4 Reasons Why to Put Gwahumbe on Your Day Trip List in KZN

Dec 31, 2022 | Activities & Events, Blog

Sometimes all you need is a getaway for the day to enjoy the outdoors with friends & family. While Gwahumbe boasts luxury accommodation, we’ve also got a wide selection of offerings to those who are looking for an adventure packaged into a day trip in KZN. Here’s what you can get up to at Gwahumbe.

Game Drives

When visiting Gwahumbe, exploring the fauna and flora is a must! The Gwahumbe valley boasts incredible sightings for those who love the outdoors or who want to take a short break from the city life. While you are more than welcome to bring your own 4×4 for a self game drive, we offer guided game drives for those who want to get the most out of your game-viewing experience. Our experienced rangers make sure that you walk away with new found knowledge of these incredible creatures. Our reserve is relatively small and simple to get around on thanks to a network for 4×4 roads. Since the reserve is small and intimate, sightings are frequent.


Game walks offer the ideal chance to interact with and learn more about the reserve’s smaller species of flora and fauna. The average length of a walk is an hour to an hour and a half. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll or a more challenging bush walk, we will gladly customize a bush walk to meet your needs and fitness level. The finest way to appreciate nature’s beauty is on foot.

Visitors are welcome to explore the reserve on our nature trails to fully appreciate this sensory safari activity. Some of the key sights for walkers eager to start the trek include Aloe Ridge, Fig Tree, and the dam. We advise going for a stroll with one of our trained field guides for the greatest experience.


A picnic on the reserve has to be one of the finest ways to enjoy a meal! There are a variety of spots to settle in for a bite, with all providing spectacular views of the reserve. Some of these areas include the Waterfall, Cave, Fig Tree & Aloe Ridge. So bring along a picnic basket, or order one of ours in advance to collect and enjoy on your next trip.


Whether you’re looking for a day spa package, couples spa package or a kids’ spa party, The Gwahumbe Spa offers the ultimate intimate, relaxing and indulgent bush spa experience. Retreat to our Spa and allow the hands of our qualified therapists and the surrounding valley to wrap your body and mind in peace and beauty. The Spa has a steam room, hydro-bath, and massage rooms so you can unwind and reset with our treatments. We use Healing Earth products which are crafted only with natural African minerals & ingredients.

Gwahumbe day visitors have no shortage of ways to fill the day. Our diverse range of activities attract trail-seekers, families, bush enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a simple bush break. No matter how you choose to relax, take in your favourite pastime with a view over Gwahumbe Valley. We are situated just 1 hour from Durban and 45mins from PMB making it the perfect location for a day trip in KZN.

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