Nyanga National Park
Experience a rare collection of stone and wooden carvings and sculptures by the late Jonathan Matimba (1940-2013), one of the renowned early Shona Sculptors from Nyatate in Nyanga North. Matimba had a passion for protecting animals and the environment, and was one of the few sculptors who wrote a story about each work of art. He is one of the most famous and influential Shona stone and wood carvers of the 1950s and ‘60s. The collection is housed in a building known as Rhodes Stables, built in 1897. The museum also contains a curated display of ancient manuscripts, photographs and other exhibits of interest relating to Nyanga and persons and events connected with its history and development. You can view memorabilia depicting the life and times of early Zimbabwe, from the Stone Age to modern times together with the art, culture and traditions of this beautiful area. Take refreshments and visit the shop for local crafts. Located at the Museum situated next to the historic Rhodes Nyanga Hotel, in the Nyanga National Park.
Check out the new Bird Hide nestled into the hill, explore the unique Toposcope and relax in the “Protea and Wild Flower Conservancy” established through a relationship with Kirstenbosch, the world famous botanical gardens in South Africa who generously donated the original seeds. After wandering through the conservancy you can buy flowers and saplings to take home with you from the plant sales area. Located at the golf course just before the 13 km peg Troutbeck Hotel turn left for 4km towards the Tsanga Lodge and take the circular drive 11 km towards World’s View.
Bring a picnic and sit above the clouds and birds flying and gaze down from one of the highest points (2000m) in Zimbabwe looking across the central plateau almost a kilometre below. Set high on the escarpment, Worlds View affords stunning views of the surrounding landscape, your eyes are overwhelmed by beauty at every turn.