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Address: Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Phone Number: 263774011364

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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My third visit...

This was my third visit so it explains clearly that its worth visiting. Best time to visit is early in the morning before it gets too hot and definately get a guide - it only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third visit so it explains clearly that its worth visiting. Best time to visit is early in the morning before it gets too hot and definately get a guide - it only costs $3/person. Most guides are university educated and give a good presentation of the history. The only disappointment is you cannot take photos in the... More 

Thank davidgrieveau
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in September after a gap of many years. What a place! Wonderfully atmospheric and very few visitors there - which is sad to see. We had a young guide who was very helpful and informative. It is definitely worth taking a guide as there is a lot to see.

Thank Meg14Ireland
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No 4 on the world heritage site list but not many people there so a very knowledgeable guide Joseph had just the 2 of us to take round these impressive ruins

Thank Peterfin
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The size & extent of the ruins was a big surprise, need to allow 3 hours to take it all in. Well worth the trip if you are planning to visit Zimbabwe.

St. Georgen im Attergau, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We visited while it rained very intense. But this does not matter. Not many explanations on site, no power in the museum and a guide that slept during explaining the site.

Thank Thomas1968_o
Uppsala County, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Famous historical place with it's unique remnants of the largest hill-fort of southern Africa. The surroundings is a beautiful area of park landscape with small roads and paths inviting to a walks. However it takes some effort to reach the castle due to rather steep trails. There are a couple of places where you can have some refreshments like coffee... More 

Thank Gunnar S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We took an official guide. I think that it was a good descision because it is very big and they show you the most important things. First you go up the mountain (you have take water with you! - nice sights on the Big enclosoure)... At the end you go down to a small vilage and you visit the Big... More 

Thank Geert N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Fell in love with this place,the ruins and people wow cant think of anything else but coming back to Zimbabwe.Great Zimbabwe ruins is a nice place but it does need some small touch up because some stones are delapidated now and some more tour guides who really know the history. However i loved it anyway😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

Thank Rob S
Mutare, Zimbabwe
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Great Zimbabwe hotel is strategically positioned at a place with ancient history, showing that architectural and civil engineering was a talent for the natives, the place is awesome

Thank lawrencej693
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

The type of dishes served were good. The food was tasty. Variety of dishes was wide. I enjoyed the buffet type of service during my stay.

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