Hilltop Lodge – Chimanimani’s gem

By Norma Tsopo Watching the sun break out above Chimanimani Mountains was magical. Only problem – it happened too fast. It’s one of those moments one would want to last forever. But there just isn’t a better place to enjoy it than from Hilltop Lodge. Perched high on Pork Pie Mountain, backing up against the … Continue reading Hilltop Lodge – Chimanimani’s gem


Frog & Fern Cottages – celebrating Zimbabwe’s architectural, natural heritages

By Norma Tsopo Zimbabwean round-hut architectural designs have always fascinated travelers but locals are increasingly drifting away from these beauties. Some even now despise them as backward – an embarrassment even. It is no wonder then that when the building plans for Frog and Fern Cottages – which pioneered the architectural designs of giant huts … Continue reading Frog & Fern Cottages – celebrating Zimbabwe’s architectural, natural heritages

Self-drive tourists expected to bounce back

By Norma Tsopo Self-drive tourism is expected to increase as police has cutback the number of blocks on the country’s national trunk roads, a senior hotelier has said. In an exclusive interview with maDzimbabwe Explorer Gordon Addams said over-policing of road traffic users had been discouraging tourists to access resorts and attractions that are not … Continue reading Self-drive tourists expected to bounce back

Haulage trucks rile hoteliers

By Norma Tsopo MUTARE - Hoteliers have added their voice to calls for government to ban road transport importation of fuel as an increase in the number of haulage trucks have become a nuisance as they choke the smooth flow of traffic along the Harare-Mutare highway. A recent mid-morning survey of the volume of trucks … Continue reading Haulage trucks rile hoteliers