Five Star Eastern Cape Bush and Beach Escape

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Eastern Cape Bush and Beach Escape

Discover a well-organised five-star bush and beach escape to the Eastern Cape in this perfect 7-night package at picturesque Pumba Water Lodge on the banks of Lake Kariega and then the spectacular Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve, an all-in-one beach bush boutique hotel on the shores of Port Elizabeth’s best pristine beaches. Travel with Voyage2Africa to South Africa’s best-selling Eastern Cape coast and find exquisite luxury cabins on a lake and on a beach, with plenty of game drives, ocean sports and beach walks waiting for you.

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eastern cape south africa

Eastern Cape

South Africa


Pumba Water Lodge
Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve
  • Accommodation in a Gemsbok Chalet for 2 nights
  • 15% vat
  • All meals
  • Selected local beverages 
  • 2 game drives daily
  • Accommodation in a Lodge Suite for 5 nights
  • All meals 
  • Selected beverages, 
  • 2 game drives daily



STARTS FROM Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

ENDS AT Port Alfred, Eastern Cape


  • Big 5 game viewing in beautiful landscapes
  • Gym, Games room, Pool for great entertainment and exercise between game drives and beach walks
  • Soulful beach walks, ocean activities and time to relax in splendour
  • Delicious cuisine in five star lodges created by chefs who care about your appetite.


  • See the Big 5
  • Game drives
  • Nature walks
  • Boat cruises
  • Canoeing, fishing, birding 
  • Golf games

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1


Self-drive to Pumba Water Lodge on a fantastic road trip or fly into Port Elizabeth airport and find your 1-hour road transfer to the lodge. Treat yourself to Gemsbok Chalet in this private game reserve, a spacious safari suite with a gorgeous bedroom, lounge and outside day bed perfect for admiring Kariega Lake views. Pumba is home to a successful pride of rare white lions, now producing cubs. White lions battle to hunt as they are too noticeable for their prey – so they have been mixed with the tawny split-gene animals. There are fewer than 500 White lions in the world! 

On Safari at Pumba Water Lodge

Day 2

Eat an early breakfast in bed and set off on your Big 5 game drive through the 6 000 ha of prime game viewing country. Guided bush walks are a hit here and bird lovers will be treated to bush and water birds, drives into the Afromontane forests, bass fishing on Lake Kariega, archery lessons, and a tour of the local staff village.  Pop into Nature’s Health Spa for a special treatment at Bush Lodge or work out in the gym and cleanse in the steam room. Pumba is a true haven of biodiversity, conservation and socio-economic development.

Day 3


An early breakfast, pack and leave this Water Lodge experience behind.  Enjoy the 90 minutes transfer to the Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve for the next 5 nights.  This is the beach part of your bush beach safari combo but luck has it that this destination is both beach and bush! Spacious and airy, 7 double suites offer luxury safari accommodation, private decks and captivating views of the sand and sea, framed by indigenous shrubs and trees.  that create an easy island-living feel. 

Days 4 – 5

Explore this stunning reserve, home to more than 220 species of bird and 30 animal species, including rhino, giraffe and more, often from your suite deck.  On-site attractions include safari drives, spa treatments, fine dining, a games room, a swimming pool and beach activities. From golf to fishing, birdwatching and more, there are also many other activities to be enjoyed in and around the charming town of Port Alfred and its Kowie River. Hire canoes on the Kariega River in Kenton on Sea. 

Days 6 – 7

This is your day to step out of the reserve and into the region of Port Alfred and Kenton-on-Sea. Play a round of golf at famous golf courses, visit Grahamstown’s famous Rhodes University and museums, and chill on a Sunshine Coast beach.  Eat out in Kenton, dive on a colourful reef and look out for whales in the bay. What a beautiful province is the Eastern Cape! Head back to Oceana for a delicious seafood meal and a pampering massage.

Depart Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve for Port Elizabeth

Day 8

The last breakfast and it is time to leave the lodge.  Drive back to Port Elizabeth airport if you are flying onward or self-drive to your next adventure destination in sunny South Africa. We hope that you enjoyed your 7-night bush beach adventure with Voyage2Africa!

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