Gwahumbe Game and Spa

About the Accomodation

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

Exploring the fauna and flora of Gwahumbe is a must for guests. This patch of beautiful bush has much to offer anyone passionate about nature – or if you need a break from city life for a bit. Gwahumbe offers guided safari game drives with knowledgeable field guides as well as marked out routes for 4×4 self game drives. As Gwahumbe is a relatively small reserve, it offers fantastic game-viewing opportunities. In addition to reserve size, relaxed game means ample chance to view natural behaviour in an exquisite setting.

About the Birding

More than 240 bird species have been recorded at Gwahumbe – and our list was compiled by leading African birder, David Hoddinott, who conducts regular bird outings in the reserve. The diversity of habitat offers fantastic valley, bushveld, and savanna birding opportunities for casual birdwatching and passionate twitchers alike. Our ever-expanding species checklist includes forest species like the Trumpeter Hornbill and Narina Trogon, waterbirds, a range of grassland birds, and a variety of raptors. The latter includes the endangered Crowned Eagle, which is recorded to have bred in the valley for over 25 years. The endangered Ground Hornbill has also been recorded and is always a remarkable sighting.

Contact details:

Gwahumbe Game and Spa
Mid-Illovo, KwaZulu-Natal
Cell: +27 082 347 6536  (also on WhatsApp)