We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 8 Pongola accommodations

Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   P.O. Box 1097, Pongola 3170, South Africa
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Pakamisa Private Game Reserve to your Saves list
Pakamisa Private Game Reserve
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
100%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paola B Napoli
Write a Review

59 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    54
    5
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
13
26
6
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Napoli
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent three days in Pakamisa and … what an experience! Horse riding in the bush with lots of animals around, encountering giraffes while cantering on animal tracks, experiencing the beauty of a bush walk are among the landmarks of our stay there. Thanks to Isabella and Anthony for creating such an oasis in South Africa, charming hosts and passionate... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I spent 5 days at Pakamisa and was blown away by the luxurious yet warm "home away from home" feeling. The service is excellent and unobstrusive, the food is amazing and caters to any palate. The activities are diverse enough to please everyone of any age. The staff are educated and approachable and able to explain about the plants, animals... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Turin, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

stayed at Pakamisa for 5 days - 2 adults + 2 boys 12-13. the place is beautiful, stunning view, perfect service, delicious food, luxurious and confortable rooms. had incredible trips on horseback to see a wide range of animals. Isabella, the owner, is the most delightful host one can imagine. she organised a trip to see elefants, and was very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

There are few places you can truly describe as heaven on earth. This is one of them. Cantering along a bush trail, with the flash of gold and blue of swooping bee-eaters, and the windchime call of a woodlands kingfisher, and your horse moving beneath your saddle like a dream … and the snort of a herd of wildebeest, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zutphen, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We staid two nights and enjoyed every minute off it The horse riding was great with very good horses and professional guidance of Fabio. Amazing how close you get to the animals such as the zebra. Chamu gave us a wonderful bush walk with lots of knowledge about flora and fauna The cuisine was much better than expected and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tienen, Belgium
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

the good: -great staff that go the extra mile -terrifiic game drives with guid Chamu; you won't see the big 5 but you'll have wonderful time anyway with this excellent guide give lot's of explanation on anyting interesting that you see -great food in the restaurant -awesome location on top a hill the less good: -nothing really; bit pricy though

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

a huge thank you to Isabella and her fantastic team for making our South Africa trip in December 2013 so worth remembering. A warm thank you to Chamu, the sundowner safari ride was simply a dream. From food to service, lodge and especially my first horse riding lesson (yes I can almost trot now - thank you Isabella!!) everything was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richards Bay, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

We have just come back from Pakamisa where we spent the most glorious and fabulous weekend we have ever experienced. From enjoying the setup of the place, the most stunning of locations overlooking some of the most beautiful views one can imagine, the amazing rooms and the best service we have experienced, we are more than convinced at that this... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Long Buckby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We spent a week at Pakamisa, concentrating on riding horses. This private game reserve has many giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu and nyala, all of which can be closely seen from horseback. It helps this that this reserve is not used for hunting. In case you wondered, this isn't the limit of animals and I haven't mentioned the birds. Excellent horses... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We have just returned from a South African adventure which included 3 nights at Pakamisa. It was absolutely heavenly. Enormous and luxurious individual lodges with verandahs overlooking the most spectacular views. Sun rise with the mist in the valley was just beautiful. Nothing was too much trouble for Isabella and her team and yet they managed to make you feel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Pakamisa Private Game Reserve? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

Address: P.O. Box 1097, Pongola 3170, South Africa
Phone Number:
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Pakamisa Private Game Reserve 5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com and Venere so you can book your Pakamisa Private Game Reserve reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

96 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (43)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (10)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (4)
Viewed
Other (17)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (54)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (44)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Pongola with
any amenities