Vumba Botanical Gardens & Reserve


Established in the 1940s, these botanical gardens comprise 64 hectares of indigenous and introduced plants. The lush grounds are a pleasant place to walk among streams, ponds and cycads, proteas and lillies. There's a campground here too.

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1. Chinamapere Rock Paintings

9.25 MILES

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2. Mutare Museum

12.78 MILES

Definitely worth popping your head in to see what exhibit is showing at the time. The museum also has a permanent collection of vintage cars, artefacts…

3. Cecil Kop Wildlife & Nature Reserve

12.97 MILES

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4. Geology Museum

13.52 MILES

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