Great Zimbabwe


Visit Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Great Zimbabwe Ruins, a four-hour drive south of Harare on the road to Johannesburg, are now the second biggest tourist attraction in Zimbabwe, after Victoria Falls.

Most people who visit Zimbabwe will do both a tour of Victoria Falls and the ruins of Great Zimbabwe.

Unfortunately these two main attractions are located 700 km apart.

The closest town to Great Zimbabwe is Masvingo, located about 28 km to the north. Once you arrived to Masvingo (four hours from Harare or 11 hours from Johannesburg) you will be able to take a taxi to the ruins.

A cheaper way to reach them is to get in a combi behind the TM supermarket in Masvingo and pay about $1 to the driver to take you there.

The only downside to this is that you will have to wait until the combi fills up.

Prepare to pay about $25 for entry to the monument. South Africans may receive some discount. Opening hours vary but as of now it is open Mon-Fri between 8 AM and 5 PM. On Saturdays it is open until noon only.

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