Heaven Mountain Lodge Chimanimani – Calling yourself Heaven puts you on a hiding to nothing, really, but this place does get close. Situated half a kilometre outside Chimanimani village in the foothills of the Chimanimani mountains, it has great scenery that gives it a good base from which to build. This small, but well-thought out lodge has a variety of rooms; a self-contained cottage plus 2 double rooms & 4 dorms all sharing ablutions. The dorms are in the form of one room in the main house, two wooden A-frames and one wooden cabin. The A-frames and cabin are 4 and 3-beds respectively. They are a little cramped and without any other furniture or power points. The best is the dorm in the main house which has 2 bedside tables, 2 armchairs and a power point.
The sitting and dining rooms in the main house are beautifully cosy with art and sculptures, comfy seating and three fireplaces for those chilly mountain winter evenings. There is a large front garden with camping space, but no self-catering facilities – so bring everything with you. There is WiFi for a small charge, but it is limited to 100 MB per use. The common toilets and showers are clean and the hot water is solar powered. Towels and soap are not provided for dorm guests. The restaurant serves a handful of very tasty dishes fairly reasonably priced and Saturday is pizza night which is popular with local families. All in all, very good value.
Very comfy in the main house
Log fires in the evenings
Ill-fitting doors & broken locks
Outside dorms basic & chilly at night
Beds from USD 10.00
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