Nancy & Tony's Little Break travel blog

Us and the main ruins in background

Storm brewing over hill ruins

Tony and the hanging rocks

Nancy hanging rocks

Inside the main ruins


Got to Masvingo via a pretty long hot bus ride, but hey we are getting used to these now and i wont say we enjoy them but at least they are not unbearable close but not unbearable.... Tony had been here before 13 years ago!! and wanted to show Nancy around the major ancient monument of Southern Africa.....

The Great Zimbabwe ruins were great the landscape is so different to rest of africa and as it is so green at the moment it was quite beautiful, but the reason it is so green is because in the afternoons it tends to rain and rain it did while we were there, thankfully it was nice and sunny for first part of visit then a thunder storm came, it actually was very spooky being there for it, there was lightning and thunder all around us but thankfully the walls of ruins are so high we could at least shelter from the rain, nothing much else to report from masvingo, it is a nice town that is struggling to survive just like the rest of zim.

Just a footnote - The Great Zim Ruins are very very significant here in southern Africa, as for many years, colonialists tried to say that they could not have been built by black Africans 800 years ago. They even tried to say the Egyptians must have come down here to build them! So no doubting now why they have become the national symbol of Zimbabwe.

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