Peace and Tranquility at the Self-Catering Lodge on Lake Mutirikwi
Discover the Quaint and Quirky Romelda MidWaters Self-Catering Lodge on the Mutirikwi River
Enjoy the stunning views and breathtaking scenery of the Mutirikwi River by booking a stay in RomeldaMidWaters. The lodge is situated on a private reserve, surrounded by lush Miombo woodlands and orchards, and offers an ideal getaway destination.
The property consists of two separate lodges – Hippo and Zebra – each with two bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, a kitchen, lounge, and dining area opening onto a raised deck that overlooks the lake and Glenlivet mountain range. Additionally, the property has two chalets – Buffalo and Bushbuck – that can each accommodate two extra guests and come with en-suite bathrooms and a private seating area or verandah.
Midwaters is accessed via boat transfer from Romelda Lakeside Retreat, guests can can opt to drive in (with prior arrangement) the road requires a vehicle with high-clearance/4X4.
2 equipped self-catering lodges
2 additional chalets
Woodland walking tracks
Slipway (boat launching) facilities
SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION
Our lodges are perfect for one family or two couples, featuring separate bedrooms and bathrooms as well as a shared open-plan kitchen, lounge, and dining area. Each lodge offers a spacious deck overlooking Lake Mutirikwi, where you can unwind and enjoy the tranquil sounds of nature. If you require more space, we have additional chalets that can accommodate up to two people.
For large groups, we suggest reserving the property for exclusive use, allowing you to bask in the serene atmosphere and take full advantage of the garden, pool, and viewing areas.
2 Twin bedrooms (en-suite)
Fully equipped Kitchen
Lounge & Dining Area
Outdoor Deck (lake-facing)
1 Bedroom (en-suite)
1 Lodge - $120/night (maximum 4 people)
1 Lodge + 1 Chalet - $160/night (max 6 people)
1 Lodge + 2 Chalets - $220/night (max 8 people)
Exclusive Use (2 Lodges + 2 Chalets) - $300/night (max 12 people)
Here is some essential information to know before your stay at MidWaters:
Guests will be transferred to MidWaters by boat on arrival from Romelda Lakeside Retreat. Please allow enough time on your arrival to pack and unpack your luggage and supplies - these boat transfers only operate at night for emergencies.
The national grid provides electricity, but in case of faults or load shedding, the property may not have power. Although limited emergency/solar lighting is provided, we advise you to bring additional lighting and charging facilities. Please do not bring candles.
Drinking water is available from a borehole on the property and is safe for consumption. If you prefer filtered or treated water, please bring your own or arrange with Romelda in advance.
Hot water is generated via a Rhodesian Boiler fueled by wood fire, which staff will prepare for optimal use during 06:00-08:00am and 18:00-20:00pm. However, the water should remain warm throughout the day for those who need to shower outside of these hours.
The property has limited cellphone reception (and no WiFi connection).
Note : MidWaters is a secured property and only confirmed bookings will receive the code to the gate.
The property is enclosed by two farms on the North, Kyle National Park on the West, and Mutirikwi River on the East and South. It spans 560 hectares of mountainous terrain covered in Miombo Woodlands, rocky outcrops, and ridges.
The area boasts of well-preserved forests of Mountain Acacias and Msasa Trees that provide a habitat for over 180 species of birds and various wildlife such as Zebra, Buffalo, Kudu, and smaller antelope, porcupines, and bush pigs. Additionally, Hippo and Crocodile are often seen in the lake in front of the property, along with wading birdlife such as kingfishers, finfoot, and fish eagles.
Willem and Fieke moved to Zimbabwe in 1989 with the hope of building a home and adapting to the African way of life. They began development on MidWaters in 2000, and over the years, have meticulously crafted every aspect of the property with their own hands. The lodges, chalets, and garden exude a charming and cozy atmosphere.
Today, the orchards are abundant with various fruits like citrus, apples, and pomegranates, a small vegetable garden, and well-tended flower beds, all of which are nestled within the natural beauty of the mountain forests. After two decades, MidWaters is a true testament to the couple's hard work and dedication.
THINGS TO DO
Complete with a stunning pool area nestled atop the ridge - you are welcome to bask in the sunshine and cool off in the water during warmer days. Take advantage of the walking paths through the woodlands, where you can spot a variety of birdlife, antelope, and other small game.
If you're feeling adventurous, make use of the canoes provided for a peaceful paddle on the lake. Alternatively, connect with Romelda Lakeside Retreat for other boating activities. For a more laid-back experience, enjoy table tennis or board games in the comfort of the lodges.