Our 4×4 trail is a nine-kilometre trail that has a grading of between one and three. It takes between two and four hours to complete and it’s the perfect adventure for all our thrill-seekers. It’s a self-drive route that is made up of a number of different trials. Think muddy, slippery, rivers, and rocks! Our visitors are welcome to tackle the trails alone with no formal guide but should exercise extra caution after heavy rains. The trails challenge our drivers but always make for an exciting ride.
The trail is situated within our game reserve, which makes for excellent viewing of the valley, plants, and animals. Remember to keep an eye out for hippos, zebra, giraffes, and a variety of antelope. Formal game drives through the reserve are on offer; as are nature walks, biking trails, and tranquil spots from which to go fishing.
We had the pleasure of having In Africa and Beyond at Gwahumbe a while back, here’s their feedback on their game drive.
“ As we ascended the steep rocky cliff, our game ranger Simon advised us to hold on tight to our vehicle. I must admit – it was a bit nerve-racking at first, but the adrenalin rush, the breath-taking scenery surrounding us, and Simon’s entertaining anecdotes conquered any traces of anxiety soon enough and we ended up laughing instead. We were at Gwahumbe Game and Spa, one of Kwa-Zulu Natal’s best-kept secrets, and this was one of the bumpiest game drives we’d ever been on. The wide variety of terrain types included lush forests, dense bushveld, deep valleys, and plateau grasslands and there was an abundance of plains game everywhere.
My children thoroughly enjoyed it especially when we ascended the steep inclines and descended into the water puddles. They likened it to a prolonged thrill ride! We drove to a green algae-covered dam, where Egyptian Geese reigned, then to a beautiful waterfall where we had a restroom break. A sign on the toilet doors warned us to close the door unless we wanted to share our toilet break with a two-metre python. Needless to say, we ensured that we did this.
Of course, these were the same roads that enticed the producers of BBC’s Top Gear to come and film here and brings leading motor manufacturers to come and test their latest models frequently. It also attracts off-roading enthusiasts who want to challenge themselves and each other in a dramatic setting. Off-roading is normally associated with roughing it but Gwahumbe offers the best of both worlds – challenging terrains for off-roading and delightful luxury to unwind in later. “ – In Africa and Beyond (Read the full article here)