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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: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 22 Reviews


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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • No TGCSA Grading

Important Information

The minimum booking period during the holidays is four days. The minimum booking period over long weekends is three days.

Holidays have 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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Gavin Binder
13 January 2020

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.

Leon Moodley
15 October 2019

We loved the location and the tranquil environment. The historic appeal of the place is intriguing. The accommodation is need of upgrades to floor, beds and bath facility.

Koobie Naidoo
03 March 2019

The scenery is amazing. The place is tranquil and peaceful. The sign board is not noticeable from the road. The place is badly maintained and in serious need of a revamp. The floors are uneven which is bad. The blankets and covers are very old. The water takes for ever to fill up to bath. The water is not drinkable. The road is dangerous and difficult to drive into the cottage. The couches in the lounge are very old and uncomfortable. The braai stand is completely rusted and unusable. It could be a lovely place to stay if it were maintained.

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.

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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