Its been a long time since I’ve been confident of staying in a respectable guest lodge in Gweru – either they don’t exist or their marketing needs some work. My brother was down there last month for a lawn bowls tournament and he’d been told about a new lodge not far from the Gweru Sports club.
Rachel and Albert have lived and worked in Gweru for most of their adult lives and they, like many others around the world, have decided to convert their home into their Pension plan. Albert has built 5 guest rooms from scratch equally spaced around their large property and opened up for business just a couple of months ago.
For a number of last minute reasons, I could only leave Harare around lunchtime on Saturday. I was en route to my stay at Deteema Springs in the northern part of Hwange National Park and was planning to stay overnight in Bulawayo as I usually do. When I reached Gweru at 4.30 pm, however, I was hot and bothered so I looked up the number for Rachel’s lodge and was very chuffed to hear that they had had a last minute cancellation.
Their rooms are all air-conditioned and the lodge is in a great location – close to town but far away from any late night noise or traffic. Dinner was simple -Lasanga followed by ice cream and apple tart seated amongst other guests down there for business. They had been checking out the mining potential in the Mashava and Zvishavane centres.
If you would like to find out more about this lodge please send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0772-639-304.