Things to do near
Pumba Private Game Reserve
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Game Reserve in Addo Elephant National Park (62.7 km from Pumba Private Game Reserve)
About an hour's drive from Port Elizabeth, Addo is a small farming town that's best known for its proximity to the Greater Addo Elephant National Park, which is South Africa's first 'Big Seven' reserve. As well as the usual Big Five - rhino, lion, elephant, leopard and buffalo, the park, which extends to the sea and some offshore islands, also...
Grahamstown (10.2 km from Pumba Private Game Reserve)
Named after the famous 19th century artist, naturalist and explorer, Thomas Baines Nature Reserve is a great spot for a day trip if you’re visiting the Grahamstown area. It’s an easy 12-kilometre drive from Grahamstown in the direction of Port Elizabeth.
Thomas Baines explored the region extensively and contributed a valuable record of the...
Salem (14.9 km from Pumba Private Game Reserve)
Nature lovers and not so fit walkers will enjoy the 1 km Assegaai Tree Trail. Interesting trees and shrubs are labelled and a booklet provides interesting snippets about the traditions and uses associated with these trees. Resident 'tree fundi', Jeannette (Gumtree) Steyn is conduct guided tours for those keen for more insights.
Galleries and Museums
Grahamstown (16.6 km from Pumba Private Game Reserve)
Visit a rare Victorian amusement once considered 'The Magic Mirror of Life'.
This unusual multi-storeyed 19th century Victorian shop and home is now a museum housing interesting displays, a Meridian room, an observatory and the only camera obscura in the southern hemisphere.
Known for its identification of the Eureka in 1867, this house had a...
Kenton-on-Sea (31.4 km from Pumba Private Game Reserve)
Enjoy an ultimate safari experience on the Sunshine Coast in the malaria-free Kariega Game Reserve.
Situated near the ever-popular Garden Route, this family-owned and operated private reserve spans 9 000 hectares of pristine Eastern Cape wilderness encompassing the stunning Kariega and Bushman's Rivers.
Awesome Big-5 viewing along with an...
Alicedale (32.3 km from Pumba Private Game Reserve)
Bushman Sands Golf Course is conveniently situated near Shamwari Game Reserve and Addo Elephant National Park just 80 kilometres from Port Elizabeth. Designed by South African golfing legend, Gary Player, the 18-hole championship course lies on the banks of the Bushman's and New Year's Rivers.
Characterised by undulating fairways and pot...
Alexandria (32.6 km from Pumba Private Game Reserve)
This totally awesome trail begins in the stunning Alexandria forest at the park offices. The two Langebos Huts are the base huts for the trail and it is recommended that hikers stay at these huts the night before leaving for the first day. The huts are newly constructed huts, sleeping 6 people each. They are equipped with hot water showers,...
Alicedale (34.4 km from Pumba Private Game Reserve)
Malaria free and home to an impressive diversity of animals, Bushman Sands Game Reserve boasts wonderful Big 5 wildlife viewing opportunities.
Situated on 40 square kilometres of former farmland, the reserve has reintroduced animals that once roamed here over 200 years ago. Lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, elephant, rhino, black wildebeest, red...
Amakhala Game Reserve (35 km from Pumba Private Game Reserve)
Amakhala Game Reserve offers a wildlife experience that will inspire and revitalize your soul. Be captivated by the call of fish eagles echoing through the kloofs and the roaring of lion at night.
Named for the stunning display of aloes proliferating in the malaria-free Zuurveld, Amakhala is home to the Big 5 and numerous animals. Visitors have...
Paterson (35.9 km from Pumba Private Game Reserve)
One of the largest private game reserves in the Eastern Cape, the award winning Shamwari Game Reserve is a superlative safari destination for discerning guests.
Boasting numerous high profile animals including the Big 5 and five of South Africa's seven biomes, the reserve is one of the most successful private conservation initiatives coupled with...
Alexandria (36.2 km from Pumba Private Game Reserve)
Woody Cape Nature Reserve is now incorporated into the Greater Addo Elephant National Park.Listen for the haunting calls of the rare tree dassie by night and awake to a chorus of birds in flitting through the forest canopy. The Langebos huts are available to hikers on the two-day Alexandria Hiking Trail, as well as those simply wanting an...
Boknes (44.5 km from Pumba Private Game Reserve)
The main attraction of Boknes Beach is the excellent kitesurfing and fishing conditions and blissfully warm water for swimming. One of the Eastern Cape’s beautiful beaches, the area is named for the river, derived from the Khoekhoen word for “father’s river”. There’s a lovely walk along the undeveloped beach to the next coastal village, Bushman’s...
Cannon Rocks (44.7 km from Pumba Private Game Reserve)
The unspoilt beach at Cannon Rocks offers superb fishing, surfing windsurfing and kiting conditions. Tucked between the little village of Boknes, farmlands and the Greater Addo Elephant National Park, it provides a peaceful escape for families and nature lovers.
Mountain Biking Trails
Kenton-on-Sea (45.4 km from Pumba Private Game Reserve)
Sebumo Tude Mountain Bike Trails offer 6.5 km and 9 km tracks appealing to beginner and advanced riders. Routes have been carefully developed in a beautiful section of indigenous bush. Bookings are essential. Rentals are available from The Cycle Asylum and can be delivered directly to you at the start.
Kenton-on-Sea (45.8 km from Pumba Private Game Reserve)
This day walk consists of a network of trails and is pretty easy to do. The trail is located in the 30 ha reserve above the beach between the Bushman’s and Kariega Rivers, just south of Kenton-on-Sea. There are three designated parking lots and a boat-launching site.