World Heritage Sites

Victoria Falls/Mosi-oa-Tunya

The smoke that thunders is the most spectacular waterfall in the world. It is the largest curtain of falling water in the world, it is 1 708m wide and with up to 500 million liters per minute descending at 61m (Devil’s Cataract), 83m (main falls), 99m(Rainbow falls), 98m(Eastern Cataract).

Victoria Falls/Mosi-oa-Tunya
Year of Inscription: 1989
Natural property inscribed under Criteria: (vii), (viii)

 


 

Great Zimbabwe National Monument

Great Zimbabwe is a unique testament to the Bantu civilization of the Shona, which existed between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries AD. It is the largest and most impressive of the more than 300 Zimbabwe type dry stone walled structures scattered all over Zimbabwe and Southern Africa.

Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Year of Inscription: 1986
Cultural property inscribed under Criteria: (i), (iii), (iv)

 

 

 


 

Matobo Hills

The property is a cultural landscape with both natural and cultural attributes of the exceptional aesthetic, scientific and educational value. Its diverse cultural value span a period of more than 500 000 years, with continual settlement over at least 100 000 years from the early iron age to the present.

Matobo Hills
Year of Inscription: 2003
Mixed property inscribed under Criteria: (iii), (v), (vi)

 

 


Khami Ruins national Monument

It is located 15km west of Bulawayo. The architecture of the site and the archaeological artefacts provide evidence for an exceptional understanding of a strong early civilization. They also offer information on the property’s complex socio-economic, religious and spiritual significance for the local communities and for the chronological developments of Zimbabwe civilization initiated in mapungubwe (South Africa) extending to Great Zimbabwe and through the emergence of a complex state system.


Khami Ruins national Monument
Year of Inscription: 1986
Cultural property inscribed under Criteria: (iii), (iv)