Balancing Rocks

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Balancing Rocks
Balancing Rocks
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LocationEpworth
Nearest cityHarare
Coordinates17⁰53′13.46″S 31⁰07′29.12″E


The Balancing Rocks are geomorphological features rocks found in many parts of Zimbabwe.They are common sites in Matopos National Park and near the township of Epworth to the southeast of Harare


Why Visit?

  • There are some extraordinary shaped rocks although on a much smaller scale than those in the Matobo National Park near Bulawayo.
  • The balancing rocks are close to Harare.
  • There are some enigmatic San rock art sites worth visiting. They are in excellent condition and give a good idea of the original paint colours and the fine lines the San painters were capable of drawing on the granite surfaces.
  • The site is well cared for by NMMZ in an area which is under increasing pressure by creeping urbanization.

How to get here

From the junction of Glenara Avenue / Chiremba Road, take the Chiremba Road 7.4 KM through the suburbs of Queensdale, Chadcombe, Hatfield and Park Meadowlands before reaching Epworth. A large rock on the right is called Domboramwarwi, which means “rock of God,” shortly afterwards the Balancing Rocks are reached and are very obvious on the left of the road with the turnoff at the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe signpost.