Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa

Set in the malaria-free Eastern Cape province, the upmarket Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa promises an exhilarating Big 5 wildlife experience combined with luxurious living in one of two unique 5-star lodges. Water Lodge overlooks Lake Kariega with 12 stone-walled and thatched chalets and Bush Lodge, set in pristine wilderness, offers 11 luxurious glass-enclosed, thatched chalets. All boast private plunge pools and outdoor showers, and air-conditioning, fireplaces and fine linen along with many other modern comforts come standard.

It could be tempting to not leave the room, but spa treatments and delicious African fusion cuisine along with a superb selection of fine wines from the Director’s Cellar are just some of the on-site attractions at Pumba. This is the place to get out into the bush and the experienced rangers ensure that this wildlife experience here ranks among the best in the world.

The reserve is home to the Big 5 as well as cheetah, hippo, antelope and more than 300 bird species. It is also one of the few places where it is possible to encounter a pride of a free-roaming white lion. Days are spent on game drives, bass fishing, swimming and guided bush walks.

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