Chinhoyi Caves Recreational Park
Chinhoyi Dark Cave and Sleeping Pool are quite spectacular and is the perfect place to stop on your way to Kariba/Zambezi Valley. The steps through the Dark Cave to the Sleeping Pool are very steep so not recommended for less agile visitors, but they can gain access through the main entrance.
The Chinhoyi Caves are a popular place to visit or stay when visiting Kariba or the Zambezi River. They are found on the outskirts of Chinhoyi town approx 110kms drive from Harare.
The caves are made up of a series of tunnels which take you on a descent down to the main cave which is stunning with its aqua marine coloured water. This pool is known as the Sleeping Pool and has become very popular amongst divers, who have gone as deep as 50m and the visibility is still unbelievably good. On the property there is a campsite and caravan sites which enables you to spend the night or have a picnic whilst exploring the caves.
It is believed that the Sleeping Pool could be as much as 170m in depth, and continues to keep divers fascinated as the temperature stays at 22 degrees celsius all year round.