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

Political certainty boosts tourism

By Norma Tsopo Political uncertainty has been hindering Zimbabwean tourism for years on end and the new administration need to resolve any political squabbling and create more peaceful conditions to make the country attractive to holidaymakers. The current political environment is however promising to put all this behind and encourage tourists to consider the southern … Continue reading Political certainty boosts tourism

Eastern Highlands Experience lines up expo

By Norma Tsopo MUTARE - The Eastern Highlands – stretching from Nyanga in the north through Vumba, Cashel and Chimanimani down to Chipinge in the south has been a destination of choice for thousands of tourists over the years. Enjoying arguably the fairest weather in the country – with high rainfall, low level cloud and … Continue reading Eastern Highlands Experience lines up expo

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