4 star bed & breakfast

About Us

About Pumula Lodge

True relaxation is the order of the day

Pumula Lodge, a four-star bed and breakfast establishment, opened its doors in December 1997.Through the years, and after many improvements to both the main house and the extensive garden, owners Pieter and Rensia Ellis have managed to keep to their original objective of creating a place where like-minded people could feel connected to nature – truly a ‘Place of Rest’ as the name Pumula suggests.

“As Pumula Lodge is first and foremost our home, we felt it important to create a home away from home where our guests can relax and share in the tranquil surroundings. We want our guests to feel well rested when they leave.”

Your Hosts

Pieter and Rensia Ellis

Awards & Recognition

What We Offer


The Lodge offers 4 Star luxury accommodation


We offers guests a “tree-top” breakfast


All our rooms has magnificent garden views from the Patio

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