroom as well as private timber decks with outside showers and plunge pools

  • Air-conditioning  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathrobes  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Clock radio  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (dial up)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Private pool  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Telephone (direct dial)  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 11
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Msenge Two Bedroom Chalet

This luxurious chalet has two private bedrooms with a shared entrance and offers families the opportunity to experience the wonders of Africa under one roof.

  • Air-conditioning  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathrobes  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Clock radio  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (dial up)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Private pool  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Telephone (direct dial)  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

RATES INCLUDE:
15% vat and are quoted per person, per night
Per person sharing, per night (40% single supplement)
Fully inclusive (all meals, selected local beverages and 2 game drives daily)

Guest Reviews

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

Verified reviewexcellent

I visited this reserve with my husband and our children, 18 and 17. We saw the animals at close quarters, one elephant even came up to say hello. It takes a lot to persuade youngsters the age of out two to get up in the morning but the excitement of the game drives meant there was never a problem. The food was great and the staff helpful at all times. Best moment for me was the hippos swimming across the lake just by our chalet and watching rhino and baboons whilst I had a bath!

August 2009

Alison Parker (Hampshire, UK)

Verified reviewexcellent

What an amazing Big Five game reserve not far from Port Elizabeth in the eastern Cape! Upon our arrival we were greeted by a bull elephant grazing in the reserve accommodation garden, approximately ten metres from the reception area. With absolute 5 star accommodation overlooking a lake hosting playing hippos, where elephant, giraffe, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, wild dogs, warthog, zebra and numerous other species come to drink. What a pleasure! You literally sit in your private bush waterfront chalet on the private deck, with own swimming pool, sipping drinks overlooking the beauty of this magnificent reserve with game continuously roaming freely in front of you!. We enjoyed two Big 5 game drives daily with a professional ranger / conservationalists who share their vast knowledge of the wild freely with the guests. With their comfortable game viewing vehicles we were able to get very close to some phenomenally beautiful wild animals. A pride of white lion roam the reserve and are an absolute delight for visitors to see. All meals are served at the main lodge and are of the highest quality, complimented by a superb collection of excellent wines, which are on the house. All the friendly staff members are continuously wanting to spoil you rotten all the time! They absolutely carried us on their hands throughout our wonderful stay. To Ross Owen and all staff members, congratulations and well done and a sincere thank you from Rina and I. This was our first visit to Pumba and we would like to highly recommend this private game reserve to all and sundry and we have decided that we will return in the near future to again appreciate the absolute excellent amenities and services that this reserve has to offer.

October 2008

James and Rina (Pretoria)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren over 8 years are welcome. Younger by prior arrangement.

Closest airport(s)Port Elizabeth Airport - 105km

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

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

Listed on SA-Venues.com since July 2015

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