Gwahumbe Game & Spa
Gwahumbe Game & Spa offers game drives in open 4×4 vehicles with a qualified guide to ensure your safety and viewing experience. We have two 10-seater Landcruisers with drives going out twice daily. Game drives are undoubtedly the best way to view our exceptional fauna & flora and offers the ecotourist 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 game – namely Jackal, Serval, Hippo, Ostrach, Wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, Blessbok and many antelope species.
Guests are taken on an interesting and informative walk with one of our knowledgeable Field Guides. This activity provides the perfect opportunity to get in touch with and learn more about the smaller fauna and flora in our reserve. The walk usually lasts for about 1 – 1 ½ hours and need not be strenuous.
The Spa @ Gwahumbe
Set in it's own tranquil private garden, The Spa @ Gwahumbe boasts massage rooms, a steam room, hydro room, and wet room enclosed in a tranquil setting where meals are also served. Guests can either spoil themselves with individual treatments or enjoy some of the day or night packages that are available. The holistic spa menu includes Dermalogica and Esse facials, reflexology, hot stone, Swedish & aromatherapy massages, body wraps and nail treatments, all executed by fully qualified therapists.
Mountain Biking & Trail Running
Gwahumbe has a fully marked mountain bike and trail run route for guests to enjoy. This route forms a part of the Mid-Illovo Husqvarna Classic race, which is held annually. Day visitors are welcome to make use of the track. Shower facilities are available.
Mountain bikes are available for hire.
Wildlife & Birding
The Reserve enjoys an abundance of animals and birds. Guests are welcome to explore the reserve in their own 4×4 or 2×4 with diff lock vehicles
A variety of Antelope may be seen including, Nyala, Impala, Blesbok, Black and Blue Wildebeest, Reedbuck, Kudu, Eland and the endangered Blue Duiker. 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.
Over 180 bird species have been recorded in this area. These range from forest species such as the Trumpeter Hornbill and colourful Narina Trogon, waterfowl, grassland “little brown jobs”, bushveld birds such as thrushes mouse birds and barbets, to a variety of raptors of which the Crowned Eagle is recorded to have bred in the valley for over twenty five years. Another endangered species that occurs here is the Ground Hornbill.
4 x 4
Gwahumbe is fast becoming a popular venue for 4x4ing as well as new 4×4 vehicle launches.Gwahumbe is the perfect destination for 4x 4 self drives and we encourage guests to traverse the entire Reserve unguided.
For those guests who do not own four wheel drive vehicles we do offer two game drives daily with one of our experianced drivers.
Gwahumbe has three prominent fishing spots where guests have the chance of catching tilapia and bass. We are an eco – friendly reserve so please bear in mind that we practice catch and release principles.