Tourist Attraction

Nyanga National Park

Formerly known as Rhodes Inyanga National Park, the Park was first established in 1926 and has an area of 472 km2. The Park is run by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority.

The core areas of the park were once the private estate of Cecil John Rhodes. He acquired it with the aim of growing apples and raising sheep, and spent the last years of his life at his homestead near Rhodes Dam. This homestead is now the Rhodes Museum and Rhodes Nyanga Hotel


The park is known for a variety of wildlife such as  the gnu/wildebeests, the zebras, the kudus, the waterbucks, the reedbucks, the blue duikers, the Samango monkeys and the klipspringers. In addition, the park is also home to predators like the leopards and the hyaenas while lions which  stray into the region from Mozambique are occasionally sighted.

Mount Nyangani

Mt Nyangani (formerly Mount Inyangani) is the highest mountain in Zimbabwe and is found within Nyanga National Park.

The mountain peak is 2,592 metres (8,504 ft) above sea level. The peak can be reached within 1–3 hours by anyone of average fitness.

Three rivers – namely Pungwe River, Gairezi River and Nyamuziwa River - have their sources on Mount Nyangani.

Both Gairezi River and Nyamuziwa River are  tributaries of the Mazowe River, which is itself a tributary of the Zambezi River.

Nyamombe Falls

Nyamombe Falls are found along Nyamombe River which flows northwards out of Nyanga National Park.

The falls are only about 4 km from the Udu Dam turn-off along the Nyanga-Rusape/Mutare highway. 

Gairezi Chalets and Fly Fishing

The chalets are located on the banks of Gairezi River, some 35 km from Nyanga town, and 20km from Toutbeck hotel.

The chalets provide accommodation to visitors who come to enjoy the scenery, stunning walks, mountain climbing, bike rides; and water sports such as white-water rafting and trout fly-fishing.


Mutarazi Falls

Mutarazi Falls are found just a few kilometres south of the Pungwe Gorge. The Mutarazi Falls drop 762 metres (2 499 feet and are Zimbabwe's highest waterfall.

The falls drop in two stages over granite cliffs into ) into Honde River valley, which lies outside Nyanga National Park and is a major tea-planting area.

Pungwe Falls

The source of Pungwe River is at the foot of Mount Nyangani and the river flows southwards through the Nyanga National Park before dropping 240 metres (787 feet) into the densely wooded Pungwe Gorge.

The falls are found 30km from Mountclair Hotel at Juliasdale.

Ziwa Ruins and Museum

The Ziwa ruins and Museum are located some 15km north-west of Nyanga town.

Ziwa was declared a National Monument in 1946 and is currently under consideration for World Heritage listing. The site covers about 3,337 hectares (8,250 acres) of land and contains a large variety of stonework structures including stone terraces running along contours of hills and steep landscapes, pit structures and stone enclosures, iron smelting and forging furnaces