Attractions

Pilgrim’s Rest

An enriching experience for any traveller embarking on a South African safari, Pilgrim’s Rest boasts fascinating historical buildings such as an old Anglican church, a digging museum, a gold panning area, shops, a House Museum, a historic cemetery, the Joubert Bridge and Mount Sheba Nature Reserve. Mount Sheba Nature Reserve is below the Pilgrim’s Rest … Read morePilgrim’s Rest

God’s Window

God’s Window is a unique attraction for travellers on a South African safari. It enables visitors to overlook several National Park and Game Reserves including the famous Kruger National Park. God’s Window is more than just a fabulous vantage point, the sheer beauty of which has inspired artists and photographers to try and capture its … Read moreGod’s Window

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

Located only two hours away from Cape Town, Inverdoorn is an easy to reach destination for travellers on a South African safari in and around the Mother City. It offers fun activities including game viewing, game walks, swimming, golf, birding, quad biking, tennis, bushman paintings tours and a selection of restaurants and lodges to enjoy. … Read moreInverdoorn Game Reserve

Wild Dog Research Station

The animals are commonly referred to as the African dog, the painted dog or scientifically as the Lycon Pictus. Interestingly enough, the wild dog is not part of the dog family at all! The wild dog can be found in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania and Botswana… Zimbabwe boasts one of the largest wild dog populations; … Read moreWild Dog Research Station

Victoria Falls

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David Livingstone is believed to be the first explorer to have discovered Victoria Falls; in 1860 he spread the word about his travels to Victoria Falls. With so much enthusiasm and passion about Victoria Falls the area became a popular tourist attraction (especially on the Zimbabwean side). Today, Victoria Falls is a still a popular … Read moreVictoria Falls

Save Valley Conservancy

In the 1920’s the Save Valley was stocked with cattle farms, the main source of income for the area. The cattle farms subsequently forced the natural wildlife to the outskirts of the valley. Over time the cattle ate all of the fertile grass, bushes and shrubs making the environment harsh and unproductive. At the same … Read moreSave Valley Conservancy

Rhodes Grave

He may not have lived very long but he accomplished a lot of amazing achievements in his short life; he started the successful diamond company called ‘De Beers’, founded the state of Rhodesia (which was split into 2 areas and is now known as Zimbabwe and Zambia), was elected into the Cape Parliament in 1881, … Read moreRhodes Grave

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 … Read morePungwe Falls

Nyanga

The surrounding area of Nyanga contains an abundance of archaeological remains – pathways, structures, ruins and iron artefacts are found scattered amongst the open plains… Nyanga is characterised by rolling hills, ancient farms and vibrant communities. The farming community is one of the most diverse communities around with some of the farm settlements dating back … Read moreNyanga

Mutare

Mutare was founded as a fort and a city and, interestingly, it was relocated (the entire city and fort; houses, buildings and people) twice to be closer to the railway lines. This is one of the few cities in Africa that has actually relocated successfully twice. Nowadays, Mutare is situated 8 km away from the … Read moreMutare

Mutarazi Falls

Until 2002, the Mutarazi Falls was thought to be the fifth highest waterfall in the world. In 2002 the Gocta Cataracts waterfall was discovered pushing the Mutarazi Falls to 6th position for the highest waterfall in the world. The longer of the two tiers drops for over 479 m and even though the waterfall may … Read moreMutarazi Falls

Matusadona National Park

The Matuzviadonha hills rise for over 600 m high making the Matusadona National Park a great location for a hiking adventure. The Matusadona National Park is a protected wildlife area in Zimbabwe. Visiting this area on a safari of Zimbabwe will help to support the sustainability of this national park. This national park is one … Read moreMatusadona National Park

Matobo National Park & Matopos Hills

The Matobo Hills cover an area of about 3100km², of which 440 km² is National Park (the rest of which is communal land or commercial farmland). The Matopos Hills have an average height of 1,500 metres, and together they cover an area of about 3,100 km² extending across 80 km, east to west. Part of … Read moreMatobo National Park & Matopos Hills

Masvingo

Known as Fort Victoria until 1982 (after the English Queen) the current name Masvingo refers to the famous walled enclosures close by. Within 28km of Masvingo are the Great Zimbabwe National Monument and the Kyle Recreational Park. Great Zimbabwe is a World Heritage site – the best-known of the 150 walled ruins that are scattered … Read moreMasvingo

Mana Pools

Mana Pools covers 2,500 square kilometres of river frontage, islands, sandbanks and pools. It is flanked by forests of mahogany, wild figs, ebonies and baobabs, and it is truly one of the most remarkable conservation areas in Zimbabwe. Mana Pools is among the least developed National Parks in Southern Africa, but is renowned for its … Read moreMana Pools

Lower Zambezi National Park

The shoreline in Zimbabwe has protected safari areas and Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage Site renowned for its large concentrations of elephant, buffalo, lions, leopard, large antelope species and smaller mammals. Similarly the shoreline in Zambia has private conservancy areas, game management areas and the relatively unexplored Lower Zambezi National Park. This region … Read moreLower Zambezi National Park

Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba was filled between 1958 and 1963 following the completion of the Kariba Dam. The dam wall was built across the Kariba Gorge to harness the river’s flow to generate hydroelectric power. This endeavour displaced about 57,000 local tribes-people, and over 5000 wild animals. Over the years, several ecological difficulties at Lake Kariba have … Read moreLake Kariba

Lake at Great Zim Mutirikwi

Dammed at the confluence of the Mshagashe and Mutirikwi Rivers, Lake Mutirikwi forms two sides of a 12 000 hectare triangular game park. The Park is home to more than 25 species of wild mammals, including buffalo, zebra, jackal, leopard, honey badger, hippo, giraffe, warthog, ostrich, and many species of antelope. The park has a … Read moreLake at Great Zim Mutirikwi

Hwange National Park

Victoria Falls and Hwange

Situated on the main road between Bulawayo and the world famous Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife and over 100 species of birds. Hwange carries 105 mammal species, including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores. The big five can all be found in Hwange, as well as many other … Read moreHwange National Park

Harare

Before 1982, Harare was known as Salisbury. Founded in 1890, Salisbury was the capital of Southern Rhodesia until 1980, when the country became internationally recognized as the independent Republic of Zimbabwe. The capital city retained the name Salisbury until 1982, when the city’s name was changed to Harare There are a number of popular tourist … Read moreHarare

Great Zimbabwe Ruins

It is believed that the Great Zimbabwe Ruins may hold the key to the mystery of the lost civilization of ancient Africa. The famous ruins, approximately 30 km from Masvingo are the country’s premier national monument. Judging by the ancient iron tools, ceramics, pottery, gold and carvings discovered in the ruins, it covers about 720 … Read moreGreat Zimbabwe Ruins

Eastern Highlands

The Chimanimani National Park, part of the Eastern highlands, is an incredible region running over 300 km’s from north to south forming a natural border with neighbouring Mozambique. The Eastern Highlands vary from the gentle rolling countryside near Nyanga in the north to the fierce granite spikes of the Chimanimani Mountains in the southern parts … Read moreEastern Highlands

Chizarira Area

Travellers who seek wilderness and solitude will love Chizarira; there are few visitors, no tarred roads, no accommodation (other than basic campsites) but amazing views, good wildlife and incredible birdlife. Nearly 400 bird species have been recorded within the Chizarira National Park. The Big Five birds of the area include: the African Broadbill, Livingstone’s Flycatcher, … Read moreChizarira Area

Chinhoyi Caves

The Chinhoyi Caves are named after a local chief who used them as a refuge from Ndebele raiders. Until a few years ago the remains of Chief Chinhoyi’s grain bins could be seen in some of the underground passages. Excavations in and near the caves have revealed that people have stayed in and near the … Read moreChinhoyi Caves

Chimanimani Mountain

The Chimanimani Mountains are composed mostly of sandstone, but it is distinguished by its huge volcanic peaks. These peaks stretch for fifty kilometres, and the main plateau reaches a height of 2,440m, dropping to 320m in deep gorges and river valleys. The mountains are only accessible through a series of footpaths, and although the park … Read moreChimanimani Mountain

Bvumba Mountains

Referred to as the “Mountains of the Mist” (Bvumba is the Shona name for “mist”) the Bvumba Mountains are often covered in mist in the early morning which tends to clear by mid-morning. Located at a climb of 609 meters above sea level, the Bvumba Mountains rise to Castle Beacon at 1911 meters. Climbers of … Read moreBvumba Mountains

Bulawayo

The Bulawayo area has been populated since prehistoric times. The San (Bushman) people created their unique rock art in the caves of the Matobo Hills, the Rozvi kings built a stone city at Khami and the Ndebele nation gave the city its name. The city of Bulawayo was founded by the Ndebele king, uMzilikazi kaMatshobana … Read moreBulawayo

Victoria Falls

The less commercial side of the falls: Most tourists go to Zimbabwe to see Victoria Falls, but few know that they can see the same spectacular waterfalls from the Zambian side. Many, in actual fact, prefer Zambia as an alternative as it is less commercialized and touristy’ – while still offering the same activities like … Read moreVictoria Falls

South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park covers 9050km2 of land, and includes the vital and renowed Luangwa River. This park, with an incredible magnitude of wildlife, is known as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. This park changes through the seasons and boasts a vast array of vegetation and wildlife. Amazingly, the park holds … Read moreSouth Luangwa National Park

Lower Zambezi National Park

The Lower Zambezi National Park is the country’s youngest park. It covers almost 5000 km2 in area and it remains undeveloped compared to Zambia’s older and larger parks. The diversity of animals is less extensive, compared to some of Zambia’s other parks. But, game viewing is terrific in this park because there is a great … Read moreLower Zambezi National Park

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