Pumba Private Game Reserve

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Overview of Pumba Private Game Reserve

Pumba Private Game Reserve

5.0 star property
All-inclusive lodge in Makhanda with spa and outdoor pool

9,8/10 Exceptional

31 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
The price is R17 300
Price available on 2022/10/25
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Highlands, Makana Municipality, Makhanda, Eastern Cape, 6065
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 79 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Pumba Private Game Reserve

5-star luxury lodge in a provincial park
At Pumba Private Game Reserve, you can look forward to free English breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace. Treat yourself to a hot stone massage, a body wrap, or aromatherapy at Soul Spa, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy al fresco dining at the onsite restaurant. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities like hiking/biking and skydiving. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with a library and laundry facilities.
Other perks at this lodge include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • A front desk safe, massage treatment rooms, and multilingual staff
  • Concierge services, a gift shop, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Pumba Private Game Reserve offer thoughtful touches such as private plunge pools and fireplaces, in addition to amenities like air conditioning and minibars (stocked with some free items).
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with separate tubs/showers
  • Balconies or patios, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping

All-inclusive

This lodge is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

À la carte meals and snacks included

Entertainment

Onsite entertainment and activities

Languages

Afrikaans, English, Xhosa

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Free secured onsite self parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Skydiving

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference center

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • No elevator (single level property)

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Private plunge pool
  • Balcony or patio
  • Fireplace

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower

Stay connected

  • Electrical adapters/chargers

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

All-inclusive

This lodge is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

À la carte meals and snacks included

Entertainment

Onsite entertainment and activities

Spa

Soul Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps, and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 1100 per person (roundtrip)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Policies

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Pumba
Pumba Private GameReserve
Pumba Private GameReserve
Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve
Pumba Private Game Reserve Lodge Grahamstown
Pumba Private Game Reserve Lodge
Pumba Private Game Reserve Grahamstown
Pumba Private Game Reserve
Pumba Private Game Reserve Hotel Port Elizabeth
Pumba Private Game Reserve Lodge
Pumba Private Game Reserve Makhanda
Pumba Private Game Reserve Lodge Makhanda

Frequently asked questions

Does Pumba Private Game Reserve offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Pumba Private Game Reserve does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Pumba Private Game Reserve?
As of 25 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Pumba Private Game Reserve on 26 September 2022 start from R13 140, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Pumba Private Game Reserve?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Pumba Private Game Reserve?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Pumba Private Game Reserve?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Pumba Private Game Reserve?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Pumba Private Game Reserve?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 1100 per person roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Pumba Private Game Reserve?
You can check in from 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Pumba Private Game Reserve and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like skydiving and hiking. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Pumba Private Game Reserve also has private plunge pools and a fitness center, as well as spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near Pumba Private Game Reserve?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers alfresco dining.
Does Pumba Private Game Reserve have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private plunge pool and a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Pumba Private Game Reserve like?
Pumba Private Game Reserve is located a short 1-minute walk from African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve. Travelers say this lodge is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

9,8

Exceptional

9,9/10

Cleanliness

9,4/10

Staff & service

9,6/10

Amenities

9,9/10

Property conditions & facilities

10,0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Sarah, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel, great safari
So good, the ecosystem that they’ve setup is fantastic. So much to see and do and the amenities are fantastic also. The game drives were spectacular.
Ashley, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Chilenye, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Everything was magical. Every single staff member was an ambassador of this beautiful establishment.
Chilenye, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Exceptional resort.
The most wonderful stay and game drive experience. Huge thanks to Brindon, our ranger for the informative chats and beautiful sightings of the cheetahs, while lions, rhino and numerous other animals on the reserve. Wonderful staff in the lodges and exceptional treatments in the spa too. Thank you all.
Mrs S, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent experience.
Well paced, informative safari's great game drive Brendon, game stock a bit limited, but contains the big five.
Marston, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We stayed at Pumba for 3 nights. We had such a brilliant time there! We stayed in lodge 9 & it was so beautiful! The housekeeping staff do a truely wonderful job. Wonderful game drives with Brendin, who clearly has a lot of knowledge & passion for his job. Brendin was very accommodating & took his time with the sightings, which we really appreciated. All the staff at Pumba are welcoming, friendly & professional. From being welcomed & farewelled by Olga, to the wonderful service staff, amazing chefs & brilliant game drives with Brendin (who has such a beautiful & kind manner). We’ve both travelled in South Africa before & this is has been a standout experience for us.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

very good experience
Wonderful accommodation and facilities. Staff very caring. Would reccommend.
s, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Pumba Water Lodge is beautiful and the Kudu 2 bedroom suite is Devine.
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review