Zimbabwe is not just the politically unstable country, torn by famine and unrest; in fact Zimbabwe holds far more than meets the eye.

Ever still a plethora of things to see and do in Zimbabwe, this beautiful country keeps attracting hordes of tourists to its borders.

A few highlights can be experienced when traversing through Zimbabwe.

Below is a list of highlights we at Drive South Africa have compiled for your reading pleasure; each activity should surely be experienced whenever given the chance.

Big 5 safari

Big 5 Safari in Zimbabwe
Photo By Carola

There are so many safaris to choose from when in Zimbabwe, and with the diversity of wildlife, you are guaranteed to see the wild Africa you remember from various movies.

White water rafting

White Water Rafting in Zimbabwe
Photo By James Whatley

Donning your adventure spirit, traipsing along the rapids of the Zambezi is indeed an activity for the young at heart and the adrenalin junkie alike.

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping in Zimbabwe
Photo By Mark Abel

This highlight is definitely not for the feint of heart. A bungee jump from Victoria Falls is sure to leave your adrenalin pumping to the max.

Lion walks

Walking with the Lions in Zimbabwe
Photo By Christina

Take a walk with the King of the beats, the Lion, and feel the call of the wild as the animal within is ignited into being.

River safari

River Safari in Zimbabwe
Photo By James Whatley

The booze cruises and river safaris are indeed not to be missed; one is taken along the Zambezi River, and given the chance to relax under the African skies.

Visits to local heritage sites

Zimbabwe Ruins
Photo By Matt Werner

The Zimbabwe ruins are a site to behold, rich in history and many a story, one is able to gain a perspective of Zimbabwe unlike any other.

Game viewing


Photo By safari-partners

With the abundance of wildlife along the Zambezi, and along Victoria Falls, not to mention all the nature reserves in close proximity, the chance of spotting the Big 5 is quite possible. Nature at its best in Zimbabwe is what one is left to discover.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
Photo By Mastahanky

This landmark and iconic tourist destination, also known as ‘Mosi-Oa-Tunya’ by the locals (which translated literally means, ‘the smoke that thunders’) is a wonder to behold. Words cannot fully describe the majesty of this body of water; indeed if you do nothing else in Zimbabwe, this is the one destination you will have to visit.

Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe
Photo By Terry Feurerborn

This beautiful nature reserve is one of the more popular spots to view wildlife of all species and variations. Take a drive on the game-viewing safari and see the ungulates forage through the abundant vegetation surrounds. A definite must see for all animal and nature lovers.

If any of the above activities have sparked that adventure bug in your, then get your car hire in Zimbabwe on, blaze away and mark your trail as you enter the wild of Zimbabwe.