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Lake Mutirekwe in Kyle Game Reserve Masvingo


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Great Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe Monument is one of the country's greatest historical and cultural attractions

30kms from Masvingo, Great Zimbabwe is Zimbabwe's premier national monument. built ca. A.D. 1250, it sits atop a granite dome that overlooks the 80 Hectare site

The Tower formed the corner of the fort which protected early settlers. In later times the bell was rung when any danger threatened. The tower is located in the town centre.

Bondolfi, Serima & Driefontein missions
Bondolfi - leather works
Serima - wooden carvings for the mission church
Driefontein - carvings and artwork for sale

Bushman Paintings
Chamavar Caves and paintings located above the Klye Boat Club are open to the public .

Civic centre and gardens: Approx 400m from the Information Centre

Copota school for the Blind
This school boasts a world famous choice.
Cane furniture, sisal mats and screens are made and sold.

An area reminiscent of it's counterpart in Scotland, mountains and breath taking scenery

Golf in town (18 holes).

Italian Chapel (10 kms out of town on the Mutare Rd)
Built by Italian prisoners of war during WWW 2. Interred are the remains of 71 Italians prisoners of war. Contains murals reminiscent of the Sistine chapel

St. Andrews Chapel Above the impressive dam wall of Lake Mutirikwi, stands the beautiful and smallest chapel in the country. The Chapel was built by a former
water bailliff in memory of his daughter who was killed in a motor accident and contains seven different types of minerals mined in the Masvingo district

Kyle Recreational Park
Located on the northern shores of Lake Mutirikwi and reached from the Masvingo / Mutare road. Large variety of antelope including nyala, oribi, tsessebe, eland, wildebeest, zebra, kudu, giraffe. Home to the white rhino and game viewing can be undertaken either by car or Horse riding which is a popular way to view game.

Lake Mutirikwi
Largest man-made lake within the country, huge attraction for fishing and boating
Breath taking views above the dam wall of the lake, game park and surrounding area
Launching facilities are provided at Sikato Bay camping site

There is a cruise boat that operates on the Lake, offering early morning cruises, mid- Morning and sundowner cruises

Morgenster Mission & Finger Rocks
Found near Great Zimbabwe, the mission is known for its School for the Deaf.
The World's View at Morgenster is one of the finest panoramas in Zimbabwe.
The Finger Rocks refer to two monoliths guarding the entrance to the mission.

Murray MacDougall Drive
A scenic circular drive connecting Masvingo, Lake Mutirikwi and the dam wall.

Great Zimbabwe ruins from base of hill

Mushandike Sanctuary
A wildlife sanctuary with a difference. Watch eland being milked and buffalo being fed.

Muzhwi: This dam (near Mashava) offers good bass fishing.

Pioneer Cemetary
Some 10 kms from Masvingo containing many un-named Tombs symbolic of those
whose life span was short in a then primitive country.

Providential Pass monument
The great scout/hunter Selous discovered Providential Pass after his weary and exhausted column had hacked their way through thick wooded lowveld and harassed by the Matabele impis on their way north.

Pokoteke Gorge
A deep sheer walled gorge cutting through the Beza Range.

Shanagashe Park
Travel from the town centre on the Harare Road for approx 5 kms.
This park is managed by the Wildlife Society of Zimbabwe. Attractions include a variety of animals, good riverine birdlife, picnic spots, interpretative centre.
In the dry season daily feeding programmes attract the Animals to a viewing platform.
Self drive or guided walks available

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