Leopard Rock Hotel
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De volta ao cronograma original do Projeto 20°12', pegamos a estrada na perna mais puxada da viagem, em direção ao Zimbábue, o 2º da África Austral com terras a 20º12' que visitaríamos.
Saímos cedo de Tofo, demos adeus à praia e também ao cara que apelidamos de "filho do Milton" (o cara é igual a um outro Milton …
Came in from Mozambique, over the border to the third largest city called Mutare. Money changers were all over the place when we got closer to the border. I changed a bit, got only a medium good rate. Takes some time before you get the hang of it. I also had some problems at the Forbes Road border post. Almost not granted visa into the country. My …
... unleashed a reign of terror throughout the country targeting primarily antigovernment supporters. Thousands of people were killed and tens of thousands tortured and beaten up. Despite the opposition candidate, Morgan Tsvangirai, winning the election, Mugabe declared the win unconstitutional and insisted on a second round of voting. This time he stepped up the violence to such an extent that Tsvangirai withdrew from the race, relinquishing the election to Mugabe. Mugabe ...
... through on this trip. It is also the most difficult. No problems with the roads, directions, corruption, threats, or anything like that. Just the difficuty of getting any type of information. We did not encounter one other foreign tourist, and basically, just did not meet anyone who could or would recommend things to see, places to visit, restaurants, hotels, etc.
The owners of the campground where we are ...
... started to become much more hilly. The village we passed had the round huts with thatched roofs. We were more used to this in east Africa.
Very quickly, the clouds began to melt away and the cool morning gave way to a hot day. The hilly countryside turned more and more mountainous and was littered with baobab trees and candelabra cacttii. After lunch, we arrived at a junction ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
We've been at Leopard Rock on Oct'10, it was dark in the night and we arrived without a reservation. We really thought it would be vacant but in fact it was almost fully booked. We had luck to find a room. The hotel is luxurious and keeps the shape of its start after a refurbishing few years early, it was a great experience. At the gate the security guy gave us a salute! This place has a history... fairly isolated in a green Zimbabwe's area, the room were comfortable, the service was perfect although the dinner could have more options in the menu, but it doesn't bothered us. Because the economical embargo our credit cards didn't work there so we had to pay in cash what surprised us because the hotel is a little pricey, but it worth.
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