Pumba Private Game Reserve in Eastern Cape, South Africa
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About Pumba Private Game Reserve

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.


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
• mini-bar fridge
• 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.
• Guest Library
• Day Safari Centre for day visitors


A conference room, seating 20 delegates, is also available.

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: 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


  • 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)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


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Rooms & Rates

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Impala Chalet

Luxury Stone walled, thatched, waterfront chalets leading off meandering timber footpaths. Each chalet has a luxurious en-suite bathroom with views of the lake, as well as private timber decks with outside showers and plunge pools.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Msenge Chalet

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

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

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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