Pumba Private Game Reserve | South Africa | Wild Safari Guide

Travellers venturing to South Africa’s Eastern Province will find an excellent safari destination when choosing Pumba Private Game Reserve. Located in a malaria-free region, the reserve is sure to delight those seeking an unrivalled wilderness experience.

The reserve’s size of 6,500 hectares encompasses vistas of mountain ranges, flood plains, and natural watering holes. The low-lying vegetation makes for easy animal spotting with species including the Big Five as well as various different antelopes and more than 300 bird species.

Visitors can immerse themselves in the natural world on various safari activities like guided game drives, walks and for something else, a stargazing outing like nowhere else. Pumba Private Game Reserve is easily reachable as it is just over 100 kilometres from Port Elizabeth where a regional airport is located. Visitors can also choose to self-drive from Cape Town along the Garden Route.

Q When is the best time to visit the reserve?

Daytime temperatures are mild and pleasant between June and September while wildlife viewing at Pumba Private Game Reserve is also the best during these drier months.

Q How do I get to the reserve?

Visitors flying into Port Elizabeth can hire a vehicle and then drive the just more than 100 kilometres to Pumba Private Game Reserve.

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Sightings of all the members of the Big Five - the lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant - are guaranteed at the Game Reserve. Safari-goers can also expect to see other species like hippo, hyena, cheetah and giraffe. Twitchers can scan the skies for the more than 300 different types of birds that favour this particular region.

Wildlife viewing is best during the drier months between June and September. While daytime temperatures are mild and pleasant, visitors are advised to bring extra layers as nights can become very cold.

There is a variety of activities to choose from when choosing Pumba as a safari destination. Well-trained guides conduct daily game drives and walking trails with game viewing vehicles equipped with spotlights for nocturnal outings. Specialist birding safaris and stargazing can also be arranged. For the more active there is the opportunity to partake in bass fishing and even archery.

Visitors to Pumba Private Game Reserve have the option to choose between two distinct lodges that incorporate the natural surroundings perfectly with special touches like timber footpaths, outdoor showers and plunge pools. There are 12 thatched chalets at Water Lodge and 11 at Bush Lodge, each with unique features.

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  • Monday09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday09:00 - 17:00
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