Great Zimbabwe Hotel

Within the grounds of the National Museums and Monuments, commanding a magnificient view of the Great Zimbabwe Monument, lies Great Zimbabwe Hotel. With its architectural character that reflects the ancient deisign elements of the granite stone block work of the Monuments, and a myriad of cultural and historical riches within close proximity, this hotel offers the opportunity for a unique and exciting getaway.

About Great Zimbabwe Hotel

Great Zimbabwe HotelEquidistant from Beitbridge, on the border with South Africa and Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, is the town of Masvingo. A short drive from Masvingo is the Great Zimbabwe Monument, capital of the ancient realm of King Munhumutapa. Straddling its own grounds and the World Heritage Site is the Great Zimbabwe Hotel and Lodges, with the lodges within the site and, therefore, the subject of preservation orders.

Only a short walk away from the Monument itself, the hotel has its own tradition – the African Sun tradition of a warm welcome and top quality products and service. The swimming pool, tennis court and beach volleyball pitch are only a 2 minute walk from the majority of the rooms. The Sunset Bar is a favourite with locals and guests.

But it is the all-pervasive sense of history, of being in a different time frame, most noticeable in the grounds of the monument but still felt in the luxury of the hotel, that strikes guests as unique. And the mystery surrounding the now-deserted site, its total quiet and stillness, adds to the feeling of being part of an old but long gone civilisation. What happened to the people who built it? Was it for protection or was it a place of worship? There are many theories and all will be heard in the cocktail bar of the Great Zimbabwe Hotel.

No stay in Zimbabwe is complete without a visit to the Great Zimbabwe Monument. African Sun is virtually on site, to make it all the more enjoyable, and all the more memorable.


Great Zimbabwe Hotel RoomsThe Great Zimbabwe Hotel is made up of 38 neat rooms all with wall to wall carpeting. One significant feature of all the rooms at Great Zimbabwe Hotel is their spacious and roomy layout.

All rooms are decorated with quaint conservative furniture that gives them a modest and homely feel. There are a range of different room setups from single rooms designed for one person, double rooms with either twin beds or a double bed.

The standard rooms and single rooms overlook a lush garden courtyard with bright country flower beds, shrubs and creepers. These rooms are conveniently laid out in a half moon shape encasing the courtyard, giving the hotel the feel of an intimate family unit similar to the layout of the nearby Great Zimbabwe Monuments.

The deluxe suite, family suite and standard suites are located in separate nearby satellite buildings giving them an added sense of privacy. From selected rooms in the hotel guests have views of the grandeur age old Great Zimbabwe Monuments.


Great Zimbabwe Hotel RestaurantThe Great Zimbabwe Hotel has one bar and one restaurant and both carry the homely and welcoming feel that resonates throughout the hotel. Staff at both outlets are genuinely passionate about their service and because of the small size of the hotel, can afford to give you a truly personalised service offering.

Great Enclosure Restaurant
The Great Enclosure restaurant is a cosy restaurant that has the distinctive feel and interior décor of the stonework of the Great Zimbabwe Monuments. The restaurant is relatively small but guests are guaranteed truly memorable service and warm hospitality at every meal. The Great Enclosure Restaurant offers a la carte and buffet menus and has a maximum capacity of 200 pax.

Cocktail Bar
This bar is a casual and non-intrusive bar, offering a full blend of beverage offerings from chilled white wines to non alcoholic cocktail drinks. A must have for all first time visitors is the signature Great Zimbabwe rocks drink. The Cocktail Bar offers a Full snack menu and has a maximum capacity of 90 pax.


  • Conferencing facilities
  • 2 Curio shops
  • Laundry service
  • Room service (from 07H00 - 21H30)
  • Packed breakfast & lunch
  • Swimming pool
  • Volleyball
  • Open and secure parking
  • Assistance with entertainment events