Stressed out city slickers will find a perfect sanctuary at Gwahumbe Game and Spa which is barely an hour outside
Durban, but offers the magic and tranquillity of a true African getaway. Guests are welcomed to a paradise with majestic cliff faces and lush riverine vegetation that is home to hippo, giraffe, zebra and a wide variety of antelope as well as a plethora of birds, including the martial eagle and endangered ground hornbill.
The more adventurous can look forward to hiking along the dramatic Gwahumbe gorge or tackling challenging 4×4 trials. Those looking to simply relax and drink in the scenic beauty can indulge in anything from a cool dip at the waterfall to sundowners on a wooden deck high above the hippo pool. With its perfectly peaceful ambience and personalised service, Gwahumbe caters for anything from romantic escapes and family getaways to special interest parties, weddings, product launches, corporate conferences and team-building functions.
There is a wide variety of catered and self-catered accommodation ranging from the ultimate in luxury to comfortable
lodges or the rustic Mzigi bush camp. Facilities include a conference centre, swimming pool, bar and boma with adjoining well-stocked wine cellar. The wide variety of activities on offer not only includes challenging, extreme 4×4 trials, but also mountain biking or trail running, game viewing from open land cruisers, game walks and hikes, bird watching and fishing. Fine cuisine is the order of the day in this 4-star lodge.
The Spa@Gwahubme is set in its own tranquil private garden and has massage and steam rooms. Guests can either spoil themselves with individual treatments or enjoy some of the day or night packages that are available. Qualified therapists provide a full range of treatments. In effect, Gwahumbe offers the best of all worlds – the finest therapies, the thrill of adventure and the peace of the wild, that together restore, mind, body and soul. For added peace of mind, Gwahumbe is located in a malaria-free zone.