🏝 Surfing & Yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️

Pumula Surf Camp

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The only local-run and owned surf camp in the area. We are a young local family, situated in the peaceful seaside village of Pumula (meaning,“ideal resting place” in isizulu), Just a 1 hour drive south from Durban city on the south coast of KZN, South Africa. The South Coast is known for its beautiful climate, stunning beaches, warm water, good waves & chilled Surf Vibe.  

Our homely Surf House, originally an old, traditional fisherman’s cottage, sleeps 8 to 10 people, is set on a large plot overlooking lush forests and is a short 300m 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. 

We share the place with a pack of friendly dogs & a few cats. In the area we have indigenous wildlife, such as vervet monkeys, porcupines, bush buck, tons of birds, dolphins, whales and much more. We are surrounded by stunning natural bush, and just a short stroll away from the beach.

We 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

What we offer


We offer surf lessons from beginner to advanced, board rentals and guided surf trips to give you the best surfing experience on the South Coast. Justin our head coach is a South African Pro Surfer and we have become well known for our progressive Surfing Sessions. All our instructors are trained to the highest level.

Yoga Classes

Start your mornings off with a revitalising yoga class or rest those muscles and stretch it out on the yoga deck after a day of surfing. Do yoga in our Magical Mangrove Forest, on the beach or on our Forest Yoga Deck Our Yoga Classes are specifically designed for surfers.

Healthy Meals

After all the surfing we make sure to nourish our bodies with a healthy meal. On the weekends we do Pizza Nights and of course we braai often. We also offer breakfast on the beach (weather permitting) and sometimes Dinner on the beach in front of a beach bonfire.

Join Our Ladies Surf & Yoga Retreats

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🌙 in the evenings ✨


Enjoy Saturday night pizza nights, when you can order a fresh, homemade pizza that will be cooked to perfection in our outside, wood fired pizza oven.
Sometimes there may even be some cool, mellow live music vibes.

Pumula Surf Camp is very much a locals hangout and you will enjoy a few cold ones with the locals after a full day of surfing.

View our rooms and rates



Nelius Nortje

World-class surf camp. Justin, the owner, is a former pro who is so knowledgeable and can improve your surfing, no matter your level . The vibe at the house is great; pizzas, live music and a comfortable atmosphere. Good WiFi, clean and full-on value for money. The surf camp is not a business, it’s a way of life. 


Elise Langley

What a beautiful place to stay. Beautiful warm sea with great surf instruction. Love the large wooden deck overlooking forests & sunsets, lovely people, very comfortable accommodation. So much fun things to do when not surfing & delicious healthy food. Campfires on the beach with local musicians playing was my best memory.


Alicia Carter

Had an incredible stay at Pumula Surf Camp! The rooms were cozy and colorful and the food was amazing. Hayley, Justy and the girls welcomed me into their daily lives with music at a local joint, surf lessons, and an extra stop out at the Maisch surf factory. Thank you!! Will definitely be back to this beautiful part of the world.

Contact US

PLEASE NOTE, our contact form is currently not working please send us an email on pumulasurfschool@gmail.com or send us a whatsapp on +27(0)784447130