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Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Property grounds
Zebra Suite | 1 bedroom, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
Free daily full breakfast
Separate tub and shower, designer toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes

Overview of Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

5.0 star property
Luxury lodge in Pongola with outdoor pool and restaurant
9,8 out of 10 Exceptional
9,8/10 Exceptional

7 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
D429, Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, 3170
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • In-room childcare
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lobby fireplace
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate sitting area

Room options

About this area


  • Wimpy - 12 min walk
  • Spur Grill & Go - 3 min drive
  • Steers - 15 min walk
  • Wimpy - 12 min walk
  • KFC - 2 min drive

About this property

Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

Enjoy your visit to Pongola with a stay at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at El Prado, which serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious lodge include a poolside bar, a terrace, and a garden.


Afrikaans, English, German, Spanish, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after noon please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free secured, covered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Room service
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Children's books

What to do

  • Archery
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Wildlife and game drive
  • Horse riding/rentals

Working away

  • Business center


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Romance packages


  • Built in 2001
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • An outdoor pool
  • Designer stores on site
  • Bicycle parking
  • 24-hour pool access
  • Water dispenser
  • Lockers available


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Portable fan
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


El Prado - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
Hunters Bar - Onsite cocktail bar. Open daily.
Pool Terrace - This poolside bar specializes in local cuisine and serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Fair Trade Tourism, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: ZAR 25 per person, per night

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool open 24-hours

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Pakamisa Game Reserve
Pakamisa Private Game Reserve
Pakamisa Private Game Reserve Lodge
Pakamisa Private Game Reserve Lodge Pongola
Pakamisa Private Game Reserve Pongola
Pakamisa Private Game Reserve Lodge
Pakamisa Private Game Reserve Pongola
Pakamisa Private Game Reserve Lodge Pongola

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
Are pets allowed at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding, mountain biking, and archery. Additional recreation onsite includes game viewing and a wildlife and game drive. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Pakamisa Private Game Reserve?
Yes, El Prado offers alfresco dining and local cuisine.
Does Pakamisa Private Game Reserve have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Pakamisa Private Game Reserve like?
Pakamisa Private Game Reserve is a short 14-minute walk from Pongola Golf Course and 17 minutes' walk from Pongola Shopping Center.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

My partner and I booked a suite, but experienced some car issues along the way, which delayed us severely. The owners were so accomodating, and even allowed us to extend our stay for a few hours at no extra charge, since we only arrived in the evening- long past their check-in deadline. We're definitely going to book for a longer stay soon. The staff is incredibly friendly, the service is out of this world. Our suite was nothing short of amazing, and this was, by far, our best lodging experience. Our suite was spacious, clean and well equipped for guests. The views from the room and restaurant are to die for. The food was delectable, and well presented. Five stars all round
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

everything was perfect
Nontobeko, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

jean claude, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a different kind of a getaway. It’s peaceful and serene. If you enjoy looking into the bush from the comfort of your luxurious room then this is it. We didn’t see any animals from the room but we did see some Eland and buck on the drive out. The food is excellently prepared and served. There are other activities but we only stayed for one night. It is the first time I experienced real silence. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would love to do it again.
Suran, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Silence in Pongola
Very isolated hotel great for travel break. The food was excellent although selective , understandable as there were not many guests during our stay.
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10/10 Exceptional

Reiten, Erholen, gutes Essen
Wir haben eine Woche Reitsafari mit Übernachtung in der Pakamisa Lodge gebucht und waren rundum zufrieden. Wenn es nicht so weit weg von Deutschland wäre, hätten wir sofort den nächsten Urlaub dorthin gebucht. Viele Gäste dort haben den Aufenthalt hier mit einer Rundereise durch Südafrika verbunden. Das ist sicher empfehlenswert.
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10/10 Exceptional

Exclusiever kan bijna niet
Wij waren met zijn drieen in Pakamisa, daarnaast was er nog een groep van drie Duitsers. Voor deze 6 m/v waren er zeker 15 man personeel om het ons naar de zin te maken. Het eten was van hoge kwaliteit en kon afhankelijk van het weer binnen bij de open haard of op een terras met schitterend uitzicht genoten worden. De game drives en de game walks weredn zeer enthousiast begeleid door de aanwezige rangers,en howel het zwembad er schitterend uitziet was het helaas te koud om er in te duiken.
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