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Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa

Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa

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Guide Price £1,389 per person
Based on 12 November 19 staying for 4 nights all inclusive in a Water Lodge- Impala Cottage with Plunge Pool (2 adults sharing) excluding flights.
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.
1889 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1669
  • Very Good 168
  • Average 33
  • Poor 15
  • Terrible 5

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jun 26, 2019

Great Experience!

Amazing service on a beautiful property. Don't make the mistake we did of thinking you can do it in one night - you want this level of pampering for far longer than that. We arrived and within ten minutes of your warm welcome realised we never wanted to leave. It just got better from there. Thank you for a great experience.
Jun 23, 2019

Amazing stay!

Agree with the person that says “believe the reviews...” this place is absolutely outstanding. We initially booked for 2 nights but stayed a 3rd as couldn’t face leaving so soon. The food, drinks and accommodation are all amazing - in the cold evenings fire is lit for you and hot water bottles left in beds. The staff can’t do enough for you. The stand out however was our ranger Brandon who was exceptional- in his enthusiasm, knowledge and ability to make every game drive exciting and informative. We can’t thank him enough. We will be back for sure!
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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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