Kwayedza Lodge – a pearl in Vumba’s crown!

By Norma Tsopo Zimbabwe's eastern highlands are drop-dead gorgeous! One of the finest spots along this 300 kilometre ridge along the country' border with Mozambique is arguably Vumba Mountain. Beyond its spectacular mountain outcrops,  and unique blend of tropical rainforest and Miombo woodlands its cool and rainy weather conditions it is also loaded with jaw dropping … Continue reading Kwayedza Lodge – a pearl in Vumba’s crown!

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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

Demystifying Mutare Museum’s ‘giant’

By Lloyd Makonya  and Chiedza Zharare As one arrives at the Mutare Museum they are welcomed by a giant traction engine standing at an imposing height of three metres. Visitors - old and young have been fascinated by this engineering master class which revolutionalized the locomotive industry and today proudly stands dominating the entrance to this museum … Continue reading Demystifying Mutare Museum’s ‘giant’

Gordon’s Select Bed and Breakfast – best of Zimbabwe indeed!

By Norma Tsopo Urbane. Exquisite. Sophisticated. Classy. Compact. Neat. Gordon’s Select Bed and Breakfast is just recherché. Situated in the quiet and rather cloistered part of the city – Avenues, this is more than just a place to rest and get a world class breakfast. The attention to detail in each of the eight bedrooms, … Continue reading Gordon’s Select Bed and Breakfast – best of Zimbabwe indeed!