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Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

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Ulft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is worth a visit because of the the ultimate quietness, luxury villas and beautiful view. We had nice food, good wines and a lovely breakfast. We booked here for the opportunity to do horse riding safari and other activities like archery and shooting. Our children (between 17 and 23) loved it. Also non-experienced horse riders are very well... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We stayed for one weekend at Pakamisa PGR at south of Pongola. Perfect road signing brought us at the gate. After climming the hill by car, we were surprised by the fabulous view. The luxiory and very clean lodges are all site to enjoy the view. Horse lovers can live their dreams on tour with good quality and divers horses.... More 

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LoisKuhle, COMMUNICATIONS at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you found us easily and that after the climb up the hill you enjoyed the magnificent view. We pride ourselves on our well schooled horses and love it that riders with little or no experience are also able to enjoy a horse safari. We hope to see you soon again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic mid-week break with friends. The food was absolutely outstanding and I couldn't get enough of the pecan nut pie. What really made the difference was the beautiful location, situated on top of Pakamisa mountain makes for beautiful sunsets and sunrises. All the staff were exceptional and Isa and Anthonie were more than happy to welcome us to... More 

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LoisKuhle, COMMUNICATIONS at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for spending your mid-week break at Pakamisa. Zululand certainly offers the most wonderful winter weather - most of the time. We are glad that the food was delicious and hope that you will come back again soon for another break! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Beautiful property with awesome views and gentle wildlife. The staff were super accommodating, friendly, professional and there for all our requests from start to finish. Rooms were extremely spacious and well kept. Activities include horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, air rifle shooting and bush walks. Meals were delicious and the service was great throughout. Would highly recommend spending a couple... More 

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Oberursel (Taunus), Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The accomodation of the game reserve lies on top of a hill, the rooms are excellent with a large terrace where you can rest, read a book or take a little nap. The meals are more you can eat and you have fine dining in the evening. The library is the largest I ever saw. Of course also a pool... More 

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LoisKuhle, COMMUNICATIONS at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Pakamisa and took the opportunity to ride and relax. Zululand has the most amazing winter weather and it's the perfect time for a riding holiday. We hope to see you back again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This hotel has one of the best views in South Africa! situated at the top of a mountain the drive up is challenging but manageable, even in a small car! The speciality of this hotel are horse riding safaris. The stables are located back down the other side of the mountain in a hidden valley; here one can ride in... More 

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Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed review. It was a pleasure having you to stay with us and hope to see you back in near future! More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Pakamisa is a very friendly, exceptionally well run private game reserve. There are eight beautiful lodges with outstanding views of the surrounding hills. Wildebeest munching happily below your private veranda. The cuisine was delightful and everything was catered to my dietary needs. The horses were well trained and very safe and very well looked after. We rode past giraffes, zebra,... More 

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LoisKuhle, Communications at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review. We are so pleased that Pakamisa fulfilled your expectations on so many levels. We are glad that you managed to experience such a variety of activities at Pakamisa and in the area. We hope that you return soon and share the magic again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place to go for a nice and private relationship holiday? Looking for a family vacation with different types of activities? Looking for a place to stop for a night or two while travelling around South Africa? So much space and so less people around. Just few villas. This place was just amazing. Food was perfect, staff really... More 

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Pakamisa, Isabella Stepski at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you so much for your kind words and compliments to the staff. It is a always a pleasure to ‘share our little piece of heaven’ with guests, who soon become part of the family. We hope to see you back at Pakamisa soon. Regards Isabella. More 

Derbyshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

It is the little things that really matter, for example the international sockets in all the rooms, the fantastic wifi connection. 5 * lodges in South Africa are fabulous and this one is just that bit better. The staff who remembered that I don't like cucumber after the first salad, it never re-appeared. The magic room fairy, who came even... More 

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LoisKuhle, Communications Pakamisa Private Game Reserve at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased that Pakamisa attended to all your needs and that your stay was so special. Thank you for visiting us and we hope that you return soon. It was a pleasure having you to stay! More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Very well kept, very clean and comfortable and magificant view at the veranda. Nice pool. We stayed just one night and did not have time for any out door activities. The food and the view was very nice, the dinner at the veranda looking down at the boma and the fire was magic. We definately recomed Pakamisa if you are... More 

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Thank you very much for your review. We hope that you are able to spend more time with us next time you are in South Africa, so that you can enjoy some of our activities. We would love to show you the Zululand bushveld on horseback. Thank you for staying at Pakamisa. More 

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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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

Address: P.O. Box 1097, Pongola 3170, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Price Range: $229 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Pakamisa Private Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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