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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.
|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|
|Police Station :||Yes||Police Telephone :||+263(0)39 262 221|
|Hospital :||Yes||Hospital Telephone :||+263(0)39 262 112|
|Doctor :||Yes||Doctor Telephone :||+263(0)39 262 041|
|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)77 212 2122|
|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|
|Other Facilities :||Auto Dealer. Fast Food.|
|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).|
Hospital contact is for Masvingo General Hospital. Doctors contact is for Dr Chirengwa. Tow in service number is for Road Angels Roadside Assistance 24/7. (Mar-14).
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