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Situated in the malaria-free Pumba Private Game Reserve, this relaxed, yet luxurious lodge offers unrivalled views over Lake Kariega. The lodge is made up of 12 thatched, water-front cottages with private deck areas and plunge pools. Ideal for romantics, Pumba Water lodge has a contemporary African feel and offers an authentic African safari experience.

Pumba Private Game Reserve boasts an abundance of wildlife, over 250 different bird species and even the rare white lion. Enjoy thrilling game drives to search for these animals, taking the chance to see all the members of the legendary Big 5. Other exciting bush activities include birding safaris, archery and bush walks, and in the evening you can look forward to magnificent stargazing and night drives to see the more nocturnal animals.

highlights

  • Situated in the Big 5 Pumba Private Game Reserve
  • Private, stone-walled chalets on the lakeshore
  • Great views over the lake & surrounding bush
  • Thrilling game drives & bush walks
  • Indulgent spa treatments
  • Private plunge pools & outdoor showers
  • Get to see white lions

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Facilities

Indulge in a range of massages, body wraps and treatments at the Soul Spa or watch the sun set as you sip a cool drink at the floating jetty boat on the lake.

During the warm afternoons, you can have fun in the swimming pool, relax on the deck, or read a book in the quiet library.

General Facilities

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    Spa
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    Swimming Pool
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    Gym
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    Internet facilities
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    Wi-fi available
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    Bar

Dining

Because the lodge is intimate and small, meals can be served in a variety of scenic and private locations on the grounds.

Look forward to cordon bleu cuisine with an African twist and vintage wines from the director's cellar. For a romantic occasion, you can request a bush dinner, lit by candle light and set out in a private location.

Impala Chalet

The lodge consists of 12 spacious, stone walled chalets with thatched roofs and beautiful views over the surrounds. Each chalet boasts maximum privacy and overlooks the beautiful Lake Kariega. Chalets are comfortable and elegantly appointed, with private wooden decks, plunge pool and an outdoor shower.

Impala Chalet AMENITIES

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    Air-conditioning
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    Outdoor shower
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    En-suite shower only
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    Fireplace

Activities

  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Star-gazing
  • Fishing
  • Night drives
  • Private game-drive vehicles on offer
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 20 Dec 2014 $535 Fully Inclusive
  • 21 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015 $665 Fully Inclusive
  • 11 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015 $535 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 May 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 $450 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Oct 2015 - 20 Dec 2015 $580 Fully Inclusive
  • 21 Dec 2015 - 10 Jan 2016 $710 Fully Inclusive
  • 11 Jan 2016 - 30 Apr 2016 $580 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Gemsbok Chalet,Kudu Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Pumba is a great lodge, The rooms are huge and have nice big terraces too. The game drives they were brilliant (even with the rain). We saw their white lions and the 3 baby cubs , rhinos "fighting", elephants. We also found the tawny lions.

    Gigi Koenig, May 2014
  • We stayed at this Private Game Reserve and what an experience that was!! The accommodation was unbelievable. We had our own Plunge pool on our balcony overlooking a breathtaking view of the reserve. We could see elephants roaming, Giraffes poking their heads out from the thicket. It was almost surreal. There were also monkeys that were very friendly, that seemed to populate the Lodge as much as the guests. The game drives were some experience too. We saw White lions, Cheetahs, Elephants, Rhino and a seldom seen Leopard to name a few. We agreed our favourite animal was the Warthog though - It was actually quite hilarious watching them in action he he. We have also found a friend for life, in Harry our tour guide! We have kept in touch since we returned to the UK. He explained things in a manner which just kept you gripped throughout. This was all-expenses paid, so the food and drink was part of the deal!! Even when we went out on the game drives we would get coffees / teas in the morning and a Sundowner (beer/wine/spirit) on the game reserve as the sun was setting(bliss)

    Jennifer Keenlyside, February 2014
  • Pumba Water Lodge Safaris included majestic views, exciting "Big 5 Sightings" and the guidance of informed, competent and attentive Rangers.

    Nolene Dobson, October 2013
  • The Safari at Pumba was really really good. The staff, the location, the food, the service, the rangers, the accommodation were excellent, in fact is the thing that I appreciate mostly during the vacation. I would definetely reccomend to other people to stay there and mostly to go and visit South Africa.

    Stefania McCallion, September 2013
  • Pumba - another winner! What luxury! Again lots of nice little touches like the underfloor heating in the well presented bathroom. It was lovely to have our very own plunge pool but we didn't get chance to use it due to it being freezing. Never mind. The staff again were friendly and lovely. Game drives - wowzer! We had superb rangers at both Tuningi and Pumba and feel priviledged to have witnessed some of the animal behaviour we saw as a result of their expertise. Rangers were Christo (Tuningi) and Jean (Pumba).

    Jill Poyser, August 2013
  • Our experience at Pumba was phenomenal. The staff, the food, our ranger were all top notch. We didn't only see the white lioness and cub hunting, but they walked right next to the vehicle... twice!

    Cheryl Lott, May 2012
  • We had the most incredible time! Pumba Water Lodge was such a magical place and we had an amazing experience, the staff was wonderful, the food and accommodations were fantastic, and the game drives were awesome. We got to watch the white lioness and her cub feeding on a warthog.

    Nisa Petrilli, March 2012
  • Our stay at Pumba Water Lodge was quite an adventure. Again we were delighted with the luxurious accomodations and delicious meals. Our Safaris with Ranger Dean afforded us great views of lions, elephants, gifarres, zebras and many other animals. Ranger Dean was extremely knowledgeable and we learned a great deal about not only the animals themselves but also about the biomes, plant life and birds and insects. Thankfully not one encounter with a snake!!

    Deborah Duncan, March 2012
  • Pumba - Loved it!!! I initially thought that Kaila (our teen daughter) would be bored, but she hated leaving. She still speaks of Pumba and how much she misses it. The game drives were led by Justin. He was wonderful. He demonstrated such passion and knowledge. Even though he sees these animals everyday, he still spoke with excitement about all the animals. He made the drives spectacular. All the staff at Pumba were wonderful. Especially in engaging with Kaila. Many places will engage adults but not the teens/children. The staff at Pumba were intent on engaging us all.

    Ivonn Ellis-Wiggan, March 2012
  • Everything, and I mean everything was amazing. The staff, in particular Alison, was so helpful and could not have made our stay any better. Steve and I loved this special place. We had a massage at the Spa in Bush Lodge and had lunch there, it was wonderful. We saw every animal except the Cheetahs but on our final game drive the white lion cubs came out to play no more than 10 metres from our jeep, a fantastic sight. On a very, very, very sad note we had to leave.

    Debbie Barnes, March 2012

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Mary Keet

Mary Keet

Africa Safari Expert

"This unique lake side Lodge in Pumba Private Game Reserve, is perfect if you are looking for a romantic Big 5 Experience with a few added touches including boat trips, bass fishing or perhaps just sundowners on a floating jetty"

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Our experience at Pumba was phenomenal. The staff, the food, our ranger were all top notch. We didn't only see the white lioness and cub hunting, but they walked right next to the vehicle... twice!

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