Eland Sanctuary


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 of town.

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1. Chimanimani Anglican Church

0.93 MILES

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

2. Bridal Veil Falls

2.06 MILES

The aptly named Bridal Veil Falls drop 50m in a delicate, fanned manner. It's worth a visit for its tranquil sanctuary location where you can swim at the…

3. Tessa's Pool

6.85 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…

4. North Cave

9.53 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,…

5. Red Wall Cave

9.92 MILES

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

6. Peter's House Cave

9.96 MILES

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

8. Mt Binga

11.79 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…