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Pumba Ranger Diary and Wildlife Photographs - 16 August 2012

Climate and the change it brings

It has been the wettest year in over thirty years in the Eastern Cape. The increased rainfall has caused flooding in some of the areas surrounding Pumba Private Game reserve as well as some changes in the environment like snow capped mountains visible from the reserve.


Many of the fynbos species on the reserve have begun to flower; the insects are out and about because of it and have caused increased activity amongst the many bird species on the reserve.


We are beginning to see the arrival of some migratory bird species and the flourishing of the animals after a long, cold, wet winter. The tone is set for a good productive summer on the reserve and it has been long awaited by all. 


Ranger Justin Saunders

(Images: Pieter Dunn. All rights reserved)


Pumba is renowned for its beautiful white lions, as well as Africa’s Big 5. On your open Landrover safari you can also anticipate seeing hippo, hyena, cheetah, giraffe, antelope species and an abundant 270 bird species. Guided walking safaris are also offered for a more up close and personal encounter with some of the wildlife.


Pumba offers 5 star luxury safari accommodation, delicious African fusion cuisine and the chance to be pampered at their ‘soul spa’. Other activities you may enjoy while at Pumba include birdwatching, bass fishing, stargazing, archery, nearby horse riding and golf.

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