Situated in the heart of Pumba Private Game Reserve, and surrounded by beautiful bush, this lodge is the ideal base for an authentic African safari experience. Ideal for romantics, Pumba Msenge Bush Lodge overlooks a waterhole and offers luxurious, private accommodations.

This malaria-free game reserve in South Africa's Eastern Cape boasts abundant wildlife, including the Big 5 and the rare white lion, as well as over 250 different bird species. Enjoy thrilling game drives, birding safaris, archery and bush walks, as well as night drives to see the more nocturnal animals. Return to your glass-enclosed chalet or head over to the spa to enjoy a relaxing massage or beauty treatment while enjoying the most incredible views of the bush.

Recent accolades & press

  •  CNN - One of the 10 Best Safaris 2015


  • Situated in the private Pumba Game Reserve
  • Private, glass-enclosed chalets
  • Great views of a waterhole & floodplains
  • Thrilling Big 5 game drives & bush walks
  • Indulgent & relaxing spa treatments
  • Luxurious suites with private plunge pools
  • Stargazing & night game drives

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Pamper yourself with a variety of massages, body wraps and treatments at the Soul Spa, relax on the deck, or read a book in the quiet library.

Escape the heat of the afternoon with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool.

The Bush Bar is the ideal setting from which to watch the sunset with a cocktail or refreshing drink in hand.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Internet facilities
    Laundry Service
    Wi-fi available


Meals at Pumba Msenge are served in the open-air boma for an authentic safari experience. Look forward to cordon bleu cuisine with an African twist, and vintage wines from the director's cellar.

For special occasions, dine on a traditional African braai under the starlit sky .

Msenge Chalet

The 11 luxurious, thatched chalets are enclosed with glass to afford you with the most beautiful wilderness views. These chalets are positioned to give you maximum privacy.

Each chalet has a private deck with views of the waterhole and nearby floodplains, and is fitted with either a king-sized bed or two twins. The en suite bathroom boasts heated towel rails and twin vanities, as well as an outdoor shower. In addition, the chalets have a private plunge pool, seating area, and Roman blinds for additional privacy.

Msenge Chalet AMENITIES

    En-suite bath and shower
    Mini bar
    Mosquito net
    Outside area
    Private plunge pool
    Outdoor shower


  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Star-gazing
  • Fishing
  • Night drives
  • Historical tours

Traveller Reviews

  • We just loved Pumba – the whole package was an experience for life.

    Kari Lund, January 2014
  • Pumba Lodge was amazing. Great accommodation and the staff were truly first class. Pumba - amazing spot, we definitely preferred the Msenge Lodge as opposed to the water lodge - it had a great homey feel! The nannies were excellent with Quinn. Our guide, Justin could not have been more amazing - every animal we wanted to see just seemed to get effortlessly ticked off the list! We had two days of private game drives and on our third day were joined by a lovely couple- the lady was celebrating her 40th so we did a late night drive that night and we were all treated to bubbles, what a nice touch! I can't stress enough just how wonderful Justin was, he accommodated our sheathe with Quinn and even took us on a special "baby game drive" where he introduced Quinn to a huge tortoise!

    Keri McMenamin, April 2012
  • Pumba was amazing - the staff was so kind, professional, respectful, helpful and each of the game rides were better than the last.

    Lori Brawerman, September 2009

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Kiah Preyer

Kiah Preyer

Africa Safari Expert

"This stunning authentic safari lodge really blew me away with the value for money that it provides. Top tip: spoil yourself with a visit to the stunning bush spa during your stay."

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Pumba was amazing - the staff was so kind, professional, respectful, helpful and each of the game rides were better than the last.

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