Why the Eastern Highlands?
Leopard Rock Hotel is one of Zimbabwe’s legendary and most well-known tourist establishments. Located in the Bvumba Mountains in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, the Leopard Rock Hotel has been a favourite haunt of royalty, sport stars, celebrities - as well as “ordinary” tourists who appreciate the finer things in life. The Leopard Rock Hotel in the Vumba Mountains with it's French Chateau atmosphere, was described as the most beautiful place in Africa by the British Queen Mother on her visit to Zimbabwe in 1953. Since then, little has changed. Guests at the Leopard Rock Hotel in Zimbabwe are accommodated in 58 supremely stylish rooms, all en-suite and equipped with hair dryer, air-conditioning, safety deposit box, flat-screen satellite TV, Wi-Fi, direct dial telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar, 13 A 220 V square plugs and 24-hour room service.
Leopard Rock Hotel is the epitome of romance and elegance with all the rooms decorated in a French Chateaux style. The majority of the rooms enjoy spectacular views of the Burma Valley and the distant Mozambican mountains and are equipped with a host of features that add to the comfort of your stay, guests can choose from a range of bedrooms and suites to ensure the right room for the occasion.
The Bvumba Mountains or Vumba Mountains lie on the Zimbabwe-Mozambique border about 25km south of one of the main cities in Zimbabwe, Mutare. These mountains are referred to as the “Mountains of Mist” taken from the Shona word “Bvumba” meaning “mist”. Visitors to the area can explore the surrounding countryside with its forests and rare flora and fauna, visit the Botanical Gardens with one of the best views in Africa, play golf or enjoy tasting the home grown coffee at one of the various coffee shops, and restaurants in the areas. This area is highly regarded by ornitholigists.
World Reknowned Golf Course
Leopard Rock is a Championship 18 hole Peter Matkovich designed course perched just below Leopard Rock with pristine tees, fairways and greens. Leopard Rock Golf Course is a spectacular spread of fairways and greens carved out of the "Mountains of the Mist" with some of the most magnificent scenery in Africa.
The Leopard Rock Golf Course is built to International Championship standards and has already been adjudged the finest course in Southern Africa. A course that leaves the golfer with one great desire to return and play again and again. Throughout the course wild orchids, tree ferns and other flora species, unique to the Vumba, abound.
The Leopard Rock Golf Course is a winner of the Hertz 2000 Africa/ Middle East golf course of the year award. Voted one of the "Finest Golf Resorts " in the world by the PGA of Europe, and one of the most challenging too.
This par 71 course of 6164 metres has breathtaking views over the plains into Mocambique, the course is always in excellent condition. The views from the Leopard Rock Golf Course across the Bvurma valley are truly breathtaking.
Are there risks to travel in Zimbabwe?
Tourists in Zimbabwe are treated with warm welcomes where ever they go, and visitors encounter less risks than in other African countries. The general mood and atmosphere in the country is peaceful; a culture of friendliness and helpfulness prevails among the Zimbabwean people. Security is generally good and criminality is confined to a petty level – in fact, there have been no reported incidents of violence against tourists for several years. Also, tour operators and other service providers initiated a Police sector that specifically addresses the needs of travelers. They are visible as they patrol the streets of Victoria Falls and ensure the safety of tourists.Travelling around the country is safe and enjoyable, although it has in the past been complicated by logistical constraints.
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