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Hippo Creek Lodge

Hippo Creek Lodge

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Hippo Creek Lodge

Tucked away under a hill on the eastern shores of Lake Mutirikwi, lies a lodge architecturally crafted to reminisce the ancient Great Zimbabwe, the second largest stone monuments in Africa. Built up of stone and thatch the lodge is dressed up in grandeur and splendour that meet your greatest expectations, Hospitality. Each of the 20 individual lodges overlooks Lake Mutirikwi, Zimbabwe’s largest inland water body. Each lodge is a detached and self contained spacious facility adorned with en suite facilities. Visitors can lounge in the spacious lobby hall and bar, pace the infinitely apportioned garden, or take in the spectacular scenes from the restaurant views as they tuck in sumptuous local and international cuisine. Hippo creek offers a calm and tranquil conferencing venue that will allow participants to reflect on their deliberations with the aid of musical chatter of birds and insects. At Hippo Creek, whether you are on holiday or business, you will lose track of time as you explore the wide array of activities that are on offer. Each lodge has en suite facilities and provides your with the utmost privacy. Hippo Creek also provides facilities for caravans and camping.  

Room Types

Ideally located as the closest lodge to the Mutirikwe Dam Wall, Hippo Creek Lodge offers 20 standard rooms and 2 deluxe suites, each with patio doors leading onto open lawn or a balcony with views of the spray of the falls.

 Standard Rooms

A standard room  with patio doors leading onto open lawn or a balcony with views of the spray of the falls. Each lodge is a detached and self contained spacious facility adorned with en suite facilities.





Our Restaurant 

Visitors can lounge in the spacious lobby hall and enjoy the wide beverage selection in the bar. Take in the spectacular scenes from the restaurant of the beautiful landscape and gardens while tucking into sumptuous local and international cuisine.

Our Spacious Restaurant

This fresh and welcoming restaurant is our breakfast venue, offering a buffet-style meal for guests who enjoy either a Full English or Continental breakfast. Start your day off with a veritable feast of fresh fruits, pastries, cold meats and hot dishes. Breakfast is served from 6.30am, so it's the ideal venue for our business travellers and is served until 10am for guests looking for a hearty meal before they head off for a day of exploration. It is open at lunchtimes when there are group bookings and is also open for dinner on special occasions. The dishes are varied and the popular buffet offers choice and quality at very competitive rates.

Things to do at Hippo Creek Lodge

Activities include game viewing at a private game park. A chance to see lions, antelope, giraffe, buffalo and the white rhino. tourism accommodation, breathtaking eco – tourism experience, swimming facilities, game drives and boat cruises, tour of the Great Zimbabwe Monument, mountain climbing and many other activities.

Boat Cruise

A Boat Cruise the blue waters of the second largest man made dam in Zimbabwe after Kariba dam is an unforgettable experience. Lake Mutirikwi, formerly known as Lake Kyle, is man-made lake located 32km south east of Masvingo. At more than 300 metres long, it is the third largest dam in Zimbabwe. The dam wall rises 63 meters from the bed of a narrow granite gorge and features one of Zimbabwe’s most varied shorelines, with beautiful granite cliffs and tree-lined rocky beaches.   


Game Drives

Visited our next-door neighbour, Kyle Recreational Park and can spot a lot of game, including zebras, kudus, buffalos, warthogs and a pack of 8 white rhinos. The Park is home to more than 25 species of wild mammals, including buffalo, zebra, jackal, leopard, honey badger, hippo, giraffe, warthog, ostrich, and many species of antelope.  The park has a large breeding population of white rhino, and some of the world’s largest lizards (up to 3 metres in length).  There is a wide range of grassland and water birds that also make their home at Lake Mutirikwi.


Guided Tour of the Monument 

Start the adventure by climbing the 100 m high Mountain , exploring the whole monument, a guide will let you  in and out of the walls and discover the secrets of the tower and passageways. This is the largest stone city on a 720 hectares of land. This is the largest stone structure after the Pyramids of Egypt. The entire city was built using individually shaped and placed stones creating walls 2 meters thick and up to 11 meters high. The huge enclosure at Zimbabwe Ruins is one of the great sights of Africa – an aging monument to what was once a booming city of 40 000 people.  Great Zimbabwe, as the ruins are known, is the largest complex of its kind in sub-Sahara Africa, and was built 700 years ago by the ancestors of the Shona.


Hippo Creek Lodge Rates

Our rates are not just about the level of accommodation or the thread count of the linen. They encompass elements that cannot be counted or measured, such as exclusive access to a wildlife sanctuary. This  private land, creates a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy and space. In turn, your presence helps us in the conservation of these areas.

Hippo Creek Lodge  can be booked on a fully inclusive rate.

Our rates include:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Laundry

Our rates exclude: 

  • Premium imported drinks
  • Champagne
  • Transfers to the hotel


Please Note: The Rates are Per Person Per Night Sharing and all acttivities are at an extra cost.




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