Nestled in the granite outcrops above a bend in the Nyamasanga River, Valley View Lodge affords breathtaking views over Bushman Rock...
Nestled in the granite outcrops above a bend in the Nyamasanga River, Valley View Lodge affords breathtaking views over Bushman Rock Estate. The beautifully manicured gardens and rolling lawns are encircled by a bubbling seasonal stream, a network of small lakes, and the vine-covered valley.
Hidden amongst tall indigenous trees, the thatched lodges offer complete privacy and take the form of double, twin or family suites, all decorated in a subtle African theme. With their private lounges and four-poster beds, the lodges provide guests with their own oasis in which to ease saddle-weary muscles.
At Bushman Rock we believe that a lodge-based safari offers the chance to unpack your bags and relax travel-worn bodies. The lawns and lush gardens are perfect for the quiet contemplation of nature, reading or simply unwinding. The surrounding Msasa woodland provides cool shade from which to watch the polo ponies in training or the wild fowl at play on the river.
As our name suggests, the swimming pool and surrounding decking afford stunning views of the valley and vineyards beyond. Looking out over the vineyards and Theo's Lake, guests may make out antelope or giraffe feeding in the savannah areas in the distance. If the strong African sun becomes too intense, shelter may be found in the coolness of the library or the comfort of the drawing room at the central lodge.
Southern African cuisine has been influenced by the vast number of different cultures that passed through the region. The Passaportis family has been in Africa for over 150 years and the meals served at Bushman Rock will show tastes of traditional African, Cypriot, English, German and Afrikaans. The majority of food served is grown and produced on Bushman Rock Estate, and we pride ourselves on our organic vegetable garden, free-range eggs and extensive orchard. Jono Passaportis and his team try to offer as personal an experience as possible. Dining is a communal affair and meals can be served in the dining room, beside the pool or around the fire-pit, depending on the weather.
Lying hidden within the picturesque Nyamasanga River Valley is Bushman Rock Estate Winery and Vineyard, currently the only boutique winery in Zimbabwe. At Bushman Rock, we understand that one’s relationship with wine is personal and believe that visitors with an appreciation of wine will enjoy our diverse range.