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Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone

Restaurants

Dining at the Pumba Private Game Reserve

The great African Buffet at both lodges of the Pumba Private Game Reserve offers a wide variety of dishes to suit everyone's palate.

Exquisite cuisine can be enjoyed in the dining room or on the open deck overlooking the watering hole. After dinner, guests are invited to enjoy a night cap around the central fire, recalling the day's adventures.

Spa Facilities

The tranquil Soul Spa at the malaria-free Pumba Private Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa invites guests to enjoy a great work out in the gym and to soothe the body, mind, and soul.

Inspirations for the scents and remedies used in the Soul Spa at the Pumba Private Game Reserve are taken from fynbos, the desert, and the ocean.

The lodges expert spa therapists are qualified to pamper guests with different therapies, including massages, full body wraps, hot stone therapy, manicures, pedicures, facials, and hydrotherapy. Each spa package is tailored to suit guests specific needs.

Game drives

The malaria free Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa in the Eastern Cape of South Africa offers guests an excellent game viewing experience not to be forgotten.

Visitors at the Pumba Private Game Reserve can observe the famous 'Big 5' which include lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos and elephants on exciting game drives through the magnificent bushveld.  Guests may search for over 60 different species of mammals and have the unique opportunity of seeing the rare White Lion stalking prey or lazing around in its natural environment.

Night Safari Drives

The game drive conducted by one of Pumba's qualified guides in the luxury of the open Land Rovers leaves guests thrilled and awe inspired. Visitors may view the breathtaking, free roaming, White Lion pride in their natural habitat. 

The unforgettable night safaris give guests the chance to see an entirely different array of animals as they come out of their hiding places to hunt in the cool darkness of the night.

Animals are seen at night mostly include the elusive aardvark, hyena, and aardwolf.   Lions also revel in the cool evening air, making impressive kills which guests may be lucky enough to witness. The spotlights on Pumba's safari vehicles are unobtrusive, but allow guests to be a part of the after-dark action.

Spa treatments

The calming Soul Spa at the Pumba Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa welcomes guests to enjoy a challenging workout in the gym and to soothe the body, mind, and soul.

At the five-star Pumba Private Game Reserve, inspirations for the scents and remedies used at the Spa are taken from fynbos, the desert, and the ocean.

The lodges expert therapists are qualified to pamper guests with various therapies, including massages, full body wraps, hot stone therapy, manicures, pedicures, facials, and hydrotherapy.  Each spa package is tailored to suit guests specific needs.

Gym

A steam room, gym and plunge pool are available to guests staying at the Pumba Private Game Reserve.

Other activities
  • Bird watching: more than 250 species of bird
  • Birding Safaris
  • Bush Walks
  • Night Safari Drives
  • Stargazing
  • Bass Fishing
  • Archery
  • Botanicals
  • Bush Walks
  • Stargazing
Bass Fishing

Guests staying at the Pumba Private Game Reserve in South Africa's Eastern Cape may enjoy a day of bass fishing on the beautiful Lake Kariega.   The lodge provides guests with everything required, including fishing rods, lures and tackles. This makes for an ideal family outing accompanied by picnic baskets or sundowners.

Bird Safaris

Pre-arranged bird safaris are available for guests staying at the Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa using modern birding technology which enables visitors to learn about bird species, habitats, and behaviors.

The lodges qualified birding guides to conduct these safaris through the exquisite Afromontane Forest, along the river banks and valleys of Brookhuizenspoort, and from the magnificent vantage point of our bird hide.

Nearby activities
  • Golf Courses
  • Historical tours
  • Sky Diving
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hiking trails
  • Shopping in Grahamstown
  • Township Tours
  • Beaches
Archery

Archery is an ancient sport that will test your aim, fitness and skill. At the archery range, guests are briefed and given a demonstration.  Buttresses are placed at specific distances, making your task both challenging and interesting.

