5 of the best natural attractions in Zimbabwe

25 Jun 2018

Victoria FallsZimbabwe is known for its unique natural sites which keep attracting tourists. The stunning landscapes and great weather are among the many reasons why Zimbabwe is worth a visit. Here are some of the most fascinating natural attractions found in Zimbabwe:

Victoria Falls
The Victoria Falls – which borders on Zimbabwe and Zambia – is the largest waterfall in the world. The majestic view makes it the most popular tourist attraction in Africa. Zimbabweans refer to the it as Mosi-oa-Tunya, which translates to The Smoke That Thunders. The waterfall lives up to its name, with thundering sounds that accompany the water’s 360ft-long fall, along with smoke created in the air.

Chilojo Cliffs
Located within Gonarezhou National Park, these red sandstone cliffs share similarities with those at the Grand Canyon – except on a smaller scale. They have been formed through many years of erosion, and one of the greatest things about these cliffs is the picturesque views they offer of the Runde River Valley.

Balancing Rocks
Located southwest of Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, these uniquely-shaped rocks look like they are standing on the edge of another rock – Fascinating all those who get the chance of witnessing nature’s work. Erosion caused by wind has resulted in the odd shape one sees today. Zimbabwe’s balancing rocks are listed among the top 10 balancing rocks in the world.

Eastern Highlands
These highlands, located in eastern Zimbabwe, are made up of a number of mountains which include the Nyanga Mountain, the Chimanimani Mountain, and the Bvumba Mountain. A variety of natural attractions are found in the region – Rivers, lakes, hills and hot-springs, along with many waterfalls. These all make the Eastern Highlands a perfect destination for those appreciative of nature. Climbers will also enjoy this region thanks to the appropriate climate provided by the range of mountains.

Chinhoyi Caves
Located in north central Zimbabwe, the Chinhoyi Caves are a group of limestone and dolomite caves. In the main cave, you will see striking blue water, which is known as Chirorodziva – The Pool of the Fallen. This name derives from the 1830s – when the Angonni Tribe attacked locals and threw them into the cave. This attraction tends to attract many divers; as temperatures remain between 22 to 24°C all throughout the year.