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  • 12 Luxury Thatched Cottages
  • Pumba Private Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five Viewing
  • Award Winning & Excellently Rated

Pumba Private Game Reserve’s very own Water Lodge provides the perfect balance between an idyllic African safari and true 5-star luxury. Guests of the Water Lodge will be privy to unrivalled views over Lake Kariega, complemented by inviting hospitality and a warm atmosphere.

All nestled within the malaria-free province of the Eastern Cape, guests can look forward to spotting the Big 5 (leopards, lions, elephants, buffaloes and rhinoceroses) as well as the free-roaming pride of magnificent White Lions, wild dogs, hyenas and cheetahs.
In addition to the ultimate safari experience, this lodge also offers romance, intimacy and convenience, making it the ideal retreat for honeymooners, families or corporate guests. Conference and wedding venues complete the world-class experience within the Eastern Cape beauty.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Situated in the Big 5 Pumba Private Game Reserve
  • A rare sighting of white lions - if you are lucky enough!
  • Indulgent spa treatments and complimentary archery
  • Offers unrivalled views over Lake Kariega
  • Thrilling game drives and bush walks
  • Private plunge pools and outdoor showers

Facilities

General

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Meals On Request
  • Lounge
  • View Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Computer Facilities
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Conference Centre
  • Gift Shop

Activities

The 6 000 hectare reserve claims a list of game that includes the significant seven – giraffe, zebra, hippo, cheetah, warthog and hyena - the diminutive dozen (including the likes of the scrub hare, antbear, Cape fox and aardwolf) and a more than fair selection of antelope. Pumba Private Game Reserve is home to Africa’s Big 5, where visitors have a chance to experience many of Africa’s wonders… from giraffe to the elusive leopard, antelope, other small game and over 300 species of birds.

The unique vegetation of the Eastern Cape is favoured by elephants in the dense bushveld environment.

A further drawcard is free roaming white lions, there as a result of the reserve’s white lion breeding programme, whilst over 300 bird species allow for hours of restorative bird watching.
For those who want to do more than to bask in the beauty of the surrounds and easily spot animals, there are also bass fishing, spa treatments, nocturnal bush drives and walks on the wild side – walking through the bush.

  • Game Drives
  • Swimming
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Walks
  • Game Viewing
  • Fishing
  • Massages
  • Stargazing
  • Night drives
  • Gym
  • Archery

Reviews

Rooms

Room type Features Rates
Impala Chalet
Impala Chalet
Impala Chalet

Available: 8 Chalets

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 2:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Heater
  • Lounge
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Veranda
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Safe
  • Mosquito Net
  • Telephone
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • More

    FROM $374

    TO $687

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included
    Gemsbok Chalet
    Gemsbok Chalet
    Gemsbok Chalet

    Available: 3 Chalets

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Heater
  • Lounge
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Veranda
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • More

    FROM $429

    TO $742

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included
    Kudu Suite
    Kudu Suite
    Kudu Suite

    Available: 1 Suite

    Unit Sleeps: 4 adults

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Heater
  • Lounge
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Veranda
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • More

    FROM $470

    TO $783

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included

    Rates

    Low Season

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    11 Jan 2024 - 30 April 2024 Impala Chalet Per person per night sharing From $503
    11 Jan 2024 - 30 April 2024 Gemsbok Chalet Per person per night sharing From $559
    11 Jan 2024 - 30 April 2024 Kudu Suite Per person per night sharing From $600
    1 May 2024 - 31 Jul 2024 Impala Chalet Per person per night sharing From $392
    1 May 2024 - 31 Jul 2024 Gemsbok Chalet Per person per night sharing From $447
    1 May 2024 - 31 Jul 2024 Kudu Suite Per person per night sharing From $488
    1 Aug 2024 - 30 Sep 2024 Impala Chalet Per person per night sharing From $374
    1 Aug 2024 - 30 Sep 2024 Gemsbok Chalet Per person per night sharing From $429
    1 Aug 2024 - 30 Sep 2024 Kudu Suite Per person per night sharing From $470
    1 Oct 2024 - 20 Dec 2024 Impala Chalet Per person per night sharing From $574
    1 Oct 2024 - 20 Dec 2024 Gemsbok Chalet Per person per night sharing From $629
    1 Oct 2024 - 20 Dec 2024 Kudu Suite Per person per night sharing From $671
    11 Jan 2025 - 30 April 2025 Impala Chalet Per person per night sharing From $574
    11 Jan 2025 - 30 April 2025 Gemsbok Chalet Per person per night sharing From $629
    11 Jan 2025 - 30 April 2025 Kudu Suite Per person per night sharing From $671
    1 May 2025 - 31 July 2025 Impala Chalet Per person per night sharing From $427
    1 May 2025 - 31 July 2025 Gemsbok Chalet Per person per night sharing From $482
    1 May 2025 - 31 July 2025 Kudu Suite Per person per night sharing From $524
    1 Aug 2025 - 30 Sep 2025 Impala Chalet Per person per night sharing From $427
    1 Aug 2025 - 30 Sep 2025 Gemsbok Chalet Per person per night sharing From $482
    1 Aug 2025 - 30 Sep 2025 Kudu Suite Per person per night sharing From $524
    1 Oct 2025 - 20 Dec 2025 Impala Chalet Per person per night sharing From $631
    1 Oct 2025 - 20 Dec 2025 Gemsbok Chalet Per person per night sharing From $482
    1 Oct 2025 - 20 Dec 2025 Kudu Suite Per person per night sharing From $524

    High Season

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    21 Dec 2024 - 10 Jan 2025 Impala Chalet Per person per night sharing From $657
    21 Dec 2024 - 10 Jan 2025 Gemsbok Chalet Per person per night sharing From $712
    21 Dec 2023 - 10 Jan 2024 Kudu Suite Per person per night sharing From $753
    21 Dec 2025 - 10 Jan 2026 Impala Chalet Per person per night sharing From $687
    21 Dec 2025 - 10 Jan 2026 Gemsbok Chalet Per person per night sharing From $742
    21 Dec 2025 - 10 Jan 2026 Kudu Suite Per person per night sharing From $783

    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Accommodation
    • Game drives
    • All Meals
    • Teas and coffees
    • Selected local beverages
    • VAT at 15%
    From $392 per person sharing
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