Pumula Central Drakensberg

Getaway Summary
PRICE (unit):
from R 1,050 - 1,050
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Pumula is a family owned rustic and lived-in mountain log-house with a thatched roof, and is nestled at the foothills of the Central Drakensberg near Champagne Castle Hotel. It is within the World Heritage Site, where there is the combination of sheer natural beauty and wealth of biological diversity and has magnificent views of the Drakensberg, Cathkin Peak, Sterkhorn and Champagne Castle in the background. This log-house offers three bedrooms with single beds in each and one with a baby's cot, two bathrooms and can sleep a maximum of six adults and one toddler. There is a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering, a large living room with a fireplace (no TV) and a braai area outside. <br /><br />Blankets and pillows are provided, but guests are required to BRING THEIR OWN LINEN AND TOWELS. Check in after 14h00 and check out by 10h00. The area offers many hiking trails in the age-old indigenous forest that is dotted with streams, waterfalls and pools. Other trails are on the grassy plains where panoramic views of the mountains are displayed. <br /><br />In the nearby vicinity (5 - 10 minutes drive) there is a championship golf course at Champagne sports resort, birds of prey demonstrations at Falcon ridge, concerts at the world renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir school as well as quad biking, tree canopy tours, river rafting, micro light flights and a number of shops in the area selling clothing, health products, curios, art and crafts, jewellery and more.
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"The breathtaking views, the beautiful garden, proximity to mountain walks.."
13 Jan 2020
Gavin Binder
"We loved the spectacular views, the comfortable homely cottage and Lena was friendly and very hard working. We would have liked a regular supply of firewood (or information on where to obtain some) for the fireplace."
"Peaceful Pumula has the best view"
10 Dec 2018
Annie du Plessis
"No luxuries, but everything you need at this quiet Log Cabin. Very high up and close to the Berg. The view is spectacular. The road towards the house needs urgent maintenance though. Difficult for low built cars to manage, especially when wet."
29 Sep 2018
Dirk du Preez
"The hospitality of the receptionist (Dianne) was great. The levy for the cleaning lady which had to be paid (R200.00) is a spot of bother as I am not aware what this is for. No cleaning was done in the period we were there."
"A location with a fabulous view."
18 Sep 2018
Gerhard Vermaak
"We loved the fireplace.The mattresses are of good quality. Kitchen well equipped.Most of the sitting room furniture is sub-standard. The water pressure of the hot water system in the bathroom is VERY poor."
"Surprise in the Drakensberg mountain"
01 Jul 2018
Francois Cillie
"We loved the setting of Pumula, high up above the valley , with a superb view on Champagne, Cathkin Peak and the rest. The quiet environment and beautiful nature is breathtaking and unreal. Although the log cabin house needs some attention on the inside, it is very comfortable and has a very good equipped kitchen. We thoroughly enjoyed reading the typed history of Dr Verster, alias Dr Goedhart, who built the house after he turned 70. Dr Goedhart was well known to our age group; he wrote articles about health in Die Burger when we grew up and was like a GP in the house.We also found the district and things goiing on there, very entertaining. Diana Wilkinson, the overseer, welcomed us so friendly , we felt at home immediately. We would like to go there again."
"Beautiful views"
04 Jun 2018
Coralie Jordaan
"Perfect location for a Berg getaway! Views were incredible & was everything we needed. Was great during our stay, but may just be too cold in the middle of winter with no heaters, electric blankets or showers (baths only)."
"Spectacular view at Pumula"
02 May 2018
Annie du Plessis
"Incredible view of the Berg from this wooden Cottage. Big spacious rooms, bathrooms and living area with a fire place. Well equiped kitchen. Beautiful maintained garden and wooden table and seats for meals outside. Very quiet and peaceful. A Cottage with character and a history. Not luxurious but has everything you need. Poor internet reception in this part of the Berg. Will definately be back for the view and tranquility each year."
"Pumula Central Berg"
01 Mar 2018
Sheila Watts
"View was spectacular. Accommodation left a lot to be desired. A very old, poorly maintained building, with poor access."
20 Nov 2017
Sagren Govender
"it is one of the most scenic place I have visited. little attention should be given to the sanware and taps. The livingroom was amazing, and I will definitely visit again."
"Being in the Berg"
14 Nov 2017
andre Fourie
"Spent a lovely time at Pumula - really a great destination for a family or small group of friends who wants to spend quality time together in the tranquility of the Drakensberg. Simple but functional accomodation that provides a wonderful base for outings and hikes, or just spend time together on the lovely lawn or under the big tree with the picnic bench - great value for money!"