I have had the privilege of staying at the Pumula Hotel every year for the past 22 years which, arguably, places me in the strongest position to comment on the evolution of this establishment and its appeal to holidaymakers.
The single biggest positive influence on the resort was the appointment of Phillip (Gibson) as manager. From the onset he maintained its "old world" charm whilst seeking to tastefully upgrade every single aspect of the hotel - rooms, dining room, swimming pool, childrens' play area, conference facilities etc. The improvements are substantial (and on going) yet this has not been reflected in the tariffs which have been maintained at an affordable level, particularly for families.
The food is outstanding, the management (Phillip and his assistant, Ryan Ringo) attentive and hands on, and the staff friendly and effective.
Being from the Cape, my wife and I very much enjoy our wines. In this respect, Ryan has put together the best wine list I have seen in South Africa which, significantly, suits all pockets and palates.
- Also Known As:
- Pumula Beach Hotel South Africa/Umzumbe