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Pumula Surf Lodge

Pumula Hibberdene South Africa, Hibberdene - Durban North, South Africa

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Surf Camp

Private & Shared room options




Solo travellers

Nearest Wave
100 metres

An old fisherman's cottage, that we made into a surf and yoga camp. Our surf house can accommodate 10 people, we have 3 rooms, a family size room, a double room and a dorm room, with shared bathrooms. Our surf house has, chilled, family vibe. We have a pack of dogs on the property and a huge garden overlooking the stunning mangrove forest. Relax on our large deck, have a barbecue with friends, dinner under the stars.
We have a sub tropical climate so its sunshine all year round. Stunning uncrowded beaches, great surf, great diving spots, lots of adventure sports close by and amazing hikes.
Surf Lessons, guiding and equipment is all available on site. We can provide all meals at an extra cost.
Yoga is done by our qualified yogi. We are a 300m walk away from the beach, sunshine all year round, warm water and just 1 hour south of Durban city
Lots of stunning nature and great hikes close by, for the adrenaline junkies we can organize a tour to the Wild 5 at The Oribi Gorge, take a crazy high gorge swing or do the 4km long zipline. Tours to other various places can be arranged too.


Our surf house is situated in Pumula, which means "peaceful resting place" in isiZulu, one of our national languages. We are surrounded by indigenous bush and mangrove forests, see the fish eagles soar and hear them call, the bushbuck come grazing in our entrance, lots of stunning birds and wildlife.
The beach is a short stroll away, Pumula beach is great for fishing, surfing, diving, snorkeling and just chilling. It has stunning rock pools and abundant sea life. Pumula is a small seaside village in a great community.
a couple km's away is a very popular music bistro where you can see some of South Africa's top musicians while sipping something cold
Sunshine all year round.

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Number of people: 10
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
Parking (free)
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (additional)
Dinner (additional)
Honesty Bar
Packed lunches
Surf school

Additional Fees:

Final cleaning is an extra €20
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

Gypsey is our family room, she has one gueen size bed with a single bed on top, kind of like a family bunk bed and a futon pull out 3/4 couch.

Sun Surf
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Gypsey is our family room, she has one gueen size bed and a futon pull out couch that is 3/4 so can sleep two small children or one older child.

Sun Sea is a lush, bright area beachy room, she has a double bed.

Funky Spunky Dorm room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

Gypsey is our family room, she has one gueen size bed and a futon pull out couch that is 3/4 so can sleep two small children or one older child.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Durban and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: R700
  • - Nearest Airport: Durban
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 140km
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 1.5hrs
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.


Justin Maisch

Having surfed in many places around the world, I decided that home is where the heart it, I started my surf school and surf camp in my home village, a stunning chilled seaside village. We have great waves. Its a gem of a place, sunshine all year round crystal clean warm water. average temperature in winter is around 24 degrees

Main Surf Beach: Pumula and Umzumbe Beach

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

We offer lessons for kids aged 6 years old and up, our instructors will find the best and safest location for the kids to learn, parents must be close by. Board and rash vest included, waters are warm so not much need for suits. Max instructor to kid ratio is 4

Beginner Surf Lessons

Our lessons are 2 hours per day and include surfboard and wetsuit, student ratio 1:6, the beginners lessons are taught in waist deep water, you will learn everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling to the outside and learning how to catch the right wave.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

We will take you to the best waves for your ability and the best location, lessons are 2 hours long and include surfboard and wetsuit (if needed). Instructor to student ratio 1:6 You will learn how waves are formed, how weather conditions effect the surf and be given step by step guidance that will have you up and riding the right waves in no time

Private Surf Lessons

We do one on one private lessons too, please inquire at The Surf Camp

Surf Guide

We have very experienced surf instructors that can be you surf guide to wherever you desire to go, please inquiry at The Surf Camp or via email


We offer yoga twice a day either on our outside deck, on the beach or inside the surf camp house

Prices from 01 June to 30 November

Group Rates

Prices per person 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Kids Surf Lessons R300 R300 R300 R300 R1000
Beginner Surf Lessons R300 R300 R300 R300 R1000
Intermediate Surf Lessons R300 R300 R300 R300 R1000
Surf Guide R300 R300 R300 R300 R1000

Private Rates

Private Surf Lessons
Prices per person
1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
1 Person R350 R350 R350 R350 R1300
2 People R300 R300 R300 R300 R1100
3 People R250 R250 R250 R250 R900


Level: All Levels

We have various waves all over our lovely coastline, mainly point breaks with some beach breaks too


  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.


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  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • You can cancels anytime up to 7 days before travelling and you will not be charged the balance.

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