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Great Zimbabwe

Masvingo, Zimbabwe
+263 77 401 1364
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Couples visit

One of the most exciting places to be The stone walls are a marvel to watch. The Traditional dances... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Busani S
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
One of the greatest ruins I have ever seen

Getting there was a bit tricky, due to lacking road signs, but just have patience and eventually... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Veronica F
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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 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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5 days ago
“Couples visit”
1 week ago
“One of the greatest ruins I have ever seen”
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Masvingo, Zimbabwe
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+263 77 401 1364
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the most exciting places to be The stone walls are a marvel to watch. The Traditional dances performed by one of the groups was so nice and exciting

Thank Busani S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting there was a bit tricky, due to lacking road signs, but just have patience and eventually you will see the turn off. The Great Zimbabwe was fantastic! My friend and I went on a day with overcast skies and a steady drizzle, but it...More

Thank Veronica F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was completely blown away by our visit to Great Zimbabwe. I have visited "ancient ruins" and archeolgical sites in many parts of the world, and have never been more intrigued to learn of the great civilizations that built them than I was at Great...More

Thank Captain_Dann
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting Zimbabwe it is a must to go and see the Great Zimbabwe ancient Ruins, very interesting and thought provoking, I am a born Zimbabwean from Bulawayo and I have been to this spot on at least 6 times over the last 35 yrs...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is a brilliant place to spend a day. We paid for a guide which was well worth it as there is so much to see and the site is spread out. It features tall dry stone walls and the famous tower. If you are...More

Thank lovenewplacesBath
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit as small or large groups and you should make sure you have time to go around all the archeological sites. The tour guides will give you full history of Zimbabwran culture and you will definitely marvel at the...More

Thank Rebuild S
Reviewed 24 April 2017

this place is amazing all the place the walk in the ruin the people was nice a lot of nice views excellent place ill go back again

Thank Milagro Rosa S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I was blown away by this site. The setting, the story it tells about the people who lived here are absolutely incredible. It certainly helps to get one of the local guides in order to make sense of the place.

Thank Cyba
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is the best place in Africa outside Egyptian pyramids to learn about African civilization from around the 13th century. Well preserved and well manicured. The guides are well knowledgeable and very helpful. Come prepared to go up a small hill (quite steep too). The...More

Thank Trevor Z
Reviewed 29 March 2017

You definitelly get to know the history of Zimbabwe and life of its residents in ancient times. Our guide was very educated and nice. The view on the top of the hill was amazing!

Thank Anna H
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jkp204
Am I right in understanding that the ruins are closed on Sundays? Will they be open on Easter Monday or are they also closed public holidays? Many thanks!
15 March 2017|
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Response from LanguagemavenAnirtak | Reviewed this property |
We went on. Sunday in January.....
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jkp204
Am I right in understanding that the ruins are closed on Sundays? Will they be open on Easter Monday or are they also closed public holidays? Many thanks!
15 March 2017|
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Response from MIKEndSUE | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Unfortunately I have no information on the opening times. Cheers Mike
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sangeeta d
How are smaller town influenced by great zimbawe?
15 February 2017|
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Response from dnjerere | Reviewed this property |
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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