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A new Art Gallery in the making for Victoria Falls: artist Lawrence Nyemba

Victoria Falls resident Lawrence Nyemba is one of Victoria Falls well-known and highly respected artists, and his vivid and impressive paintings have become sought after pieces with both local and international customers for businesses and individuals alike. His artworks now hang in lodges, airport lounges and homes around the world. His story however is an …

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The Blue Train set to make a comeback to Victoria Falls

This last weekend saw the return of The Blue Train to Victoria Falls for the first time since 2002 in a trial run for this famous luxury railway experience to once again include the destination as an extension to its traditional Cape Town and Pretoria route. As time meandered from the 19th Century towards the …

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The Safari Butler supporting conservation

Proudly Zimbabwean and fueled by a desire to share his passion for food and the African Bush, The Safari Butler, Dean Dewdney, has dedicated his life to bringing out the best in fine dining and remote catering. After years of playing Professional Rugby based in the United Kingdom, Dean came back to his native country Zimbabwe with …

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Saturday pop-up bread market becomes a huge hit in Victoria Falls

Following the onset of the COVID pandemic in 2020, many of the Victoria Falls residents whose livelihoods had been impacted started to look at innovative and entrepreneurial ways to ensure survival. Simba Musiyiwa, Executive Chef at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, is one individual who took the initiative to look at ways to utilise his skillset, …

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Designated Isolation Facility for tourists in Victoria Falls

Whilst recovery of tourism to Victoria Falls has begun, there have been some travellers who have expressed concern and reluctance to travel in the event that they were to test positive for COVID before departing from Zimbabwe. 544 Reynard Road, “Malachite House”, is now a temporary designated isolation facility for tourists approved by Ministry of …

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Women and Youth Empowerment Centre development making strides

Working in-line with the UNDP Sustainable Development Goals of 2030 where achieving inclusive and quality education for all as one of the most powerful and proven vehicles for sustainable development, the Jafuta Foundation have prioritised the development of a Women and Youth Empowerment Centre to focus on vocational training and designed to aid women, men, …

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New open-air cafe Reynardo’s to open in Victoria Falls

Reynardo’s is the latest food establishment to be added to the Victoria Falls offering, following a dream come true that has been in the making for the past 10 years for Guy Cockcroft and his father Bud Cockcroft. The family run establishment which had planned to open its doors this week, have begun their journey …

Community Updates COVID-19 Updates Destination Openness Tourism Protocols

Kazangula and Victoria Falls border posts reopen to vaccinated travellers

Today on 30th July 2021, the Kazangula and Victoria Falls Border Posts to Zimbabwe have reopened to travellers who are fully vaccinated only. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers will be denied entry through these two land borders. Whilst Zimbabwe’s main International Airports have remained open throughout 2021, the land borders were closed in January 2021 …

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Rotary Club of Victoria Falls award for Community Champion of the Year

Earlier this month, the Rotary Club of Victoria Falls held a virtual awards ceremony to present their annual awards to members who have excelled in a particular area and who have shown outstanding dedication to community development and to serving the community to improve lives. The award for Community Champion of the Year was awarded …

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Victoria Falls resident becomes correspondent on research of Zimbabwe’s rural tourism economy

Victoria Falls resident, stand up comedian, celebrity chef and entrepreneur Carl Joshua Ncube was this week announced as a rural correspondent for the Southern African Times online publication, following his recent decision to begin a four year study on Rural Zimbabwe, a move that will see Ncube researching and unearthing the potential of Zimbabwe’s Rural …