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Address: 5km from Chinhoyi Town, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe
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Worth a stop if passing through Chinhoyi on way to Mana Pools

We ended up camping in the adjacent park as the hotel was full on our way to Mana Pools. The caves and pool were very interesting and are definitely worth a stop if you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We ended up camping in the adjacent park as the hotel was full on our way to Mana Pools. The caves and pool were very interesting and are definitely worth a stop if you are traveling through. We were treated very nice by the park personnel - especially the guard who really helped us out by letting us in the... More 

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Maun, Botswana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The pool at the bottom of the main cave is absolutely beautiful- a intense shade of blue and unlike anything I had seen before. The caves that you are allowed to visit are quite small so don't allocate too long for the visit- an hour or two at most unless you are a keen photographer. I would nevertheless say that... More 

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Wylam, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was a pit stop en route from Harare to Kariba as its the hometown of my partner. Previously known as Lomagundi, Chinoyi is a smallish market town, but with the attraction of these wonderful subterranean caverns. The caves lie just off the main road, where there is plenty of parking, and toilets, and a small kiosk/shop selling local souvenirs.... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Blue John Mines a la Zimbabwe. Nice to get out of the heat, although there are a lot of steps down - and up again. The dark, deep lake at the bottom looks very inviting - but you can't get in ! Other associated caves are less exciting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I think it is not worth it to visit this place nothing special at this place, unless you are real enthusiastic caver.

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Thabazimbi, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

After our night in Chinhoy, we specifically stayed in order for us to visit the caves. What a great disappointment. Not only would the park officials not accept our ZAR or even convert the currency to USD wanted, but we were told, we can go back to town and draw dollars and come back, but anyway, we can only see... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Visited the caves on many occassions on route to Kariba or just for the afternoon from Harare. The caves have an atmosphere all their own and in the Summer are wonderfully cool, as you descend down to the pool. Crystal clear sheer blue water is like nothing else in the country. The climb out can be exhausting for those elderly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

If you're staying in Harare for a while then I highly recommend this as a Daytrip. About and hour and a half drive from Harare. Went to the caves last week and had the place to ourselves, most likely because it's not peak season. Stunning pool and great for photographs if the sun is shining on it. I have added... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

You will need cash to pay for entry as most national parks don't take debit/credit cards. Entry was $15 for international and $5 for locals. Wear good footwear as the descent is steep with very few handrails...a small torch would also be useful as part of the descent was very dark although the steps are quite wide. The pool is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

On the outskirts of the city of Chinhoyi lies a huge sacred pool,whose silence is like that of the innards of a grave.The silence as one descends into the intricate network of caves is both eerie and profound.The caves are a system of dolomite and limestone,caves are linked by many passages.This is a cobalt blue pool of water surrounded by... More 

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