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Great Zimbabwe

Masvingo, Zimbabwe
+263 77 401 1364
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Food for thought

Great place to visit ,full of history and intrigue..it's a pity that national monuments has squewed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Werdnazim
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Great Zimbabwe

We were hasitating wether to go there or not but in the end I have to say that I am very happy we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Raptor1234567890
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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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Masvingo, Zimbabwe
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+263 77 401 1364
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit ,full of history and intrigue..it's a pity that national monuments has squewed some of the historical information to suit the order of the day ...the place also needs a few more dustbins and a clean up ...otherwise the actual ruins are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were hasitating wether to go there or not but in the end I have to say that I am very happy we gave it a try. There are not many tourists around so you feel like you go back in time. We take our...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

I’m reluctant to say that we had never heard of this place before. Absolutely amazing and well worth a visit while in Zimbabwe. The guides are superb and I would highly recommend you to take one to bring meaning to the ruins. Incredible views and...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

After a bit of research about this attractive destination I had to have a first hand look . Ìts a short travel from the town,all you need to know about Zimbabwe history is layed out in this motarless structure, you have to be here to...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

This world-famous historical site is a must visit attraction. And the views out from the highest enclosure are great too.

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Reviewed February 2, 2018

Very interesting and worthwhile trip. We got a $2 ride from outside the Pick and Pay supermarket in Masvingo, and were taken to the entrance to the ruins (some transport takes you to the hotel, which is then about a 10 minute walk to the...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

The place is remarkable. You need a guide to appreciate it. Your fitness levels must be relatively good, otherwise you can collapse going up, especially in the heat. Prices for non-locals are exorbitant compared to locals, even for children, and leave a bad taste. Management...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

I'd recommend when you visit wear flat shoes..bring some water as there's lots to see and if you go up to the Ancient City it's a bit of a hike up some stone steps. Definitely take the option with a guide as they are so...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Having been built hundreds of years ago, this tourist attraction is one of the iconic sites in Africa. Situated in the heart of Zimbabwe (3hrs away from Harare and Bulawayo), the ruins have defined the country and formulate the foundation of a surprisingly beautiful nation....More

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Reviewed December 9, 2017

This place is not well known and hence not very busy. I recommend good walking shoes water and a hat. There are lots of stairs!!

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The influence of Great Zimbabwe on smaller town is a boost in hotel and other accommodation providing businesses from tourists who flock to see Great Zimbabwe monuments. It has also led to local people in small town to... More
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