Need to forget it all – Gwahumbe Game Lodge & Spa is the place!

Gwahumbe Game Lodge & Spa

Experience the beauty and peace of the African bushveld at the Gwahumbe Game Lodge & Spa. This 4-Star lodge is easily accessible from both Durban and Pietermaritzburg in malaria-free Mid-Illovo.

You can expect to be pampered and to experience top-notch hospitality whether you choose their catered or self-catered accommodation.

Accommodation at Gwahumbe Game Lodge & Spa

The Gwahumbe Game Lodge is designed to meet your need for total relaxation and privacy.

Designed for couples or travelling companions, the Serengeti rooms offer amazing views of the area and come tastefully furnished – you might even forget that you are in the bush. The suites boast bathrooms with showers and tubs, private balconies and are close to the Main Lodge, but secluded enough for total privacy.

For families or groups of between six or eight people, the Eagle’s Nest offers self-catered or catered accommodation. A short walk from the Main Lodge, the nest is chiselled high into the mountainside. It comprises three en-suite bedrooms and a cosy loft area.

Exuding charm and comfort, the Sable rooms is adjacent to the restaurant and the Main Lodge. The rooms, which can sleep two, are en-suite with private verandah areas.

Sleeping up to six people, the split-level Riverbend lodge is a nature lover’s dream. Offered on a self-catering or catered basis, ample on-site parking and a fully-equipped kitchen. Its three bedrooms are en-suite and offer view across the valley.

The Stone Chat units are another popular choice with guests. Again offered as self-catered or catered accommodation, the lodge consists of two semi-detached four-sleeper units. Each unit has a semi-private two-bed loft above a double en-suite bedroom, private decks, as well as single or double beds.

Choose the Mzigi Bush Camp. It consists of raised a-frame thatched huts that can accommodate 10 people. The camp comes with comfy beds, battery-operated LED lights, a hot-water shower, toilet, a small equipped kitchenette with a gas cooker, small gas-operated fridge and sink as well as a braai boma.

You can make an online booking HERE.

Facilities at Gwahumbe Game Lodge & Spa

Gwahumbe Game Lodge boasts an exclusive Spa providing amazing massages and treatments for individuals and couples.

Their location is also ideal for hosting successful conferences, memorable country weddings, game walks, game drives and teambuilding outings.

Activities in Mid-Illovo, KZN

On the reserve are many activities to keep occupied for days. Test your driving skills on challenging 4×4 trails, try mountain biking, teambuilding activities, game drives in open Land Cruisers, hiking, bird-watching and swimming.

Reviews from previous Gwahumbe Game Lodge & Spa guests

“Absolutely fantastic experience. Food was delicious, staff helpful and friendly. Views are breath-taking, the rooms were neat and clean. The attention to detail was greatly appreciated. Was a wonderful escape for a weekend away,” wrote tjmeier2020 on their TripAdvisor page.

994Elam added; “We were well looked after and very spoiled… The spa treatment was amazing and relaxing, and I will definitely return for a longer stay. I would have loved A/C in the room, but it would not stop me from returning. The view from the reserve, and the room was spectacular.”

Gwahumbe Game Lodge & Spa is located in Mid-Illovo, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 82 347 6536; email or visit them online at Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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