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Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa

Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa

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Guide Price £1,219 per person
Based on 05 February 19, staying for 4 nights all inclusive in a Bush Lodge Chalet with Plunge Pool (2 adults sharing). Flights not included.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Wild beauty, white lions and a wealth of comforts

Set in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, Pumba Private Game Reserve offers 6,500 hectares of stunning wilderness. Home to a pride of rare white lions, game drives and guided bush walks here will also provide you with the chance to spot the Big Five as well as hippo, hyena, cheetah, giraffe, antelope and over 300 bird species.

With spectacular views over the Bushveld and Lake Kariega, Pumba is perfect for couples and families who are looking for a comfortably elegant safari lodge. Choose between luxurious thatched chalets at the Water Lodge, with views over the lake, or the Bush Lodge, with vistas which flow naturally into the African Bushveld floodplain and Zuurberg Mountains beyond. All chalets open onto viewing decks and benefit from private plunge pools and outdoor showers. 

After the excitement of spotting wildlife in the beautiful African wilderness, workout in the stylish modern gym at Msenge Bush Lodge or enjoy an invigorating treatment at the Soul Spa. In the evening, dine on delectable African fusion cuisine – indoors or beneath the starlit sky – complemented by a selection of exceptional locally produced wines from the cellar.

Your African safari adventure at Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. 

  • Situated in 6,500 hectares of privately-owned wilderness
  • Big Five game viewing in addition to rare white lions
  • Views over Lake Kariega and Bushveld
  • Fitness centre and spa for time between safari activities
  • Kids' club
  • Swimming pool and Bush Bar

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 23 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 2 hours drive from Port Elizabeth.
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Babysitting
Location Highlights

Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa

  • Approx. 2 hours drive from Port Elizabeth.
1564 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1367
  • Very Good 149
  • Average 30
  • Poor 13
  • Terrible 5

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Aug 19, 2018

An unforgettable stay

Dublin, Ireland

We recently stayed at Pumba for the last three days of out or honeymoon in South Africa. We enjoyed every minute of been there but especially the game drives twice daily. We seen so many amazing animals in their natural habitat and learned so much from our guide Brandon. The accomodation was also fantastic as was the food. All staff were so friendly and excellent at their job. I can't recommend Pumba highly enough!!
Aug 19, 2018

Excellent game reserve

We greatly enjoyed our first safari trip and would love to come back. All staff were so helpful, the meals were delicious and the rooms were fantastic with amazing views. Our ranger Brian really made our safari drives so enjoyable and we learned so much. Seeing 3 of the big 5 was amazing. Can't recommend highly enough!
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Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa

Facilities

Safari Game Drives

Safari drives are conducted by qualified guides in luxury open top Land Rovers. View the rare free-roaming white lion pride in their natural habitat and drive deep into Africa as you search for leopards, elephants, buffalo, rhinos and many more species as they roam the plains. Night drives will give you the chance to see different animals and their nocturnal behaviours, including aardvark, hyena and aardwolf. Lions also can also be seen in the cooler nighttime temperatures and you may even get the chance to see an impressive kill take place. Birding safaris are also available for guests to enjoy.

Guided Bush Walks

If you would like to explore the beautiful landscape on foot, qualified rangers will plan a specific route according to the fauna and flora you or your group are most interested in.

Fitness Centre

The fitness centre has a well-equipped gym with air conditioning as well as a steam room for the perfect end to your workout. Restrictions: Available at Msenge Bush Lodge only.

Soul Spa

The Soul Spa offers rejuvenating and soothing treatments for the mind, body and soul. A wide range of massages and treatments such as full body wraps, hot stone therapy, manicures, pedicures and facials are available. You can also enjoy the steam room, gym and plunge pool. Restrictions: Available at Msenge Bush Lodge only.

Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa

Room Types

** Please note: balcony standards in South Africa differ to those in the UK, please be advised that the balconies may be of a low height and could feature large gaps, therefore children should never be left unattended.**

Pumba Bush Lodge

The Pumba Bush Lodge offers 11 luxurious, glass-enclosed thatched chalets overlooking the African bush, with either twin or king-sized beds and private game viewing decks, plunge pools and refreshing outdoor showers.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Water Lodge Room

Pumba Water Lodge

The Pumba Water Lodges have their own unique character and are luxuriously appointed.

Enjoy views over Lake Kariega from your private game-viewing deck, outside shower and plunge pool. Relax in your spacious accommodation complete with a king-sized bed or twin beds, as well as a double sleeper couch, ideal for families. Each cottage is fitted with underfloor heating, free-standing bathtub and earthenware fireplace.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa

Food & Drink

Restaurant

Meals can be served at a variety of locations including the dining room and decks, and candlelit dinners can also be arranged on request at Pumba Water Lodge.

Bush Bar

Enjoy a refreshing chilled cocktail while game viewing from the deck at the Bush Bar which is located at the Msenge Bush Lodge.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

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