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Pumula Surf Camp

75 Park Avenue, Pumula, Pumula - Port Shepstone, South Africa
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Pumula Surf Camp
Reviews (5)
5 out of 5

An old fisherman's cottage lovingly converted into our Surf House, a short walk away is our stunning, uncrowded, beach, waves for all levels, we can accommodate 12 people, weather is sub tropical, sunshine, warm water and waves all year. We offer surf lessons and surf guiding for all levels. A variety of beaches and waves to choose from. Our Surf House is super chilled, we have a huge garden overlooking the stunning indigenous mangrove forest. Relax on our large deck, have a barbecue with friends, dinner under the stars. Amazing sunset views. Surf Lessons, learn to surf, or progress to the next level, yoga sessions and SUP tours. We are the longest running surf school in our area, local owned and run,established 2009.
We have stunning uncrowded beaches, great surf, great diving spots, lots of adventure sports close by and amazing hikes.We also do yoga sessions on our stunning deck overlooking the forest, listen to the birds chirping and the river running while you stretch, breathe and inhale the fresh seaside air. Stand Up paddle board tours are done on one of our stunning estuaries. A great, relaxing but muscle building way to see the beauty, and enjoy the tranquility.
We run Surf, Sup Yoga weekends, as well as Surf n Skate weekends. Free mangrove walking tours, and free tour to local surf factory. We also offer a variety of other tours. So, book a spot with us and come experience true beauty in our little piece of heaven.
We have a pack of friendly dogs and some cats on the property

Location

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. Check out the Nivonia shipwreck on Pumula Beach.
There are plenty of waves to choose from, waves for all levels.

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5 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Doug Proctor
Doug Proctor
England
January 2020
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The accommodation is in a lovely cottage style home, the rooms are clean and cosy. The host family are just lovely, the vibe is awesome, the beaches are simply stunning, uncrowded and upspoilt, nice uncrowded line up. The food is simply delicious. This is my 3 stay at this awesome place, and I plan to come back again very soon.


How were the surf lessons?

     

I am an intermediate to advanced surfer. On my previous stay I took lessons, they were wicked, fun filled and we checked all the local spots until we found the best beach to surf at that particular time. These guys go out of their way to make sure you get waves. They are super knowledgeable of the local area. The beaches are stunning.

Review from Margit
Margit
Sweden
December 2019
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The accommodation is very cool, we stayed in the family room with our 3 boys, the space was perfect for us. The house is so cosy and feels like a home, the garden is huge and our boys had lots of fun running around and playing with the hosts, Hayley and Justin's 2 girls. The beach is a 300m walk and its perfect for families, lovely rock pools with tons of sealife, the waves come in and the kids can play while you relax. The beach is very uncrowded and really is paradise, and the water is very warm.


How were the surf lessons?

     

We all took surf lessons and they were awesome, Justin was super patient with the kids and they loved it. My husband and I both took lessons and we really progressed. We can't wait to come back and visit again. The beaches are beautiful.

Review from Johan
Johan
Johannesburg
December 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I stayed in the rustic bush shed, a lovely, private shed in the garden. It was light and airy and very comfortable. I then moved into the main house for my last week of surf camp. I stayed in the Twin room and it was great, light and airy and clean. There is a cleaning lady everyday. The town is lovely, small seaside village, there is a shop you can walk to with basic stuff, like bread, a few veg and they make lovely chips and toasties, but the breakfasts and dinners at the surf camp are amazing, you should order those. There is no restaurants in the area, so if you like, hire a car, but there is also a local taxi lady that we used a lot and she is very friendly and affordable.


How were the surf lessons?

     

I had never been to a surf camp before and it was my first time surfing. The instructors were awesome, very patient with me and really helped me a lot. In the beginning of my stay I was just in the white water foam but by the end of my 2 week stay i was going into the mid break and then one day even to the outside. I loved the lessons, the beaches and everything about this place. Was my best holiday ever, and I hope to return very soon.

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Review from Louse
Louse
French
December 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The accommodation was very cool, very surf, beach vibe. I stayed in the twin room, it was very nice, with garden views. The village is super chilled, very close to the beach, and also with amazing natural forest views. No restaurants, but with the delicious food served at the camp you really don't need anything else. You can also cook for yourself in the shard kitchen which is fully equipped. There is a small shop you can walk to. There is also a local taxi service if you need to go anywhere else.


