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WHERE: Eastern Cape, 046-603-2000; pumbagamereserve.co.za
WHY WE LOVE IT: Being a Big Five reserve, Pumba offers some serious game watching, but with the bonus of being in a malaria-free zone and a short drive from Port Elizabeth. Blissful indulgence is the order of the day at both accommodation options: Msenge Bush Lodge has 11 thatched, glass-enclosed chalets with outside showers, private game-viewing decks and plunge pools, while Pumba Water Lodge’s 12 stone-walled chalets offer a spectacular view of tranquil Lake Cariega, along with all the luxuries expected from five-star lodgings.
X-FACTOR: The rare opportunity to spot the endangered and majestic White Lion… these animals are truly breathtaking to see!
This article originally featured in the September 2014 issue of House and Leisure.