• 11 Luxury Thatched Chalets
  • Pumba Private Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Award winning & excellent rated

The Bush Lodge, also known as Msenge, is all about the relaxation that can only be experienced within the serenity of the African bush. This Eastern Cape safari lodge guarantees a unique experience as it displays breath-taking views over the watering hole, floodplains and mountain ranges. This means that, while basking in all of the luxury and warmth for which Pumba is so well known, guests enjoy spectacular views of some of Africa’s wildest and most beautiful animals as they drink, play and interact within their natural habitat.
Msenge Bush Lodge comprises 11 thatched chalets, each characterised by the extensive use of glass that gives visitors the sense of being a part of the Eastern Cape bushveld.


  • 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;
  • Stargazing and night game drives.


The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Game drives
  • All Meals
  • Teas and coffees
  • Selected local beverages
  • VAT at 14%



  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Tea and coffee
  • Meal on Request
  • Communal Area
  • Barbecue
  • Lounge
  • Viewing deck
  • Boma
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Conference Centre
  • Computer facilities
  • Gym
  • Curio Shop
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Internet Access
  • Kiddies Club
  • Secure Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Malaria Free


Thatched Chalet

Available: 11 chalets Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 2:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 11:00 AM

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.
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.

Pumba Bush Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge Area
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Verandah
  • Fireplace
  • Private pool
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Mosquito net
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry


Pumba Private Game Reserve offers numerous activities to suit all needs during a Big Five safari in South Africa, from exciting day/night drives and walks to wedding and conference packages in the wilderness. This malaria-free Eastern Cape game reserve in South Africa is indeed a destination for all tastes.
Game-sightings during a malaria-free safari at Pumba Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa, can include the Big Five plus Hippo, Cheetah, White Lion and so much more. This is a memorable experience for bird watchers, stargazers, environmentalists and any outdoor enthusiast. This safari consists of welcome drinks and snacks and 2 game drives with a sumptuous meal in between.
Holistic Pamper Menus include a variety of massages, body wraps, hot stone therapy, manicures, pedicures and personalized facials, as well as the latest in hydrotherapy. There is also a complimentary Steam Room and Plunge Pool. The gym is surrounded by 180 degrees of glass, providing a personal ‘window to nature’ with fully equipped facilities available.

  • Game Drives
  • Swimming
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Walks
  • Game Viewing
  • Fishing
  • Massages
  • Stargazing
  • Night drives
  • Gym
  • Archery


High Season

Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
01 JAN - 10 JAN 2018 Thatched Chalet Per person per night sharing From R8280
11 JAN - 30 APR 2018 Thatched Chalet Per person per night sharing From R6940
1 OCT - 20 DEC 2018 Thatched Chalet Per person per night sharing From R6940
21 DEC - 31 DEC 2018 Thatched Chalet Per person per night sharing From R8280

Low Season

Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
01 MAY - 30 SEP 2018 Thatched Chalet Per person per night sharing From R5485


The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Game drives
  • All Meals
  • Teas and coffees
  • Selected local beverages
  • VAT at 14%


Based on 1326 Reviews

Eastern Cape Game Reserves

“Pumba Bush Lodge experience”

From start to finish the experience at Pumba was amazing !!!
All the staff were excellent and nothing was to much trouble for them they arranged night drives and a walking safari for us and both were well worth the extra.
We stayed in the Bush lodge the rooms were spotless and by far one of the best places we have ever stayed in.
our guide Thomas managed to find us 4 out of the big 5 along with many other animals and gave us an experience we will never forget and we can’t thank him enough.
All in all, you receive a 5-star service and experience at puma and we are already looking to return.

~ Carl H ~ Liverpool, United Kingdom
Eastern Cape Game Reserves

“The highlight of our trip to South Africa”

We stayed for 3 nights in bush lodge K ( having been advised it was the best room in the house – the animals can often be viewed at close range from the room’s deck) The main Lodge and our room were luxuriously furnished, high ceiling thatched with four poster bed and glass walls, indoor and outdoor shower, bath with a view and a plunge pool overlooking the plain to the hills behind, all very private It was quite cool when we were there so the wood burner was lit for us and hot water bottles placed in our beds.
The game drives- all 6 were amazing and Dean our ranger was a font of all knowledge on the animals and birds we encountered, a total wildlife enthusiast
The food was of a very high standard and beautifully presented, all staff were charming and exceptionally helpful. Our stay was fabulous.

~ kmhe517 ~ Warminster, United Kingdom
Eastern Cape Game Reserves

“Fantastic place”

We stayed at Pumba Bush Lodge for 3 nights in mid-March. Everything about our stay was exceptional, the accommodation, the food, the staff and the game drives. The only thing we didn’t see was a leopard but we got remarkably close to lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos and giraffes. Lots of wildlife too, including elephants, at the waterhole in front of the lodges. Justin, our ranger, was entertaining and informative. I managed to lose my phone on a game drive and the staff could not have been more helpful in finding it in the bush (quite amazing in itself!) and then sending it on by courier. a fantastic place and highly recommended.

~ Robert M ~ North Yorkshire
Eastern Cape Game Reserves

“Fabulous stay at Pumba”

We stayed in the Bush Lodges – Room I. Fantastic room overlooking one of the watering holes – which attracted elephants, giraffes, monkeys! Loved our time here and didn’t want to leave. Fascinating and awesome drives with the amazingly knowledgeable & friendly Neale. We stayed 2 nights and in hindsight, we should have booked at least 3. The food was great. There are activities to do in between drives or if you want to just chill on your deck in the plunge pool, you can watch the animals – including the cheeky monkeys who love to steal the sugar from the restaurant! Thanks for a fabulous stay and some unforgettable drives!

~ VicD72 ~ Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom

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