Rhodes Nyanga Hotel

Rhodes Nyanga Hotel is set in manicured gardens with a veranda overlooking the Rhodes Dam and the typical Nyanga mountain scenery, with sweeping panoramas of the Nyanga National Park, the resort is the only hotel located in the Nyanga National Park.

About The Rhodes Nyanga Hotel

The Rhodes Nyanga Hotel is set in the heart of the Nyanga National Park, the finest trout fishing locations in Zimbabwe.

Cecil John Rhodes built the original cottage in 1896 and used it as his retreat and described it as a country of mountains and cliff walls, of water falls and solitudes and immensities, at a height of seven thousand feet above the sea, Mr Rhodes built himself a retreat; and this was always his solitude where he preferred to think out his great schemes” R N Hall F R G S 1905. His cottage was turned into a hotel in 1933.

Accommodation

The Rhodes Nyanga Hotel has 24 rooms. The 8 rooms in the old original block of rooms all have a bath and a shower. The Rondavals and rooms 9 to 11 have showers. The Rondavals which are Westernised versions of the traditional round African Style hut were popular during the ‘turn of the century” and the Rondavals at Rhodes Nyanga Hotel give one the true “Out of Africa” experience.

The “Famous Room Number 8” has some of the original furniture that belonged to Cecil John Rhodes with a free standing Victorian bath and walk in shower.

  • Refurbished bathrooms with new bathtubs with overhead showers in rooms 1 to 8 and rooms 24 and 21
  • Rooms 10 to 20 have Separate walk in showers
  • Amenities include shower gel hand soap and bath soap lotion and shampoo candles
  • 100% Egyptian Cotton, ultra plush, luxurious towels
  • Feather-top beds with 200-thread-count and 100 % cotton bed linens
  • Telephones
  • 21-inch televisions with 5 entertainment channels
  • Tea and coffee making facilities in each room

Facilities

  • Twice-daily housekeeping service
  • 16-hour in-room dining
  • Daily laundry/valet service
  • Room service is available from 06:30 hours until 22:30 hours every day. Please make arrangements with the hotel should you require this service outside of the designated times

Dining

Fruit Tree Restaurant
The restaurant derived its name from that of the farms acquired by Cecil John Rhodes when he decided to build his cottage retreat. The restaurant is situated in the main foyer area of the hotel next to the reception. The Fruit Tree restaurant has a sitting capacity of 80.

Breakfast : 06:30 hrs to 09:30 hrs
Lunch: 12:30 hrs to 14:30 hrs
Dinner: 18:30 hrs to 22:30 hrs

An all Day Menu is available for service from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm in the Gardens and terrace.

Activities

The Rhodes Nyanga Hotel is situated within the Rhodes Nyanga National Park. There are a variety of activities that can be enjoyed in the Park. Please find listed below the various activities on offer:

Nyanga Trust Museum
Is next to the Rhodes Nyanga Hotel ( It was Rhode’s old stable block). The Focus in the museum is on the local struggle after 1892 and the life of Cecil John Rhodes. Frustrated miners had to turn to agriculture so the BSAC sold large tracts of land in this area to settlers, who kept local people on as cheap labour, but a later deal kicked them off altogether, a state of affairs that continued well into the Smith regime. The hero in the museum is Chief Rekayi Tangwena, who led the struggle for reinstatement, which only came with independence in 1980. Well worth a visit.

Nyangombe Natural Swimming Pool
This is a natural pool on the Nyamgombe River with sandy beach referred to locally as Brighton Beach. The fast running, cold water is bilharzia free and safe to bathe in. There is a picnic braai area, changing rooms and flush toilets.

Mount Nyangani
At 2,593 meters above sea level this is the highest point in Zimbabwe. The car park is located at 2 140 meters above sea level and it is considered as not a difficult hike to the top, but one must be reasonably fit. Allow two to three hours to the summit where, mist willing. you will have wonderful views. The summit is said to have its own resident spirit, which is why you won’t find many local people up there. It is considered dangerous to point at the sacred mountain.

Golf
Claremont Golf Course For the golf enthusiast, please take some time out and enjoy a round of golf at Claremont Golf Club. Located only about 9km by road from the hotel.