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67 Steve Pitts Road, Umzumbe, Hibberdene 4225 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/10/10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Pumula Beach Hotel
Updated 20/10/10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Travellers' Choice
For decades, Pumula Beach Hotel has been the destination of choice for families, friends and conference guests who love nothing more than to soak up the breathtaking surroundings of KZN’s coastline. Many families return year after year to create more happy memories as the kids grow up. As a family-owned hotel, family is important to Pumula. The staff take great pride in being part of each family’s history and do everything in their power to ensure their memories are happy ones. Even the staff find it hard to leave, with the longest member of staff recently acquiring their 40th year Service Award. Pumula is unique in its location, situated right on one of the few select beaches in the country that enjoys Blue Flag status. Between all the on-site facilities and those right on Pumula’s doorstep, guests are indeed spoilt for choice. Never-ending golden beaches, protected bathing, rock pools, surfing, excellent fishing opportunities, the annual sardine run, and dolphin or whale watching to name a few. The more adventurous are welcome to participate in these activities and so much more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Babysitting
Secured parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Game room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Snorkelling
Billiards
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Patio
Table tennis
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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Mia N wrote a review 10 May
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I had heard such great things about Pumula Hotel and all of them were true! We have a 1 year old and a 3 year old and it was such a happy and easy holiday! Lots to do and the heated pool was an absolute win. Proximity to the beach was fantastic as we loved going between the pool and the sea. Catering for kids was too wonderful in terms of food, activities and necessities! Home away from home with a fabulous a bar and great view! Couldn't have asked for more. We are counting down to our next trip!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Marc Harris, General Manager at Pumula Beach Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear MiaN624, We are pleased that your first impressions of the hotel and its facilities measured up to your expectations. We are always happy to hear from guests and your feedback reinforces the great facilities and service the hotel and its staff offer families during their time with us. There are areas of the operation we continuously work on to cater for the diverse range of activities and amenities that require change over time as guests' expectations and the importance of such facilities pivot. We are happy to read that some of these changes are already bearing fruit and we look forward to showcasing more in the coming years. Thank you for your review... the more often you come the more 'home from home' it will feel, as the staff enjoy seeing familiar faces return. Kind regards,
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tarrynatkinson wrote a review 02 May
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
We love our trips to Pumula and were so glad that we were to visit again this past April. My sons love everything about Pumula, the activities, the food, the facilities, the staff. And I get to relax and disconnect, catch up on my reading and spend quality time with my sons on the beach or in the pool, or even playing board games in the lounge after dinner. It is a proper holiday!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Marc Harris, General Manager at Pumula Beach Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear tarrynatkinson, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us and glad we made such a positive impression and impact on you and your family. There is so much to do, or not to do, so you can decide whether to find a quiet corner of one of our lounges and immerse oneself in a book and cocktail, or socialise with other guests at the pool or for board games after dinner. The staff will be grateful for their mention and we do hope to see you and the family back again soon. Kind regards,
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Daleen S wrote a review Apr 2022
Bedfordview, South Africa3 contributions
We have had the pleasure of visiting Pumula for many years and it has never disappointed us. Beautiful setting in lush gardens, overlooking the ocean. Scrumptious food offered at every meal with a selection to satisfy every taste. The same friendly and attentive staff who has become "like family" over the years. Always a pleasure to unwind at Pumula.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Marc Harris, General Manager at Pumula Beach Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Sadler1966, We read your review with great pride and are appreciative of your kind words. It has been a rather unusual past 24 months, so to see familiar faces more often is great to see as we turn a corner and start to look to the future and plans to make Pumula a memorable holidays for more years to come. Thank you for being great ambassadors of the hotel and we are looking forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Kind regards,
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lornak710 wrote a review Apr 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
We just love going to Pumula, all the staff are super friendly and helpful. The food is always delicious and the service from everyone is amazing! The kids always have stuff to do, the beach and pool are fabulous! We love coming to relax here every year!! My best!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Marc Harris, General Manager at Pumula Beach Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear lornak710, It was great to see you and the family again this Easter. We are thankful of your feedback and are thrilled that we made such a positive impression, which is why you come back each year. We are happy to keep improving and adapting to cater for your and other families throughout the holiday seasons, creating long lasting and enjoyable family traditions and memories. See you again soon. Kind regards,
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NR1ch23 wrote a review Apr 2022
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After a busy, chaotic year; Pumula always feels like coming home and catching your breath. The food is incredible, the staff like family and the kids are in heaven with the lovely kids activities. Honestly the best holiday for each member of the family.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Marc Harris, General Manager at Pumula Beach Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear NR1ch23, We appreciate your kind words and we are happy to be your 'happy place'. Thank you for choosing to 'Phumula' with us and we are looking forward to your next visit. The food, the staff, we will all be here to welcome you and wish you all the best for the year ahead! Kind regards,
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PRICE RANGE
US$208 - US$235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalHibberdeneUmzumbe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
63
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pumula Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Pumula Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Jolly Roger Fun Park (5.1 km), Hibberdene Beach (6.1 km), and Southport Beach (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pumula Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pumula Beach Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Pumula Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pumula Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pumula Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Jolly Roger Fun Pub and Grub, Orca Bar & Restaurant, and Pitstop KZN.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pumula Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Pumula Beach Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Pumula Beach Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Pumula Beach Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Umzumbe.
Does Pumula Beach Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pumula Beach Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.