Closest hotel to the Great Zimbabwe Monument









GPS 20 15 90S, 30 55 38E
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You won’t find accommodation closer to the Great Zimbabwe Monument than the Great Zimbabwe Hotel. They are located less than a kilometer from Zimbabwe’s famous World Heritage Site and offer you the opportunity to see as much of this remarkable place as possible. The Great Zimbabwe Hotel is only 20km from Masvingo.

The Great Zimbabwe Hotel offer spacious and comfortable accommodation in 38 rooms – single rooms and double rooms (with twin beds or a double bed). In addition, we offer a family suite, a deluxe suite and a number of standard suites in nearby satellite buildings. The rooms all overlook a courtyard with lush gardens. The suites and rooms are all en-suite and are equipped with tea/ coffee facilities, telephone, digital satellite TV and hairdryer. Room service is available from 07:00 to 21:30 and a laundry service is available for the convenience of guests. It is therefore not surprising that celebrities such as Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth II have stayed with us before.
The Great Enclosure Restaurant serves delicious a la carte and buffet menus. The décor in the restaurant echoes the distinctive stonework of the Zimbabwe Ruins, and the service is warm and friendly. The Cocktail Bar serves a full selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as a snack menu. If you are visiting for the first time, remember to ask for the Great Zimbabwe Rocks cocktail. If you are planning a day trip, you can ask for a packed breakfast and lunch.

Although the purpose of staying here is obviously to explore the Great Zimbabwe World Heritage Site, guests also have the use of a swimming pool, tennis court and volleyball pitch. These are a short 2 minute walk from the main hotel complex. There are also two curio shops, where you can buy interesting gifts for friends and family back home.

The hotel also offer a number of guided tours to the Great Zimbabwe monument, with expert guides explaining the origins and history and eventual decline of the city, the various trading routes as well as religious and social practices of the once thriving community in Zimbabwe. You can also visit the nearby Lake Mutirikwi for a peaceful cruise or fishing, or go on a game drive in the Lake Mutirikwi Recreational Park. A sunset cruise on Lake Mutirikwi is an unforgettable experience.

The Great Zimbabwe Hotel is also able to host conferences. There are two conference rooms – a smaller venue for up to 100 delegates, and a larger venue for up to 250 delegates. Standard equipment includes TV, VCR/ DVD, overhead projectors, white boards and flip charts. The close proximity of the Great Zimbabwe World Heritage Site also makes the Great Zimbabwe Hotel a very popular wedding venue in Zimbabwe.




If you fly to Zimbawe you will most likely land in Harare. the best would be to spend a night here before you travel to Masvingo and the Great Zimbawe hotel. The Jameson Hotel with its central position and affordable luxury will be you choice of accommodation in the capital.


After your visit to Great Zimbabwe you might plan a visit to Botswana. Spent a night in the Thapama Hotel a luxury hotel in Francistown before you drive the 500 km to Kasane and the Chobe National Park. In the Chobe Game reserve Mowana Safari Lodge whitch on the banks of the Chobe River will be the perfect hotel. This is a place popular among even Kings and Presidents. From Chobe take a safari to Savute and the Okavango delta. Do an Okavango Delta Safari where you can choose between luxury lodges such as Camp Moremi and Khwai river lodge. From the Okavango Delta you can visit the Kalahari. The Kalahari Arms Hotel in Ghanzi is the gateway to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve about 1000 km from the Great Zimbabwe Hotel.


Tour of Cape Town and Winelands.  This luxury tour combines the best Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula and the Winelands of South Africa has to offer.
Upington Country Lodge is in Upington South Africa.  They offer self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation near the CBD of Upington.


Caprivi or Zambezi region Accommodation exposes visitors to the best as well as the most affordable accommodation in The Caprivi in the far north of Namibia such as Kwando Camp, Mazambala Island Lodge, Lianshulu and Ngepi Camp. Spent at least two days in this region. It will take you two days to drive from the Great Zimbabwe monument via Chobe to the Caprivi. From The Caprivi you can easily visit other destinations in Namibia such as the beautiful Palmwag Lodge in Kaokaoland or Damaraland or Sossusvlei Desert Camp. The Sossusvlei Desert Camp offers self-catering accommodation at Sessriem at the entrance to the Sossusvlei park about 1500 km from the Great Zimbabwe Monument. It seems therefore logic that you will overnight at Swakopmund on the Namibia coast between Damaraland and Sossusvlei. From Sossusvlei you can fly with a light aircraft to Windhoek or you can drive. Windhoek is about two days drive from Great Zimbabwe. In Windhoek you can coose between 3 and five star hotels. 


Youth Tours to Europe and tours of Botswana and Namibia. 

Jameson Hotel    Okavango Delta Lodges    Kalahari Arms Hotel    Sossusvlei Lodge     Cape Town     Kwando Camp 
Thapama Hotel    Caprivi to hotel     Palmwag     Temba Youth tours    Upington Country Lodge     Mowana Safari Lodge

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