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Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

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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
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Breakfast included
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Non-smoking hotel
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52-3 Nongoma Rd, Pongola 3170 South Africa
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Zulu Inyala Airport53 mi
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Fantastic service and friendly staff. Riding was our main focus and we enjoyed it a lot. New years dinner was super, breakfast w a view. Overall an experience we (family of four, kids 11 and 13) can recommend.
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Response from Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve
Responded Jan 16, 2019
Thank you for taking your time to write a comment about your stay at Pakamisa. It means a lot for us to hear that your stay was enjoyable and that your horse rides will be memorable for you. The Pakamisa Team thanks for your visit. Best regards, Isabella & Pakamisa Team.
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Property's Favorite Review
My husband and I stayed here for two wonderful days. The rooms are very large and spacious. You also have access to your own patio area with beautiful views. The whole Lodge is stunning with views from everywhere overlooking the valley. They had a well appointed library to
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Response from Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve
Responded May 25, 2018
Dear Julie, Thank you for taking your time to write your comments of your Pakamisa experience. We are pleased that your expectations were met, not only you will remember the omelet and the gourmet meals but also the game viewing on horseback. The Pakamisa Team appreciates your comments and we look forward in receiving many new guests from all over the world.
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We had a wonderful week at Pakamisa. We went for horseriding and horseriding we got! Riding among giraffes, gnoes, zebra, nyala, ..., with horses well trained by Isabella herself and also kept very well (always a concern to us, but no worries here). She finds the horse that fits
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Response from Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve
Responded Jan 16, 2019
Thank you so much for your wonderful write up about your stay at Pakamisa. It was a great pleasure to have our horsey talks during our horse rides, I can learn from my guests and appreciate our interaction. The Pakamisa Team & I are hoping to become you back to Pakamisa one day, and have many horses in bit less bridles.
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We had the most romantic dinner ever with great wine and food. The meals, service and general hospitality were great. Rooms might need a few modern touches. Overall, we had a great stay and would highly recommend it.
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Response from Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve
Responded Nov 24, 2018
Thank you for your review and comments! We are aware of your note referring the modern touches and are taking your comment serious in order to give our rooms a new more modern look. Hope to see you back one day. Best regards, Isabella & Pakamisa Team
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We’re currently staying at this gem of a lodge. It was recommended to us by another quality establishment that we stayed at previously on this trip. After a hard 3 month trip & 12,000 klm’s of self-driving across Africa, we needed a place to relax, unwind and take stock. Well
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Response from Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve
Responded Aug 4, 2018
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for taking your time for writing your experience at Pakamisa. Looking forward to receiving you back one day! Warm regards, Isabella & Pakamisa Team
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vanaf balkon
R500 per person for 2017, it is a 1,5 hours outride
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"all rooms identical"
"honeymoon suite - with the best views"
"All the rooms good; incredible views."
"All accomodation are of the same"
"A room with a View!"
$271 - $431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalZululandPongola
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