The Pumba Private Game Reserve Tour

71, Tzaneen 0859

About The Pumba Private Game Reserve Tour

In the malaria-free Eastern Cape area, The Pumba Private Game Reserve can be found. Only a hour's drive from Port Elizabeth (PE), 15 minutes from Grahamstown and 30km from the Gary Player designed Golf course at Alicedaily, the Pumba Private Game Reserve offers 5 star game lodge accommodation with ensures the ultimate in luxury and style.

Home to the Big 5, guests have the opportunity of experiencing wild animals including:

  •     Elephants
  •     Giraffe
  •     Leopard
  •     Antelope
  •     300 or more species of birds
  •     Other small game

Pumba Water Lodge

The Pumba Water Lodge is perfect for honeymoon couples, families, business travellers or those looking to experience Africa's wildlife for even a weekend away.
Guests can enjoy watching the game drinking and splashing around, from the 12 stone-walled, thatched, waterfront cottages that open onto a private timber deck, consisting of an outdoor shower and plunge pool that overlooks the Kariega Lake. To ensure luxury and pure indulgence, the cottages offer the following features / facilities:

  •     Bathrooms with under-floor heating, deep freestanding bathtubs, double basins and terry-towel bathrobes
  •     Earthernware fireplaces
  •     Air conditioning
  •     Heating
  •     Underf-loor heating
  •     Bathrooms opening onto deck with a view of the lake
  •     Separate indoor and outdoor showers
  •     Heated towel rails
  •     Direct dial telephone
  •     Mini bar fridge
  •     Mini electronic safe
  •     Percale cotton linen
  •     Tea and coffee making facilities
  •     Terry towel bathrobes and slippers


The following facilities are available at Pumba Water Lodge:

  •     A thatches restaurant where meals are served from a variety of locations including central dining rooms, main decks or bona. On request, private romantic candlelit dinners can be arranged.
  •     Cocktail bush bar which is fully stocked with a range of local and international drinks. All the beers, ciders, soft drinks and house wines are complimentary. Guests are able to browse the vintage wine cellar.
  •     Guest lounge with satellite television
  •     Outdoor restaurant and lounge (sheltered)
  •     Sun deck and swimming pool
  •     Boma
  •     Game Viewing deck
  •     Waterfront floating pier and sundeck
  •     Curio Shop that stocks a range of locally products clothing, artworks and curios. Postcards and sunscreen are also available.
  •     Library (for guests)
  •     Day Safari Centre available for day visitors.
  •     Conference room, seating 20 delegates, is also available.

Msenge Bush Lodge

The Msenge Bush Lodge consists of 11 luxury thatched chalets that glass enclosed. The glass enclosures create the atmosphere are being apart or one with nature with the natural flow into the African bushveld.

The chalets boast luxury bathrooms with spectacular views and luxurious bedrooms that open onto private timber decks which feature both a plunge pool and outdoor shower.

Guests can head up to the main lodge where they can enjoy delicious and gourmet cuisine. In addition, guests can unwind and relax in the spacious and comfortable lounge or on the main deck where animals can be seen grazing on the grassy plain.

Each luxury chalet offers the following features:

  •     Private bush setting overlooking the small watering hole and flood plain, against a backdrop of mountains.
  •     Private game viewing deck equipped with plunge pool and outdoor shower
  •     En-suite bathroom with:
  •         Separate shower and bath
  •         Separate W/C
  •         Twin vanities
  •         Heated towel rails
  •     Private dressing room with bathrobes, slippers and hair dryer
  •     Bedrooms offering twin or king size beds, with percale cotton linen, seating area and roman blinds for additional privacy
  •     Mini-bar and hospitality trays
  •     Air-conditioning
  •     Heating
  •     Fireplace
  •     Ceiling fan
  •     Mosquito nets
  •     Electronic safe
  •     Direct dial telephone

The facilities available at The Msenge Bush Lodge include:

  •     24 hour reception
  •     Secure parking area available at main gate
  •     Curio Shop
  •     Guest library
  •     Guest lounge with fireplace
  •     Internet Office
  •     Welllness Centre
  •     Mini Gym (treadmill, rowing, cycling and weight training equipment)
  •     Boma
  •     Conference Facilities
  •     Restaurant and Bar
  •     Sun Deck and Pool
  •     Game Viewing Deck


Enjoy the following activities that are available in the area surrounding the reserve, while visiting us at Pumba Private Game Reserve:

  •     Big Five Game Drives
  •     Bass Fishing
  •     Massages
  •     Horse Back Trails
  •     Golf
  •     Sky Diving
  •     Coastal Helicopter Flips
  •     Historical Tours
  •     Frontier War Tours

Sight Seeing

Visitors can expect the opportunity to see the following at Pumba Game Reserve:

  •     Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and White Rhinoceros)
  •     Significant Seven (Giraffe, Zebra, Hippo, Cheetah, Warthog, Hyena and Wild Dogs)
  •     Diminutive Dozen (Scrub Hare, Aarwolf, Springhare, Porcupine, Striped Poleca, Grey and Brown Mongoose, Spotted Genet, Dassie, Vervet Monkey, Antbear and Cape Fox)
  •     Range of other animals such as:
  •         Black Wildebeest
  •         Eland
  •         Kudu
  •         Common Reedbuck
  •         Blue Duiker
  •         Mountain Reedbuck
  •         Waterbuck
  •         Wildebeest
  •         Nyala
  •         Red Hartebeest
  •         Duiker
  •         Blesbuck
  •         Impala


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 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 highway, which 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

  •     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.


Room Types

Day Tour

  • Day Tour
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