A picture is worth a thousand words. I cannot say enough about the eastern highlands other than that the area is so breathtaking. I had the privilege of visiting the place earlier this year and I truly felt as though I could have been anywhere in the world; Switzerland, Canada, Colorado, anywhere!
I found it truly amazing that Zimbabwe still has places like this to visit, despite the political and economic situation. Natural beauty is certainly one of Africa’s greatest assets, and I would like to celebrate and encourage the brand of tourism as one of Africa’s greatest strengths. Enjoy the photos taken by my dear brother in law, Entee.
The first leg of our adventure saw us heading out to Troutbeck Resort in Nyanga. The chalets were pretty spacious and beautifully designed to suit the environment. You will find a functional kitchen, television, lounge and bathroom. In terms of interior decor, not the most luxurious in the world, but why would you need gleeming finishings when you have got the most beautiful nature has to offer at your doorstep. Food was lovely, I remember ordering fish and chips. Order with caution, it is not on the cheap side.
I have been trying to identify what sort of bird this is, please let me know if you recognise it.
The next leg of our journey, we headed to Bvumba (pronounced voombah!) via Mutare. Bvumba is right on the Mozambiquan border, we were so close, in fact our phones began to catch signals from Vodacom Mozambique, and we had a sudden influx of emails and data ruch into our smartphones. Leopard Rock Hotel is a hotel of luxury. You truly feel like you are in Monaco, but you are right in the heart of the mountains in the Eastern Highlands. The level of luxury and style is truly amazing, unfortunately Entee has no pics of inside the hotel, but the foyer is a lot to write home about.
The grounds coupled with the sunset will set you into paradise.
Golf lovers, the course will take your breath away.
You will feel literally as if your head is in the clouds. This view made me feel like I was on top of the world.
There is no shortage of luxury here.
Leopard Rock Hotel was stunning and it does come with a huge price. Places like these need to be kept up to date to keep that level of luxury available to it’s high paying patrons.
The Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, certainly understated, definatey worth your time and money!