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Gwahumbe Game Reserve & Spa

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Gwahumbe Game Reserve
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
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R1260.00SINGLE RATE
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The Gwahumbe Game Lodge and Spa are easily accessible from both Durban and Pietermaritzburg in South Africa's scenic KwaZulu-Natal province. This Lodge offers travellers an intimate and relaxed bush experience; this game lodge is located in a malaria-free environment making it ideal for families travelling with children.

Accommodation ranges from ultimate luxury to a rustic bush camp from which guests may choose their preferred room choice. Excellent cuisine, thrilling game drives, exciting activities as well as relaxing spa treatments make Gwahumbe a great destination for a break away to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the bushveld.

Accommodation

Guests have the choice of various housing options. When choosing to stay in a Standard Room, guests may include either only the breakfast, the breakfast, and dinner or the fully inclusive option. The fully inclusive rate is inclusive of accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as afternoon tea and a game drive.

The self-catering Riverbend Lodge accommodates six guests; the Eagles Nest can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests while the Stone Chat can sleep, four guests. The bush camp consists of 5 A-frame thatch houses which can accommodate a total of 10 guests.

Accommodation options:

  • Standard Room inc breakfast
  • Standard Room inc breakfast and dinner
  • Standard Room fully inclusive
  • Self-catering Riverbend (6 sleepers)
  • Self-catering Eagles Nest (6 sleepers)
  • Self-catering Eagles Nest (8 sleepers)
  • Self-catering Stone Chat (2 sleepers)
  • Self-catering Stone Chat (4 sleepers)
  • Self-catering BUSH CAMP ( 5X doubles/10 sleeper).

The Standard Room comes with either breakfast or the breakfast and dinner option. These hotel rooms feature en-suite bathrooms as well as a beautiful verandah from which to enjoy the surrounding views.

Standard Room features:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower and bath
  • Standard guest amenities
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Gift shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Conference venue
  • Parking.

Services

  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Babysitting
  • Childrens’ program
  • Packed lunches
  • Limited room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry services
  • WiFi.

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Bird watching
  • Mountain biking
  • Trail running
  • Nature walks
  • Swimming in pool or at the waterfall
  • Spa treatments
  • Hiking through the dramatic Gwahumbe Gorge
  • 4x4 excursions.

Conferences

The Lodge's thatched conference venue can accommodate 50 conference delegates in various seating arrangements. Free WiFi is available in the meeting room as well as in the main lodge. Day conference packages, as well as overnight conference packages, are available which include, amongst others, morning and afternoon tea breaks, lunch as well as the use of the meeting room and the standard conference equipment. Conference packages can also be tailor-made to suit the different requirements of corporate clients.

Day Conference Package:

  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Use of conference room
  • Standard conference equipment.

Overnight Conference Package:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Dinner
  • Use of conference room
  • Standard conference equipment.

The Spa

The Spa offers packages for both adults and children which consist;

  • Head to Toe Package
  • Tension Relief Package
  • Perfect Escape Package
  • Ultimate De-Stress Package
  • African Indulgence
  • Luxury Pamper Package for Two
  • Pamper Package for Two
  • Mom’s Retreat Package
  • Men’s Time Out Package
  • Revitalising Package.

Spa treatments:

  • Body Treatments
  • Skin Treatment
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Waxing
  • Steam Session
  • TheraNaka Signature Treatments
  • Touch Therapy
  • Hands & Feet
  • Esse & Dermalogica Facials.

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  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fully Furnished Kitchen
  • Housekeeping
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Terrace

Restaurants

Dining

Guests staying at the Gwahumbe Game Reserve & Spa may choose between different meal inclusions. The Standard Rooms are available either with breakfast only, the breakfast and dinner or as a fully inclusive package. The self-catering camp, as well as the self-catering chalets, offer guests the convenience of fully equipped kitchens where travellers can enjoy their cooked meals.

The Spa

At The Spa @ Gwahumbe, visitors may choose from a wide choice of different spa therapy treatments which include massages, facials, pedicures, skin treatments, steam sessions as well as many other relaxing offers.  For younger guests, an incredible variety of children friendly treatments await, such as the total teen facial, the glitter manicure and pedicure, the mommy and me package and the princess birthday package to name but a few.

Spa treatments:

  •  Steam Session
  •  TheraNaka Signature Treatments
  •  Touch Therapy
  •  Hands & Feet
  •  Esse & Dermalogica Facials
  •  Body Treatments
  •  Skin Treatment
  •  Hydrotherapy
  •  Waxing.

Spa packages:

  •  African Indulgence
  •  Luxury Pamper Package for Two
  •  Pamper Package for Two
  •  Mom’s Retreat Package
  •  Men’s Time Out Package
  •  Revitalizing Package
  •  Head to Toe Package
  •  Tension Relief Package
  •  Perfect Escape Package
  •  Ultimate De-Stress Package.

