Situated in malaria-free karoo bushveld, Umfumene Private Game Lodge and is just a 60-minute drive from Nelson Mandela Bay or the Port Elizabeth airport and offers the ideal destination for those seeking privacy, exclusivity, tranquillity and adventure.

Guests enjoy exclusive access to the 4000-acre reserve where the owners have made a principled conservation investment in restoring the indigenous vegetation and natural wildlife.

The unspoilt bushveld and clear blue skies meet to provide a magnificent setting to explore the rich wildlife of this scenic paradise.


This rich and culturally diverse region is the birthplace of international peace guru, and former South African President, Nelson Mandela. Renowned for its magnificent beaches and favourable climate, the Eastern Cape offers visitors a feast of adventure, from yacht cruises, scuba diving expeditions, and watersports, to safaris and township tours.

Nelson Mandela Bay

Nelson Mandela Bay (formerly known as Port Elizabeth) incorporates Port Elizabeth, Despatch and Uitenhage is a tourist destination in its own right. The Bay hosts a growing national airport, some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, a Dolphinarium and Aquarium, a host of outdoor adventures, and The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex – a thriving hub of cuisine, nightlife, and entertainment for all ages.

Port Elizabeth

The coastal city hosts a growing national airport, some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, an oceanarium, a host of outdoor adventures,  various entertainment and shopping complexes – which are thriving hubs that offer different cuisines, nightlife, and entertainment for all ages.


This historical town was founded on in 1804 by landdrost (district magistrate) Jacob Glen Cuyler and named in honour of the Cape’s Commissioner-General Jacob Abraham Uitenhage de Mist by the Dutch Cape Colony governor, Jan Willem Janssens. The town boasts the AutoPavilion, place of cars and legends, which first opened its doors in 2004, for history lovers who can meander through the historical town by visiting the Drostdy, Cuyler Manor and Old Railway Station Museums that relate a fascinating chronicle of the communities that called Uitenhage home before and after colonialism.


Ufumene Game Lodge is located close to the historical town of Grahamstown. Grahamstown is also known as the city of saints and hosts the annual Grahamstown Arts Festival where art-lovers, musicians, dancers and stage performers are attracted from all walks of life. The Arts Festival entertains visitors with Opera, Jazz, Music Indaba, exhibitions, Student theatre, films and tours.