Discover the Rich Culture, Stunning Wildlife, and Breathtaking Scenery Near Romelda
In the vicinity of Romelda, you'll find a diverse array of attractions to explore. From historical landmarks to epic wildlife and stunning landscapes, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
ST. FRANCIS CHAPEL
Located just outside the Masvingo Army Barracks on the Mutare Road, the Italian Chapel of St. Francis of Assisi was built in the early 1940s, Italian internees built this chapel as a symbol of their gratitude for being offered refuge in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) during World War II.
Historical Rock Paintings, a little off the beaten path. The paintings illustrate multiple eras of historical significance from the bushman age, with graphics painted in several layers. You'll also be treated to breathtaking views of the rural area, vast farmlands, scattered homes, and animal tracks.
KYLE DAM WALL
The Kyle Dam wall on Lake Mutirikwi is an engineering marvel that was built in 1960. It is a concrete gravity dam that stands at a height of 48 meters and has a length of 575 meters. The dam was constructed to supply water to the surrounding areas and recently to generate hydroelectric power.
KYLE RECREATIONAL PARK
The park boasts a thriving population of white rhinos, along with a variety of birds and wildlife; including zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala, and kudu. Be sure to keep an eye out for two of the Big Five – Buffalo and White Rhino – both prominent in the Park.
Explore the impressive rack-face with a variety of bird species, including Peregrin Falcons, African Harrier Hawks, Mockingcliff Chats, and more. The gorge is also home to several endemic aloes that cling tenaciously to the rocks and provide a spectacular sight year-round, particularly during the flowering season in August.