Pumba Private Game Reserve
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  • Longitude: 26.34972
  • Latitude: -33.405597
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Accommodation Offered

  • Game Reserves & Lodges


  • Archery
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Game drive
  • Health & Wellness
  • Hiking / walking
  • Swimming


  • English
  • Afrikaans

Payment Options

  • American Express
  • Bank Deposit (EFT)
  • Diners Club
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Business Hours

  • Reception: 24 hours


  • Please view our updated rates on our website.


Rates Disclaimer

  • Rates may vary and reduced rates may apply to additional persons. All rates are indicative only, may be seasonal and are subject to change without notice.

Pumba Private Game Reserve

Pumba Private Game Reserve is set in the malaria-free Eastern Cape and provides an intimate African safari experience never to be forgotten.The reserve is home to Africa’s Big Five as well as rare white lion, hippo, hyena, cheetah, giraffes,various antelope and more than 300 bird species.

Pumba offers two lodges, namely Water- and Bush Lodge.Water Lodge offers waterfront chalets overlooking Lake Cariega, while Bush Lodge is set on afloodplain with scenic mountain views offering luxury thatch and glass chalets. All Chalets open ontoprivate game viewing decks boasting plunge pools and outdoor showers. The bathrooms offer free-standing tubs and double basins, and each room is fitted with an earthenware fireplace. Whether dining indoors or under the starlit sky, meals at Pumba are simply sublime.

Enjoy African fusion cuisine with an Eastern Cape flair complemented by a superb selection of local wines from our Director & Cellar. Revitalise body and mind in the Soul Spa or enjoy a workout in the glass enclosed gym at Msenge Bush Lodge. Other activities include bird watching, bass fishing, stargazing, archery as well as nearby horse riding and golf. Pumba Private Game Reserve is only an hour from Port Elizabeth and 15 minutes from Grahamstown.

Room / Unit Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar Fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heater
  • International Plug Point
  • Internet Connection
  • No Smoking In Rooms
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Tea And Coffee
  • TV - DSTV
  • Wake Up Calls
  • WiFi - Free
  • WiFi Hotspot

On Site Features

  • Bar (fully Licensed)
  • Breakfast : Continental
  • Breakfast : Full English
  • Business Facilities E.g. Photo Copying
  • Childcare / Babysitting Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dry Cleaning Available
  • Garden
  • Guest Lounge
  • Gym / Fitness Centre
  • Health Spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Ice In Summer
  • Iron / Trouser Press Available
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry Service Available
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Picnic Baskets (by Arrangement)
  • Reception (24 Hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box (at Reception)
  • Sauna
  • Smoking (in Demarcated Areas Only)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Access

Area Features

  • Guest Transfers (airport)
  • Guest Transfers (others)

Map and Directions to Pumba Private Game Reserve

From the Port Elizabeth Airport.

As you exit the airport building, turn left onto Alistair Miller 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 highwaywhich 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.

From Port Elizabeth (N2 Garden Route / Cape Town)

Travel along the N2 in the direction of Grahamstown for 105 km. Take the Alicedale turnoff towards the left andfollow 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 andfollow the signs to Pumba Private Game Reserve.

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