4X4 VEHICLE NEEDED FOR SELF DRIVES
SELF OR GUIDED DRIVES
INFORMATION FOR BIRDERS:
Birders are able to drive around on their own as long as you have a 4x4 or diff lock. Also you can take a walk around the reserve, we do not have any dangerous game so it is very safe. We offer game drives, and we can do transfers into the valley. Fairly regularly we have David Hoddinott and his fellow experienced guides from Rock Jumper Birding Tours coming for morning/day birding.
Gwahumbe Lodge is set on top of a hill with spectacular views all around, especially looking deep into the Gwahumbe valley and beyond. We have catered, self catered accommodation at the lodge and a rustic thatched A frame camp in the valley right next to the Gwahumbe river, a great spot for birding. Also some lovely picnic and braai areas spotted about. On the reserve we have Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Ostrich and many species of antelope.
Some of the key species to watch for here included Martial and Crowned Eagle, Striped Pipit, Southern Tchagra, Mountain Wagtail, Brown Scrub Robin and Knysna Turaco. Other notable species that have been recorded here include the elusive Bald Ibis, Black-rumped Buttonquail, African Finfoot, Narina Trogon, Grey Waxbill, Brown-backed Honeybird, Scaly-throated Honeyguide, Grey-headed Bushshrike and Green Twinspot.
Gwahumbe offers fantastic valley bushveld and savanna birding