From R455 – R600 p.p.p.n.s *Incl. Breakfast * Seasonal
Pumula is an African name meaning “the place of rest” which is exactly what guests will discover at this lodge nestled between the town of Knysna and the famous Knysna Heads. Although close to the bustle of town, Pumula Lodge has a tranquil parkland atmosphere that sets it apart.
Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, the lodge is the perfect place for nature lovers to rest, relax and experience the abundant bird life in beautiful indigenous gardens. Enjoy an extra special “Tree-top breakfast” served in the well-appointed dining room amongst the birds (over 100 species have been identified), overlooking the gardens and swimming pool.
The lodge has 5 beautifully finished en-suite bedrooms to choose from, secure undercover parking, a communal kitchenette (no cooking) and barbecue facility. Please note Pumala Lodge is a non-smoking lodge. Regret no children under 10 allowed. Master and Visa credit cards accepted. Free Wi-Fi available.
Wake up to the twittering sound of birds, take a stroll through the garden with the resident guinea-fowl family going about their daily routine, relax next to the sparkling pool, enjoy a barbeque or sit on your own private balcony, sipping coffee or a sundowner.
ECO-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION KNYSNA
The lodge has 5 beautifully finished en-suite bedrooms (2 double and 3 twin) with private entrances; each with a private deck that overlooks the garden and swimming pool. Rooms all have television (SABC & ETV), tea & coffee trays with kettle, and everything else you should need to have a comfortable stay.
GREEN ACTS FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA
♡ Green Cleaning
♡ Sustainable Energy Acumen
♡ Water Wise Practices
♡ Eco Architecture
♡ Land Rehabilitation
Pumula Lodge was established in 1997 and is geared towards birders and lovers of nature, so a general awareness of the environment is an integral part of the ethos of the establishment.
All glass, paper and tins are separated and recycled and containers for foodstuff such as fruit juice and eggs are returned to suppliers for re-use. Guests are also encouraged to separate their garbage accordingly. Liquid hand soap and air freshener containers are re-filled by the staff. The garden clippings are deposited on the compost heap and all biodegradable kitchen waste is fed to the earthworm farm that produces pH-balanced compost for use in the garden.
All cleaning products used at Pumula Lodge are biodegradable. All their soaps, body creams, liquid soaps and air freshener are also natural and biodegradable. In an effort to keep the environment free from harmful chemicals. Garden weeds are removed by hand, and a flyscreen is fitted in at least one window per bedroom to eliminate the need for mosquito repellent.
Rainwater is harvested and stored in tanks to be used for garden, to top-up the pool and serve as a backup water supply. Grey water from the washing machines is directed into the garden to assist with irrigation in the majority indigenous, water wise gardens. All showerheads are fitted with low-flow devices and signs have been placed in each bathroom encouraging guests to save water.
LED lighting and timers have been installed to save energy and geysers are heated using clean solar energy which greatly lowers the Lodge`s carbon footprint.
The moderate climate in the Garden Route and the lodge design eliminates the need for air conditioning as it faces due west. The first floor ceiling is covered with 50mm isotherm and during hot summer afternoons, 80% shade-cloth dropline curtains are lowered along the entire ground and first floor to keep the building cool. The roof surfaces are painted a light beige colour lead-free paint to reflect heat from the sun, thereby assisting in cooling the building in summer.
The owners of Pumula Lodge spent their first two years eradicating alien and invasive species in order to create magnificent indigenous gardens. The few non-indigenous plants are non-invasive, water wise and comply strictly with the CARA legislation.