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MUTARAZI COTTAGES

  18º27'29.20" S 32º48'04.44" E

mataraziDedicated ZESA line so no load shedding .  Three luxury self-catering cottages set in parkland overlooking the montane forests of the Mutarazi Falls National Park in Nyanga.  They are the closest accommodation to the Mutarazi Falls.  The cottages are fully equipped with cutlery and crockery, pots and pans, toaster, fridge/freezer, electric stove with oven as well as a microwave oven, warm bedding (down duvets) and extra blankets.  No towels are provided.  Each cottage consists of an open plan lounge/kitchen and large country style dining room table.  There is a jet master  fireplace.  (A cradle of firewood a day is included in the rate, if more wood is used it is charged for at the rate of $5.00 per bundle). The downstairs bedroom has two bunk beds and a shower and toilet en suite.

 

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Upstairs the "log cabin" bedroom has twin beds (which can be pushed together to form a double bed) and en suite victorian bath.  In addition there is a private en suite sauna and balcony overlooking the montane forests of the Mutarazi Falls National Park.

cottages-mutaraziThere is an outdoor braai and outdoor furniture.  Charcoal available for sale. Guests using the Mutarazi Falls Cottages have access to the Pungwe Drift picnic site and Pungwe River for fly-fishing which are not available to members of the public.  Please bring own food and drinks plus towels.  Regret no pets allowed.   In the event of faults we use candles and battery lighting and gas hot plates for cooking.  There is an outdoor braai area.  On rare occasions over extended power outages the hot water geysers run out in the cottages.  If this happens we open up the camp ablutions which consist of outdoor showers with hot and cold water.  

 

Rates (subject to change, terms and conditions apply):

$40.00 per person per night.  Children Under 12 half price.  Minimum charge per cottage is $100.00 per cottage per night.  Part proceeds to conservation of the Nyanga and Mutarazi Falls National Parks.

The cottages are serviced daily.  PLEASE KINDLY BRING YOUR OWN RUBBISH BAG TO CARRY ANY RUBBISH AWAY WITH YOU.

Activities (some of which are charged extra on a user pay basis) include:

  • fly fishing
  • wild water rafting
  • kayaking
  • river bugging
  • canyoning
  • adventure ropes course in trees
  • abseiling
  • rock-climbing wall
  • mountain biking trails
  • birding
  • walks
  • Turaco Hiking Trail
  • swimming in natural pools on the river
  • picnics
  • peace and quiet

Directions: recommended route

From Harare travel towards Rusape.  In Rusape take the Nyanga/Juliasdale turn off and travel towards Juliasdale.  Just before you get in to Juliasdale (about a kilometer before the village) take the Mutare Road to your right and travel for about 11,5km until you reach a dirt road to your left and a sign saying Mutarazi Junior School. Turn left here and travel for about 4km until you reach a Y-junction... keep left and follow the Mutarazi Junior School signs.  Carry on along the dirt road through Chingamwe forest estate for about 6km until you get to the T-junction with the Pungwe Scenic Road.  Turn left and continue for about 2,4km following the Mutarazi Falls signs until you get to the Mutarazi Falls Road turn off. Turn right.  The Mutarazi Falls Cottages are 4.5km along the Mutarazi Falls Road on your left next to FAR and WIDE.

If coming from the Mutare side then take the Honde Valley Road turn off from the main Mutare/Juliasdale Road...  about the 51km peg along the Mutare/Juliasdale Road just after "Selborne Store".  Travel for about 1.7 km until you see the large dirt road to your left.  This is the Pungwe Scenic Road and there is a FAR and WIDE Zimbabwe 19 km sign here.  Turn left and travel for about 15 km until you get to the Mutarazi Falls Road.  Turn right and the Mutarazi Falls Cottages are 4.5 km along the road on your left next to FAR and WIDE.

The roads are not great but passable.  4x4 is preferable though not essential.

Distances from: Juliasdale/Montclare 35km (40 minutes); Claremont Golf Club 25km (30 minutes); Troutbeck 60km (70 minutes); Nyanga Village 40km (40 minutes)

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Terms and Conditions

All reservations: Reservations on e-mail:   wildnyanga@gmail.com or farnwide@mweb.co.zw

or telephone:  mobile + 263 712 613 582 or + 263 772 469 229 or office tel/fax + 263 29 3011

Please note:

We require full payment on booking to secure the reservation.  In the event of a cancellation we will refund 50% of the fee if at least 4 weeks notice is given.

Reservations are held for a 48 hour period.  If payment has not been received after 48 hours the reservation is automatically cancelled and guests must rebook if they are still wanting to travel.

Please contact us for details about out of town payments.

Payment can be made to:

FAR and WIDE Zimbabwe

zb Bank

Juliasdale Branch 4527

Account number:  4527 053 444 080

Please make sure you reference it with the name of the person making the booking.  Please e-mail deposit slip as proof of payment.

                                       

Please note:

Our access roads are not good and there is no signage to each of the cottages.   The supplied map however is very accurate.  We recommend the use of GPS and Tracks4Africa.  We strongly advise guests to use 4x4 vehicles or at least high clearance vehicles with diff lock features.  It is not advisable to travel at night.  Lodge attendants  will wait for guests until 5pm after which time if guests have still not arrived it will be considered a no show.  Activities are available but should be organised beforehand to avoid disappointment.

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