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Pumba Private Game Reserve

All-inclusive lodge in Grahamstown with spa and outdoor pool

  • Free English breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
From
ZAR 7,436

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9,8.Exceptional.
  • The most wonderful stay and game drive experience. Huge thanks to Brindon, our ranger for…

    Dec 20, 2019

  • Well paced, informative safari's great game drive Brendon, game stock a bit limited, but…

    Sep 24, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 13 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Feel at home

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • In a provincial park
  • African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Lalibela Game Reserve - 14 mi / 22.5 km
  • Albany History Museum Complex - 14.7 mi / 23.7 km
  • 1820 Settlers National Monument - 14.8 mi / 23.8 km
  • Rhodes University - 15.5 mi / 25 km

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Msenge Chalet
  • Impala Chalet
  • Msenge Family Chalet

Location

  • In a provincial park
  • African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Lalibela Game Reserve - 14 mi / 22.5 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In a provincial park
  • African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Lalibela Game Reserve - 14 mi / 22.5 km
  • Albany History Museum Complex - 14.7 mi / 23.7 km
  • 1820 Settlers National Monument - 14.8 mi / 23.8 km
  • Rhodes University - 15.5 mi / 25 km
  • Amakhala Game Reserve - 22 mi / 35.3 km
  • South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity - 15.7 mi / 25.3 km
  • St Patrick's Catholic Church - 15.7 mi / 25.3 km
  • Shamwari Game Reserve - 15.8 mi / 25.4 km
  • Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George - 15.9 mi / 25.6 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Size

  • 13 cabins
  • Arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

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/childcare*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free secured onsite self parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: Afrikaans, English, Xhosa

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Skydiving on site

Working away

  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station

Services

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

Facilities

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • Private plunge pool
  • Balcony or patio
  • Fireplace

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower

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.
Entertainment
  • Onsite entertainment and activities

Not included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages

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.

Small print

Also known as

  • Pumba
  • Pumba Private Game Reserve Lodge
  • Pumba Private Game Reserve Grahamstown
  • Pumba Private Game Reserve Lodge Grahamstown
  • 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

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

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

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.

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

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 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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Pumba Private Game Reserve does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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 gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers alfresco dining.
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 1100 per person roundtrip.
  • 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.
9,8.Exceptional.
  • 10,0.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, Sep 4, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    very good experience

    Wonderful accommodation and facilities. Staff very caring. Would reccommend.

    s, 2 night trip, Sep 2, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Pumba Water Lodge is beautiful and the Kudu 2 bedroom suite is Devine.

    2 night family trip, Apr 20, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Amazing place. Our lodge was superb and the game drives with Dean were simply unforgettable. We were with another lovely couple and we had so much fun. A special place that we will always remember.

    2 night romance trip, Mar 3, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Exceptional staff and location ...well worth a visit

    2 night romance trip, Feb 8, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    We stayed in a gemsbok chalet and coildnt have been happier with the size, comfort and location. However, its the wildlife and the rangers that take this to an exceptional level. We showered outside whilst watching hippo in the lake.The rangers work hard to make each drive great- huge diversity in flora and fauna as well as birdlife. This is a very ethical reserve when a huge emphasis on how wildlife viewings are managed. Truly superb experience from start to finish.

    2 night trip, Dec 27, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Beautiful location with chalets over the lake to watch the animals as well as excellent game drives. A very special place with a great staff.

    3 night trip, Dec 16, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    3 night trip, May 9, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    1 night trip, Dec 30, 2018

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