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Address: Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Phone Number: +263 77 401 1364
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This is now the great capital of great significance ancient monument south...

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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The amazing mortar-less standing walls, Great Zimbabwe Monuments

The Ruins are found 30 km South-east of Masvingo town in Zimbabwe. The spectacular giant walls have withstood degradation for centuries and centuries, hence amazing. The walls... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Victoriafalls
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing place ,historical and very educative .A guide is a must,make sure you are fit ,carry loads of water and i would recommend climbing in the morning or make your visit during winter.

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Masvingo, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ruins are found 30 km South-east of Masvingo town in Zimbabwe. The spectacular giant walls have withstood degradation for centuries and centuries, hence amazing. The walls and the museums at this site show and resemble an ancient City of the Shona people; the morphology, tools used,political, societal & cultural values of the inhabitants of this Ancient City. It is... More 

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Lagos State, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Great Zimbabwe Wall is an impressive and awe-inspiring construction that shows the intelligence and creative ingenuity of the people. Designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO, it is worth a visit for anyone who goes to Zimbabwe, especially if you are in the ancient city of Masvingo.

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend a visit to Great Zimbabwe. It had been on my list for 30 years and did not disappoint! You must go with one of the tour guides to explain the details of the site. Mine was a very knowledgeable young woman from Great Zimbabwe University. Some other reviews say that the walk to the top of the... More 

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

By far one of the greatest experiences we have had in Southern Africa. This is a must see for anyone, especially anyone interested in the history of Southern Africa.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This was my third visit so it explains clearly that its worth visiting. Best time to visit is early in the morning before it gets too hot and definately get a guide - it only costs $3/person. Most guides are university educated and give a good presentation of the history. The only disappointment is you cannot take photos in the... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We visited in September after a gap of many years. What a place! Wonderfully atmospheric and very few visitors there - which is sad to see. We had a young guide who was very helpful and informative. It is definitely worth taking a guide as there is a lot to see.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

No 4 on the world heritage site list but not many people there so a very knowledgeable guide Joseph had just the 2 of us to take round these impressive ruins

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The size & extent of the ruins was a big surprise, need to allow 3 hours to take it all in. Well worth the trip if you are planning to visit Zimbabwe.

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St. Georgen im Attergau, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We visited while it rained very intense. But this does not matter. Not many explanations on site, no power in the museum and a guide that slept during explaining the site.

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