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About Pumula Central Drakensberg

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. 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. 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.

Family friendly: We have big lawn, and trees to climb.

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 12 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 19 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • No TGCSA Grading

Important Information

Minimum booking period during holidays are four days. Minimum booking period over long weekends are three days.

Holidays has a higher tariff. No credit card machines available.

Please note the rate advertised are for four guests. Please enquire for rates for five or six guests.

We regret, no pets allowed.

Pumula Central Drakensberg Rooms

Reviews for Pumula Central Drakensberg

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Annie du Plessis
10 December 2018

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.

Dirk du Preez
29 September 2018

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.

Gerhard Vermaak
18 September 2018

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.

Francois Cillie
01 July 2018

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 distric...
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Coralie Jordaan
04 June 2018

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).

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Pumula Central Drakensberg is 4.3km from the centre of Cathkin Park , the nearest airport 198.6km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling