I absolutely love visiting private game reserves, who wouldn't? Luxury accommodation, excellent food, personal service, sipping drinks around a camp fire under the stars and, my ultimate favorite about game reserves, going on game drives in the late afternoon and early morning. I've discovered photos I haven't posted before and here are three from the magnificent Pumba Game Reserve between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown showing some of their accommodation. I got to visit Pumba while showing some media around in the middle of 2012.
Pumba has two excellent lodges. I got to stay at Msenge Bush Lodge with a site inspection at Pumba Water Lodge on my visit. My room was stunning with glass doors that open all around. Makes the room feel even bigger than it really was, and it was big. The bathroom also has big windows so you can enjoy the view while soaking in the bath.
Each of the suites at Msenge has its own private deck and plunge pool which means its possible to sit out there and watch nature (and some game) go by in peace. I did try out the plunge pool very quickly, but the water was a bit chilly at that stage what with it being the end of winter at the time.
Pumba Water Lodge... Now there is a stunning place and here's to hoping that somebody in their marketing department invites me to spend a night there one day. The lodge overlooks a big dam with the bush and mountains beyond making it a very beautiful setting.
Waiter - "Would you like a drink, sir?"
Me - "Oh yes please, don't mind if I do. I'll be spending the rest of the day, until its time for the game drive, right on that middle chair."