Pumba Msenge Bush Lodge

Web Ref #: 607
Price: From R 4570 pppn, fully inclusive
Location: Grahamstown
Discover the serenity of the African bush at the magical 5 Star Pumba Private Game Reserve’s Msenge Bush Lodge.

Feel one with nature in your own private glass enclosed chalet, as you watch the South African sun bid you goodnight over the distant hills.

Complete relaxation is yours as you gaze out from your wooden deck, cool down in your private plunge pool or take a refreshing evening shower surrounded by the African Bushveld.

Unrivalled cuisine or a traditional African braai in a bush boma under the starlit sky will provide a sumptuous close to each day.

Experience true Africa in all its magnificence.

Luxury Accommodation:

Msenge Bush Lodge offers 11 luxurious, glass enclosed thatched chalets, each in its own private bush setting, offering:

Private Game viewing deck with plunge pool and outdoor shower
En-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath, separate W/C, twin vanities and heated towel rails
Private dressing room, with bathrobes, slippers and hairdryer
Bedrooms offer twin or king-size beds, with percale cotton linen, seating area and roman blinds for additional privacy

In-room Amenities include:
Complimentary Mini-bar and hospitality trays
Air-conditioning and heating
Ceiling fan
Mosquito net
Electronic safe
Direct-dial telephone
Each cottage overlooking the small watering hole and flood plain, against a backdrop of mountains

Amenities and Services:
Helipad and Airstrip
Bird hide
Curio and gift shop
Private vehicles
Health Spa
Airport transfers available
Thatched restaurant where meals can be served in a variety of locations in the central dining room or on the main deck.
Private candlelit dinners can be arranged on request
Guest lounge with satellite TV
Pool and sun deck
Game viewing deck
Guest library
Free wireless internet
Internet office with 2 computers
A function room, seating 60 delegates

Big 5 Game Reserve:
Nestled in the heart of the malaria-free Eastern Cape, Pumba Private Game Reserve offers the ultimate in African Safari with luscious bush, grasslands, and of course, the formidable Big Five.

Experience the wonders of an African Safari – come face to face with animals such as Giraffe, Leopards, Elephants, Lions, Rhinos and Buffalos.

The White Lions are one of your must see’s – they are one of nature’s most beautiful and most majestic animals.

The Reserve is also home to Hyena, Hippo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Warthog and numerous species of Antelope, like Eland, Kudu and Bushbuck. All views from an open vehicle with experienced game rangers.

For the bird lovers the nearly 317 species occurring in this geographical region will never fail to delight you.

Soul Spa:
Discover true serenity in our calming Soul Spa.
Our Soul Spa is committed to the rejuvenation and soothing of body, mind and spirit.

Health Spa Therapy
Inspirations for the scents and remedies used are taken from fynbos, the desert and the ocean. Our expert therapists are qualified to pamper you with a host of therapies, including various massages, full body wraps, hot stone therapy, manicures, pedicures, facials and hydrotherapy. None of these are done in isolation, however, with our therapists cognizant of a holistic approach in all spheres. For this reason too, each package is tailored to suit your specific needs and symptoms. And if you prefer complete intimacy and privacy, we will come to you. Enjoy all of these soothing treatments within the comfort of your own suite.
A steam room, gym and plunge pool are also available to you, providing the perfect end to a busy day spent exploring the Eastern Cape Bushveld.

Kids on Safari:
Guest safety is an important factor we take into account. On game drives we are in animal territory, therefore strict rules must apply. The vehicles are open along the sides and the drive can at times be quite bumpy. We have as a result put in place rules regarding children under the age of 6. 

•For their own safety, children under the age of 8 years are not permitted to go on normal big 5 game drives.
•Special game drives can be arranged for families with children younger than 8 years. There is a surcharge of R750.00 for a private game drive vehicle, subject to availability.
•However, should other families be staying at the reserve we will do our best to group them on a vehicle at no additional cost. (Min of 6 people)

We do however want our little rangers to have a "wild" time! We have introduced Kids on Safari!
Inclusive – all done by ranger allocated to that family:

•Kids one hour game drive after breakfast, with species book.
•Identification of plants and insects around Msenge within the perimeter of the fence. Make a plaster cast of findings, each child will be given an insect box to collect findings.
•How to make a fire in the boma including roasting some marshmallows and storytelling.
•Soccer or rugby on the grass at Pumba
•Fishing at Pumba
•Wildlife & Disney DVD’s in library
•Kids board games available
•Wildlife chocolate moulding
Optional extra for the whole family or just kids with ranger
Walks at Yellowwoods with a picnic
On arrival
•Kids activity book with crayons etc in bag
•There are also children’s menus available.

Rates include:
Private 5 Star Accommodation in a Bush Chalet
All meals
Two Big Five Safari game drives daily
Local beverages, wine and spirits
Return transfers from the Main Gate to the Lodge

Children Policy:
•Children under 8 years by prior arrangement.
•For their own safety, children under the age of 8 years are not permitted to go on normal big 5 game drives.
•Babysitting facilities are available by prior arrangement at a cost of R75 per hour.
•Special game drives can be arranged for families with children younger than 8 years. There is a surcharge of R750.00 for a private game drive vehicle.
•When sharing with two full paying adults, children under the age of 3 years are accommodated complimentary in either a cot or a stretcher bed.
•When sharing with two full paying adults, children over the age of 3 years are charged the applicable child / 3rd person sharing rate.

GPS co-ordinates for the Pumba Private Game Reserve Main Gate: 
S 33°22’43.03” and E 26°21’12.45”
Listing TypeSafari Lodges
# of Single Bedrooms 1
# of Double Bedrooms11
Bathrooms 13
En Suite11
Wheelchair FriendlyYes
Sea ViewNo
Mountain ViewNo
City ViewNo
Off Street Parking20 cars
Garage Parking0 cars
Swimming PoolYes
Entertainment AreaYes