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Gwahumbe Game & Spa

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
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Overview of Gwahumbe Game & Spa

Gwahumbe Game & Spa

4.0 star property
4-star lodge in Mid Illovo with outdoor pool and restaurant

8,8/10 Fabulous

7 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Refrigerator
  • Lounge area
D368 Road, Mid Illovo, KwaZulu-Natal, 3750

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About this area

Getting around

  • Pietermaritzburg (PZB) - 45 min drive
  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 83 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Gwahumbe Game & Spa

A great choice for a stay in Mid Illovo, Gwahumbe Game & Spa features an airport shuttle. You can indulge in hot stone massages, body treatments, or mani/pedis, and grab a bite to eat at Boma, which serves African cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale lodge include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a spa tub. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms


  • Minimum check-in age - 18

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children's club


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children's club

What to do

  • Wildlife and game drive
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Wedding services


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa tub


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Boma - This restaurant specializes in African cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: ZAR 50 per stay

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 130.00 for adults and ZAR 65.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for ZAR 200 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 300 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Gwahumbe Game
Gwahumbe Game Hotel
Gwahumbe Game Hotel Mid Illovo
Gwahumbe Game Mid Illovo
Gwahumbe Game Lodge Mid Illovo
Gwahumbe Game Lodge
Gwahumbe Game Spa
Gwahumbe Game & Spa Lodge
Gwahumbe Game & Spa Mid Illovo
Gwahumbe Game & Spa Lodge Mid Illovo

Frequently asked questions

Does Gwahumbe Game & Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Gwahumbe Game & Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gwahumbe Game & Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Gwahumbe Game & Spa?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Gwahumbe Game & Spa?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Gwahumbe Game & Spa?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Gwahumbe Game & Spa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What is there to do at Gwahumbe Game & Spa and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like hiking and mountain biking. Additional recreation onsite includes a wildlife and game drive. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Gwahumbe Game & Spa also has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Gwahumbe Game & Spa?
Yes, Boma offers African cuisine.
Does Gwahumbe Game & Spa have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

Vicky, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great get away
Great get away, awesome good and service.
Stuart, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely, restful place to stay
This is a lovely place to stay for a refreshing rest and get away from it all. The room was beautifully decorated and comfortable, with delightful touches to make us feel welcome - for example, a welcome glass of sherry and fresh rusks. Upon leaving we were presented with bottles of cold water. Staff were extremely helpful and food was good. We would highly recommend a stay here.
H, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Heaven on Earth
A little piece of heaven on earth. Wonderful to have an experience of utmost luxury in the middle of nature xxx. Truly a blessing and left with awesome memories. Total tranquility and a venue to restore your soul, body and mind xxx
Jacqueline Rose, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Idyllic escape from the city
Gwahumbe is well maintained, the reception area is welcoming with lots of attention to detail, and check in was quick. We stayed at the Eagles Nest unit, which was perched on the top of a hill, where we enjoyed stunning views of the valley below, from the deck and the infinity pool. The unit was spacious, comfortable and immaculate, with 3 bedrooms and an upstairs loft, and 3 bathrooms. The rooms were well furnished with good quality bedding. The one bathroom had a bath, and the other 2 had walk in showers, but the water pressure in one of the showers was erratic. The kitchen was basic but functional and clean, and there was more than adequate tea/coffee provisions, with some yummy rusks to go with it. There is no tv in the unit, which the kids were not too happy about, but we really enjoyed the private boma, which gave us an opportunity to reconnect as a family without any other distractions. There is free WiFi at reception, and good cellphone coverage. Service is helpful and efficient. There are not many amenities at Gwahumbe, but the spa treatment was good, and we enjoyed the challenge of the 4x4 trails, and the walks on the game reserve, which gives you an opportunity to view the animals and the extensive birdlife from quite close. We love the fact that Gwahumbe lodge allows you to relax in complete privacy in a peaceful environment, unlike the highly commercialized busy resorts, that are buzzing with people and staff. Looking forward to our next visit
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Convenient and fantastic friendly staff
Conveniently situated to nearby wedding venue. Will definitely use Gwahumbe again.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Fabulous stay let down by no clean water!
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wundervolle Umgebung.
Wir waren als Familie vor Ort und sind in einem Chalet untergekommen. Idyllisch, privacy, angenehm. Vielfältige Wanderwege und ein ganz privater Gamedrive. Wichtig hierbei ein 4x4 dringend zu empfehlen. Aber auch ohne den Drive sehenswert. Service vor allem ist damit der Empfang gemeint sind nicht 4-Sterne würdig. Unfreundlich und nicht wirklich welcoming. Schade.
Raeid, 1-night trip
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