Hivu Cottages


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Horse riding and lots of walks are available on request. For the golf lovers, Leopard Rock is only a short distance away.

Vumba is located to the southeast of Mutare and is well known for its lush greenery, clean crisp mountain air, and amazing views from the circular drives down the valley and up the mountains which overlook neighbouring Mozambique. A place endowed with various plant and flower species such as proteas, orchids, and other indigenous tree species. 

Vumba offers various accommodation options which include the Hivu cottages.
Hivu offers 3 cottages of varying sizes, each one unique in style and appeal. Each cottage offers you spectacular views, a fully equipped kitchen (crockery, cutlery, gas stove, freezer) a geyser, and a diesel generator plus a complimentary full tank of fuel as alternatives during the power outages which are common during the rainy season from November through to March. They also have these additional facilities; fireplace, braai facilities,

Hunter’s Moon is 2 story home tucked away in a wooded lot that overlooks the Himalayas mountains. It sleeps eight people and boasts of a spacious lounge and separate dining room. It also has ablution facilities on both the upper and lower wing. Monagera is a homely cottage which can accommodate 6 people. It is in an elevated position which gives guests a gorgeous view of Zonwe valley and the river beneath. The bedrooms are light and airy while the lounge has a fireplace for the chilly nights.

Hycroft is a bungalow that has 7 bedrooms, 1 fully equipped kitchen, a large lounge, and 2 separate entrances.  It would be ideal for groups on a tight budget or backpackers. There is also a camping option. There is no wifi and no Television sets in the cottages but when it is wet guests can rest, read or play indoor games to pass the time.

Activities to look forward to during your stay at any of the cottages include Horse riding at Hivu Nursery, Bushwalks, birding, sightseeing at George’s place, and picnics at the Botanical gardens. Other visitors will prefer hiking, fishing, and golfing at the impressive Leopard Rock Golf course there is something for everyone in Vumba. Even those who want to enjoy laid-back afternoons can visit Tony’s tea shop, a local favourite.
Hivu Adventure Park – HIVU Nursery
For all Mutare residents looking for an interesting place to visit for the day, Hivu Adventure Park in Vumba is a great place to spend the afternoon. Even those vacationing in the Vumba area can visit to enjoy the recreational activities offered. The adventure park is located at Hivu Nursery. The park is family-friendly and the following activities are offered;
  • Horse riding – This is even open to beginners and children
  • Braai and Picnic sites
  • Mini Golf, Putt-Putt
  • Volley Ball
  • Tug of War
  • Slip n Slide

Entrance fees are US$5 per person. Activities are priced from US$5. The adventure park can also accommodate small groups and school bookings are welcome. All guests are expected to sign the Hivu indemnity form and to pay a deposit for clubs, balls, and bats.

Best For Whom

  • Families With Children
  • Backpackers
  • Groups

Best For What

  • Golf


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