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 …
... br> Might even try a round of golf at the Leopard Rock Hotel Course. I am not a golfer, but the European PGA rates this as the second toughest course in the world. Might be a great course for me to start on. Thought I would add this to my entry for all my Villas' golfing friends.
Zimbabwe is definitely the most beautiful country we ...
... at the campsite. We were in the Bvumba mountains around 30km south of Mutare. The climb up to the mountains was awe inspiring; the mountains shone beautifully in the later afternoon light. As the sun faded, the temperature plummeted! However, the stars came out and filled the sky. I had not seen as clear a night since Ethiopia. I spent a while enjoying the immensity of the heavens!
... and it became my mission.
After having walked back the 16 km to the base camp we took our big bags and walked another 2km to the street just to find out that there wouldn´t be buses going to Mutare that day. More dead than living we just camped wild a bit hidden from the street and got back to Mutare the next morning.
I went straight to the Mozambiquean embassy to get a Visa and after incredible 6 hours waiting for a stamp and a signature on ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsLeopard Rock Hotel Mutare
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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