Leopard Rock Hotel
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... One evening we met up with Paul, a
Zimbabwean who we had met in Zanzibar. He took us out to dinner to a
Portuguese restaurant, Coimbre, which was amazing, the best chicken
and chips we've ever had!
Ready to leave Harare, we headed to the
Bvumba Mountains in the Eastern Highlands. We got a 4 hour bus to
Mutare, the third largest city in Zimbabwe. From here we needed to
get to the Bvumba mountains, which were apparently 22k from ...
We finally left at 11am, a bit later than we had expected but at least we had enough time to leave for the journey home. But, just before we headed back towards the capitol I wanted to go to the border of Mozambique. For my first year fine art project, I’ve chosen to explore and understand the ideology amongst African boundaries and borders. It’s something that fascinates me, that geographical lines across countries can cause so much conflict. I am so ...
... set off, From Nyanga our next destination was Vumba National Park about 3 hours away. Situated North East of the country near the Mozambique border. About midday we stopped in the third biggest city in Zimbabwe; Mutare. When driving down to the city it was in the centre of the mountains. It was so picturesque. From third street you had the mountains in the backgrounds, palm trees on the sides of the roads and it was boiling hot! I really like ...
... a position as Prime Minister, albeit with very limited decision making power. From the border to Victoria Falls we got a taxi. We shared it with a rather talkative French guy who pushed the driver quite a bit about Zimbabwean history. Thankfully the driver was relatively ok with this, but clearly indicated that some issues where not up for discussion (anything to do with Mugabe was not allowed) and advised us, for our own safety, not to discuss political issues with Zimbabweans. ...
... ever taken a bus in the country. He was clearly expecting us to be privileged white people with airs and graces but we told him we were entirely happy with taking the local buses.
At the bus station we were treated like kings and given front row seats next to the driver for
no extra cost. I like being able to sit up front because you get extra legroom and you can see where you're going, but the big disadvantage is that you can see where you’re going. At
least in ...
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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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