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The 5-star Pumba Private Game Reserve lodge has views from a private wooden deck overlooking Lake Kariega or the African bush. Located 12.4 miles from Grahamstown, some chalets include a private plunge pool.

Pumba Game Reserve includes a swimming pool and a well-equipped gym facility. Guests can also relax at the exclusive spa and wellness centre with sauna.

All of the air-conditioned chalets have natural wooden or stone features, luxury furnishings and a thatched roof. A fireplace, a four-poster bed and a private bathroom are common in all very spacious interiors.

A hearty buffet breakfast is served daily on the terrace and light lunches are available in the afternoon. The à la carte restaurant has gourmet cuisine and a bar/lounge area has an extensive wine selection.

The lodge provides many opportunities for viewing the Big 5 and you can also organize a 4WD Safari tour.

Port Elizabeth Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Pumba Private Game Reserve has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 20 Aug 2012.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

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Free parking available on-site


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  • The staff speak English
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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Thomas Baines Nature Reserve
    5 miles
  • 1820 Settlers Monument
    8.2 miles
  • South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
    8.5 miles
  • Pepper Grove Mall
    8.7 miles
  • St Michael and St George Cathedral
    8.9 miles
  • Observatory Museum Grahamstown
    9 miles
  • Lalibela Private Game Reserve
    10.4 miles
Closest airports
  • Port Elizabeth International Airport
    61.4 miles
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1 restaurant on site


    Cuisine: African

Facilities of Pumba Private Game Reserve
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Archery
  • Fishing
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secured parking
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/child services Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Business centre Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool with view
  • Fitness
  • Full body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre Additional charge
  • Fitness centre
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules Pumba Private Game Reserve takes special requests - add in the next step!


13:30 - 14:30


10:30 - 11:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 6 years are welcome.

Children aged 12 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 6 and older are allowed)


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Pumba Private Game Reserve accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

FAQs about Pumba Private Game Reserve

  • Pumba Private Game Reserve offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Fitness centre
    • Massage
    • Fishing
    • Facial treatments
    • Steam room
    • Archery
    • Foot massage
    • Pedicure
    • Back massage
    • Beauty Services
    • Couples massage
    • Manicure
    • Neck massage
    • Spa facilities
    • Head massage
    • Hand massage
    • Full body massage
    • Fitness

  • Pumba Private Game Reserve is 2.3 miles from the centre of Yarrow.

  • Pumba Private Game Reserve has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Check-in at Pumba Private Game Reserve is from 13:30, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The prices at Pumba Private Game Reserve may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Yes, Pumba Private Game Reserve is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Guests staying at Pumba Private Game Reserve can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • À la carte

  • Room options at Pumba Private Game Reserve include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Twin/Double

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Pumba Private Game Reserve by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 1h 30min