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Pumba Water Lodge and Safari - LIZ-CPT (Single Occupancy)

Puerto Elizabeth, Sudáfrica

Pumba Water Lodge and Safari - LIZ-CPT (Single Occupancy)

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Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime during multiple game drives into the wild African bush during a two-night stay at idyllic Pumba Water Lodge. After an adventurous day out, enjoy unrivaled views of Lake Cariega and the five-star luxury of your own stone-walled, thatched chalet. Set off on a sunset safari drive that will give you a chance to see an entirely different array of animals as they emerge from their hiding places to hunt and forage in the cool darkness. Once the sun is down, delight in gourmet dinners paired with vintage wines under the stars.


DAY 1:
Upon disembarkation in Port Elizabeth, you will be met by a local English-speaking representative who will accompany you on the transfer to Pumba Private Game Reserve. The travel time by road is approximately 1.5 hours.


Pumba Private Game Reserve is home to Africa's Big 5, where visitors have a chance to experience many of Africa's wonders from giraffe to the elusive leopard; antelope; other small game and over 300 species of birds.


Upon arrival at Pumba Private Game Reserve enjoy lunch followed by check-in formalities and being shown to your chalet.


Each stone walled chalet offers a uniquely spectacular view of Lake Cariega. All chalets open onto private timber game-viewing decks with outside showers and plunge pools. The bedrooms and bathrooms offer underfloor heating, free-standing bathtubs, double basins, terrycloth bathrobes and splendid appointments to create an ambiance of luxurious indulgence. Air conditioning, earthenware fireplaces and fine linen ensure your absolute comfort. Once the sun is down, enjoy a gourmet dinner paired with vintage wines under the African stars. Pumba Water Lodge is the perfect balance between an idyllic African safari and true five-star luxury.


Re-group again in the late afternoon to enjoy afternoon tea followed by your 4x4 vehicle game drive.
Enjoy drinks and snacks in the bush at sundown, before returning to the lodge for dinner.


Overnight at Pumba Water Lodge.


DAY 2:
On this day, you will be woken just before sunrise, for an early morning open vehicle game drive. Afterwards, return to the lodge for breakfast and some time at leisure.


After lunch at the lodge, enjoy more free time and afternoon tea and then depart on an afternoon game drive. Enjoy drinks and snacks in the bush before returning to the lodge for more free time and dinner.


Overnight at Pumba Water Lodge.


Optional activities may be available at Pumba Water Lodge during free time. Additional fees for certain activities may apply. Inquiries, bookings and payment are taken directly at the lodge.


Possible options:
• Wilderness Walking Trails
• Birding Safaris
• Nocturnal Game Drives
• Stargazing
• Pangolin-Accredited Photographic Safaris
• Bass Fishing
• Archery
• Soul Spa & Gym

DAY 3:
On your last day at Pumba Lodge, you will be woken for an early morning game drive, time permitting.


Upon returning to the lodge, enjoy breakfast, after which you’ll return to your room to gather your belongings. After completing check-out procedures, you will be met for your transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport for the flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to the harbor to re-embark your ship.


Land Program Step by Step:
Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations that are beyond our control. All program details, including timings and any flights indicated below, are approximate and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Shore Excursion Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.


DAY 1
• 11:00am Disembark in Port Elizabeth and drive to Pumba Water Lodge
• 12:30pm Approximate arrival at Pumba Water Lodge and proceed with check in and lunch
• 3:30pm Afternoon tea
• 4:00pm Afternoon game drive
• 7:00pm Return to the lodge
• 7:30pm Dinner at lodge
• Overnight at Pumba Water Lodge


DAY 2
• 5:30am Wake-up call, hot tea and coffee served at main lodge
• 6:00am Morning game drive
• 9:00am Breakfast followed by free time
• 1:00pm Lunch
• 3:30pm Afternoon tea
• 4:00pm Afternoon game drive
• 7:00pm Return to the lodge
• 7:30pm Dinner at lodge
• Overnight at Pumba Water Lodge


Day 3 – Timing subject to flight details
• 5:30am Early wake-up call, and gather in the living area for tea/coffee & biscuits
• 6:00am Morning game drive
• 9:00am Breakfast
• 10:00am Gather your belonging and proceed with check out formalities
• 11:00am Transfer to Port Elizabeth International Airport via a City orientation tour (lunch box included)
• 3:00pm Free Time at Boardwalk Shopping Centre
• 4:00pm Proceed with check-in procedures for your flight to Cape Town
• 5:10pm Flight: Port Elizabeth – Cape Town (Flight details TBA and subject to change)
• 6:30pm Arrive Cape Town Airport and collect luggage
• 7:00pm Transfer from the airport to Cape Town harbor
• 7:30pm Approximate arrival time at the harbor to re-board your ship


Luggage information:
Guests are limited to a maximum of one 20 kg/44 lb bag on domestic flights, plus one small carry-on that fits under the seat or in an overhead bin. Anything in excess will be subject to fees imposed by the airline and payable upon check in at the airport.


Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)


  1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

  2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

  3. These documents need to be sent to the Cruisetours Team via Reservations at NCL at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

  4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which NCLH nor our local ground operator will be responsible for.


Expected Weather:
South Africa’s seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is in June and midsummer in December and January. The climate varies from region to region but is generally mild throughout the year.


Expected weather in February: this is the hottest month of the year in the Eastern Cape. The average maximum temperature lies around 25°C (77°F).


What to Bring:
Sunhat, sunblock, camera and warm layers as the mornings and evenings may be cooler. Binoculars are also recommended. Bring a swimsuit as well.


Local Currency:
ZAR (USD not accepted at the lodge – credit cards are accepted)


Electricity:
South Africa’s electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels and lodges have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms. If you bring electric equipment, take along an international converter kit complete with a set of adapter plugs. Outlets in South Africa require a three-pronged adapter plug with 3 round prongs. Adapters should be brought from home as not all will be provided. Be aware, however, that overnight recharging may not be possible where generator use restricts the availability of electricity.


Documents and Visa Requirements:
A valid passport is required. Please consult the embassy to obtain the latest visa regulations for your country of origin.


VERY IMPORTANT – The name on your cruise booking, passport and any visas if required, must all be exactly the same for flight ticket purchase for this program otherwise guests may be denied travel by flight. Please ensure that all documents are identical in spelling to the names provided for your cruise reservation including first, middle and last name. Manifests generated by the cruise line must match your travel documents.


Please Note:
• One room is included in the per person single or double cost of this program and will be assigned for any bookings up to 2 guests regardless of cabin size on the ship. If additional bedding or rooms are required for this program, please contact Norwegian Cruise Line in advance of travel to request and price accordingly. Requests must be received at least 65 days before departure and confirmations will be based on availability at the time of request.
• The contents and order of activities in this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice, due to the prevailing weather conditions and movement of dangerous wildlife on the reserve.
• While this is a safari area, the animals are wild and so sightings cannot be guaranteed.
• During early morning game drives in open vehicles it can be a little cool. We recommend that guests take along a windbreaker.
• During the day, it can get extremely hot. The game drive vehicles are not covered – and guests are therefore exposed to the elements. Guests are advised not to forget their sunhats, sunblock and sunglasses, as well as their cameras and binoculars.
• The roads in the game reserve are gravel. There are also inclines and certain parts of the game drive can be bumpy. Not recommended for guests with back and neck problems or pregnant women.
• This program is suitable for guests with walking disabilities, providing that a travel companion or spouse accompanies them. Please also note that confirmation would be strictly subject to availability of accessible rooms at the time of booking.
• No children under 6 years of age are permitted on safari.
• This program is not fully guided. Local representatives will assist you with your transfers; however, the program at the lodge and hotel is run solely and at the discretion by the lodge/hotel staff.


Program Includes for guests:
• 2 nights at Pumba Water Lodge (Impala Chalet room), including meals with local beverages and game drives
• Economy-class flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
• Transfers in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle with PA system
• Qualified English-speaking driver/guide to accompany on transfers to and from the lodge
• Porterage for maximum 1 piece of luggage per person
• 1 x 500 ml bottle of mineral water per person on transfers
• Lunch box on Day 3


One room is included in the per person single or double cost of this program and will be assigned for any bookings up to 2 guests regardless of cabin size on the ship. If additional bedding or rooms are required for this program, please contact Norwegian Cruise Line in advance of travel to request and price accordingly. Requests must be received at least 65 days before departure and confirmations will be based on availability at the time of request.


Program Excludes for guests:
• Gratuities for drivers and guides
• Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service
• Any meals or beverages not listed above including premium brands and Champagne
• Visa fees if required per your nationality
• Excess or overweight luggage fees
• Optional activities on the Game Reserve that require a fee


Need to Know:

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.


All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.


Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.


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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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