Lodge at the Ancient City (Great
Zimbabwe, Masvingo) Zimbabwe
The ancient royal city at Great Zimbabwe was linked to
the fabled City of Ophir. Now a World Heritage Site, it is
one of Africa's most priceless archaeological treasures.
The Lodge at the Ancient City is a unique hotel built
around a granite outcrop in the same style as Great
Zimbabwe, providing stunning views across the valley of
Msasa towards the ancient city of Great Zimbabwe. The Lodge
integrates seamlessly with the surrounding trees and
boulders of the site with dry stonewalling and soaring
The Lodge at the Ancient City provides distinctive
accommodation for guests, with furnishings that provoke
thoughts of royal dwellings of African legends. All rooms
are decorated with a warm and inviting ambiance.
The Lodge at the Ancient City houses 44 rooms, 14 lodges
with twin double beds and 4 family rooms sleeping 4. All
lodges have the following amenities:
Shower bath toilet hand basin electrical socket - square
The impressive stone and thatch lounge is set high upon a
granite outcrop with huge boulders forming the main part of
the overall architecture. Meal times may vary depending on
the game drives and the season but usually are a set time.
All meals at the lodge are table d'hôte with a broad
selection of dishes and are served in the thatched dining
hall or open air summerhouse, depending on the season.
The Lodge at the Ancient City can provide historical
guides to take guests on detailed trips through the ancient
capital of Zimbabwe. The beginnings, architecture, trading
routes, social, religious practices and the reasons for the
regions decline are all discussed. Also available are drives
and walks around the nearby lake Mutirikwi, recreational
park and into adjacent tribal areas are also available.
Guests can also book trips to see some of the local wild
life including white rhinoceros, hippo, crocodile and
various antelope and bird species. The lodge also provides a
swimming pool, gift shop and laundry service.
Expert historical guides take guests on detailed trips
through the ancient capital at Great Zimbabwe. The origins,
architecture, trading routes, social and religious practices
and the ultimate mysterious decline of the city are all
Game drives and walks around the Lake Mutirikwi
Recreational Park and through the adjacent tribal lands are
also available. These areas are both culturally fascinating
and scenically spectacular.
Accommodation Rates:- From $265 per
person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and