[Dipleague] LODGE AT THE ANCIENT CITY-GREAT ZIMBABWE
ancientycitylodge at zol.co.zw
Mon Nov 26 11:59:20 CAT 2012
For bookings please call our reservations team on: +263 4 783558-9, 263
773 288 629
Royal Platinum Travel
3rd Floor Coal House , Cnr N.Mandela and L Takawira Ave, Harare
Email: ancientycitylodge at hush.com
Take a few steps back in time to the era of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe
when you enter the luxury Lodge at the Ancient City. The Lodge evokes
the splendour and mystery of the Great Zimbabwe Monument – the famous
remains of the city that once housed a thriving African civilisation.
The colonial government used to refer to it as the Zimbabwe Ruins.
Harare and Bulawayo in Zimbabwe are both a 3 hours drive from the Lodge
at the Ancient City.
Built on a granite outcrop, the Lodge at the Ancient City has sweeping
views of a valley filled with trees, and faces in the direction of the
Great Zimbabwe monument, so that you can see the Great Enclosure with
its famous Conical Tower from the Hotel. Lake Mutirikwi, the third
largest man-made dam in Zimbabwe, can also be seen from the Lodge at
the Ancient City. The main complex and guest lodges at our lodge are
built from stone and thatch, with structures of granite stonewalling
capturing the atmosphere of Zimbabwe’s oldest UNESCO World Heritage
We can accommodate 48 guests in luxurious chalets decorated in such a
way that you might feel as if you were an African emperor in a previous
life. There are 4 family chalets, each accommodating 4 guests (extra
beds can be arranged), as well as 14 chalets with twin or double beds.
The chalets are all en-suite, equipped with bath, shower, toilet and
basin. Square 13A 220V sockets are provided.
At night the firelight and soft mbira music at the Lodge at the Ancient
City create a magical atmosphere. You can enjoy Table d’hôte meals
in the open-air summer house, or, if the weather in Zimbabwe is not
plesant, in the thatched dining hall. Huge granite boulders,
characteristic of the geology of many parts of Zimbabwe, form part of
the lounge and bar at the Lodge of the Ancient City.
Activities revolve around the Great Zimbabwe Monument. Expert guides
based at the Lodge offer a variety of explorative excursions to the
famous Zimbabwe Ruins where they explain the origins and history and
eventual decline of the city, the various trading routes as well as
religious and social practices of the once thriving community. Game
drives and walks in the nearby Lake Mutirikwi Recreational Park, sunset
cruises on Lake Mutirikwi, as well as drives into the tribal areas
surrounding the Great Zimbabwe site are also offered at the Lodge at
the Ancient City.
In addition to a swimming pool, gift shop and laundry, the Lodge at the
Ancient City offers well-equipped conference facilities for a maximum
of 40 delegates. The Lodge at the Ancient City is an exceptional and
unusual wedding venue and can accommodate up to 120 wedding guests.
Airport transfers can also be arranged.
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