Pungwe Falls

The Pungwe Falls is a tiered waterfall; many beautiful tiers and plunges make up the entire waterfall system… It winds its way through the mountain and shows off its strong water current between rocks and elevated ground. The waterfall is surrounded by rocks, open plains, trees, bushes and undeveloped land. Pungwe is located in the Nyanga area overlooking the Honde Valley.

Cecil John Rhodes wrote this about the Pungwe Falls, 1896: “Dear McDonald, Inyanga is much finer than you described…Before it is all gone, buy me (quickly) up to 100 000 acres [400 km²], and be sure to take in the Pungwe Falls.” For Cecil John Rhodes to mention the Pungwe Falls in an important letter then it must be truly magnificent!

The main source of the Pungwe Falls is the Pungwe River; a perennial river which stretches over a vast distance; 400 km from Zimbabwe to Mozambique. Perennial means that this river will flow throughout the year, some months it will consist of fast rapids and others it will only have a gentle stream … making some months more attractive than others depending on the water levels and water flows.

The Pungwe Falls and Pungwe area should not be tackled alone or unaided. The area surrounding the falls is relatively unknown and unstable. It is highly recommended that anyone wanting to visit the falls should do so in the company of a tour operator or with a local guide. Along the way one can see the most magnificent birdlife! Travel to this region is fine all year round – summer rains make the falls even more magnificent though…

Have a look at our Zimbabwe safaris below… There are also other Zimbabwe attractions below that you might want to visit on your Zimbabwe safari.

Tours that pass by...

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    Experience the world-famous Victoria Falls in the most adventurous and unique way – with a bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge.

  • Kruger experience Kruger Experience – Classic Package

    Enjoy a 4-day Kruger experience in one of Africa’s most popular national parks, the Kruger National Park. This adventurous experience offers the best game viewing opportunity possible with game drives through the park and optional bush walks, which allow you to get up close and personal with the wildlife of the Kruger National Park.

  • Cape Town experience Cape Town Experience – Classic Package

    The lively city of Cape Town has been named again and again as one of the top cities in the world to visit thanks to its wide range of activities, breathtaking scenery and variety of unique restaurants and markets. Explore all the amazing wonders that the Mother City has to offer this exciting 4 day Cape Town Experience. Enjoy your stay at the beautiful Sweet Ocean View Guest House, situated only 10 minutes away from the beach.

Lodges nearby...

  • Camp Hwange - Hwange, Zimbabwe 2 Camp Hwange – Hwange, Zimbabwe

    Camp Hwange is situated approximately 180km from Victoria Falls and is ideally located on a private concession in the Sinamatella area, in the northern part of Hwange National Park.

  • Elephant's Eye - Hwange, Zimbabwe 3 Elephant’s Eye – Hwange, Zimbabwe

    Elephant’s Eye is a 4-star eco-lodge situated in Hwange National Park. Enjoy game drives in Hwange, explore our concession and enjoy our treehouse chalets.

  • Somalisa Camp - Hwange, Zimbabwe 4 Somalisa Camp – Hwange, Zimbabwe

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  • Victoria Falls River Lodge Victoria Falls River Lodge – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls River Lodge is a private game lodge situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, within the Zambezi National Park, close enough to the falls to be able to see the spray in the distance. The camp offers breath-taking game and bird viewing and each secluded tent has a private deck overlooking the river only 30 minutes from Victoria Falls town.

  • Victoria Falls Safari Club - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 5 Victoria Falls Safari Club – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Victoria Falls Safari Club is located just 3km from Victora Falls town centre. Situated within magnificent grounds, the Safari Club offers uninterrupted views of the bushveld, wildlife and spectacular sunsets.

  • Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Victoria Falls Safari Lodge – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is perfectly situated as it is only 4 km from the magnificent Victoria Falls and year-round game viewing at the on-site waterhole.

Jenman African Safaris Collection