Against the backdrop of the Eastern Cape’s beautiful landscape, the 5-star Pumba Private Game Reserve invites you to experience the essence of ultimate African Luxury and style. Malaria-free and home to Africa’s Big 5, enjoy game viewing and bird-watching, with 22 species of antelope and other small game, 300+ bird species, cheetah, wild dogs, hyena and a pride of rare white lions, a first for the Eastern Cape.
A mere one hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth, Pumba Lodge has 12 thatched waterfront chalets overlooking Lake Kariega, while Pumba Msenge Lodge, set on a flood plain with beautiful mountain views, offers 11 luxury thatch and glass chalets. All have private game viewing decks, outdoor showers and plunge pools.
Meals are an occasion of fine fusion cuisine with an African flair, under thatch or the starry African sky, complemented by a noted wine list. Enjoy the tranquility of the outdoor decks, pool areas and lounges or a night cap around the central fire after dinner. A library and gift shop are also available at each lodge.
GUESTS can experience an African Day safaris, as well as walking safaris, massages, horseback trails, golf and historical frontier war tours nearby.

Hotel Features
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Child Friendly
  • Fitness Centre
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Spa/Beauty Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Room Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • International Plug Points/Adaptors
  • In-room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board (request)
  • Mini Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Leading off meandering timber footpaths, the cottages open up onto private timber game-viewing decks with outside showers and plunge pools. The bedrooms and bathrooms offer underfloor heating, dreamy, free-standing bathtubs, double basins, terry-towel bathrobes and splendid appointments to create an ambience of luxurious indulgence. Air-conditioning, earthenware fireplaces and fine linen ensure your absolute comfort, as do Mini-bar and hospitality trays, electronic safe, Fireplace and Mosquito nets.

    Cancellation Policy


    30 Days prior to arrival you may cancel up to 10% of the rooms without penalty. 

    For any rooms cancelled over the 10%, a cancellation fee of 10% will be charged. 

    Any rooms subsequently cancelled will be charged for in full.


    30 Days prior to arrival, payment in full must be received by the hotel. 

    Cancellations received within 14 days prior to arrival and no-shows will be charged for accommodation only, in full.


    Pumba Private Game Reserve, in the heart of the Eastern Cape's Malaria-free game viewing region, is only 105 km from Port Elizabeth and just 20 km from Grahamstown.