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Great Zimbabwe

Masvingo, Zimbabwe
+263 77 401 1364
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Masterpiece Historical Landmark

Great Zimbabwe, lying in the heart of Zimbabwe's oldest town, Masvingo is a world heritage site... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Taf-Happy-Guest
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Harare, Zimbabwe
Notes and tips on visiting Zimbabwe's premier attraction.

Located on the outskirts of the town Masvingo which is itself a longish 4-hour drive from Harare... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
midway42
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Minnesota
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This is now the great capital of great significance ancient monument south of the Sahara; in Africa it is second in size and importance to the Egyptian Pyramids. The towering stone houses Dzimba dzamabwe were home of 2000 shona speaking people that prospered between 12th and 15th centuries and its 270 hectares in size. That's where the beautiful stylish fish eagle was found i.e, the Zimbabwe bird on the national flag. The country was later on named Zimbabwe derived from the ruins.Every structure was built using a dry stone technquie- entirely without mortar-involving millions of stones, each one supporting another.
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Masvingo, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great Zimbabwe, lying in the heart of Zimbabwe's oldest town, Masvingo is a world heritage site that beams with the history of ancient African civilization. The breathtaking architectural masterpieces of granite stone structures without mortar are a must see. Surrounded by ancient untouched hills, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the outskirts of the town Masvingo which is itself a longish 4-hour drive from Harare, Great Zimbabwe was one of my main reasons for visiting the country. It contains the largest ancient structure in sub-Saharan Africa (the Great Enclosure) and is spread over...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. Use the guided tour. Our guide Champion was very informative. It is a pity the facilities are dilapidated, so much tourism potential. I am giving this site a 5 star rating due to it being an important site to visit when in Zimbabwe.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visit to the great Zimbabwe was an amazing experience for me and my family. With a tour guide to show you around you get the best experience and in 2 - 3 hours you get to learn a lot about historical place whilst enjoying...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hired a private guide and driver and made the trip from Victoria Falls in a very long day's drive. (Would recommend you take 2 days stopping at Bullawayo). It was worth it, one of Southern Africa's highlights for us. We hired a guide at...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit ,full of history and intrigue..it's a pity that national monuments has squewed some of the historical information to suit the order of the day ...the place also needs a few more dustbins and a clean up ...otherwise the actual ruins are...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We were hasitating wether to go there or not but in the end I have to say that I am very happy we gave it a try. There are not many tourists around so you feel like you go back in time. We take our...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I’m reluctant to say that we had never heard of this place before. Absolutely amazing and well worth a visit while in Zimbabwe. The guides are superb and I would highly recommend you to take one to bring meaning to the ruins. Incredible views and...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

After a bit of research about this attractive destination I had to have a first hand look . Ìts a short travel from the town,all you need to know about Zimbabwe history is layed out in this motarless structure, you have to be here to...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This world-famous historical site is a must visit attraction. And the views out from the highest enclosure are great too.

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We went on. Sunday in January.....
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The influence of Great Zimbabwe on smaller town is a boost in hotel and other accommodation providing businesses from tourists who flock to see Great Zimbabwe monuments. It has also led to local people in small town to... More
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