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D368 Road Gwahumbe Game & Spa, Mid Illovo 3750 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 22/05/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 22/05/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 2 Specialty lodging in Mid Illovo
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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. Gwahumbe is a private game reserve situated just an hour’s drive from Durban and a 45-minute drive from Pietermaritzburg. Our relatively small reserve is easy to navigate, with a network of 4×4 roads to enjoy. This means a weekend day trip or a safari getaway is possible in equal measure. The reserve has diverse and sometimes dramatic views to inspire awe in any nature-lover.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Fishing
Children's playground
Car park
Internet
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Steam room
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu

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D368 Road Gwahumbe Game & Spa, Mid Illovo 3750 South Africa
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King Shaka Intl Airport68 kmSee all flights
Pietermaritzburg Airport38 kmSee all flights
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nastassjarussell wrote a review 19 Jun
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Overall an amazing trip, food was lovely, staff are friendly and bubbly, the spa and massages are incredible, the game drive is both educational and a great experience and the rooms are clean and cosy. The sunset is just breath taking in the afternoon/evening, would definitely recommend if you love the outdoors or need a break from the busy day to day of life.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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keshnenaidoo wrote a review May 2022
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Hubby and I had a very tranquil time at the Gwahumbe lodge. The spa treatments were an absolute treat. The picnic though didnt happen the way we wanted. It would be nice if the picnic area was set up for us and we were dropped off and picked up to the picnic spot. We ended up walking to try to get to the spot, but could not find it
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Shanon MacKenzie, Owner at Gwahumbe Game & Spa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the spa treatments. We are sorry that we did not deliver on your picnic experience. We advertise picnic baskets which can be picked up at the lodge. These can be enjoyed in the lodge gardens or for guests to self drive to their own choice of our many picnic spots on the reserve. We would be happy to set up for you and to drive you to your spot of choice but this would come at an additional fee.
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KerushaNallan wrote a review May 2022
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Such an amazingly calm, peaceful, serene way to spend our anniversary. So much attention to detail by all staff; the rooms, private balcony, massages and general ambience was beautiful. Thank you to all!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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bmazan291206 wrote a review May 2022
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Gwahumbe was exceptional. From the service to the food and the tranquility and views. I was looking for some time out away from the city, some peace and quiet and that is exactly what I received. There was also heated beds and a room heater for the cold nights and days. The views were breath taking, really enjoyed the spa treatment and Game drive. It was sad to see the damage from the floods, however the bush camp will be up and running in no time. Absolutely enjoyed our time there, and would definitely go again soon.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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NokweN wrote a review May 2022
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It was my second visit. Their service is still the best. The food,the staff😇 My partner enjoyed more the bumpy Game drive coz i had to snuggle closely for stability every minute🤣 Def visiting again!
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Response from Shanon MacKenzie, Owner at Gwahumbe Game & Spa
Responded 03 May 2022
Thank you for your repeat business Nokwe. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and created happy Gwahumbe memories.
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yashveerramluggan wrote a review Apr 2022
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Very relaxing, quiet and beautiful scenery. Friendly, excellent staff and delicious food! Value for money! Would recommend for couples for a quiet break from city life. Enjoyed the game drive and being able to see some animals along the way.
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Response from Shanon MacKenzie, Owner at Gwahumbe Game & Spa
Responded 01 May 2022
Thank you very much for taking the time to review Gwahumbe. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Cant wait to welcome you back to our newly completed lodge.
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Heidi Paul wrote a review Apr 2022
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THANK YOU! I was able to just switch off from the normal rut of life, and enjoy nature, peace and quiet. Beautiful game/birding drive, relaxing spa treatment and good food and wine. Friendly and understanding staff.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Shanon MacKenzie, Owner at Gwahumbe Game & Spa
Responded 17 Apr 2022
Thank you for your review. We are thrilled that you had a good stay with us. See you again soon.
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machonco18 wrote a review Apr 2022
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The Spa was amazing not to mention the game drive it was enjoyable and beautiful views, really loved the Hippo pool and the waterfall, the food was very delicious not forgetting amazing staff, me and friend really had a wonderful time and will definitely come back for a sleep over
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Response from Shanon MacKenzie, Owner at Gwahumbe Game & Spa
Responded 13 Apr 2022
Thank you so much for your rave review! We are delighted that you created happy Gwahumbe memories and we look forward to hosting you for your overnight stay
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Rizana K wrote a review Apr 2022
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Terrible place. Awful service. Don't waste ur time or ur money. They need to properly revamp after the fire before they open. Health authorities should be notified abt the state of rheir kitchen. . Dinner was poorly prepared. Dorado fish was the dry and overcooked with no flavor. Desert was so disappointing. They literally give u one slice of toast per person for breakfast. Forget abt muffins croissant or even a pancake. Not a chance. Never again
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shanon MacKenzie, Owner at Gwahumbe Game & Spa
Responded 12 Apr 2022
Dear Rizana Thank you for your review. We do apologies for your negative experience. As you can see from our previous reviews, we generally receive rave reviews about both our service and food. We are in the process of rebuilding our lodge as you are aware with the main lodge commencing this week. We normally give a single slice of toast but you should have been asked if you would like more so we sincerely apologise about that. We are sorry that you did not make your complaints known to any of our managers. Nontombi was on duty for the evening, Ali gave you directions early in the morning for your morning walk and chatted to you about your evening and Sthe checked you out. None of the managers were made aware of your issues. Once again thank you for bringing this to our attention in this forum and we sincerely apologise for dropping the ball.
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cherylchis wrote a review Apr 2022
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
My sister was out from New Zealand, so we wanted a getaway where we could all be together. Gwahumbe exceeded my expectations. It was a great two nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff are very welcoming.
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PRICE RANGE
US$178 - US$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalMid Illovo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gwahumbe Game & Spa
What are some of the property amenities at Gwahumbe Game & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Gwahumbe Game & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Gwahumbe Game & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gwahumbe Game & Spa?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gwahumbe Game & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Gwahumbe Game & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gwahumbe Game & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.