Manicaland

Robey & Co. Ltd Portable Steam Engine   There are three portable engines at...
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The van der Byl trek of 1891 was sponsored as part of the policy to unite Boers and British in the...
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The position of Fort Watts was given by Mike Boyd-Clark whose Grandfather Charles farmed here from...
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Background This article is from two sources. The first resulted from a visit to the Old Umtali...
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Lyn Mullin and his colleagues in the Forestry Commission, Richard Barrett and Lisle Orpen and many...
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Lyn Mullin and his colleagues in the Forestry Commission, Richard Barrett and Lisle Orpen and many...
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Penhalonga Church is aligned east – west, with the sanctuary in the east and the Church porch...
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This article is made up of the accounts of early travellers who used the road through the Devil...
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In June 1896 the Mashona Rebellion or First Chimurenga broke out.Four companies of mounted infantry...
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The inventor of the Ivel was Dan Albone (1860-1906) the youngest of eight children. On his ninth...
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The San rock art paintings nearby are underneath an overhang that looks like a giant granite...
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Pink Elephants comprises six faded pink elephants high above an overhanging shelter at the summit...
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In his amusing and evocative book Percy M. Clark provides an insight into life at the Old Drift...
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Local communities call this patch of forest Tshirinda or 'Refuge', and within its embrace...
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In 1891 Dunbar Moodie travelled through Chief Gungunhana's country in Gazaland, on the borders...
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Bridal Veil Falls are four kilometres by road from the village and many visitors park their vehicle...
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The original village of Chimanimani was founded by Thomas Moodie in 1892, but in 1895 it moved...
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One of the earliest groups of trekkers was Laurence van der Byl and his party of twenty five young...
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Ox wagons were the only means of transporting bulk goods before the arrival of the railway into...
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Lyn Mullin in his Historic Trees of Zimbabwe describes this large hollow baobab tree, Adansonia...
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Birchenough Bridge spanning the Save River was a gift of the Beit Trust has and was given its name...
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 The Rupisi Hot Springs are at the headwaters of the Rupisi River, about twenty miles in a...
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The River’s proper name is Mutsave or Save (pronounce Sah-veh) and it has played a major role...
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The Bvumba, or Vumba as it was known (The word means “mist” in the local...
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Kingsley Ogilvie Fairbridge (1885-1924), was the founder of a child emigration scheme to British...
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Paths have been cut and are maintained by the National Trust of Zimbabwe’s caretaker from the...
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For the country to progress at all it was necessary to build an adequate transport system with...
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 The original bold outline of the Main Park with its central boulevard and supporting...
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Cecil Kop Nature Reserve is located just two kilometres from the city centre and is managed and...
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C.M. Hulley in his fascinating History of Manicaland states; “everyone has admired the...
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The previous year the pioneer column on 11 July 1890 had crossed the Shashi River at the beginning...
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Letter from Beira dated October 15th 1897The most amazing thing happened the other day. I am with...
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During World War I Stephen Courtauld was twice mentioned in despatches and awarded the military...
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The name "Umtali" is derived from the African word “Mutare" meaning”...
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What follows is a shortened description of the journey from Beira to Penhalonga in 1891 by Rosanna...
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The first permanent settlement of Umtali was at the camp site of the BSA Police in November 1890...
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Under this tree on what is called Sabi Ophir Hill, Machera we Hondo [Cloth of War] Chief of...
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In 1888  Baron de Rezende, the Mozambique Company’s Director of Operations on Africa...
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 Driving from Harare to Inyanga is 264 Kilometres, so you may feel the need to stop for a cup...
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Before the Pioneers Column had even left Macloutsie from Fort Charter Dr Jameson, Rhodes personal...
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King Sebastian of Portugal gave Francisco Barreto the job of leading an expedition to...
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The farm kiosk selling jam, chutneys and vegetables is also highly recommended
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To many Zimbabweans the fireplace in the entrance hall that has been burning continuously since...
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Evidence from excavations carried out on site show there has been occupation from hunter-gatherer...
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On Google Maps from an eye altitude of 1.7KM the enclosure circles and terracing are clearly...
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 Archaeologists say terraces are the most characteristic of Nyanga ruins and there are...
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Trout fly-fishing is probably the main attraction for many visitors and Inyanga is the only place...
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The single enclosure of the Fort has all the typical features described for an Nyangwe Fort and...
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The main features are the thick, high walls of large, close fitting, blocks of stone forming...
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The rocks are slippery and care should be exercised when walking on them.Close to the Nyangombe...
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 In Zimbabwe, this area is known as the "Eastern Highlands." The northernmost area...
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Although the entire mountain range of about 50 kilometres is called the Chimanimani, the name...
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Situated thirty kilometres from Mutare by tar road along a spectacular road through the Bvumba...
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 Manchester Farm, situated in the Vumba Mountains, was bought in 1926 by the late Mr. F.J....
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 A few kilometres outside Mutare, the road to the Bvumba starts its scenic climb, winding...
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The National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Mutare was opened in 1999 at Kopje House, a...
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 Part of the antiquities collection of the Mutare Museum is displayed at Utopia House, the old...
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Mutare Museum was initially established by local enthusiasts as the Umtali Museum Society in 1954,...
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Mutare (previously known as Umtali) is Zimbabwe's third largest city with a...
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Elizabeth Goodall whose superb paintings of rock sites are kept at the Zimbabwe Museum of Human...
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The landscape of Mount Nyangani is not as rugged and untamed as in Chimanimani; the...
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The number of pit structures that have been found is estimated to number into many hundreds. They...
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Only 11.5 Kilometres from Pungwe Falls, the Mutarazi Falls is located in the 2,495 hectare Mutarazi...
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The Pungwe River has its source in a swamp high in the Nyanga Hills, where as a small perennial...
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There are a three small dams, or what would be lochs in Scotland, on Little Connemara, the largest...
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The Museum building itself, now known as Rhodes’ stables was built by a stonemason, R. Marks...
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 The Rhodes Nyanga Hotel has 24 rooms, the 8 rooms in the old original block of rooms all have...
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The Park was once the private estate of the nineteenth century businessman and politician Cecil...
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 The National Park is the oldest in Zimbabwe, having started as Rhodes Inyanga Estate, а...
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