Gwango Heritage Resort is one of the few places on the planet where rustic charm and chic decor combine to resemble an African village in the wilderness. Unwind poolside at our upstairs splash pool, where the spectacle of elephants quenching their thirst is mere meters away, or dine with us and enjoy an experience that's as vibrant and diverse as the landscape that surrounds us.
We are located in a lush teak forest, on a private estate at the edge of Hwange National Park. Our quality accommodations include 8 Deluxe Chalets, each with two double beds and 20 Bush Chalets, each with two twin beds. All our guest rooms have en-suite bathrooms.
The resort is easily accessible by road (no 4x4 vehicle is necessary). On-site, overlooking an elephant waterhole is our popular restaurant, Gobelo Marketplace, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. You can also reserve safari activities, farm tours, horseback safaris and other adventures through our front office. You can also bring your own tent and camp in one of our self-catering campsites.
Accommodation at Gwango Heritage Resort
Whether you're planning a family safari in Hwange National Park, a team-building retreat or a quick escape from city life, Gwango Heritage Resort is the perfect setting. Gwango is a private reserve known for its large herds of elephant, buffalo and other species of wildlife. Meals are served on site in our restaurant. You can also explore the history and cultural traditions of the local people or venture into Hwange National Park.
DELUXE CHALETS (8 rooms with 2 double beds, up to 4 guests/room)
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Deluxe Chalets include two double beds for up to four guests, en-suite bathrooms, complementary soap, shampoo/conditioner. You'll also enjoy a private forest view veranda that overlooks an elephant waterhole for those lazy mornings.
BUSH CHALETS (20 rooms with 2 single beds, 2 guests/room)
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Comfortable private rooms with two single beds and en-suite bathrooms with complementary soap, shampoo/conditioner.
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Bring your own tents and sleep under the night skies! Includes quality ablution facilities with flushing toilets and hot water showers. Self-catering braai/bbq facilities are also available.
Savory meals | attentive staff | raised slash pool | outdoor firepits | electricity | mosquito nets | daily laundry service (extra cost) | safari activities (extra cost) | cultural tours (extra cost) | farm tours (exra cost)
1km to Hwange National Park | 2-hour drive to Victoria Falls | 3-hour drive to Bulawayo (your gateway to Matopos) | 3km to Gobelo Farm | 8km to Painted Dog Conservation Centre | 6km to horseback safaris
With Hwange National Park close by and so much to see, plan on spending a fair amount of time here. Sightings can include elephant, buffalo, hyena, giraffe, zebra, kudu, waterbuck, impala, sable and the big cats. Roan, eland, cheetah and leopard are also common here, although sightings are rare. For birders, Gwango is also a spectacular setting, attracting a large number of bird species.
When to visit Gwango Heritage Resort
We are open all year round. Our peak-season is May-December, but during the green season (December-May), Hwange National Park also provides memorable safaris experiences. Game might be a little harder to spot, but the forest is stunning and green providing a botanical experience like no other time of the year.
Gwango Heritage Resort is one of the few luxury lodges in Hwange that stays open all year around.