Fook Farmhouse Flat
Situated on top of Pakamisa Mountain, this exclusive lodge offers spectacular views over the malaria-free private game reserve.
Architectural inspiration has been drawn from colonial Spain combined with fine African art.
Each of the eight spacious suites opens out onto a large veranda.
Meals are served in the elegant dining room or “Out of Africa” style under the stars. The restaurant has an exceptional wine list and offers game specialties.
Horse-lovers will enjoy unforgettable rides through the reserve on Pakamisa’s horses, an adventure which allows you to experience African wildlife at close quarters.
Tailor made activities include Horseback safaris, Game-drives, Birding & Botanical trails, archery, clay target & pellet gun shooting.
We also speak German, Spanish, Portuguese and some French.
ACCESSIBLE WITH A 2X4 VEHICLE
WALKING TRAILS WITH GUIDES ONLY
DRIVING IN GAME VEHICLES ONLY
FIELD GUIDES AVAILABLE
BIRD HIDE AVAILABLE
INFORMATION FOR BIRDERS:
Pakamisa provides a wonderful array of the birds of Northern KwaZulu-Natal-Natal (actual Birdlist of 233 species), We have a trained Bird Guide, Mr Chamu Chorwadza, employed, who has worked on this 2500ha reserve for more than 12 years and know the nerve's birdlife, wildlife and plantlike intimately. Pakamisa offers specialised three-night weekend specials where visiting experts in ornithology, ecology, botany and photography can provide you with a range of up-skilling programs. It doesn't hurt to also have gourmet meals included, a wonderful swimming pool, guided walks, guided night drives and even the option to view the wildlife on horseback for the more adventurous euqestrian visitors.
The very tall Pakamisa Mountain which dominates the reserve creates updrafts and quite unusual birds of prey such as African Cuckoo-Hawk, as well as the summer-migrant Steppe, Lesser Spotted and Booted Eagles. The summer migrant Eurasian Hobby can be found. All the KZN woodpeckers except Bennet's and Ground have been recorded on Pakamisa. In the forests that fringe the mountains we find species such as African Emerald Cuckoo, Bar-throated Apalis, African Pygmy Kingfishers. The reserve has all four South African Honeyguide species including the rarely-seen Brown-backed Honeybird. When conditions on the reserve are favourable, the night drives for Owl spotting is a highlight: Spotted Eagle-Owl, African Wood Owl, Western Barn Owl, Verreaux's Eagle Owl, Southern White-faced Owl are all recorded.
Open savanna-woodlands, lowland Thornveld with large Umbrella Thorns, Knob-thorn Acacias, Robust A, Marulas, Tamboti, Currant bushes, Sneezewoods, Jacket Plums, Gwarries, Bushwillows, Monkey Oranges and African Olive trees. The array of aloes that grow in profusion throughout the rocky areas on Pakamisa provide a wonderful show of their magnificent orange flower spikes in the dry winter months and indigenous bird species come to harvest their sweet nectar.