Junior spa treatments:

  •  Back Massage
  •  Natural Facial
  •  Nail Art Manicure
  •  Glitter Manicure & Pedicure
  •  Natural Mask & Scrub Making
  •  Heavenly Hydro Bath with Sparkling Appetizer & a Bowl of Sweets
  •  Total Teen Facial
  •  Matric Dance Package
  •  Mommy & Me Package
  •  A Wave of a Fairy Wand
  •  Glam Girl (from head to polished toe)
  •  Princess Birthday Package.

Game drives

The game drives at the Gwahumbe Game Reserve are in open 4×4 vehicles accompanied by a qualified field guide. The lodge has two 10-seater Landcruisers and two Unimogs, which are used for larger groups. 

These exciting game drives are the best way to admire the beautiful fauna and flora offering visitors to get close with the game in a natural setting. Travellers stand an excellent chance to view the game which includes, amongst others, rhino, wildebeest, hippo, giraffe, zebra and many antelope species.

The morning game drives include tea, filter coffee, hot chocolate, rusks, biscuits as well as muffins plus snacks en route.  The afternoon game drives include a cold drink of choice and snacks en route.

Guided nature walks

Guests are taken on an informative and exciting walk with one of the lodge's knowledgeable field guides.  Walking through the reserve offers the chance to get in touch with and learn more about the smaller animals in the reserve as well as its plants.  The walk usually takes about 1 – 1 ½ hours.

Bird watching

In this area alone, over 180 bird species have been recorded making it a bird watchers paradise. Bird species include forest birds such as the Trumpeter Hornbill and colourful Narina Trogon, waterfowl, grassland “little brown jobs”. The bushveld birds such as thrushes mouse birds and barbets can also be admired here. A variety of raptors of which the Crowned Eagle is recorded to have bred in the Valley for over twenty-five years can also be found. Another endangered species which can be looked for is the Ground Hornbill.

4x4 drives

The Gwahumbe Game Reserve is a popular venue for 4x4ing as well as new 4×4 vehicle launches. The Lodge was host to the Isuzu’s Driver Academy as well as Mercedes-Benz Umhlanga for the launch of the G55. This area is the perfect destination for 4x4 self-drives, and guests are encouraged to traverse the entire reserve unguided. For travellers who do not own four wheel drive vehicles, Rhino bikes are available for hire.

Spa treatments

A great variety of relaxing health and beauty spa treatments are available for guests as well as for children.

Mountain biking and trail running

The Gwahumbe Nature Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal features a fully marked 10km mountain bike and trail run route for guests to enjoy.  This course forms a part of the Mid-Illovo Husqvarna Classic race, which is an annual event. Day visitors are welcome to make use of the track as well.

Gwahumbe Conference Venue

The thatched conference centre at Gwahumbe accommodated up to 50 conference delegates in various seating configurations. This formal venue is ideal for training and strategy meetings as well as seminars and product launches.

With its beautiful and natural surroundings, this place is conducive to a relaxed and yet productive working experience. Conference pads, as well as pencils, mints and fruit juices, are provided to conference delegates. Free Wifi is available in the conference venue and the main lodge.

  • Bar
  • Big screen TV room
  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Games Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • WIFI
General Services
  • Babysitting
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Packed Lunches
  • Room service
  • Secure parking
  • Walking safaris
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments
Malaria and Animals
  • This game reserve in South Africa enjoys an abundance of magnificent animals and birds.  A variety of Antelope can be encountered here such as Blesbok, Nyala, Impala, Black and Blue Wildebeest, Kudu, Reedbuck, Eland and the endangered Blue Duiker. 

    White Rhino, Giraffe, Zebra, Caracal, Large Spotted Genet, Black Backed Jackal, Porcupine, Cape Clawless Otter, Thick-tailed Galago, Aardwolf and Warthog are also found on the farm. 

    Hippos were re-introduced into Malinga Hippo Pool in 2000, a first for the region.

Children Activities
  • Gwahumbe offers a great Junior Rangers program where the kids are supervised in various outdoor activities. Booking for these activities are essential.  Furthermore, the lodge's spa offers wonderful spa and beauty treatments to smaller guests.

    Junior spa treatments:

    • Glitter Manicure & Pedicure
    • Natural Mask & Scrub Making
    • Heavenly Hydro Bath with Sparkling Appletizer & a Bowl of Sweets
    • Total Teen Facial
    • Matric Dance PackageBack Massage
    • Natural Facial
    • Nail Art Manicure
    • Mommy & Me Package
    • A Wave of a Fairy Wand
    • Glam Girl (from head to polished toe)
    • Princess Birthday Package.

Available Rooms

Standard Room incl breakfast

The spacious Standard Rooms accommodate two guests. These rooms offer a private veranda which overlooks the Gwahumbe Valley. The rooms stylish African contemporary decor makes for a welcoming and comfortable setting.  This booking option includes accommodation and breakfast.

