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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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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 2 weeks ago

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!

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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 4 weeks ago

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...

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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 23 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,...

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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

Kolsva
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The most relaxing place I have ever stayed in. Large, very nice rooms with a large patio with a fantastic view to "the end of the world". I have always thought I make the best food myself, but the food at Pakamisa was better, the best food I have ever tasted. To stay here without gain weight is impossible, and...

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Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. I am so pleased that Pakamisa fulfilled your expectations and your stay will be memorable, definitely the food. Hope to see you back one day. Thank you.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 19 September 2016

beautiful location. horse riding something special. horses in good condition and well schooled. good equipment. guides very good and helpful and knowledgeable. great accommodation. good food. outstanding staff.

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Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you back one day!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Great service, location and stay. the staff was very alert, friendly and very willing. Food was excellent, drinks on the balcony very relaxing, views to die for, really on top of the world. It is a great place to visit and recharge your batteries!!

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Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that Pakamisa fulfilled your expectations on so many levels. We hope that you return soon and share the magic again!

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Our group of 12 friends recently had the pleasure of staying at this resort during our tour of various historical battlefields in the area. Although it was probably not the most conveniently situated accommodation to the various battlefield, it was definitely the most pleasant. The staff were warm and welcoming and the accommodation was amazing. Our rooms were enormous with...

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LoisKuhle, COMMUNICATIONS at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying at Pakamisa. We may be slightly off the beaten track, but as you well know, the reward is worth it once you reach the top of the Pakamisa Mountain Range with its magnificent views. We are glad that you were adventurous enough to try our venison meals and very happy that you were not...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I must say, we did not only travel up that mountain towards the lodge, but with every meter we travelled higher, we also travelled back in time. This is a fantastic home away from home with a colonial touch. You could spend at least a week in the library alone. All rooms have a fantastic view over the valley with...

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Pakamisa, Owner at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words commenting about Pakamisa Lodge. Hope to see you back one day.

Ulft, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This place is worth a visit because of the the ultimate quietness, luxury villas and beautiful view. We had nice food, good wines and a lovely breakfast. We booked here for the opportunity to do horse riding safari and other activities like archery and shooting. Our children (between 17 and 23) loved it. Also non-experienced horse riders are very well...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience of what Pakamisa has to offer. Gladly you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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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: $298 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Pakamisa Private Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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