Chimanimani National Reserve


The Chimanimani National Reserve, created in 2003, is part of the larger Chimanimani Transfrontier Conservation Area (ACTF). Together with Chimanimani National Park in Zimbabwe, it encompasses much of the eponymous mountain range.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Mozambique attractions

1. Red Wall Cave

22.42 MILES

One of the national park's more well-known caves, a 40-minute walk from the mountain hut.

2. North Cave

22.59 MILES

A 30-minute walk north of the mountain hut, North Cave overlooks a waterfall and opens onto views of the highest peaks. Above the waterfall is a pool,…

3. Tessa's Pool

24.12 MILES

A popular place to visit within the national park is this natural swimming hole. Also here are San rock art paintings, but drop by the Outward Bound…

5. Peter's House Cave

24.46 MILES

One of several caves in the park, Peter's House is actually a disused mine shaft, and can be used as a campsite.

6. Mt Binga

27.09 MILES

The highest point in the Chimanimani Range is the 2437m-high Mt Binga on the Mozambican border, a stiff three-hour climb from the mountain hut site. Carry…

7. Eland Sanctuary

28.78 MILES

While you'd be very lucky to spot any elands these days, it's still worth the trek up here for splendid views of the mountainous surrounds. It's 4km north…

8. Chimanimani Anglican Church

29.69 MILES

This historic church featuring lovely stained-glass windows, and believed to be several centuries old, was shipped here from London in 1960.