Pumba Private Game Reserve’s very own Water Lodge provides the perfect balance between an idyllic African safari and true 5-star luxury. Guests of the Water Lodge will be privy to unrivalled views over Lake Kariega, complemented by inviting hospitality and a warm atmosphere. All nestled within the malaria-free province of the Eastern Cape, guests can look forward to spotting the Big 5 (leopards, lions, elephants, buffaloes and rhinoceroses) as well as the free-roaming pride of magnificent White Lions, wild dogs, hyenas and cheetahs.
In addition to the ultimate safari experience, this lodge also offers romance, intimacy and convenience, making it the ideal retreat for honeymooners, families or corporate guests. Conference and wedding venues complete the world-class experience within the Eastern Cape beauty.
Water Lodge, set amongst dense bush veld overlooking Lake Kariega, offers 12 stone walled, thatched chalets leading off into meandering timber footpaths. All Chalets open onto private game viewing decks boasting plunge pools and outdoor showers. The indulgent bathrooms offer free-standing tubs and double basins, and each room is fitted with an earthenware fireplace.
All 8 standard Impala Chalets are spacious at 144sqm with large comfortable king size beds that convert to twin and invite guests to relax and enjoy the fantastic views overlooking Lake Cariega. The rooms are luxurious yet understated with every attention to detail and quality the key to the decor.
Each room has stunning framed pictures of wildlife giving each chalet a touch of individuality. The en-suite dreamy bathrooms boast free standing deep baths, separate showers and heated towel rails. Each room has a game viewing deck, plunge pool and outdoor shower where guests can relax in ultimate privacy. All rooms are equipped with a mini bar fridge as well as tea and coffee facilities. Earthenware fireplaces add warmth to the rooms on chilly nights.
These superior chalets are spacious and individually decorated and include a lounge area recessed from the bedroom with generous built-in daybed ideal for curling up with a good book whilst listening to the calls of Africa.
This stylish 2-bedroom chalet has a lounge area separating the 2-bedrooms. Generous proportions with every attention to detail, crisp white embroidered linen and a comfortable king-sized bed make the main room a heavenly retreat. The second bedroom has its own private bathroom and shower area. A wraparound deck with private plunge pool and steam room below complete this picture of ultimate luxury.
Pumba offers an unrivalled safari experience coupled with luxury accommodation in the heart of the bushveld. Game drives at Pumba are truly something special, and guests can look forward to seeing the sought-after white lion as well as over sixty species of wildlife, including the Big 5 from the comfort of a safari vehicle. Pumba also offers night drives, birding safaris and bush walks through the beauty of its five biomes.
Zulu Maidens share demonstrations from their rite of passage rituals such as marriage, ‘umhlanga’ (the Reed Dance for unmarried women) and ‘uMhlonyana’ (hibernation at puberty). The dance is called ‘incekeza’ which the ladies perform adorned in lots of beads.