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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 300 different recorded 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.


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


  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Star gazing
  • Fishing
  • Night drives
  • Historical tours


Msenge Chalet

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

Each has a private deck with views of the waterhole and nearby floodplains, and is fitted with either a king-sized bed or 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.


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.


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 barbeque under the starlit sky.

General facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Computer facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Wi-fi available
  • Bar
  • Gym


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Dates Board Price
2022-05-01 — 2022-09-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $375
2022-10-01 — 2022-12-20 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $495
2022-12-21 — 2023-01-10 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $585
2023-01-11 — 2023-04-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $495
2023-05-01 — 2023-09-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $395
2023-10-01 — 2023-12-20 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $530
2023-12-21 — 2024-01-10 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $620
2024-01-11 — 2024-04-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $530
2024-05-01 — 2024-09-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $415

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

Pumba Msenge Bush Lodge

Stephen Youngman

"Pumba was great. Again rooms were fantastic. Service was all good, food was all very tasty and we saw most of the main game on show."

Kari Lund

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

Keri McMenamin

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 gu ide, 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!
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Lori Brawerman

"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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