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About Pumula Private Bush Chalet

Pumula Private Bush Chalet is only a two-hour drive from Johannesburg, in the renowned Mabalingwe Nature Reserve.

This four-sleeper unit consists of two private bedrooms, each with a comfortable queen-size bed. The maximum number of guests the chalet can sleep is four adults and two children under 12 years old who can be accommodated in the living area on stretcher beds.

The large bathroom has a beautiful bath and a shower. The open-plan living area consists of an elegantly ethnic lounge-and dining area as well as a fully equipped kitchen with dish washer. The covered patio has a lovely elevated view over the game-viewing area along with braai facilities.

The chalet also has its own private Jacuzzi in which to relax in as you stare out over the African bush. One covered parking is provided with additional side parking. The unit is fully air-conditioned in all the rooms. There is DStv provided and a DVD player available with rentable movies. The unit is fully serviced very thoroughly every morning.

Mabalingwe Nature Reserve boasts the Big 5 and guests are able to view game either using their own vehicle or are also able to book private game drives at the main reception using the reserve's vehicles with a qualified ranger. There are many attractions such as horse riding, lion feeding, team-building activities, tennis courts, swimming pools, a restaurant and a convenience shop. Please note that some of these activities are charged for separately by the main reserve and need to be booked and payed for at the main reception of Mabalingwe.

Pumula Bush is a privately owned chalet and is situated in the heart of this nature reserve which finds itself at the foot of the Waterberg Range. It is well positioned to all the amenities in the reserve; however, is very secluded from any main areas so that guests can truly find comfort and relaxation in the midst of the African Bush.

Safari: The reserve homes the BIG-5. Lions are enclosed with lion-feeding tours offered at an additional cost. Guests can use their own vehicles to sightsee all other game or book private game drives with the reserve.

Spa: A beauty spa is in close proximity

Golf: Golf courses are in close proximity

Wedding Venues: Mabalingwe Nature Reserve does offer wedding venues but details and costs need to be obtained from the reserve's main reception and will be separate from Pumula Bush Chalet.

Family friendly: A camp cot can be provided at no extra charge for babies under 2 years of age. Two children (up to 12 years old) can sleep on stretcher beds in the living area in addition to 4 adults.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 1:30 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Satellite TV*
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Hungarian
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

We take a minimum of a two night stay over weekends (IE: either a Friday PLUS a Saturday night OR a Saturday PLUS a Sunday night). We cannot accept one night over weekends, but I can accept one night for a midweek booking which is from Sunday to Thursday only.

We can accommodate an extra two children under the age of 12 (who will be...
We take a minimum of a two night stay over weekends (IE: either a Friday PLUS a Saturday night OR a Saturday PLUS a Sunday night). We cannot accept one night over weekends, but I can accept one night for a midweek booking which is from Sunday to Thursday only.

We can accommodate an extra two children under the age of 12 (who will be accommodated in the living area on stretcher beds) making the maximum capacity of six guests.
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Reviews for Pumula Private Bush Chalet

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Jakes Pretorius
18 March 2018

Jacuzzi. Mabalingwe reserve

Deidre Lotter
09 October 2017

Pumula Bush Chalet is beautifully furnished and maintained, and the view from the stoep goes on forever. Highly recommended for a quiet and peaceful weekend, surrounded by birdsong and visits from the resident warthogs. The owner is very quick to respond to enquiries and the booking/payment process was highly efficient.

Lenora Godley
30 July 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable however a fireplace in the house would have been great-And it was too cold to sit outside.The aircon on the main lounge was not working.

Leon Roets, South Africa
09 January 2017

Comfortable, relaxed, private accommodation and well equipped.

Elizabeth Bennett, South Africa
25 October 2014

Pumula Private Bush Chalet has been the best three nights spent anywhere ever. This will probably be the last break we have in the African bush before we leave to go and live in UK and we couldn't have chosen a better spot to be in. It will be difficult to leave this fair land of ours. We highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a get away in the bush to relax and enjoy the beauty of Africa. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay. Stuart, Lis, Mick and Sam.

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Pumula Private Bush Chalet is 28.1km from the centre of Bela Bela (Warmbaths) , the nearest airport 110km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
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