Your KZN Game Reserve Escape

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway weekend, a family adventure or an indulgent spa day, Gwahumbe Game & Spa is the ideal game reserve in KZN, 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.


Gwahumbe Reserve offers a variety of exquisitely furnished and tastefully decorated accommodation options.



Our Spa offers the ultimate relaxing and indulgent bush spa experience. Explore our rejuvenating range of treatments.



From game drives to Junior Ranger camps and more, our game reserve in KZN offers a diverse variety of activities.


We are rated in the top 10% of hotels worldwide.

Looking for game reserves near Durban?
Gwahumbe offers beautiful accommodation with spectacular views, in the heart of KZN.

Specials & Packages

From romantic safari getaways to pamper packages, Gwahumbe Game & Spa offers fantastic specials for couples and groups.


Our Game Reserve Accommodation

Gwahumbe Game & Spa offers five different accommodation options at our private game reserve, allowing you to choose the best options for your ideal bush break in the KZN province.

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Ideal Location

1 hour from Durban
45 minutes from PMB

Close enough to indulge in ‘wilderness on a whim’, Gwahumbe is a private game reserve in KZN, 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.


What You Can Do At Gwahumbe Reserve

Whether you’re travelling with family, friends or colleagues, we’re pleased to offer the ultimate game lodge experience, just a short drive away from Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

Game Drives

Our open game drive vehicles give you the opportunity to get close to the abundance of fauna and flora that call the Gwahumbe Valley home.


Gwahumbe Reserve is an idyllic spot for birdwatching. Download our bird list and tick off your findings from over 240 bird species that have been recorded in this area.

Junior Ranger Camps

Our overnight holiday camps for children between the age of 8 and 13 will get them well on their way to fulfilling their dreams of being a game ranger!

Day Visits

Gwahumbe is a fantastic destination for day guests looking to visit a KZN game reserve. Find out more about activities for day visitors and plan your visit.


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