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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 reviewsworld heritage siteon siteguided tourancient cityvictoria fallslocal guidecurio shopgreat place to visitgreat guidestone wallswell worth the effortsub saharansmall museumfascinating placeearly in the morningamazing experiencetwo hours
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is vast! But the best thing we did was we paid $3 each to get a guide. We were lucky enough to get Champion who was so insightful and had amazing knowledge of the ruins and the whole history of the area right...More

1  Thank Tonderai I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was guided by a student called Patricia who was passionate about the subject and monument. She gave us a detailed tour and explained to the kids in simple language about the history behind the monument. It was a great experience and highly recommend a guided...More

1  Thank Changamire1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were given a tour around the monuments by a lady called Patricia Maputsa.She was well informed and my family and I learned alot from here in regards to the history of the place e.g. how it was built as well as meaning of symbols...More

3  Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the ruins when I was a child and this was the first time I returned. The ruins and citadel are amazing. I would definitely recommend the climb to the citadel - use the easier route up and the ancient route down. I was...More

1  Thank 10,063,994
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place of amazing architecture by any standard. Our day was full and greatly interesting. I will want to do it again. We stayed at the Family Lodges within the site. They are managed by Zimbabwe National Museums and Monuments. The price was good....More

1  Thank kamusiiwa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must do as you tour Zimbabwe! There is so much cultural significance with this site. The ruins are in amazingly good condition. One area requires some good hiking to get to the top. The other ruins do not require any hiking. Be...More

1  Thank Ferg42995
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A masterpiece of ancient Rozvi people architecture. Unbelievable civil works and enginuinity applied desmostrating modern warfare strategic thinking. The great enclosure walls and spy cone resemblance great military strategy which was adopted. The retreating hiding place placed on top of the mountain with its artifacts...More

2  Thank bbonjesi
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We went on. Sunday in January.....
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Hi, Unfortunately I have no information on the opening times. Cheers Mike
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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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