We had a good time with family. Things are hard, but we Zimbabweans and people of Mutare are always in great spirit.
Mutare has produced a lot of brilliant people.
TRACEY'S Bed & B
ANNE BRUCE Budget Accommodation
Home Cooked meals
NO self catering facilities
Single and double rooms
Single and double rooms
BORDER HOME Budget Accommodation
Cottages & Camping facilities
Meals if required / Self Catering
Single / Double Rooms some en-suite
Dinner & Breakfast on request
EASTGATE HOTEL Rooms only
UTOPIA COUNTRY HOUSE
Double & Single rooms available some with en- suite facilities
Full restaurant if required
KHANGELA NTABA (Penhalonga) Self Catering Facilities
020- 22376 Double & Single accommodation available
Penhalonga Rd, Turn right into
PAGOMO LODGE Bed & Breakfast
Double & Single Accommodation
CARAVAN PARK Camping & Caravan
020- 60823 / 64412
020- 62964, Camping facilities available
21km along Mutare -
MUSANGANO LODGE 020-4-263
OSBORNE DAM COTTAGES 020-63906
Self Catering Cottages Sleeps 4 in eachServiced accomodation. Double Rooms, Single Rooms and standard roomsRestaurant providing all meals. Televisions in all rooms
Set in the great forest mountains of Vumba (Misty). About 29 Km south east of Mutare(
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Few, if any, of the early gold miners who camped in the Penhalonga Valley so many years ago, could have guessed that their small encampment would lead to a frontier village and to the garden city that is Mutare today. More than 90 years ago, those intrepid men set up camp on Fort Hill. This could be called the first Umtali site, although no permanent settlement was established because of the mining activity in the area.
That site was evacuated in 1891 and a new site selected along the Umtali River. A police camp and Government buildings were erected, a township was declared and 300 stands surveyed.
That settlement, now known as Old Umtali, 10 miles north of the city, retained its importance for five years until March 26, 1896, when they were told that the Beira-Mutare railroad was to be continued through to Harare. People were promised that the line would touch Mutare, but after a survey, it was found that engineering difficulties made a direct line impossible. The town was moved, and compensation was to be given to the land's settlers. The settlers then moved to stands equal in size and relative situation to their existing holdings, and so Mutare was established for the third and last time.
The railway connection reached Mutare in February, 1898 - it remained the terminus until 1899 when the line reached Harare, thus establishing Mutare as the inland port to Zimbabwe.
Mutare was proclaimed a municipality in 1914 and became a city on October 1, 1971. The city has its own thermal power station and plentiful water supplies which come from Lake Alexander and Smallbridge Dam on the Odzani River. It is the administrative and commercial center to Manicaland and the tourist center for the province
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People from Mutare are sometimes referred to as "samanyika" or simply "Samaz". This is because Mutare is in a region called Manyika (also known as Manicaland).
Most people in Zimbabwe lead humble lifestyles and in Mutare the cost of living in Mutare is low compared to other cities of its size. Most of the housing is owned by the city council which leases the houses to Mutare residents. This is typical in the high density areas.
Middle class to high class housing is characterized by a big sizes, properties are erected on vast amounts of land and gated.
After a long day of work, the Mutare people typically gather at Beer Halls or pubs / bars for a sip. Some of the most popular meeting places are Munowenyu (popularily known as Munos) in the heart of Sakubva, Night Shift, Chocolate City, Gullivers Club, Bulldog Pub, Maoresa, Madziro - on the outskirts of the city popular for BBQs.