Botanical Tour

The area in which the malaria free Pumba Private Game Reserve nestles is predominantly characterized by Sub-Tropical Thicket, or thorny, succulent bushes.  Due to the year-round sunshine and rainfall, this region of South Africa is rich in many forms of vegetation.

The Pumba Game Reserve is home to five of South Africa's seven Bioclimatic Communities or Biomes, which comprise thousands of plant species, including the biomes of Fynbos, Savannah, Grassland, Forest and Subtropical Thicket.

The Botanical tours offered at the  Pumba Private Game Reserve exposes these biomes to guests and introduce the rare and endangered species.

Conference Venue at the Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa

The Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province provide conference facilities to business delegates offering a unique event in the African wilderness.

  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Gym
  • Plunge pool
  • Spa
  • Steam room

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 11:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Porters
  • Safari drives
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Water Lodge: Impala

The luxurious Pumba Water Lodge at the Pumba Private Game Reserve in South Africa consists of 12 stone-walled, thatched waterfront cottages leading off meandering timber footpaths. Each chalet at the Pumba Water Lodge offers a private setting with a unique view of the magnificent Lake Kariega.

In-room facilities at the Pumba Water Lodge 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
  • Outdoor shower and plunge pool
Single Room R5860
Double Room R8370

Water Lodge: Gemsbok

The luxurious Pumba Water Lodge at the Pumba Private Game Reserve in South Africa consists of 12 stone-walled, thatched waterfront cottages leading off meandering timber footpaths. Each chalet at the Pumba Water Lodge offers a private setting with a unique view of the magnificent Lake Kariega.

In-room facilities at the Pumba Water Lodge 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
  • Outdoor shower and plunge pool
Single Room R8020
Double Room R10530

Water Lodge: Kudu Suite

The luxurious Pumba Water Lodge at the Pumba Private Game Reserve in South Africa consists of 12 stone-walled, thatched waterfront cottages leading off meandering timber footpaths. Each chalet at the Pumba Water Lodge offers a private setting with a unique view of the magnificent Lake Kariega.

In-room facilities at the Pumba Water Lodge 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
  • Outdoor shower and plunge pool
Single Room R9640
Double Room R12150

Bush Lodge: Msenge Chalet

The Msenge Bush Lodge at the Pumba Game Reserve is a Bush Camp overlooking a small watering hole on a flood plain and offers stunning mountain views. Pumba Msenge Lodge provides 11 thatched, glass-enclosed chalets, each in its private bush setting, giving you the ultimate feeling and experience of an African Bush Safari. Each cottage at the Pumba Msenge Lodge overlooks the small watering hole and flood plain, against a backdrop of mountains.

  •  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 cotton percale linen, seating area and roman blinds for additional privacy

In-room facilities at the Msenge Lodge include:

  •  Mini-bar and hospitality trays
  •  Air-conditioning and heating
  •  Fireplace
  •  Ceiling fan
  •  Mosquito net
  •  Electronic Safe
  •  Direct-dial telephone
Single Room R5860
Double Room R8370
 

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.377129

Longitude: 26.394849

Directions

The Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa is about 100 km from Port Elizabeth along the N2 towards Grahamstown.

Distances from the Pumba Private Game Reserve, South Africa:

- Airport - Port Elizabeth: 110 km
- Station - Port Elizabeth: 103 km
- Port Elizabeth: 105 km
- Grahamstown: 20 km
- Alicedale Golf Course (Gary Player design): 30 km

Directions to the Pumba Game Reserve, Eastern Cape

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 harbor 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 motorway, 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.

From Port Elizabeth:

-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.

From Grahamstown (N2 Sunshine Coast / Durban):

- Travel along the N2 in the direction of Port Elizabeth for 20 km.
- Take the Alicedale turnoff towards the right and follow the signs to Pumba Private Game Reserve.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

Hotel Group(s)

  • Port Elizabeth Hotel Group