Cape Town to Tanzania 2014

Solo trip for 12 months - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Nyanga National Park

August 10, 2014  —  Zimbabwe

Nyanga Park is famous for its mountainous scenery, its rivers and waterfalls. It boasts the highest mountain of Zimbabwe; Mount Nyangani at 2592 metres. Moreover, one can see the highest fall in the country; the Mtazari Fall dropping from a height of 479 metres...

Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
One of these falls is the Mtazari Fall.

It is funny all the superlatives that are given to sites in the tourism industry. It is not about the biggest fall, but about the one that drops from the highest altitude...

Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
The Pongwe River and the fall bearing the same name.
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
The Pongwe River.
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
The Honde Valley.
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
A ride in the fog.
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Mount Nyangani - 2592 metres.
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
An abandoned lodge once part of the Nyazengu private reserve.
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
The old lodge...
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
The old lodge with Mount Nyangani in the background.
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Fort Nyanga's ruins.
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Fort Nyanga.
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Fort Nyanga.
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
A ranger is watching the surroundings.
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
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Ancient dwelling (Pit Structure)

These ancient dwelling were structured around a pit reachable through a tunnel. The cattle were kept in the pit and the houses were built around that pit.

Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
A pit not restored.
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
A pit with some houses.
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Inside a house.
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Rhodes Nyanga Hotel

Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Rhodes Nyanga Hotel.

The name of Cecil Rhodes appears again in this park. This man, probably the equivalent of a billionaire in its time, owned several estates like this one. This hotel was once one of Rhodes's houses.

Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Inside the hotel.
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
The stables have been converted in a museum.
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
The museum is about Rhodes and shows exhibits from its time (the end of the 1800s).
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
The country was named after Rhodes.
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe
Nyanga National Park - Zimbabwe