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Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

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Dining at the Pakamisa Lodge

Hunter's Bar

Guests staying at the Pakamisa Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal are invited to sip a cocktail in the cosy Hunter's Bar and enjoy its intimate atmosphere while relaxing to excellent music on the sweeping terrace with its panoramic views of spectacular Africa.

Pool Terrace

Pakamisa's pool terrace from where spectacular views can be enjoyed offers guests an oasis of tranquility where light snacks and exotic drinks can be enjoyed after a refreshing swim in the large Rock Pool.

El Prado Restaurant

The elegant El Prado restaurant at Pakamisa, South Africa, with its reputation for pleasing the most fastidious gourmet strives for perfection in hospitality, entertainment and fine dining:

  •  From a sumptuous breakfast up to a light lunch
  •  Afternoon tea and sundowners
  •  Romantic alfresco dining on the covered veranda
  •  Gala Diner with concert entertainment

All in a stylish but comfortable atmosphere. The cuisine, as well as the wines and liquors from the cellar at the Pakamisa Lodge, are of the highest international standards.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Game drives

The Pakamisa Private Game Reserve in which the Pakamisa Lodge is comprises a pristine malaria uninhabited wilderness area of some 2500 hectares.

Access to the Pakamisa reserve is restricted, enabling guests at the Pakamisa Lodge to enjoy the exclusive experience of the natural African bushveld. The total area is doubled when the mountainous features such as valleys and ravines are taken into account.  This area of South Africa is characterised by African bushveld with the unparalleled abundance of wildlife and exotic vegetation.

Guests can expect to see leopard, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck, red hartebeest, warthog, bush pig, kudu, nyala, impala, bushbuck, common reedbuck, mountain reedbuck, grey and red duiker, steenbuck, klipspringer, baboon as well as many smaller mammals, predators and reptiles. The bird life, too, is prolific and varied.

Accompanied by an experienced game ranger, guests may traverse the entire reserve in an open safari vehicle. The guide will explain the often-fascinating life cycles of everything from insects, plants and trees to the behaviour patterns of the mammals and birds, giving you a chance to experience at first-hand the magic of the African wild.

Guided walks

The numerous Bush walks are the best way to work up an appetite; these range from stalking trips with camera and binoculars to a comfortable stroll to a shaded picnic spot, where you will be surprised by a creative prepared Bush meal.

Since none of the larger and more dangerous mammals roam the Private Game Reserve and access are restricted, you can look out for your personal little corner of paradise.

Bird watching
More than 200 species have been recorded in the Pakamisa Game Reserve with many more occasional visitors and seasonal migrants. From soaring eagles overhead to the vivid sunbirds flitting through the shrubs, the area offers birdwatchers constant excitement.
Horse-back safaris

Horse lovers will be impressed by the Pakamisa Arabian Stud. The Arabian horses, originally born and bred in Andalusia, Spain, by Isabella von Stepski, renowned internationally as an Arabian expert.

Isabella transported her entire study from Spain to this unique corner of Africa where these noble horses are thriving well. The first generation of the African-born Arabians are already galloping across the endless pastures.

All horses are worked under saddle and the proud breeder is only to happy to arrange riding excursions with the entire herd for guests with equestrian interest.

Horse-back safaris, through the Game Reserve provide guests with a unique and unforgettable experience. An elegant but comfortable lounge and veranda at the Pakamisa Stables invite riders and their friends to enjoy pre-ride drinks and snacks as well as a delicious dinner in a very special setting at the end of a day in the saddle.


Expeditions to the nearby Jozini Dam (approximately one hour's drive) can be arranged for anglers seeking the legendary, hard-fighting Tigerfish and other freshwater species.  The Jozini Dam, one of the largest in the region, is in a beautiful setting and an abundance of wildlife visits its shores.   The team will drive you there and back and organise everything you need for a memorable day's fishing.

The Pakamisa Lodge is happy to arrange transport to the small but challenging nine-hole golf course in Pongola, a 40-minute drive from Pakamisa. Visitors are assured of a warm welcome on this well-maintained course.

The Pakamisa Lodge features a lovely Rock Pool with sundeck and pool bar which invite for a relaxing time.

The Pakamisa Game Reserve boasts its private shooting range in a fascinating mountain location (far removed from the hotel itself to avoid noise disturbance). Here a modern clay target parlours are available for avid clay target shooters.

Conferences & Events

Pakamisa Lodge - Seminars and Conferences

Clients are welcome to inform the Lodge of their individual meeting and conference requirements. The lodge can arrange all facilities for guests in this unique and beautiful setting.

The Pakamisa Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal has at its disposal all the latest technical equipment, including audio-visual services, to ensure a smooth-running event. The pure, crystal mountain air of the Pakamisa Game Reserve is guaranteed to invigorate and inspire those creative spirits.


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Laundry services
  • Luxury transfer service within a 20km/12 mile radius
  • Porters
  • Room service
  • Safari drives
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Children Policy
  • Children Policy at the Pakamisa Lodge:

    • Children of all ages are welcome to the Pakamisa Lodge
    • Children under the age of 3 are free of charge (cot available)
    • Children sharing parent's room pay 50% of adult rate
    • Each suite can accommodate up to 2 extra beds
    • Children over 12 years are treated as adults
    • Children from the age of 10 years are allowed on horse rides
    • Pakamisa offers special activities for children, where the object is not just fun, but also to teach about the animals, trees and birds



Available Rooms


# Rooms:

The eight spacious, tastefully-decorated suites offer the highest standards of comfort and complete relaxation.  Each suite, comprising a bedroom, lounge, deluxe-bathroom (bath, shower, two basins and separate toilet), wardrobe and own veranda, is fully equipped with in-room electronic safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee facilities.

Each suite at the Pakamisa Game Lodge in South Africa has been individually styled after an African animal; a theme picked up invaluable paintings and local artifacts.

  • 90 square meters
  • Entrance
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Sleeping room
  • Sitting area
  • Verandah
  • Safe
  • Mini bar
  • Tea/coffee making facilities

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -27.460940

Longitude: 31.561879


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star