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    Pumba Bush Lodge

    The Msenge Bush Lodge at Pumba Game Reserve consists of 11 one-bedroom chalets and one 2-bedroom chalet, suitable for a larger family. Each luxurious chalet boasts a thatch roof and glass enclosure leading out onto a private bush area. The chalets at Pumba Bush Lodge are an indulgent immersion into the serenity of the bushveld, laced with life’s luxuries and dreamy comforts. Private game-viewing decks overlook the waterhole where wildlife frequent. A perfect place to soak in the spectacular mountain views from your private plunge pool and outdoor shower.

    The spectacular surroundings at Pumba Bush Lodge are complemented by extraordinary hospitality. At the end of each day, savour a 5-course dinner under a canopy of stars and share your wildlife adventures over a glass of wine before retreating to your luxurious haven of comfort. Pumba Private Game Reserve, is a 5-star wildlife sanctuary known as one of the top safari destinations in Africa. Pumba houses two luxury lodges on the reserve and in addition to the Pumba Bush Lodge, the Water Lodge the offers luxury accommodation along the riverbed.

    A high population of wildlife makes for outstanding game drives at this private game reserve. Lake Cariega attracts a variety of birds, making the location a birdwatcher’s paradise. Accompanied by passionately expert game rangers you will track and see an abundance of wildlife including the magnificent Big 5. Pumba Private Game Reserve is also home to the rare white lion as well as hippo, hyena, cheetah, giraffe, and a large variety of antelope. Twice-daily game drives are complimented with a cozy coffee stop at sunrise and a spectacular sundowner stop in the wild as you witness skies turning crimson above expansive African plains.


    • Big five game drives
    • Bushwalk safari’s
    • Spa
    • Swimming pool
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    • Kids activities and programs
    • Bass fishing
    • Archery
    • Bird safari’s
    • Photographic drives
    • Nights game drives
    • Spa
    • Conservation programs


    • 5-star luxury
    • Superior game drives
    • Rare white lion encounters

    Closest airport

    Port Elizabeth International – 114km

    Children policy

    Pumba welcomes children of all ages More Details Only children over 6 years are allowed on the game drives. For bushwalks, children must be 16 years and above.

    • Children 4-11 years pay approximately 30% of the adult sharing rate
    • Children 11-4 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate
    • Children under the age of 3 years are accommodated for free in either a cot or a stretcher bed
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    All meals, selected local beverages and 2 game drives daily


    Premium drink brands, additional activities, exclusive-use vehicles, babysitting, and transfers are excluded.


    Festive: 21 December – 10 January

    Peak: 01 October – 20 December

    High: 11 January – 30 April

    Low: 01 May – 30 September

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night.
    • Single supplement of approximately 40% applicable
    • Rates displayed are valid to 10 January 2024
    • 3rd and 4th guests in the 2 bedroom suites pay a reduced rate


    • 20% off special for 4 night stays
    • 10% off special for 3 nights
    • Use promo code SDS3412 in booking form

    Accommodation Options


    Sleeps 2 Adults

    20% OFF

    Msenge chalets boast private game viewing decks with, plunge pools, alfresco showers and exquisite views of the reserve. Chalets feature king size or twin beds en-suite bathrooms with a bath, shower and twin vanities.

    Refer to seasons and T&C's above

    Festive season R 11,885 per person, per night
    Peak Season R 10,385 per person, per night
    High Season R 9,110 per person, per night
    Low Season R 7,090 per person, per night

    2-Bedroom Chalets

    Sleeps 4 Adults

    20% OFF

    The Msenge 2-Bedroom chalets overlook the reserve with private game viewing decks and plunge pools. Chalets offer 2 bedrooms with king or twin beds and en-suite bathrooms with a bath, shower and twin vanities.

    Refer to seasons and T&C's above

    Festive season R 10,610 per person, per night
    Peak Season R 9,110 per person, per night
    High Season R 8,525 per person, per night
    Low Season R 6,760 per person, per night

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    By Road

    The reserve is a 75-minute drive from Port Elizabeth or a 9-hour drive from Cape Town, both on the scenic N2 highway. Driving from Cape Town takes you through the Garden Route for approximately 855km from which you will turn to the reserve entrance.



    Flights from all major centres in South Africa to Port Elizabeth airport.


    Flight Duration

    • Cape Town to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 10 minutes
    • Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 35 minutes
    • Durban to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 20 minutes
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