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Learn the meaning of “pumula” at this eco-lodge. The Pumula Lodge is a bed and breakfast named for the African word meaning “rest.”  Enjoy the tranquility and beauty of nature at this quaint eco-lodge. 

A perfect paradise for nature-lovers, the owner of Pumula is an avid birder who would love to share their tips on where to find the best birding spots. A home away from home, Pumula offers a unique opportunity to feel at home in nature. 

75 kilometers from George Airport, the South African lodge is located in between the town of Knysna and the Knysna Heads. Enjoy breakfast in the trees before stepping out into the pristine nature of South Africa.

Their story

Since 1997 Pieter and Renisa Ellis (pictured above) have hosted guests in their bed and breakfast. The lodge sleeps 12, with each room having a patio overlooking the gardens. This bed and breakfast truly is a place of rest. The Ellis’s have fostered a community of guests who all enjoy the calmness nature provides us. 

Share this bed and breakfast experience with the birds, as the Ellises are avid birders. Wake up to bird song. You may even have a feathered friend peck at your breakfast! The spirit of nature is alive and well at Pumula. 

The Ellises followed many eco-friendly building techniques to minimize their impact on the planet. All of Pumula’s guest activities center around enjoying nature while recharging the soul. Enjoy forest walks, mountain biking, horse riding, cruises in the lagoon, and fishing. There are also daily excursions to Tzitzikamma National Park, as well as to Oudtshoorn to see Cango Caves, ostrich, and crocodile farms. 

Relax and recharge at Pumula lodge, a simple yet cozy B&B. Enjoy the native garden, beautiful birds, and sparkling pool. Read more about them here.

Sustainability actions

Lowest impact construction and operation

Highest level of energy efficiency

Pioneer in waste management

Aims to have a fully organic and chemical-free operation

Actively protects nature and community

Most Popular Activities near Pumula Lodge

  • Forest walks 
  • Mountain bike trails in the forest 
  • Horse riding 
  • Fishing in the lagoon or at sea 
  • Pleasure cruises on the lagoon 
  • Arts and craft tours in the area 
  • Daily excursions to Tzitzikamma National Park to see native South African animals
  • Daily excursions to Oudtshoorn to visit the Cango Caves, ostrich farms and crocodile farm.

Best time to visit Pumula Lodge

  • The weather is pleasent all year around, but the best time to visit is between February and April.



per person per night starts from

  • Room 1-5

    All rooms have a private balcony overlooking the garden and sparkling pool, includes a flat- screen television, hair dryer, under carpet heating/ceiling fan, safe as well as coffee and tea cabinet.

    $ 53


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