Reasons to LOVE PUMULA


There are so many reasons to love Pumula! As a family-owned hotel, family is important to us. We take pride in our warm, genuine hospitality with those uniquely personal touches that make our guests feel right at home and part of the family. It’s what keeps families returning to Pumula year after year to create more happy memories!


ICONIC BLUE FLAG BEACH Just a stone’s throw away from your room

Our safe and fully protected beach is a pristine paradise for swimming, surfing, and fishing, with a sparkling tidal pool for the kids to play in. It is one of only 44 beaches in South Africa awarded Blue Flag status, meaning that it’s one of the world’s best beaches when it comes to water quality, environmental management, facilities and safety. It is truly an honour to be situated just 65 steps away from a beach with this renowned status. 


HEATED SALT WATER POOLS Year-round swimming, sun and sea

A heated pool and mild climate mean that you get to enjoy a holiday for all seasons. Pumula has a heated salt water pool and toddler pool, making our pool area one of the most popular spots throughout the year. Your little ones can splash about in a safe, controlled (and warm!) environment, while you get to relax comfortably on a sun lounger in the balmy sub-tropical weather.


PROXIMITY & LOCAL ATTRACTIONS Explore the beautiful Hibiscus Coast!

Pumula is conveniently situated along the subtropical Hibiscus Coast, just 100km south of Durban and 1.5 hours from King Shaka International Airport. An easy drive from Durban or Johannesburg, we are situated close to some of the Hibiscus Coast’s best activities and tourist spots. Between all the on-site facilities and those right on Pumula’s doorstep, there’s something to keep the whole family entertained.


Year after year Pumula receives Tripadvisor's Travellers’ Choice award for consistently earning great reviews from travellers. Pumula is ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.


ALL-INCLUSIVE HOTEL Everything is taken care of

Pumula literally means ‘place to rest’, a place where you can truly relax and catch your breath. As an all-inclusive hotel, your accommodation, all your sumptuous chef-prepared meals, our much-loved 4pm chef eats, and all-day tea and coffees are included in the rate. Our fun activities and facilities keep the kids (and kids at heart) entertained, so you can sit back and enjoy a stress-free escape!


PARADISE FOR KIDS The fun only sleeps when they do!

In our magical world of sand castles and adventure, there’s never a dull moment for the kids. We provide a wide range of fun indoor and outdoor facilities and entertainment for your little adventurers. You can sit back and relax, knowing that they are having an endless supply of fun and making new friends in a safe environment. We also offer an after-hours babysitting service on request.


THE PUMULA TEAM Friendly service with thoughtful touches

Our attentive team goes above and beyond to make you feel part of the Pumula family. They are there with a smile for your every need. No request is too big, and no detail is too small. Our team takes great pride in being part of each family’s history and making a genuine difference to every guest’s experience.




Sandy toes, beach hair and sun-kissed skin… There’s no place quite like Pumula Beach Hotel. For decades, Pumula Beach Hotel has been the destination of choice for families, friends and conference guests who love nothing more than to soak up the breathtaking surroundings of KZN’s coastline.