This unique and exclusive lodge is situated in its own, malaria-free private game reserve, perched high on the slopes of Pakamisa mountain and overlooking the rolling hills of Zululand. Architectural inspiration has been drawn from colonial Spain combining European ambience with gracious African hospitality and comfort.

A room with a view awaits you at Pakamisa! Each of the eight spacious suites consists of a bedroom (king-size or double bed), superb deluxe bathroom, lounge with tea & coffee making facilities, well stocked mini-bar and electronic safe. Each suite opens out onto a large veranda.

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, with silver cutlery, crystal glasses and porcelain plates 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.

Horseback Safaris: At Pakamisa we are specializing in pleasure riding holidays for families, groups and individuals. Each of our trial rides provides incredible game viewing on horseback while strolling through the plains and challenging climbs of the rolling hills of the vast Pakamisa reserve. You may ride into a herd of impala or wildebeest and numerous warthogs will let you get close to them before they start trotting off.

One of our professional guides will guide you through Pakamisa's unspoilt wilderness areas, introduce you to the South African mammals, fauna & flora and share with you the excitement of a Horseback safari.

Combining the magnificent scenery with the thrill of riding amongst teeming herds of game is something no horse lover should miss.

Riding schedules are tailored to the requirements of each group or person, which starts from a beginner lesson of half an hour to a daily ride of up to 3 to 4 hours, with a break for a romantic Bush breakfast or picnic.

Bush walks: For those visitors who would like to experiment Pakamisa on two legs rather than on four, there are numerous wonderful walks and trails through the valleys, along the river banks and up the Pakamisa mountain for the most rewarding panoramic views.

Game Drives: Tailor made activities also include the traditional game drives in the Pakamisa reserve, where you will be able to watch herds of antelopes, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, etc., and over 250 species of birds are spotted. You will be accompanied by our well-trained Game Rangers.

More Activities:
Archery and clay target shooting. Families: Pakamisa welcomes children any age. Special rates!

Pakamisa Private Game Reserve is situated 15km south of Magudu for 7km, then turn right onto the Gravelroad D429 for further 8 km and follow the signs for Pakamisa.

Johannesburg to Pongola: 480km Durban to Pongola: 380km Hluhluwe to Pongola: 100km Pongola to Pakamisa: 15km We also speak German, Spanish, Portuguese and some French.
  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Tourism Grading - 5 Stars
  • airport transfers
  • babysitting service
  • big game (less than 30km)
  • DSTV in communal area
  • fireplace
  • game drives onsite
  • horse riding onsite
  • hunting (less than 30km)
  • internet facilities
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • nature trail onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • restaurant onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities