A luxury hotel and golf course in the Vumba mountains Zimbabwe

This hotel is under new management and ownership. We no longer recommened the hotel

The Leopard Rock Hotel is one of Zimbabwe’s legendary and most well-known tourist establishments. Located in the Vumba Mountains in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, the Leopard Rock Hotel has been a favourite haunt of royalty, sport stars, celebrities - as well as “ordinary” tourists who appreciate the finer things in life.

The hotel, with its French Chateau atmosphere, was described as the most beautiful place in Africa by the British Queen Mother on her visit to Zimbabwe in 1953. Since then, little has changed.

Guests are accommodated in 58 supremely stylish rooms, all en-suite and equipped with hair dryer, air-conditioning, safety deposit box, flatscreen satellite TV, Wi-Fi, direct dial telephone, tea/ coffee facilities, mini-bar, 13 A 220 V square plugs and 24-hour room service.

The Turret Wing Rooms are the original accommodation at the Leopard Rock Hotel. The spacious rooms retain their atmosphere, reminding guests of a bygone era. The family rooms in the Turret Wing are very popular among families visiting, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Casino Wing Suites and Casino Wing Rooms were added at a later stage, but are also decorated in the same stylish, classic way of the Turret Wing Rooms. The Casino Wing Suites are more spacious than the Casino Wing Rooms. The Casino Wing Suites each offer an adjacent lounge, furnished with sideboard, coffee table and comfortable easy chairs. While the Casino Wing Rooms are modern, they still have a classic feel, and the views from the balconies are unforgettable.

The Derama Suite is the epitome of luxury and old-fashioned elegance. Offering a dressing room, lounge, as well as a king-sized bed, it is a popular choice of celebrities and honeymooners alike. The Suite was named after the village at the foot of the Chinyakwaremba Mountain towering behind the Leopard Rock Hotel. The Derama Suite offers a view of the famous Leopard Rock Hotel golf course and also has a veranda where you can relax on sun loungers, admire the surroundings or enjoy a starlit dinner.

Children are most welcome and a full children’s menu is offered and babysitting or child minder services are available if mom and dad want to enjoy the scenery of surrounding Vumba Mountains. Additional facilities include a same day laundry service, as well as medical air rescue service.

The cuisine offered is among the finest you will encounter on your visit in Zimbabwe. The La Roche Restaurant is in the Turret Wing. The spacious room with its chandelier is a very popular wedding reception venue. The menu is set according to requirements and always includes the freshest of ingredients, grown in the Vumba Mountains. The Terrace Restaurant with its large umbrellas providing shade offers lunches with the emphasis on café-style food. The Conservatory is a dinner restaurant, where you can listen to the tinkling sound of a piano while enjoying the best of seasonal cooking.

If guests want to enjoy a pre-dinner drink, or a night-cap before retiring for the night, Napoleon’s Bar is the perfect choice and it has the atmosphere of a very sophisticated gentleman’s club. Here visitors can also enjoy sports events on the big screen. While improving your handicap on the golf course of the Leopard Rock Hotel, you can enjoy light meals, buffet meals (African-style food) and drinks at the Clubhouse. The Clubhouse prides itself on super-quick service, so you will be able to get back to your game in no time.

The hotel offer a holiday experience in Zimbabwe that you will fondly remember. The well-known golf course is not the only attraction at the Leopard Rock Hotel. A floodlit tennis court, swimming pool, squash courts and gymnasium are all part of the package. If you are feeling lucky, why not visit the Casino with its poker machines, roulette, Black Jack, Punto Banco and Chemine de Fer? Explore the surrounding countryside on a horse safari (day safari or overnight) or on long and short hiking trails. Also visit the Mbiga Falls, Vumba Botanical Gardens, Bunga Forest Botanical Reserve, Hivu Nursery, Mutare Museum, Mutare Heights, Lake Alexander and the Smallbridge Dam. The Leopard Rock Game Reserve is home to impala, wildebeest, zebra, nyala as well as kudu and offers many opportunities for the keen photographer.

It is difficult to believe that some people are on business when staying at the Leopard Rock Hotel! For these tireless souls, the Leopard Rock Hotel in the Vumba Mountains offers conference facilities that rank amongst the best in Zimbabwe. There are four venues, each able to accommodate groups of varying sizes and equipped with every possible conference requirement.

GPS 19 08 46.00S, 32 47 05.00E 
TEL: +27 (0) 21 855 0821




The two best resort in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe are Leopard Rock Hotel and the Troutbeck Inn hotel and resort near Nyanga.  Sikumi Tree Lodge offers excellent accommodation and safaris in the Hwange National Park and Caribbea Bay Hotel in Kariba is a resort which the Leopard Rock Hotel can recommened with confidence.

Leopard Rock Hotel and hotel and Lodges in Botswana.

Your first night after Leopard Rock Hotel will be in the Marang Gardens hotel in Francistown. The Marang Hotel is the perfect destination for both business people and for those on their way to the Okavango Delta from the Vumba Mountains. Your next stop can be Nata Lodge halfway between Francistown and Maun and halfway between Maun and Kasane. In Maun on the southern edge of the Okavango Delta Island Safari Lodge is the prefered lodge from where to explore the Okavango Delta.

None of the following South African lodges are of the same qaulity as the Leopard Rock Hotel in Zimbabwe. We therefore strongly recommend Temba South Africa a tour operator who will coose and find accommodation to suit you needs.



No tour of Southern Africa will be completed without a visit to Namibia. The Leopard Rock Hotel therefore suggest that you viasit Namibia after your stay with us. The Mazambala Island Lodge in the Caprivi offers excellent accommodation in the Caprivi National Park and Vingerklip Lodge in Damaraland or Kaokoland is an upmarket lodge and nearest to the magnificent Vingerklip rock in Namibia. If you wants to include the high sandunes of Sossusvlei concider the Sossusvlei Desert Camp at Sessriem as your accommodation.