• Big 5 Safari Experience

    Situated In The Malaria Free Eastern Cape

Where Luxury Meets Adventure

Home to the rare white lion, Pumba Private Game Reserve is the ultimate destination for an authentic African Safari experience. Encounter free roaming wildlife, reconnect with nature and create memories that will last you a lifetime in complete luxury.

Malaria Free

Game Drives

The highlight of your stay will be the game drives with our trained Rangers. Experience the thrill of spotting wildlife in their natural habitat and feel the heartbeat of Africa as you explore the reserve!

Pumba Health Spa

Enjoy invigorating treatments in our calming Soul Spa to sooth your mind, pamper your body and lift your spirit.

From our guests

  • Words cannot do Pumba justice. You have stolen my heart - we WILL be back

    I have travelled widely, and have never had such an authentic, professional and surreal experience! Out of Ritz-Carlton’s, St Regis’s, Four Seasons - 7 nights at Pumba was by far the best experience of my life. I fear words can do no justice to the incredible staff and lodge, but I will try. We were greeted by Siwe and welcomed with the warmest smile I have ever received in... Read More


    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Fantastic family safari

    My wife and I and our two daughters decided to go on a family safari and spend 2 nights at Pumba Private Game Reserve. As my wife and I had previously stayed in a Msenge Chalet at Bush Lodge and in an Impala Chalet at Water lodge, we opted to stay together in a Msenge Family Chalet at Bush Lodge. The family chalet is located in a secluded area... Read More


  • Exceeded expectations

    We have been on many safari trips but normally in Kruger or Botswana, we didn't think that the eastern cape could offer an equivalent experience....how wrong we were ! We saw so much game, white lion which was a special treat. This resort quality and service is up there with any of the top Kruger or Botswana lodges. The food was really fantastic and so nice that the drinks... Read More


    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Loved it!

    We spent 2 nights here as part of our honeymoon trip and I’m so pleased we chose it. We arrived at reception at about 3.30pm and the next safari was at 4.30. The drive to our lodge was quite far and we had loads of luggage but the staff were great in transporting us quickly so that we could make the safari in time. Our ranger then was the... Read More

Latest News

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Ranger of the Year Competition

We are also pleased to introduce you all to our guiding team here at Pumba

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A Fresh Start...

A new year has brought with it a new start! After significant rainfall in late 2021, our calving and kidding season was extremely enjoyable as we watched all of our new impala, wildebeest and blesbuck enjoy the lush green grass and bush and have easy access to all of the new and refilled water sources. Game viewing has been at some of its best due to the healthy environment, with amazing green...

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