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Located in Zimbabwe :: Masvingo  :: Masvingo
Category: Places :: City

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Masvingo is one of the oldest city formerly called Fort Victoria during the colonial era and was named after Queen Victoria by the pioneer column around 1890. The name Masvingo was derived from the Shona word 'Rusvingo' which means 'walled in enclosures' with reference to the nearby Great Zimbabwe. Masvingo is the capital city of the Masvingo Province in Zimbabwe. This town is of historical and cultural significance as it is the home to the famous Great Zimbabwe Ruins from where the nations name was derived. The ruins are believed to have been the first dwelling place for the people of Zimbabwe where they built ruins using stones and mortar during the Stone age period. To date the ruins still stands as strong as before and have become one of city attraction and a place not to miss during visit to Zimbabwe. The town major source of income is through agriculture as most of the people in the area are rural, communal farmers. For more information about the city visitors can contact the Masvingo Publicity Association.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Masvingo Publicity Association, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe
Contact :  Masvingo Publicity Association
Tel :  +263(0)39 262 643
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  Econet. Telecel & Netone

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Destination Information [ correction ]
Police Station :  Yes   Police Telephone :  +263(0)39 226 2986
Hospital : Yes   Hospital Telephone :  +263(0)39 262 112
Doctor : Yes   Doctor Telephone :  +263(0)39 266 331
Tourist Information :  Yes   Tourist Information Telephone :  +263(0)39 262 643
Petrol :  Yes   Petrol Type :  ULP/LRP
Diesel :  Yes   Diesel Type :  Diesel 93, E10
Towing Service :  Yes   Towing Service Telephone :  +263(0)39 226 2646(Motor Sales) / +263(0)77 212 2122(Road Angels)
Facilities :  Gas Refill, Shopping Centre, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Internet Cafe, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Airport, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair

Facilities [ correction ]
Other Facilities :  Auto Dealer. Fast Food.

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Picnics, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Horse Trails, Golf, Fishing, Swimming, Boat Trips, Bird Watching
Game to View :  Antelope. Nyala. Tsessebe. Eland. Rhino. Zebra. Kudu. Giraffe
More Activities :  Tour of the Great Zimbabwe ruins. View a historical watchtower. Visit lake Mutitikwi & Kyle Recreational Game Park. Playing tennis.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information [ correction ]
Closest Main Route :  A4&A9

Hospital contact is for Masvingo General Hospital. Doctors contact is for Dr Chirengwa.

Motor sales: +263(0)39 226 2646. Alternative tow-in: +263(0)78 057 9261 / +263(0)71 808 4297 / +263(0)73 652 3424 (DRIVE Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance). Road Angels: +263(0)77 212 2122(For emergencies).

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