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Address: , Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Phone Number: 263774011364
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Description: This is now the great capital of great significance ancient monument south...
This is now the great capital of great significance ancient monument south of the Sahara; in Africa it is second in size and importance to the Egyptian Pyramids. The towering stone houses Dzimba dzamabwe were home of 2000 shona speaking people that prospered between 12th and 15th centuries and its 270 hectares in size. That's where the beautiful stylish fish eagle was found i.e, the Zimbabwe bird on the national flag. The country was later on named Zimbabwe derived from the ruins.Every structure was built using a dry stone technquie- entirely without mortar-involving millions of stones, each one supporting another.
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the great enclosure the real Zimbabwe

This is a place where all the visitor who would want to see Zimbabwe should put in their bucket list work the long triple from victoria falls, great road networks , sure if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

This is a place where all the visitor who would want to see Zimbabwe should put in their bucket list work the long triple from victoria falls, great road networks , sure if you are in love with the largest pyramids of Egypt these ones will take your breath away

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Skukuza
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

this is a great place to walk around and lear about the history, take your camera and plenty drinking water for it can get hot

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Masvingo, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great Zimbabwe is a place that brims with the memories and experiences of our forefathers. I'm really thankful I got to visit the ruins

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great to go and see the history of the Zimbabwean people and how they lived before the British came.

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shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I was reluctant to go at first, because it was a bit out of the way "just" to see some ruins. But my wife convinced me and I'm very glad she did. The place is magical! Stroll around the ancient ruins, and feel part of history in the middle of Africa. Lots of beautiful flowers and monkeys will keep you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Sensational site, lovely to spend a day walking around, our guide was informative and fun and mindful of the kids. The museum has the birds which are worth seeing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Considering their charge I think it's value for money. Their rooms are tidy even though they lack some heating equipment . Loved their cocktail bar and the friendliness of their staff

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The first place any Zimbabwean or visitor to Zimbabwe should visit. The great walls, architecture and style of building will leave a lasting impression.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I love Great Zimbabwe. It is a nice quiet place very rich in history and unique ancient architecture. The architecture by local indigenous ancient Shona speaking people of Zimbabwe is unbelievable. The engineering that was used to design the shrine is awesome. Just be prepared for the long walk because the site is big.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Well worth a visit with an informative guide. Lovely setting with very interesting historical significance. Able to climb and explore the ruins. Great views or surrounding areas.

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