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


  • English
  • Afrikaans

Payment Options

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

Business Hours

  • Reception: 24 hours


  • National Arts Festival Exclusive Offer

    Only 15mins from Grahamstown

    From: Single: R 2320 per person | Double: R 1650 per person

    Includes Dinner, Breakfast and a Big 5 Game Drive (Shuttle service at R200 for 2 people can be arranged)

    Bed & Breakfast rates available on request.

    Terms & Conditions apply. Subject to availability. Valid for 1 - 15 July 2015.

    Please quote “Grahamstown Festival” when making your booking

    Central Reservations Tel: +27 (0)41 502 3050 Email: reservations@pehg.co.za

    Website: www.pumbagamereserve.co.za

    National Arts Festival Day Safari Offer

    Awaken your soul and escape to the wild and magical African Safari destination that is Pumba Private Game Reserve. This hidden gem offers the ultimate in African Safari luxury in a malaria-free environment

    Home to Africa’s Big 5, Pumba offers visitors the chance to experience the wonders of Africa – from the graceful giraffe to the seldom seen leopard, and the very rare White Lions. For bird lovers the nearly 317 species. 

    Transfers from Grahamstown by request at R200 for two people.

    Day Safari Prices: R750 per person

    Tea and Coffee on arrival, 3 hour game drive and an African Boma Lunch Buffet with selected local beverages.

    The Beach Hotel, Port Elizabeth

    Grahamstown will be abuzz during the National Arts Festival, if you struggle to find accommodation for the festival times, we can arrange accommodation at The Beach Hotel in Port Elizabeth and daily shuttle services by Blunden Shuttle Service from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown 

    The Beach Hotel:

    Tel:  041 583 2161

    Fax: 041 583 6220

    E-mail: reservations@pehg.co.za


  • 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 intimateAfrican 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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