Gwahumbe Game Lodge and Spa
Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

A private game reserve escape near Durban and Pietermaritzburg

Close enough to indulge in ‘wilderness on a whim’, Gwahumbe is a private game reserve situated just an hour’s drive from Durban and a 45-minute drive from Pietermaritzburg. Our KZN game reserve is located in malaria-free Mid-Illovo, part of the greater Gwahumbe Valley. 

The nature reserve is home to riverine forest, valley bushveld, plateau grassland and majestic cliff faces looking over the river valleys below.

The best way to experience its beauty, wildness and serenity, is to come and see this KZN game reserve for yourself! Gwahumbe Game Lodge and Spa offers a wide variety of catered and self-catered accommodation, ranging from ultimate luxury to a rustic bush camp. 

We’re also open to day visitors who want to go on a game drive, explore our trails, unwind at the spa, or simply enjoy a drink on the deck.

Welcome to Gwahumbe Game Lodge & Spa in Mid-Illovo, KZN

Whether you’re looking for a
romantic getaway weekend, a family getaway, an indulgent spa day, or a bush conference with a difference, Gwahumbe game reserve is the ideal KZN destination where you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the bushveld.
Stay the day, stay the weekend, stay the whole week; you’ll feel right at home at our close-enough yet away-from-it-all bush escape.

Our Game Reserve

Game drives are undoubtedly the best way to view our abundance of wildlife, birdlife, plants, as well as to just enjoy being out in the bush. Our open game drive vehicles give you the opportunity to get close to the game reserve’s wildlife in their natural habitats. As our game reserve is relatively small, there is always an excellent chance that you’ll see rhino, hippo, giraffe, zebra, an array of antelope as well as an abundance of birdlife up close. Soak in the beautiful riverine environment on the banks of the Gwahumbe river, from which our game reserve derives its name.

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We are open! Bookings are available for accommodation, spa, events and day visitors! Accommodation available: Eagle's Nest & Serengeti. We look forward to seeing you. Please note our main lodge with bar/dining room and lounge burnt down in September 2020, we still have our spa and some accommodation, our dining room is our boma with a stretch tent over it. We apologise for any inconvenience during your stay. Our landline was caught in the fire, so please contact us on 082 347 6536.
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