Msenge Bush Lodge

Msenge Bush Lodge

Pumba Private Game Reserve

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Msenge Bush Lodge

Pumba Private Game Reserve


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Msenge Bush Lodge is situated on the 6,500 Pumba Private Game Reserve, only 105 km from Port Elizabeth. The reserve is malaria-free, and offers Big 5 game viewing, including free roaming white lion, wild dogs, hyena and cheetah.

Overlooking a small watering hole on a flood plain, the lodge offers stunning mountain views. There is also a Wellness Centre, which offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing treatment in luxurious and peaceful surroundings. The Centre includes a steam room, hydro therapy bath, private pool, and a mini gym.

Game drives take place on the reserve in open Land Rovers, in search of Africa's wildlife.

Inbetween drives, guests can relax on the main game viewing deck, or in the guest lounge in front of the fireplace, on the pool deck around the pool, or in the library. There is also an Internet office and a Bush Bar.

Exquisite cuisine can be enjoyed in the restaurant or on the open deck overlooking the watering hole, or around the fire in the outside boma.

The lodge offers 11 thatched, glass enclosed chalets, each in it's own private bush setting - giving the ultimate feeling and experience of an African bush safari.

Each chalet is air-conditioned, and has a spacious en-suite bathroom, with a separate bath and shower. Outside your chalet is your own private game viewing deck and plunge pool, plus an outdoor shower.

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Our standard rates for a Chalet
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
11 January 2020 to 30 April 2020 GBP 365 USD 478 ZAR 6,928 EUR 430 per person sharing1 Night Stay1 night
11 January 2020 to 30 April 2020 GBP 346 USD 454 ZAR 6,582 EUR 409 per person sharing2 Night Stay2 nights
11 January 2020 to 30 April 2020 GBP 321 USD 420 ZAR 6,097 EUR 379 per person sharing3+ Night Stay3+ nights
1 May 2020 to 31 July 2020 GBP 268 USD 352 ZAR 5,100 EUR 317 per person sharing1 Night Stay1 night
1 May 2020 to 31 July 2020 GBP 242 USD 317 ZAR 4,591 EUR 285 per person sharing2 Night Stay2 nights
1 May 2020 to 31 July 2020 GBP 215 USD 281 ZAR 4,080 EUR 253 per person sharing3+ Night Stay3+ nights
1 August 2020 to 30 September 2020 GBP 268 USD 352 ZAR 5,100 EUR 317 per person sharing1 Night Stay1 night
1 August 2020 to 30 September 2020 GBP 255 USD 334 ZAR 4,846 EUR 301 per person sharing2 Night Stay2 nights
1 August 2020 to 30 September 2020 GBP 236 USD 309 ZAR 4,488 EUR 279 per person sharing3+ Night Stay3+ nights
1 October 2020 to 20 December 2020 GBP 386 USD 506 ZAR 7,337 EUR 456 per person sharing1 Night Stay1 night
1 October 2020 to 20 December 2020 GBP 367 USD 481 ZAR 6,971 EUR 433 per person sharing2 Night Stay2 nights
1 October 2020 to 20 December 2020 GBP 340 USD 445 ZAR 6,457 EUR 401 per person sharing3+ Night Stay3+ nights
21 December 2020 to 10 January 2021 GBP 492 USD 645 ZAR 9,352 EUR 581 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
11 January 2021 to 30 April 2021 GBP 386 USD 506 ZAR 7,337 EUR 456 per person sharing1 Night Stay1 night
11 January 2021 to 30 April 2021 GBP 367 USD 481 ZAR 6,971 EUR 433 per person sharing2 Night Stay2 nights
11 January 2021 to 30 April 2021 GBP 340 USD 445 ZAR 6,457 EUR 401 per person sharing3+ Night Stay3+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Pumba Foundation Levy (per room per night)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020 GBP 13 USD 17 ZAR 250 EUR 16 per nightStandard1+ nights

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Rates Include

All meals; local branded beers, ciders, soft drinks and house wines; the Pumba Foundation Levy; and morning/afternoon shared guided game drives are included.


Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under 8 are not allowed on game drives, but kiddies game drives for children under the age of 8 years may be arranged with the lodge subject to availability of land rovers and rangers. Children under 16 are not allowed on bush walks. Babysitting services are available.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Bush Walks are available at an additional charge and can only be confirmed by the lodge on the day of arrival.

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on bush walks in the reserve.

Regardless of age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a bush walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.



Guest Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 7 ratings




Start TestimonialThen on to the Pumba Lodge, this was a wonderful treat to end the holiday. The room was amazing!! 5* luxury and the most wonderful enthusiastic ranger.End Testimonial

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Directions For Drivers

From Port Elizabeth: Follow the N2 towards Grahamstown. After approximately 105 km, take the Alicedale turn-off on the left and follow the Pumba Private Game Reserve signs.

From Grahamstown: Follow the N2 towards Port Elizabeth. After approximately 20 km, take the Alicedale turn-off on the right and follow the Pumba Private Game Reserve signs.

Alternative Route if N2 is still damaged by recent Flooding: Take the N2 highway in the direction of Grahamstown. The N2 on-ramp at Nanaga (approximately 50km outside PE) will be blocked off by a Police check-point, as the next section of the road is liable to flood damage. It is here where you need to advise them that you will be turning off at Kitchaka in order for them to let you through. At the 7 Fountains turnoff, turn left to Assegai and Kitchaka Lodge. Pass the Kichaka Lodge Main Gate on the left. Take the first right after the Kitchaka Main Gate. Follow the road to the T-junction where you will turn right. You are now on the Alicedale Road. Follow the signage to Pumba Private Game Reserve Main Gate.

Please note that you drive through the reserve to get to the lodge - do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstanance.



General Information For Guests

All chalets have air conditioning, a ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and bath, separate W/C, twin vanities and heated towel rails. Other amenities include a hair dryer, direct dial telephone, mosquito net, electronic safe, private plunge pool, outdoor showers, a fire place and a private game viewing deck.

The lodge offers a restaurant, boma, bush bar and a game viewing deck to watch animals interacting on the plains below the lodge. There is also a bird hide, bush bar, guest lounge with a fireplace, reading room with a satellite television, internet office with 2 computers and free wireless internet.

There is a Soul Spa, fully equipped gym, pool deck and a curio shop.

Laundry and babysitting services are available.

Room service is also available.

Credit cards are accepted.

A contribution towards the Pumba Foundation Levy is included within your rate, which goes towards conservation initiatives and projects identified by the local communities.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Bush Walks are available at an additional charge and can only be confirmed by the lodge on the day of arrival.

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on bush walks in the reserve.

Regardless of age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a bush walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.


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