If I were to take a poll and ask you where you would go to spent a few hours or days relaxing in Zimbabwe you would probably name one of the many tourist attractions and resorts that are popular.
There are a few nice places in Zimbabwe that you probably didn’t know of. These 5 places are good tourist attractions for day or longer trips.
1. Pungwe Falls
Deep in Nyangani escarpments lies the magnificent Pungwe Falls. The falls that are inside the Nyanga National Park are magnificent and a wonder to watch.
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The roads leading to Pungwe falls are not ideal for small vehicles. Get yourself a 4X4, visit the falls and come back and testify to us about the beauty of the place…
These ruins are in Matebeleland about 25 KM east of Shangani. They are close to Dhlodhlo ruins. The ruins are probably the most architecturally satisfying ruins in Zimbabwe.
The beauty of the site is enhanced by the strange shaped cabbage trees (Cussonia sp) locally named mufenge and the aloes (Aloe chabaudii and Aloe excelsa) which grow out of the walls. The views widen as the visitor ascends the large rounded granite kopje and on a clear day Danan’ombe is visible 22 Kilometres to the southwest. Naletale has undoubtedly the most magnificent decorated walls amongst the 300 dry-stone walled monuments to be found throughout Zimbabwe and the only ruin to have all types of patterning highlighted as banded iron-stone decorations “
The ruins are just a few Kilometers from Danan’ombe monument a once esteemed Torwa capital.
These falls are believed to be sacred by locals in Gokwe where they are located. Located about 100 km out of Nembudziya the falls are breathtaking and a clear work of wonders just like many waterfalls in Zimbabwe.
Don’t visit the falls if you are superstitious. And it may not be a wise idea to dive around the pool if you cant swim. Crocodiles are also believed to roam around the area. However, the view and the beautiful falls are worth the distances.
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Located about 650Km out of Harare the capital city of Zim, Binga is a small town in Matabeleland North. Binga is a quiet small town that can offer you fishing, cultural activities and boating. Accommodation ranges from $30 per night up to $126. You can either go to Binga Rest Camp with your own camping equipment it costs $5 per person. Their Lodges cost $30 per room and their breakfast costs $6 and their lunch and dinner $5. Bottom line you can enjoy your holiday in Binga without breaking the bank. PS. Its true there is a beach in Binga.
If you like to live on the luxurious side of life, you can also book a luxury houseboat, a speedboat or a posh cruise in Binga. if you are a true water warrior yu can even canoe through the Zambezi and get to the Zambian side.
There is a lot of wildlife to see in Binga too. The Matusadonha National Park which is home to lions, hippos, elephants, leopards etc stretches all the way to beautiful Binga.
The Cyclone Idai hit Chimanimani has a lot to offer chief among the most beautiful scenery you will possibly see in your lifetime. However, the Bridal Veil Pool which really resembles a bridal veil is one of the most magnificent attractions around Chimanimani.
Activities like braaing, picnicking, nature walk, camping etc can be done around the pool. Though accessible by road, the pool can also be accessed on foot since its just a few kilometres from the village.