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.
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.