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18º28'44.98" S 32º47'34.83" E
Five private camping huts and camp sites set in montane forest in the Mutarazi Falls National Park a few minutes walk from the Mutarazi Falls themselves. Each hut consists of a low walled and roofed shelter. There is a fireplace next to each hut and a central ablutions block with hot and cold running water. Strictly no pets allowed.
$10.00 per person per night. Tents, sleeping bags and all camping equipment including camping mattresses can be hired. Proceeds to conservation of the Nyanga and Mutarazi Falls National Parks. All guest are required to pay Parks entry fees of $5.00 per adult (children $3.00) and $5.00 per vehicle for residents. Non residents pay $10.00. Entry fees are a one off payment and are valid for mulitple entry to the Nyanga and Mutarazi Falls National Parks for one week.
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:
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 onto the Pungwe Scenic Road and travel for about 9.4km until you get to the Pungwe Falls/Pungwe Drift Cottages turn off on your right. Turn right and wind your way down to the Pungwe Drift and Cottages.
If coming from the Mutare side then take the Honde Valley Road turn off from the main Mutare/Juliasdale Road... about the 51 km peg along the Mutare/Juliadale Road just after "Selborne Store". Travel for 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 19 km sign here. Turn left here and travel for about 22 km until you get to the Pungwe Falls/Pungwe Drift Cottages turn off on your right... no sign post. Turn right and wind your way down to the Pungwe Drift and Cottages.
The roads are ok, 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)
Terms and Conditions
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
Juliasdale Branch 4527
Account number: 4527 053 444 080
Please make sure you reference your deposit with the name of the person making the booking. Please e-mail deposit slip as proof of payment.
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.