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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
  • 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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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
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Spa
Full body massage
Massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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
Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
Charming
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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Alyson B wrote a review 17 May
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We came here for a wedding but took advantage of the game reserve at every opportunity. The game drives were definitely the highlight of the trip. Other activities to try are the bush walk and spa services. The staff was very accommodating and the food was great. We visited Pumba at the beginning of our trip to South Africa so even though we dealt with jet lag, the bed and room in the Water Lodge was relaxing. It was an experience I will remember for the rest of my life!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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James C wrote a review 13 May
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3 days really wasn't enough, staff were lovely, rooms are amazing, situation is stunning. Particular mention to Brandon the ranger, who couldn't have been more friendly, helpful knowledgeable etc. He turned the trip from great to amazing!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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105christae wrote a review 04 May
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Every moment of having the pleasure to be in this beautiful Game Reserve is full of joy and gratefulness to have the privilege of such an amazing experience. The only pity is that this review format accepts only a minimum of 200 words. Not all can be described in (too many) words.
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WillEvaMum wrote a review 04 May
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom108 contributions8 helpful votes
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What an incredible place Pumba is, we’ve never been to anywhere like this before and find ourselves blown away with everything about it. From the welcome we received, the service throughout, the food, the rooms to the exciting game drives we went on with Cameron who was knowledgeable, patient and a pretty amazing driver! The animals of course were the stars, spotting the largest animal to the tiny bird and even insects, not only just on the game drives but all playing out in front of us on the main deck of Bush Lodge over looking the grass plain with waterhole for them to drink from. We watched giraffes play fighting, antelope rutting, elephants playing and lions learning to hunt. Thank you to everyone at Bush Lodge for looking after us for our stay and making in truly memorable.
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joannalfalconer wrote a review Apr 2022
Dunblane, United Kingdom1 contribution
Accommodation was absolutely amazing with great service. We were in the family chalet at Bush lodge and it was huge! Kids were beside themselves, I can highly recommend it. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Game drives were unbelievable, we would go back in a heartbeat
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PRICE RANGE
US$452 - US$741 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
pumba private game reserve hotel port elizabeth
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, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Pumba Private Game Reserve have airport transportation?
Yes, Pumba Private Game Reserve offers airport transportation 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.
Are pets allowed at Pumba Private Game Reserve?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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.
Is Pumba Private Game Reserve accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.