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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Pakamisa Private Game Reserve
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 93: English reviews
Lugano, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful place , beatiful and trustable horses , the staff was nice and helpful and the owner a very nice lady , we really enjoyed our stay . The food was good , finally an easy and very tasty breackfast . Swimming pool is big and worm , the view from the pool is amazing .

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank F9457FTstefanod
Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Pakamisa and taking your time for writing a report. Your comments are so valuable to us and all the future visitors to Pakamisa Lodge. Hope to welcome you back one day into the magical Pakamisa experience. Isabella

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

in between several stays at 5star luxury lodges we stopped-over only 1 night at Pakamisa without expecting anything but a good nights sleep - what we experienced was the biggest surprise in our this year Africa journey... Pakamisa is a magical place with excellent services - I don't want to say anything more but that we definitely will try to...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank j_rgb987
Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and motivating words, we will keep this magical & tranquil place for many fellow visitors and are looking forward to welcoming you back to Pakamisa Lodge. Isabella & all her staff is thanking you for your comment.

Granada, Nicaragua
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove up from Durban and stayed at Pakamisa for two nights. The drive was long (about 4 hours) in our compact car and I was a bit nervous when we approached the hill after reaching the property gate. We are Americans and driving a standard car on the righthand side was enough of a feat without adding a few...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MaestraTanisha
Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time writing your impression of your visit at Pakamisa. More so, that you enjoyed your stay and recommend it to future visitors to our beautiful peaceful Zululand. Thank you. Isabella

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pakamisa Lodge is a one of a kind gem! The views and scenery are great and the rooms and food are 5 star. We rode horses among zebra, giraffes, wildebeests, ostriches and other animals. Shot clays. Archery too! The staff treat you like royalty, but in a family atmosphere. Top notch. You won't be disappointed.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lawrence H
Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about Pakamisa Lodge. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you back one day!

Pongola, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are searching for tranquillity and a glimpse of unspoilt nature ? If you are seeking the thrill of a horse back safari and getting close to animals in their natural habitat? And , you want to enjoy a delicious meal while looking at a beautiful, green valley ? If you are searching for Paradise ? Then , Pakamisa...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank haround1
Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your valuable kind words and comments about our little Paradise, on top of the mountain, what we love to share with all our wonderful guests from all over the world. Looking forward to your return visit, Isabella & Pakamisa Team

London
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We had the most fantastic time at Pakamisa with Isabella and Anthony and their team . We are beginners in terms of riding but soon found this was a great was to get very close to the animals and the horses chosen for us were perfect. The game drivers were fun , friendly and very knowledgeable. We also tried our...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alison H
Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed comments and experience you had at Pakamisa. Hope to welcome you back soon, Isabella & Pakamisa Team

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 24 November 2016

My family visited Pakamisa for a couple days and loved every minute. Isabela is the consummate hostess, providing the warmest welcome and ensuring an experience of a lifetime. The staff could not be friendlier nor the views more spectacular nor the food more delicious. The opportunity to ride horses in the glorious bush here is a delight for beginners as...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank M J B
Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we enjoyed so much sharing our little paradise with you and your family, sharing great experiences & nature encounters.

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great stay! Being able to walk on foot between so many animals is a different experience altogeher. The accomodation is amazing. Rooms are very big and have great views. They also parked and washed our car!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank sjoerdr367
Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your comments about your Pakamisa stay. We enjoy sharing our little paradise with our guests. Welcome back! Isabella

Louisville, KY
Reviewed 11 November 2016

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Pakamisa at the beginning of our trip to South AfrIca and wish we'd been able to stay longer. Everything was perfect! Rooms were huge and comfortable, food was delicious, plentiful and perfectly prepared. Wonderful staff made us feel right at home. And then there was the game viewing and my favorite part...the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Luv2go_Lynne
Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking your time to write a comment about your stay. It is wonderful to be able to share my little paradise, especially with horse experts! Welcome back, Isabella

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 22 October 2016

High up on the hill you find this luxury secret where you get an amazing view of the Pongola Valley. The location is excellent, and it's privately owned by the "Horse" lady - Isabella. Isabella is in attendance always checking on everything, this ensures everything is running like clock work. We enjoyed our conversations with her. Staff very quiet, friendly,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sue B
Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

On behalf of the whole Pakamisa team, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review and for sharing your experience. We are welcoming you back to our property in the near future. Isabella

265 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (182)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (38)
Viewed
View from Room (9)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
Other (99)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (83)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (56)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Pongola hotels
21.8 mi away
Shayamoya Tiger Fishing & Game Lodge
14.7 mi away
Amakhosi Safari Lodge
Amakhosi Safari Lodge
#1 of 8 in Pongola
208 reviews
20.2 mi away
White Elephant Safari Lodge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
16.3 mi away
Tamboti Ridge Bed & Breakfast
7.0 mi away
Mkuze Falls Game Lodge
Mkuze Falls Game Lodge
#5 of 8 in Pongola
67 reviews
6.4 mi away
Pongola Country Lodge
Pongola Country Lodge
#8 of 8 in Pongola
38 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Price Range: £185 - £212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Pakamisa Private Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda and Travelocity so you can book your Pakamisa Private Game Reserve reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Pakamisa Private Game Reserve staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Pakamisa Private Game Reserve staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“All the rooms good; incredible views.”
 of 5 bubbles M8952XQsueb, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All accomodation are of the same”
 of 5 bubbles horsts627, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“A room with a View!”
 of 5 bubbles Zetat0urs, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“We had Cheetah, right at the end, but the rooms are so well located they are all brilliant”
 of 5 bubbles IsabelleDerbyshireUK, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All are good”
 of 5 bubbles stottx, 24 Jun 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay