• TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 5 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Experience an Eastern Cape safari in 5 star luxury at Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa situated in the malaria-free, Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Our exclusive, Big 5 game reserve has achieved a gold status for its environmental responsibility, through The Green Leaf Initiative and a 5-star rating for its luxury accommodation facilities.

Together with unrivalled beauty and an abundance of wildlife, Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa provides a premium game viewing and safari experience in a renowned game park. View the famous Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant) and a vast array of more than 250 species of bird. Search for over 60 different species of mammals and have the rare opportunity of seeing the magnificent White Lion stalking prey or lazing around in its natural environment.

Spa
Complementing a luxurious experience is our Soul Spa where you can work off the last remnants of the stress of city life in the gym or by allowing our dedicated therapists to soothe your body, mind and soul.

Feel the essence of the authentic South African bushveld in style at Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa.

Big 5 Game Reserve
Nestled in the heart of the malaria-free Eastern Cape, Pumba Private Game Reserve offers the ultimate in African Safari with luscious bush, grasslands, and of course, the formidable Big Five. Experience the wonders of an African Safari come face to face with animals such as Giraffe, Leopards, Elephants, Lions, Rhinos and Buffalos.

White Lions at Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa
Our White Lions are one of our must see`s- They are one of nature`s most beautiful and most majestic animals.

Complete African Wildlife Experience
Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa is also home to Hyena, Hippo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Warthog and numerous species of Antelope, like Eland, Kudu and Bushbuck. All viewed from an open vehicle with experienced game rangers.

For the bird lovers the nearly 317 species occurring in our geographical region will never fail to delight you.

Accommodation at Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa

Water Lodge
Water Lodge, set amongst dense bushveld overlooking Lake Cariega, offers 12 stone walled, thatched chalets leading off into meandering timber footpaths. 

All Chalets open onto private game viewing decks boasting plunge pools and outdoor showers. The indulgent bathrooms offer free-standing tubs and double basins, and each room is fitted with an earthenware fireplace.

Impala Chalet: All 8 standard Impala Chalets are spacious at 144sqm with large comfortable king size beds that convert to twin and invite guests to relax and enjoy the fantastic views overlooking Lake Cariega. The rooms are luxurious yet understated with every attention to detail and quality the key to the décor. Each room has stunning framed pictures of wildlife giving each chalet a touch of individuality. The ensuite dreamy bathrooms boast free standing deep baths, separate showers and heated towel rails. Each room has a game viewing deck, plunge pool and outdoor shower where guests can relax in ultimate privacy. All rooms are equipped with a mini bar fridge as well as tea and coffee facilities. Earthenware fireplaces add warmth to the rooms on chilly nights

Gemsbok Chalet: These superior chalets are spacious and individually decorated and include a lounge area recessed from the bedroom with generous built-in daybed ideal for curling up with a good book whilst listening to the calls of Africa.

Kudu Suite: This stylish 2-bedroom chalet has a lounge area separating the 2-bedrooms. Generous proportions with every attention to detail, crisp white embroidered linen and a comfortable king-sized bed make the main room a heavenly retreat. The second bedroom has its own private bathroom and shower area. A wraparound deck with private plunge pool and steam room below complete this picture of ultimate luxury.

In-room amenities include:
- Mini-bar and hospitality trays
- Air-conditioning and heating
- Fireplace
- Ceiling fan
- Mosquito net
- Electronic Safe
- Direct-dial telephone

Bush Lodge
Discover the serenity of the African bush at our magical Bush Lodge.

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.

Luxury Accommodation
The Bush Lodge offers 11 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.

Private Game viewing deck with plunge pool and outdoor shower

En-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath, separate W/C, twin vanities and heated towel rails

Private dressing room, with bathrobes, slippers and hairdryer

Bedrooms offer twin or king-size beds, with percale cotton linen, seating area and roman blinds for additional privacy

Msenge Chalets: 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 2-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.

In-room amenities include:
- Mini-bar and hospitality trays
- Air-conditioning and heating
- Fireplace
- Ceiling fan
- Mosquito net
- Electronic Safe
- Direct-dial telephone

Amenities and Services at Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa
On the reserve
- Helipad
- Airstrip
- Bird hide
- Bush Boma
- Curio and gift Shop
- Gym
- Private vehicles
- Health spa
- Airport transfers

Activities:

- Big 5 Safari Drives
- Birding Safari`s
- Gym
- Bass Fishing
- Archery
- Guided Bush Walks
- Star Gazing

Near-by Activities
- Township Tours
- Beaches
- Sky Diving
- Horseback Riding
- Golf Courses
- Historical tours
- Hiking trails
- Shopping in Grahamstown

Cancellation Policy:
25% cancellation fee is payable if reservation is cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival
50% cancellation fee is payable if reservation is cancelled less than 15 days prior to arrival
100% cancellation fee is payable if reservation is cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival
Facilities & Services available:
Restaurant
Internet Access
Wi-Fi
Swimming Pool

Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa is a Game Lodge in Grahamstown Eastern Cape South Africa
Directions:

From the Port Elizabeth Airport:
As you exit the airport building, turn left into Allistair Millar Drive.
At the traffic light intersection, turn right into Heugh Road. Continue down Heugh Road until you see the harbour and the sea directly in front of you.
At the main traffic light intersection at the bottom of Walmer Boulevard (Heugh Road) turn left, taking the highway which is on the seaward side. Continue along the highway, which will take you onto the N2 in the direction of Grahamstown.
Travel along the N2 in the direction of Grahamstown for 105 km. Take the Alicedale turnoff towards the left and follow the signs to Pumba Private Game Reserve.

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Children Policy

Guest safety is an important factor we take into account. On game drives we are in animal territory, therefore strict rules must apply. The vehicles are open along the sides and the drive can at times be quite bumpy. We have as a result put in place rules regarding children under the age of 6. 
For their own safety, children under the age of 6 years are not permitted to go on normal big 5 game drives.
Special game drives can be arranged for families with children younger than 6 years. There is a surcharge of R750.00 for a private game drive vehicle, subject to availability.
However, should other families be staying at the reserve we will do our best to group them on a vehicle at no additional cost. (Min of 6 people)

We do however want our little rangers to have a “wild” time! We have introduced Kids on Safari!

Inclusive all done by ranger allocated to that family
- Kids one hour game drive after breakfast, with species book.
- Identification of plants and insects around Msenge within the perimeter of the fence. Make a plaster cast of findings, each child will be given an insect box to collect findings.
- How to make a fire in the boma including roasting some marshmallows and storytelling.
- Soccer or rugby on the grass at Pumba
- Fishing at Pumba
- Wildlife & Disney DVDs in library
- Kids board games available
- Wildlife chocolate moulding

Optional extra for the whole family or just kids with ranger:
Walks at Yellowwoods with a picnic

On arrival
- Kids activity book with crayons etc in bag
- There are also childrens menus available.

Rooms and Units Available at Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa

Bush Lodge - Msenge 2 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.

Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Bush Lodge - Msenge Chalet
Fully inclusive of all meals, 2 game drives, nature walks, teas, coffees, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
Amount of similar units: 11
Sleeps 2 Adults

Water Lodge - Gemsbok Chalet

These superior chalets are spacious and individually decorated and include a lounge area recessed from the bedroom with generous built-in daybed ideal for curling up with a good book whilst listening to the calls of Africa.

Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

Water Lodge - Impala Chalet
Fully inclusive of all meals, 2 game drives, nature walks, teas, coffees, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
Amount of similar units: 8
Sleeps 2 Adults

Water Lodge - Kudu Suite
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

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