Another place where you will love your camera! Have a sandwich on the veranda of Mont Clair Hotel and be humbled by the ever changing colours of the mountains in front of you. Even poets cannot describe what they see. Your camera can.
The scenery seems to radiate silence and immense calmness; you will forget there is a noisy world some hours away. Some say that a stay at Juliasdale is better than Yoga.
There are plenty of walking trails in this neighbourhood. If you are a hiking lover then the multiple day trips offered by Far & Wide are a must.
In the early 90’s Bernie and Judy Cragg started to develop their outdoor activity and educational centre Far and Wide. It is based in the Mtarazi Falls National Park. They provide very comfortable self-catering lodges from where one can do excellent walks, including the famous multiple day Turaco Trail which ends at Aberfoyle Lodge.
Also shorter 1-day trails are available. The trail to the Mutarazi Falls takes participants from Far and Wide along the Mutarazi escarpment via the Honde View point, one of Zimbabwe’s most wonderful look outs with views down into the Honde Valley and on into Mozambique, through mountain forest and to the Falls themselves. The walk is of medium difficulty and takes about three to four hours.
The Chirokorokoto trails is part of the Turaco Trail, an iconic hiking trail in Zimbabwe. This section of the trail is of medium difficulty and takes about five to six hours. It sees participants start out from Far and Wide and walk through wild primary mountain forest, mountain grassland, valleys and mountain ridges to the summit of Chikorokoto and back to Far and Wide. The summit ridge provides exquisite views of the Pungwe Gorge and Mt Inyangani, Zimbabwe’s highest mountain.
Experienced hikers can go around by themselves using detailed maps and GPS.
A new development is the ZIP line over the Mtarazi falls with nearby a spectacular footbridge.