The six faded red ochre elephants are not particularly impressive, but full of life and easily reached.
From Harare drive on the A3 towards Mutare. After Headlands, drive a further 7.4 KM and turn left onto the Baddeley Road. Drive 19.3 KM following the signposts to Nyanga, The rock painting is in a steep little kopje just west of the road. A path leads from the road to the rock art frieze which is at the summit of the kopje above an overhanging shelter.
From Rusape take the A14 turnoff to Nyanga: 0.95 KM turn left onto the Silver Bow road at the signpost to Harleigh Farm and Diana’s Vow, 14.5 KM continue past the former Harleigh Farm tobacco barns, 18.1 KM continue past road intersection, 29.1 KM continue past signpost to Diana’s Vow, 29.3 KM continue past the Constance Road turnoff to the right. 31.7 KM turn left off the Nyanga road, 32.8 KM turn left again towards Headlands. 34.4 KM see the steep little kopje with frieze on your right as above. The road is in poor condition and bumpy, although passable for 2WD vehicles.
HOW TO GET BACK TO THE A14 FOR INYANGA
From Pink Elephants drive 1.6 KM towards Nyanga, turn right at road junction away from the Nyanga road, 2.7 KM turn right again towards Diana’s Vow, 5.1 KM turn left onto the Constance Road, 25.1 KM turn left onto the A14 for Nyanga. The road is in poor condition, particularly after the rains.
GPS ref: 18⁰13′44.09″S 32⁰15′59.38″E
Pink Elephants comprises six faded pink elephants high above an overhanging shelter at the summit of the steep kopje.
For Diana’s Vow continue 1.6 KM and turn right, continue 1.1 KM and turn right again, another 2.4 KM gets to the Constance Road going to the left, continue another 0.2 KM for Diana’s Vow; turn left and drive another 0.3 KM to reach the car park.
P.S. Garlake. A Guide to the Antiquities of Inyanga. Published by the Commission for the Preservation of Natural and Historical Monuments and Relics in 1972. Courtesy of ORAFs.