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Posted on: Monday, 27 August 2012

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Pumba Game Reserve

Pumba Game Reserve

The Pumba Private Game Reserve is situated on Lake Kariega in the heart of the Eastern Cape. This luxury reserve showcases the true beauty of South Africa within the comfort of opulent lodges and world-class amenities. As the home of some of the world’s most beautiful animal species (including the Big 5), Pumba promises visitors a really rewarding wildlife experience.

Pumba Private Game Reserve makes for the perfect destination for a romantic honeymoon, a family getaway, business trip or spa escape. It is close enough to towns like Grahamstown (a 20-minute drive, in fact) and Port Elizabeth (about 90 minutes away) to be conveniently situated, without any of the stresses and strains of city living.

The accommodation available at Pumba is of superior quality, with two intimate lodges and waterfront stone cottages. Under-floor heating, outdoor showers and freestanding baths are just part of the Pumba experience that leaves guests feeling deservedly pampered. 5-sar chefs create tantalising meals that make each dining experience special and memorable.

Pumba Game Reserve

Pumba Game Reserve

Pumba offers plenty of things to do within the comfort of the reserve. Visitors wanting to burn some energy will enjoy the walking safaris conducted by experienced guides, the hiking trails, and archery lessons.

Those preferring to experience the local fauna and flora of the Eastern Cape can go on a picnic overlooking Lake Kariega, embark on a botanical tour, stargaze (using Pumba’s modern astronomy technology), go on a birding safari, safari drives (including night safaris) or bass fishing on the magnificent banks of Lake Kariega.

Guided safaris are conducted by qualified, experienced guides that are trained to provide guests with fascinating insights and to direct them to the areas frequented by the wild residents of the reserve. Each safari package is unique, offering visitors a new aspect of the African abundance.

Of course, there is also plenty to see and do outside of the reserve. Nearby activities and attractions include:

Pumba Game Reserve

Pumba Game Reserve

• Visiting the historical university town of Grahamstown

• Township tours (aiding the local communities to benefit from tourism)

• Historical tours that focus on the Frontier Wars

• Spending time on some of the stunning Eastern Cape beaches

• Sky diving

• Playing a round of golf at Bushman Sands Golf Course

• Horseback riding on the beach

The well-equipped conference facilities make Pumba ideal for corporate meetings, product launches and teambuilding initiatives, as well as fun events and celebrations. These facilities are all about world-class amenities within inviting, luxurious surrounds.

The Soul Spa is dedicated to making the esteemed guests of Pumba Private Game Reserve feel like royalty during their stay. The attentive therapists offer a range of different therapies and treatments. A steam room, plunge pool and gym complete this Pumba package off to perfection. For accommodation see Pumba Private Game Reserve.

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Alicadale Attractions
Things to Do in Alicedale
Alicedale Accommodation
Eastern Cape Hotels


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Amelia Meyer


Amelia is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for all things travel-related. She is based in Knysna, but has studied, lived and travelled further afield. She studied Film, Media and Literature at the University of Cape Town. She began her solo career in the form of Voxate Writing & Editing in 2008 and loves every minute of it. Amelia believes in silver linings, lessons learnt and the responsibility to do what’s right. When she is not writing, she can frequently be found at the local animal shelter, on the bicycle trails of the nature reserves or sampling new restaurants with her family.

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