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“Gwahumbe Has It All”

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Gwahumbe Game & Spa
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Durban, South Africa
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203 reviews
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“Gwahumbe Has It All”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Superb views, wildlife, friendly service and a world-class spa. Gwahumbe is a private Game Reserve that offers you exactly that – privacy in a beautiful Game Reserve. Even on a fully booked weekend you somehow seem to “miss” the other guests, making you feel as if you are the only ones there. The rooms and units are beautiful with each unit looking onto the amazing valley where the giraffes always seem to make an appearance in the early mornings or afternoons. As for the spa – it’s an oasis within an oasis.

The food is as equally wonderful with Chef Peter always cooking up something that you will remember with fresh produce from Gwahumbe’s organic garden (And you can’t visit Gwahumbe without trying Peter’s venison potjie).

On our first visit to Gwahumbe we fell in love with the place and so it was an obvious choice to choose Gwahumbe as our venue for our wedding in May 2012. The service we have received with the organising of our wedding has already been outstanding. I look forward to writing a review after our wedding at the beautiful Gwahumbe.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

What a great day out. I have been taking visitors to Gwahumbe since 2008. There is only positive feedback everytime. From 5 star Lodges to bush camps...YOU CHOOSE. Enjoy "Eaglesnest" or "Stonechat" with 1st class rooms Kitchen lounge etc etc and swimming pool. There is also a LUXURY HEALTH SPAR onsite catering for pedicures,manicures,massage all carried out by a professional qualified person. On the outdoor side, see Rhino,Giraffe,Hippo,Wildebeest,BlessBok,SpringBok and a whole lot more. Enjoy self drives (4x4) or guided tours. Enjoy 4x4ing, river crossings and a braai at the Waterfall. Self catering or supplied lunch / picnic baskets. Stay for days or for hours , its up to you. If you need a day away from the concrete jungle...GWAHUMBE is for you. basically 1 hour from either Pietermaritzburg or Durban.
Once you have been to Gwahumbe Reserve and Spa you will be changed forever :o)

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 August 2010

Went to Gwahumbe for the spa package which included an overnight stay. Great service from all the ladies. Good food and best hot stone massage ever. We did not get to do any game drives but the other guests we spoke to, really enjoyed theirs. Spacious comfy rooms and great views.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Gwahumbe Game & Spa

Property: Gwahumbe Game & Spa
Address: D368 Road | KwaZulu Natal, Mid Illovo 3750, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Mid Illovo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Mid Illovo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Gwahumbe Game & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just an hour's drive from Durban - or a 45 minute drive from Pietermaritzburg, Gwahumbe Game Lodge & Spa offers a wide variety of catered and self catered accommodation ranging from ultimate luxury to a rustic bush camp. We are "Wilderness on a Whim" - the perfect getaway to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the bush veld. Game drives are undoubtedly the best way to view our exceptional fauna & flora, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the game in a natural setting. As our reserve is relatively small, there is always an excellent chance for guests to view our variety of game, such as hippo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra and many antelope species to name but a few. The Reserve enjoys an abundance of animals and birds. ... more   less 
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