Plants & Flowers

The Garden

Our Garden

“Gardening with fynbos has been particularly rewarding for us, and to see a King Protea open at the start of the season remains something we cherish.” Originally designed by the late Professor Ken Durham, Pumula boasts a low maintenance, water-wise garden using as many indigenous plants as possible. This approach contributed to Pumula’s prolific bird life counting more than 120 species to date. As in every garden, nothing is static and small changes are made continuously. Although a daunting task to identify each and every plant, we – with a little help from our friends – were able to compile an extensive plant list. However, there are still a few plants that need to be positively identified. Plants are categorised into trees, shrubs and flowers, with the fynbos section listed separately as this is a dedicated area very close to our hearts.

Expectations well exceeded

The owners and staff go to great lengths to ensure you have an enjoyable stay and produce a particularly well presented and enjoyable breakfast. It is a wonderful property overlooking the cleverly landscaped garden and pool.

★ ★ ★ ★

Brian F - South Africa, February 2019

A wonderful welcome

A superb place to stay. All the reviews are genuine.. luxury guest house with a superb pool in a gorgeous garden. Everyone is so friendly and helpful with great suggestions on what to do and where to eat. Book ahead.. the Pumala gets booked well ahead.

★ ★ ★ ★

Paul B - United Kingdom, February 2019

Excellent Facilities and a beautful location

Great place to spend a few quiet days in Knysna which has a lot to offer in terms of excursions and restaurants. Pumula is close to Pezula and Knysna Golf Clubs which is ideal for the keen golfer.A trip up the the viewpoint at the East Heads is a must too for those not vertigo challenged!!

★ ★ ★ ★

kerryjhscott - New Zealand, January 2019