Standard Room features:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower and bath
  • Standard guest amenities
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
Single Room R1260
Double Room R1900

Standard Room incl breakfast and dinner

The spacious Standard Rooms accommodate two guests. These rooms offer a private veranda which overlooks the Gwahumbe Valley. The rooms stylish African contemporary decor makes for a welcoming and comfortable setting.  This booking option includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner.

Standard Room features:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower and bath
  • Standard guest amenities
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
Single Room R1460
Double Room R2210

Standard Room fully inclusive

The spacious Standard Rooms accommodate two guests. These rooms offer a private veranda which overlooks the Gwahumbe Valley. The rooms stylish African contemporary decor makes for a welcoming and comfortable setting. This booking option includes accommodation, breakfast lunch and dinner as well as afternoon tea and a game drive.

Standard Room features:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower and bath
  • Standard guest amenities
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
Single Room R1850
Double Room R3010

Self catering Riverbend (6 sleeper)

The Riverbend Lodge is a 6-sleeper chalet offering kitchen facilities. This lodge features three en-suite bedrooms, a spacious lounge area, a fully-equipped kitchen for self-catering, a braai boma, a private rim-flow plunge pool and a magnificent deck overlooking the Gwahumbe Valley.

 Riverbend Lodge (6-sleeper):

  • Three en-suite bedrooms
  • Spacious lounge area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Braai boma
  • Private rim-flow plunge pool
  • Deck overlooking the Gwahumbe Valley.
Single Room R3390
Double Room R3390

Self catering Eagles Nest (6 sleeper)

The Eagles Nest is a 6 - 8 sleeper chalet offering guests the benefit of self-catering facilities. The kitchen is fully equipped.  Three en-suite bedrooms with an upstairs loft accommodate up to 8 guests in comfort. A welcoming lounge area, a private rim-flow plunge pool, a braai boma as well as a veranda from where incredible views of the Gwahumbe Valley can be admired at Eagles Nest.

Self Catering Eagles Nest (6 sleepers):

  •  Fully equipped kitchen
  •  Lounge area
  •  Three en-suite bedrooms
  •  One upstairs loft room
  •  Private rim flows plunge pool
  •  Braai boma area
  •  Veranda.
Single Room R3720
Double Room R3720

Self catering Eagles Nest (8 sleeper)

The Eagles Nest is a 6 - 8 sleeper chalet offering guests the benefit of self-catering facilities. The kitchen is fully equipped.  Three en-suite bedrooms with an upstairs loft accommodate up to 8 guests in comfort.  A welcoming lounge area, a private rim-flow plunge pool, a braai boma as well as a veranda from where incredible views of the Gwahumbe Valley can be admired at Eagles Nest.

Self Catering Eagles Nest (8 sleepers):

  •  Fully equipped kitchen
  •  Lounge area
  •  Three en-suite bedrooms
  •  One upstairs loft room
  •  Private rim flows plunge pool
  •  Braai boma area
  •  Veranda.
Single Room R3720
Double Room R3720

Self catering Stone Chat (2 sleeper)

The 2-sleeper Stone Chat is a chalet with kitchen facilities. Each Stone Chat provides an en-suite bathroom with shower as well as tea and coffee making facilities. From the veranda magnificent views of the Gwahumbe Valley can be admired. The chalet's kitchen is fully equipped adjoining the outside lapa.

Self-catering Stone Chat (2 sleeper):

  • Twin beds downstairs
  • Twin beds upstairs
  • Semi-private loft
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Veranda
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Outside lapa.

Self catering Stone Chat (4 sleeper)

The 4-sleeper Stone Chat is a chalet with kitchen facilities. Each unit provides twin beds downstairs and twin beds upstairs in a semi-private loft.  The beds can be changed to double beds on request.

Each Stone Chat provides an en-suite bathroom with shower as well as tea and coffee making facilities. From the veranda, magnificent views of the Gwahumbe Valley can be admired. The chalet's kitchen is fully equipped adjoining the outside lapa.

Self-catering Stone Chat (4 sleepers) features:

  • Twin beds downstairs
  • Twin beds upstairs
  • Semi-private loft
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Veranda
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Outside lapa.

Self catering MZIGI BUSH CAMP ( 5X doubles/10 sleeper)

# Rooms:
5

Mzigi Bush Camp offers accommodation for ten guests. This self-catered camp, set by the river in the Gwahumbe Valley, provides the a natural African bush experience. Five A-frame thatch and reed huts on stilts offer each two mattresses to accommodate two guests.

Linens for the bedding are not provided at the camp but can be arranged at an additional cost.  To reach the Mzigi Bush Camp, a 4x4 vehicle is required.

 The camp is equipped with:

  • Mattresses
  • Battery operated LED lights
  • 1 hot water shower
  • 1 flush toilet
  • Small kitchenette with a gas cooker, small gas-operated fridge and sink
  • Basic utensils
  • Braai boma.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -29.997097

Longitude: 30.544475

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

Memberships

  • AA Quality Assured Associate
  • Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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