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Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

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Road D429, Pongola 3170 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitized 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 sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/08/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/08/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 12 Speciality lodging in Pongola
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Discover the taste of Paradise at this perfect Hide-away! If you are looking for something a little less formal but nonetheless exclusive, then this lodge is for you! Views are inescapable from almost anywhere on the property, not least from your private veranda. The eight suites are huge, lightly Mediterranean in style, with elegant furniture and superb bathrooms. There is so much to do here - archery, clay-target shooting, bushwalking, game drives and riding – of course! At Pakamisa, the superior game-viewing vehicle is a horse! And these divine creatures, trained by the owner Isabella herself, are bred to be more than merely mode of transport. Exciting game viewing is offered on horseback for all riding abilities. To work off the calories, bushwalks and mountain bike trails await. For the more laid-back options, be gobbled up by the beautiful library or enjoy the impressive collection of rare African artifacts and paintings in the enormous, high-ceilinged entrance hall. Otherwise pull up a basket chair, drink in hand, and lap up the lovely big pool and sprawling views beyond. Meals are an occasion; enjoy mouth-watering breakfasts to delicious alfresco lunches on the panoramic veranda of the award-winning El Prado restaurant. Contemporary and international cuisine is beautifully presented, enhancing a traditional dining experience in the elegant dining room or “Out of Africa” style under the stars. The restaurant has an exceptional wine list and offers game specialties.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Outdoor pool
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Outdoor fireplace
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
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English, Spanish, German

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Road D429, Pongola 3170 South Africa
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Rob Maclean wrote a review Apr 2021
Johannesburg178 contributions3 helpful votes
We just had an excellent stay here. Wonderful service, stunning views, enjoyable horse rides/ bush walks and in particular truly delicious food from a talented chef and team. Can't recommend highly enough
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Date of stay: April 2021
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ydesai811822 wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
At worlds end. Yes, standing atop Pakamisa Mountain evoked feelings of being on top of the world. I loved my stay at this resort. If you looking for that elusive peace and tranquility, you'll find it here. Plus Friendly Staff and a Host who takes a personal interest in your welfare. Add beautiful room decor, good food (really good food), Horses (One ambled over to say 'Hi') and all the space you need. Then it is time well spent.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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K. Kane wrote a review Nov 2020
Pretoria, South Africa152 contributions35 helpful votes
The lodge is located at the top of a hill within a private game reserve, so animals are all around and there's a great view! They offer game drives (and even though they don't have the Big 5, there were more giraffes than we'd ever seen on a single safari and the whole family enjoyed it!), horse-back riding for all ages, a connection to provider of boat rides on the lake, and other activities on-site. The chef in the lodge's restaurant is the best we've encountered nationwide!!! All dishes were amazing - both the taste and the presentation. It was lovely eating either inside next to the fire or outside on the patio. There's a nice, clean pool and even a fire pit lit up in the evening. Thanks for a stay that exceeded our expectations!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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wcrew978041 wrote a review Oct 2020
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If you want to get out into the wild and still be spoiled in an amazing way, Pakamisa must be your next destination. The hospitality was great and the food divine. Getting close to the wild animals on horseback was a once in a lifetime experience. (By the way, this was my wife's (65 yrs old) first ever horse ride and she thoroughly enjoyed it!
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Response from Isabella Stepski, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve
Responded 26 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words, it was a great pleasure to take you on an out ride and "well done" to you both for participating in our horse rides, I am so proud of you both! Thank you for choosing Pakamisa as your KwaZulu Natal relax destination. Hope to welcome you back soon. Isabella & Pakamisa Team
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Dara G wrote a review Mar 2020
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Absolutely incredible place to stay. Luxurious room, excellent food, and the equestrian activities are superb. The whole location is pretty remote, a self-contained hillside, with loads of room to take the horses for a trip and spot wildlife. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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US$115 - US$284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalZululandPongola
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pakamisa Private Game Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Pakamisa Private Game Reserve have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pakamisa Private Game Reserve offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.