Renting a car in Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe is a great country to visit for the bold and adventurous, a little dangerous in parts, with determination and common sense, plus a decent Zimbabwe hire car you can have an amazing time. There can be many pitfalls to booking a hire car in Zimbabwe, not least the quality and reliability of the vehicles. Forget all that with high quality, great value car hire from Rhino. Pre-book online to ensure you get the best prices and choice of vehicle then let us do the rest.
Zimbabwe Mini Guide
Getting into Zimbabwe
There are three main ways to get into Zimbabwe by air. All flights originate at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport and fly to Bulawayo Airport, Harare Airport or Victoria Falls Airport. From Durban you can also get a flight to Harare. There are other flights from South African airports into smaller Zimbabwean ones but we recommend you stick with the main routes for safety’s sake.
The distances are quite big and there are domestic flights between Harare, Bulawayo and Victoria Falls. If you’re going to drive, make sure you have a 4x4 and take a local guide or some form of protection as some parts of the country are dangerous.
Hotels in Zimbabwe
Hotels are of mixed quality depending on access to food, water and staff. You’ll pay around R1200 for some of the better ones. Always lock your door at night and make sure valuables are kept safe. Don’t always trust the hotel’s safes. Be prepared for electricity and water cuts and be sure of the hygiene before eating in your hotel. Backpacking holidays are always popular, this Victoria Falls Backpacker Lodge
providing a great base for exploring arguably Zimbabwe's greatest attraction.
To stabilise the country’s economy, Zimbabwe changed to using the US dollar as the national currency so you’ll need to bring some with you.
Top Zimbabwe Sights
- Victoria Falls. Forget Niagara, Victoria is way more spectacular. There’s plenty of good accommodation nearby as well as other activities such as walking trails and game reserves.
- Harare - The capital city was, until recently, a shabby shadow of its former glory but with increasing foreign investment and more stability, it’s rising again from the ashes.
- Bulawayo. This is Zimbabwe’s second city and a similar story applies although it has a more relaxed and refined feel to it. It’s also a lot safer than the capital.
- Great Zimbabwe. The biggest ruin complex south of the Sahara, it’s the remains of the great Shona culture and dates back 800 years.
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