Hospitality from the Manyika
Manicaland is one of the largest provinces in Zimbabwe and this gigantic nature is not only evidenced by the geographical area it covers but also by its ability to welcome guests. The “Manyika” or “Wasu” tribe as referred to by many, are the natives of the great Manicaland province. This tribe has consistency in creating a welcoming environment for guests since the tribe has hospitality in its DNA.
Below are some of the accommodation facilities in the Manicaland province which portray the true Wasu or Manyika hospitality nature.
LEOPARD ROCK HOTEL
It is more than a hotel since it is a welcoming and diverse holiday resort for travelers of all ages and all backgrounds. It also has a rich heritage since it once hosted Britain`s Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) and her daughter Princess Margret. This facility has state of the art hotel rooms, great scenery, and great recreational facilities.
Contact number(s): +263-772-100-790/791 (international callers), 020-60115/60171/60742 (Local callers)
MONTCLAIR CASINO HOTEL
Located or nestled in the misty mountains of Nyanga. A place to experience the best flora environment due to the panoramic views of vegetation and slender pine trees that whisper secrets to the imposing mountains.
Contact number(s): +263 (29) 3001
AFRICAN SUN AMBER HOTEL
This is a city hotel due to its location since it is at the heart of the city of Mutare. It offers easy access to the city`s main tourists attraction sites. Furthermore, it is close to the border post with Mozambique.
Contact number(s): +263 20 64431, +263 20 64464
It is a very spacious hotel in Nyanga. This hotel`s name was derived from the famous trout fish which is found in a dam at this hotel. It is the best place to experience the rich natural air of the Manicaland province.
Reservations: +27 (0) 21 855 0395
CHIPINGE GUEST LODGE
Chipinge is a quiet town in Manicaland, despite its quietness, it offers great hospitality services. Chipinge Guest Lodge is the best place to be in order to feel the full welcoming ambiance of this town. It was opened in 2012, therefore, it is still a new facility.
Reservations: +263 779 360557
Website: no website at the moment but has an active Facebook page titled Chipinge Guest Lodge
HEAVEN MOUNTAIN LODGE
“There is a place for everyone in Heaven!” It is situated on over 8 acres of private grounds, therefore, it is the best place to be for a tranquil atmosphere. It offers a lot of outdoor activities for example mountain hiking and a tour of the vast flora and fauna environment.
Contact number(s): +263 (0) 77 275 2752, +263 (0) 77 590 4679, +263 (0) 77 586 1228
WHITE HORSE INN
It is one of the best-known country hotels in Zimbabwe. It is a great “little” hotel in Bvumba. Its greatness is shown in its ability to offer high-class hospitality services whilst the term “little” refers to its low occupancy capacity since Originally it was a private cottage which was converted into a luxurious hotel.
Contact number(s): +263 20 60325, +263 20 60138
RHODES NYANGA HOTEL
One of the oldest facilities since it was built in 1800 as a holiday cottage for Cecil John Rhodes. It was converted into a hotel in 1933. It is located in Manicaland and has gardens with panoramic views of a nearby Lake and it is furnished in true colonial fashion. Guests are able to use some of the original furniture that belonged to Cecil John Rhodes.
Contact number(s): 263 (0) 3292098 376/377/425
To experience nature at its best, this is the best spot to visit. Visitors usually fall under spell and find themselves continuously returning to this place since it has a peaceful atmosphere, charming accommodation, superb cuisine and stunning views.
Contact number(s): +263 (0) 204 2267
Location: 30 minutes drive from Mutare City
GOLDEN PEACOCK VILLA HOTEL
Golden Peacock Villa is a hotel with a Chinese theme and its origins are set in Asia. It is a 3-star hotel with great hospitality services. To get the best Chinese culture experience in Manicaland, this is the best place to be. It is nestled between mountains, therefore, it creates a sense of being in a beautiful valley.
Contact number(s): +263 020 66020
Location: Mutare City