Pumula Surf Camp

Pumula Surf Camp – Eco living & adventures is the only local run and owned surf camp in the area, owner run by a young local family, situated in the peaceful seaside village of Pumula (meaning “ideal resting place” in isizulu), 1hr drive south from Durban city on the south coast of kzn, south africa.

Our homely Surf House which sleeps 12 is set on a large plot overlooking lush forests and is a short walk from the surf and miles of beautiful beaches. No roads to cross, just a short walk down the road, along the river.
Come join our family and way of life, learn about the ocean, learn to surf or improve your surfing skills in the warm Indian ocean. Breathe and stretch out with yoga sessions to enrich your mind, body and soul, and gain knowledge of maintaining and preparing healthy meals from our organic fruit and vegetable garden. Take a SUP tour on one of our beautiful rivers, explore these stunning estuaries the natural, healthy, fun way.
Our new outside wood fired pizza oven, gets fired up every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, and you can order super delicious, wood fired, homemade pizza’s
We share our surf house and property with a pack of friendly dogs, a few cats, and 2 wild and free kids, along with the indigenous wildlife of the area, such as vervet monkeys, porcupines, bush buck, tons of birds and much more. We are surrounded by stunning natural bush, and just a short stroll away from the beach.

We aim to cater for the eco-conscious travelers and families, our vision is to try live an eco-lifestyle as nature intended, by learning to enjoy and live in harmony with the land and sea.

Just a short walk away from the camp is Pumula Beach where the Injambili River meanders down to a rocky point, on which since 1935 rests the remains of the shipwrecked Nivonia, looking north towards the warm golden sun, a long white beach stretches between the lush green dune forest and clear blue sea.

Our coastline is full of small rocky bays, estuaries and long sandy beaches, excellent for surfing, snorkeling, fishing and diving. We have a sub-tropical climate so its warm all year round, meaning many days of surfing in bikini’s or board shorts or a shorty for winter.

There are 7 surf spots within a 10 min drive from the camp with a good variety of waves that work in different conditions, from point breaks to shallow sand bars, stretching out up to 150 meters from the shorebreak to backline. With the average summers swell size of 2-4 foot and 4-6 foot in winter.
So, our surf instructors are always able to find a suitable, safe surfing environment to cater for your ability.

Summer: November – March Temps: 25 – 35 Degrees
Autumn: March – May 20 – 28 Degrees
Winter: June – August 13 – 25 Degrees
Spring: September – November 20 – 25 Degrees

Come have some fun in the sun