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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...more
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Masvingo, Zimbabwe
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All reviews world heritage site on site ancient city guided tour victoria falls southern africa local guide curio shop great place to visit stone walls well worth the effort sub saharan small museum fascinating place early in the morning amazing ruins amazing experience
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A visit to this site is a must. A pity so little is really known about the purpose of all the structures, especially the great encounter. The climb to the top is worth the while and the view all around, including the lake is awesome....More

Thank Klaus G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go with a tour guide for a better experience and to get more interesting information. Quite educational tour, tour of the site took about 2 and a half hours. I would suggest a quick facts booklet to be made to summarize all the interesting information...More

Thank moyran2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you will need a guide to get the full benefit of a trip to these amazing ruins. Underfunding is both a positive and negative feature. Positive because there are no heaving crowds and hard sell tourist hawkers, negative because there is no information around the...More

Thank kathWatford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love ancient ruins and can’t believe I had never heard of these Great Zimbabwe remains were extremely impressive with many of the tall wall still in tact so you could actually begin to feel the ancient city. Amazing engineering feat to build the wall...More

1  Thank SydneyEL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience of the Ancient City and the country's namesake. Great for a bit of hiking and outdoor walking. You can also encounter some wildlife especially baboons and monkeys.

Thank tchikwetu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting there. I was impressed by the architecture from centuries ago. Just makes one proud to know that Africans were people of intelligence and class long ago before we were sold for slavery and not the brutes we've been said to be. Lots...More

Thank Josephine K
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We had a 3 hour guided tour of the ruins which included a great deal of history about the area. The great enclosure is in the valley along with the ruins from the homes of the lesser wives. There is a village which reconstructed what...More

Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed 23 September 2018

You really wonder why more visitors don't make the effort to get here. So many visitors to Africa focus on the animals alone when it's the archaeology and culture that really provides an equal draw to Mother Nature. Imagine visiting Peru and skipping Machu Picchu....More

Thank chrismcl
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place- well preserved. Great architecture. Much insight into how the shona lived. A lot of climbing so wear comfortable shoes and carry water with you. You can buy bottled water at 50c. The guides are good and you walk away much informed. You...More

Thank monica m
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The history, the archaeology and the views make for a brilliant afternoon or morning at Great Zimbabwe. There were few other visitors making it all the more special. Great Zimbabwe was one of the highlights of our ten day trip round Zimbabwe. My husband isn't...More

1  Thank Hannah75
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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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