The Eastern Cape Province to date has been identified as one of the provinces in most need of socio-economic development. It is the second largest and poorest province in South Africa and the third largest in terms of its total population, yet there is a high degree of poverty, resulting in the second lowest Human Development Index of the nine provinces. Only 3% of the province falls within formal conservation areas, highlighting Pumba as being an important component of biodiversity, conservation and socio-economic development.
A term that was originally used by big-game hunters, who deemed the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo the most difficult animals on the African continent to hunt on foot. They are known to be dangerous and it was considered a feat by trophy hunters to bring them home.
Today, these majestic animals are considered a “must-see” on an African safari trip. Pumba Private Game Reserve is the proud home of all 5 species of the Big 5. Encounter the Big 5 in their natural habitat in a free roaming, self-sustaining environment.