The Historic Great Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe is a ruined city in the southeastern hills of Zimbabwe near Lake Mutirikwe and the town of Masvingo. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe during the country’s late Iron Age. Construction on the monument began in the 11th century and continued until the 15th century.




  • Location: Masvingo, 27 km away from Masvingo.
  • Activities: Great Zimbabwe Ruins tour, Chesvingo Village walk, game drives
  • What to see: Lake Mutirikwe Recreational Park, Mutirikwe Dam Wall, ruins, Italian chapel- Church of St Francis of Assisi
  • Best time to visit: Not a specific time as such
  • Recommended length of stay: 2 nights
  • Accommodation:
    • Budget: Zim Parks Lodges
    • Mid-Range: Lodge at the Ancient City, Norma Jeanes, Regency Chevron and Flamboyant Hotel