How were the surf lessons?

     

I am an intermediate surfer and I learned so much. My surfing progressed in just 3 days. These guys are local and know the beaches and the waves so well. They gave me great tips. I got to surf beautiful beaches with great instructors and I even got to see Dolphins in the ocean, amazing sunrise surf sessions too and the surf camp even arranged breakfast on the beach. We also had a beach bonfire the one evening. They will also organize tours to some very cool place if you like.

Review from Max
Max
Germany
November 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I stayed in the 4 bed dorm room with 3 of my friends, we are germans studying in South Africa. The Surf House is very cool, nice and chilled, with lovely views from the deck and outside chill area, the beach is a short walk away. There is also a small shop you can walk to, and the village has some cool walks.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons were so cool, 2 of my friends had never surfed before and they were quite nervous, but the instructors put them at ease and they were great. I progressed quite a lot and went from surfing foamies to going out to the back, on the smaller more manageable days. So much fun. Breakfasts are nice and we even had breakfast on the beach some days. The host, Hayley took some nice pictures of us surfing and they give you these for free which is a nice touch.

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Number of people: 12
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
DVD
Kitchen
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Dishwasher
Dryer
Free shuttle bus to town centre
Laundry
Massage
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Washer
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (additional)
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (additional)
Honesty Bar
Packed lunches
Canoeing
Diving
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Pilates
Skateboard hire
Snorkeling
SUP
Surf school
Yoga

Additional Fees:

All meals can be ordered at an extra cost
We have various packages that include meals

Extras:

FREE WiFi
FREE tea and coffee
Baby travel cot available
Serene Dorm Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

This dorm room had a queen double bed and one bunk bed, can also be used as a private room for singles and for families. It can also be used as a female only or male only dorm.

Sun Surf
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Sun Surf is a lush, bright airy beachy room, Queen size bed, cool decor, sleeps 2

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

This is our dorm room, sleeps 4 Can be booked as a mixed dorm or a male or female only dorm.

Twinny
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 2

Our Twin room sleeps 2 in 2 single beds, it can be shared or booked out privately. The room is light and airy and has a view of the deck and the garden.

Rustic Bush Hut
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Our bush hut is a basic, homely, comfy, private hut in the garden. The Bush hut overlooks the garden and the forest and is surrounding by trees and bush. Currently there is NO BATHROOM, however there is communal shower and toilets a short walk up some rustic garden stairs.
The hut is very private, peaceful and tranquil. It has a double bed inside, a cupboard for clothing, a nice comfy chair for relaxing in and your own private little deck.

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: R900.00
  • - 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.

Instructors

Justin Maisch

Having surfed in many places around the world, I decided that home is the place to be, I started my surf school and surf camp in my home village, where we have a surf spot within a 300m walk, plus tons of other spots within 5min, uncrowded, and upsoit, sunshine all year round, crystal clean warm water. average temp in winter is about 24 degrees. i have over 30 years knowledge of the local breaks

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 2

Beginner Surf Lessons

Our lessons are 2 hours per day and include surfboard and wetsuit, student ratio 1:4, 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 1:4 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

Advanced Surf Lessons

For advanced surfers, we take you to the best surf spot, tons of local knowledge, you will ride some epic, fun waves.

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 your surf guide to wherever you desire to go, please inquiry at The Surf Camp or via email. we can make a surf tour package to suit your needs.

Yoga

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

SUP Lessons

SUP tours on our stunning naturally beautiful Estuaries


Various

Level: All Levels

We have various waves all over our lovely coastline, mainly point breaks with some beach breaks too, we are lucky to have uncrowded surf on beautiful beaches. We have waves for all levels, foamies for beginners, mid breaks for more advanced, left and right handers. Point breaks, mainly right handers for more advanced surfers, although, if you like you can take progressive lessons and you will progress to the outside and be surfing the right hand point breaks.

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Air Temp (°C)

JAN/FEB

30°

MAR/APR

25°

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20°

JUL/AUG

18°

SEP/OCT

25°

NOV/DEC

28°

PAYMENT

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

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • 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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