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Highlands (just off N2) (100 kms from Port Elizabeth), Grahamstown 6140 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/12/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/12/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Grahamstown
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Travellers' Choice
Awake to the sounds of the African bush veld as the sun makes its appearance on the horizon bringing with it the prospect of another perfect day. Eco friendly Pumba, a proud member of the Green Leaf Conservation Initiative, is set in the malaria-free Eastern Cape and provides an intimate African safari experience never to be forgotten. Water Lodge offers waterfront chalets overlooking Lake Cariega while Bush Lodge is set on a floodplain with scenic mountain views offering luxury thatch and glass chalets. All Chalets open onto private game viewing decks boasting plunge pools and outdoor showers. The indulgent 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. Pumba has recently been recognised by Somak Holidays as one of the Top 5 Safari Destinations in Africa. So, what are you waiting for? Come and see for yourself.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Sauna
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Spa
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Full body massage
Massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
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Great View
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Highlands (just off N2) (100 kms from Port Elizabeth), Grahamstown 6140 South Africa
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Jason wrote a review May 2021
Port Elizabeth, South Africa1 contribution
From start to finish the experience at Pumba is impeccable! There is honestly not one single thing you have to worry about... you are treated like royalty by the most professional and friendly staff and you will want for nothing throughout your stay! the animals are plentiful, the sightings are amazing, and its great to enjoy viewing these creatures in a natural and free environment. I honestly cannot say enough about how amazing this place is!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Thank you for selecting Pumba Private Game Reserve, we are pleased that you had the full Pumba 5-star experience. Warm Regards, The Pumba Team
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Pam S wrote a review May 2021
George, South Africa15 contributions5 helpful votes
Very pleasant stay at Pumba. Game viewing was excellent. Staff were wonderful, especially with our grandsons. Meals were very good and had a very nice spa treatment. Our room was very well appointed and comfortable.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again! Warm Regards, The Pumba Team
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dreamlinkdesign wrote a review Mar 2021
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Friendly staff, great location, awesome accommodation. The Game drive was absolutely awesome. All the animals looked happy and the views were stunning. My wife and daughter was pampered in the spa and had lots of fun
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Responded 12 Apr 2021
Thank you for selecting Pumba Private Game Reserve, we are pleased that you had the full Pumba 5-star experience. Warm Regards, The Pumba Team
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Sandra wrote a review Mar 2021
South Africa31 contributions2 helpful votes
Super inpressed with the Pumba Bush Lodge! This lodge feels very loved right down to the smallest details, from the moment you arrive its amazing. The game drives were very good, loved that the game are not tagged and the vegetation is very natural. The views were outstanding of the mountains, lots of game to view. The rooms were so private and amazing, loved the privacy. Everything was super well kept and comfy. The food was great, so enjoyed how things were presented. Can’t say enough good things about Pumba! We’ll be back...
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Apr 2021
Customer experience and satisfaction is our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. Thank you for your beautiful feedback as well as your recommendation. Warm Regards, The Pumba Team
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Suegaskn wrote a review Jan 2021
Port Elizabeth, South Africa7 contributions2 helpful votes
What stands out for me regarding our recent visit to Pumba is the quality of service and the warm welcome by the staff - they are exceptional and made our visit an absolute pleasure! The rooms nestled into the bush and contain everything you need. The outside shower and pool on the deck really make you feel that you are at one with nature. We saw plenty of game and our ranger was knowledgable and clearly loves what he does. We loved every minute.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded 12 Apr 2021
Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; The Team will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again! Warm Regards, The Pumba Team
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US$388 - US$1 051 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeGrahamstown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pumba Private Game Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at Pumba Private Game Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pumba Private Game Reserve?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Pumba Private Game Reserve?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pumba Private Game Reserve?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pumba Private Game Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Pumba Private Game Reserve have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pumba Private Game Reserve offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pumba Private Game Reserve?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pumba Private Game Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Pumba Private Game Reserve have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.