A visit to Masvingo is unarguably a date with history. In terms of size, the town is no more than a few streets surrounded by pockets of villages scattered across the bushes and mountains that enclose the main area. However, Masvingo’s relevance is beyond its size. The seemingly small town is the provincial capital of the vast Masvingo Province—home to over 1.5 million people; and it holds the unrivalled quality of being Zimbabwe’s oldest town where the southern African nation got its name.
Masvingo is located in southern Zimbabwe, almost at the middle of the country’s four important cities—Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare and Beitbridge (a border town with South Africa). Notably a commercial centre for cattle ranching, agriculture, gold and asbestos mining, Masvingo is equally an ideal destination for adventure junkies, sightseers and tourists generally.
In addition to its mind-blowing landscape and mesmerising history, Masvingo is home to the irresistible and awe-inspiring Great Zimbabwe Monument, Kyle National Park, and the Mushandike Sanctuary among others.
Whatever your purpose of visit, Masvingo easily make you feel at home thanks to its nice climate and friendly people. Add these to its good road network, affordable facilities and generally good infrastructure and you begin to understand why the ‘small’ town is an ideal place to visit and live, as much as it is a strategic site for doing business.