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'''Nyanga''' is a Town and Tourist destination  located in [[Manicaland Province]] also known as the [[Eastern Highlands]] in [[Zimbabwe]]. Nyanga attracts a lot of tourists based on the presence of Five Star hotels like [[Troutbek Nyanga]] world Wonders like the [[Mutarasi Falls]] ,[[Nyanga Mountains]] and the [[Nyanga National Park]]
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'''Nyanga''' (formerly Inyanga) is a Town and Tourist destination  located in [[Manica Province]] also known as the [[Eastern Highlands]]. Nyanga town lies just north of [[Nyanga National Park]], where [[Mt Inyangani]], the highest point in Zimbabwe, is situated. It is about 115km north of Mutare. The area is a tourist area, with many luxury hotels like [[Troutbek Nyanga]], and wonders like the [[Mutarasi Falls]], [[World's View]], [[Pungwe Falls]] and the [[Nyanga Mountains]] and many archaeological sites. It is a major fruit growing area.
  
==Population==
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==Location==
It is home to about 4,852 people and the population comprises of both sexes of different nationalities although the majority are local Zimbabweans.  
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lat/long: 18° 12' 36.00"S, 32° 44' 24.00"E<br/>
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Manica Province.<br/>
  
==Troutbek Resort==
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==History==
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There are considerable archaeological sites (stone age and iron age) in the area, including forts, pit structures, villages and terracing.
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The 1969 Rhodesia census gives 630 Africans, 102 Europeans, 1 Asian and 0 Coloureds for a total of 730 people.<br/>
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In 1982, the census put the total population at 2 973. <br/>
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In 2000, Nyanga was home to about 4,852 people.<br/>
  
The resort is situated at the foot of ancient pine-treed hills overlooking a trout filled lake.The hotel was built and founded by Major Herbert Macllwaine in 1947 and has undergone considerable changes over the years. However, its famous log fire has never been put out since it was lit at the hotel opening. The hotel is 6 500 feet (2 200m] above sea level with the surrounding mountains climbing to 8 508 feet (2 593ml above sea level. This inviting hotel is perfectly positioned to explore the scenic beauty of Nyanga and savour the crisp mountain air. Troutbeck Resort provides friendly and efficient service in one of Africa's finest countryside locations.
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==Other information==
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[[Mt Inyangani]] has a height of 2595m. <br/>
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Water flow from the Nyanga massif powers many of Zimbabwe's hydro turbine electricity stations.
  
Troutbeck Resort has well-appointed rooms with oil heaters, under-floor heating, wall-to-wall carpeting and hairdryers. The resort has a total of 70 rooms ,13 Twin rooms,24 Double rooms ,32 Deluxe rooms and 1 Family room
 
 
 
1.Twin rooms
 
Twin beds; satellite television; tea and coffee making facilities; en-suite bathroom with shower and bath; guests requiring mobility assistance are allocated rooms in the east and west wings
 
 
2.Double rooms
 
One double bed; satellite television; tea and coffee making facilities; en-suite bathroom with shower and bath; guests requiring mobility assistance are allocated rooms in the east and west wings
 
 
3.Deluxe rooms
 
One king-size bed; facing the Macllwaine lake; satellite television; tea and coffee making facilities; en-suite bathroom with shower and bath
 
 
4.Family rooms
 
Main bedroom with one double bed; separate bedroom with twin beds; study and reading desk; refrigerator; two satellite televisions; tea and coffee making facilities; en-suite bathroom with shower and bath
 
 
==Nyanga Mountain==
 
 
Mount Nyangani (formerly Mount Inyangani) is the highest mountain in Zimbabwe at 2,592 m (8,504 ft). The mountain is located within Nyanga National Park in Nyanga District, is about 275 km (171 mi) north west Mutare. The summit lies atop a small outcrop of rock around 40m above the surrounding area. The remainder of the peak is a broad moor of mainly rolling hills and plateau with an area of about 8 km2. The edges of this plateau then fall steeply to the east and west sides. The mountain vegetation is largely composed of heath around the summit plateau with evergreen forest along the wetter eastern slopes and grassland to the western side. Annual rainfall totals are high (around 2200 mm) but long spells of dry weather occur during the winter period of May to August. Due to its relatively low altitude and tropical location, snow falls very rarely, last recorded in August 1935.
 
 
1.Geology
 
 
The mountain is composed of an upper sill of dolerite and sandstone, with the harder dolerite forming cliffs and ridges. The dolerite sill and the sediments underlying it are probably part of the Umkondo Group. The Umkondo Group dolerite sill north of Nyangani, on the Kwaraguza Road, has been dated at 1099 Ma
 
 
2.Access
 
 
The mountain can be accessed from four base points within Nyanga National Park:
 
  
(1) The official car park, at the base of the Tourist Route. This is reached from Circular Drive.
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==Further Reading==
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<ref name="Encyclopedia Zimbabwe"> [Katherine Sayce (Ed), Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe], Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe'', (Quest Publishing, Harare, 1987), Retrieved: 25 July 2019'' </ref>
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<ref name= "Historical Dictionary of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia"> [R. Kent Rasmussen (ed),  Historical Dictionary of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia] (The Scarecrow Press, London, 1979) Retrieved 8 August 2019" </ref>
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<ref name= " Encyclopaedia Rhodesia "> [Mary Akers (ed.),  Encyclopaedia Rhodesia] (The College Press, Salisbury, 1973) Retrieved 8 August 2019" </ref>
  
(2) The Mountain Club of Zimbabwe hut, on the Kwaraguza Road, accessed via Circular Drive.
 
  
(3) Nyazengu Substation of Nyanga National Park, accessed via a road which goes south from just before the official car park.
 
  
(4) Gleneagles Substation of Nyanga National Park, accessed via the Circular Drive, Kwaraguza Road and the Gleneagles road or from Troutbeck via Nyafaru.
 
  
  
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Revision as of 15:07, 25 September 2019

Nyanga
Population
 (2009)
4,852

Nyanga (formerly Inyanga) is a Town and Tourist destination located in Manica Province also known as the Eastern Highlands. Nyanga town lies just north of Nyanga National Park, where Mt Inyangani, the highest point in Zimbabwe, is situated. It is about 115km north of Mutare. The area is a tourist area, with many luxury hotels like Troutbek Nyanga, and wonders like the Mutarasi Falls, World's View, Pungwe Falls and the Nyanga Mountains and many archaeological sites. It is a major fruit growing area.

Location

lat/long: 18° 12' 36.00"S, 32° 44' 24.00"E
Manica Province.

History

There are considerable archaeological sites (stone age and iron age) in the area, including forts, pit structures, villages and terracing. The 1969 Rhodesia census gives 630 Africans, 102 Europeans, 1 Asian and 0 Coloureds for a total of 730 people.
In 1982, the census put the total population at 2 973.
In 2000, Nyanga was home to about 4,852 people.

Other information

Mt Inyangani has a height of 2595m.
Water flow from the Nyanga massif powers many of Zimbabwe's hydro turbine electricity stations.


Further Reading

[1] [2] [3]



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References

  1. [Katherine Sayce (Ed), Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe], Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe, (Quest Publishing, Harare, 1987), Retrieved: 25 July 2019
  2. [R. Kent Rasmussen (ed), Historical Dictionary of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia] (The Scarecrow Press, London, 1979) Retrieved 8 August 2019"
  3. [Mary Akers (ed.), Encyclopaedia Rhodesia] (The College Press, Salisbury, 1973) Retrieved 8 August 2019"