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Lodge At Ancient City

No 1 Shepherds Plot, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
David H Wylam, England, United Kingdom
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Wylam, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well well--seems my trip to Masvingo has unearthed a bonus, and what a bonus! This places rocks! Hidden away down a long dusty road behind the main road to the lake dam wall lies this gem. Id noticed it on here before, but the report really doesn't do it justice, neither do the photos. Its by far and away the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed here last week for 2 nights as part of our trip around zimbabwe. Its gorgeous. the lodges blend into the surrounding landscape and have lovely high thatched ceilings and baths as well as showers. Also there are proper double beds- the only ones we found in the whole of Zimbabwe, and there's a pool with a great view... More

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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17 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

An amazing set-up taking advantage of the hills and rocks. Rooms are quite large and most beautifully decorated. The main building with bar and restaurant is amazing and from the terrace you can see Great Zimbabwe in the horizon. A very big shame though: food is quite average (and this is optimistic) and they do not know what a wine... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We lunched at this Lodge ahead of a trip to the ruins. A previous reviewer said it was an '' Indiana Jones experience ''and they were not wrong-great ambience and outstanding views over the ruins. Food and service excellent and pricing very reasonable. If you want a decent lunch in good surroundings go here NOT the Hotel nearer the ruins... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We stayed at the Lodge for one night while visiting the area in July. It really does feel like being in an Indiana Jones film. In a good way. The architecture has truly captured the mystery and appeal of the area. The room was magnificent in scale - with huge wood double doors opening to the balcony. Service was friendly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The lodge is beautifully located at the famous Great Zimbabwe ruins. The amazing dining area overlooks this ancient wonder. The staff are welcoming and pleasant. The rooms continue the theme of the granite boulders.A truly beautiful place.

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Gweru, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is one of the best places to stay close to Great Zimbabwe Ruins. The Lodge is built into the surroundings such that minimal disturbance was made of the surroundings. The first thing that hits you as you walk about is the peace and tranquility. There is no hustle and bustle, no loud obstrusive music, just some peace and quiet.... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Built in amongst Masvingo's famed granite boulders this Alan Elliott designed lodge is outstanding. Fitting unobtrusively into the environment, each room is individual in design and takes on the 'Great Zimbabwe' theme. The attention to detail is clearly evident and every room is spacious and has such a wonderful Zimbabwean theme to it. The main Lodge building has a large... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This place is excellent. I will recommend this to everyone who goes to view the great Zimbabwe ruins. The lodges are excellent, nice spacious rooms designed in an artistic fashion. The food is very good. The scenery and the stone walls resemble the actual ruins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed at the lodge for one night while visiting Great Zimbabwe. I stayed in one of the lodges which had soaring ceilings under a thatched roof. The room was clean and could easily accommodate a family of four. I agree with the other review that it could be a bit hazardous if you get up in the middle of... More

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Address: No 1 Shepherds Plot, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Masvingo Province > Masvingo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 19
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