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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

What was meant to be a short stop over ended up being a refreshing break. Despite heavy rains that were received in the past few weeks, both Bubi river and Lundi rivers which are on the way from Masvingo to Beitbridge exihibit serious siltation. A beautiful traditional place to rest or sleep over.

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lion and Elephant Motel holds many childhood memories of growing up and going on holidays to South Africa. This place is certainly a true Zimbabwean icon! Even now after having grown up and sadly left Zimbabwe, it is always a place to look forward to after the gruelling border crossing, whether it is just to stop for a beer...

Thank Adiel F
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I stayed for a week while on a business trip in the area and really enjoyed the venue, service and catering. The first night was venison curry, second night the legendary eland steak, then bream fillets and finally a wildebeest bbq. Rooms are spacious and I had a stunning view over the dry river bed of the Bubye river. Trees...

2Thank Johan L
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The motel is like an oasis after travelling on the roads of Zimbabwe. There is very beautiful gardens around the motel but the motel is in a desperate need for an upgrade. The beds needs to replaced and requires air-conditioning rooms. The motel has no WiFi and television's. The rooms are small but clean. Please note that the motel is...

1Thank Hellie4321
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Traveling the whole day, all one need is warm shower and a bed. The bed we got but the warm shower never happened. The evening when we arrived, not hot water, the following morning no hot water. Place is tired and need some TLC. For $65, bed only it is a bit steep. Wont recommend it at all. Very disappointing.

Thank Josh67766
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Located in no mens land , it's a stopover in despiration , rooms are small , nothing fancy , poor lighting , no proper signs , old bathrooms, for the type of accommodation , very expensive, no TV or WiFi

Thank yusufs515
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Our group of travelers (3 couples) stayed at the Lion and Elephant on a trip to Zimbabwe last month (February 2016). A road trip in Zimbabwe can be quite grueling and getting to the Lion and Elephant was like coming to an oasis.

1Thank 710Petra
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 February 2016

A great place to stop for a rest when travelling between Zim and SA, staff are friendly and helpful. We once arrived very late and they made a special arrangement to get some food brought to our room. The food is very nice but not cheap at all. It is very pretty with lush vegetation and paths to go for...

2Thank TarrynTerror
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Don't expect 5 star but this establishment continues to try its best through the thick and thin of this beautiful country's hardships. We always stay here because we feel loyal to its management and owners. Birdlife is great! Food not so great and is expensive for what it is. The value to the US$ is not valid - sadly. Accommodation...

1Thank Sandiwells13
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

My mate flew us in with a 4-seater many years ago and he had to do a fly past twice in an attempt to scare off the cattle from the runway. Unfortunately, all he managed to do was scare off a few warthog into the bush. So he decided to land anyway which caused a bull to chase us which...

Thank Roger S

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Additional Information about Lion & Elephant Motel

Address: A4 Main Road, Beitbridge, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland South Province > Beitbridge
Number of rooms: 38
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“Favourite rooms would have to be those along the river.”
 of 5 bubbles adielf2015, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a river view”
 of 5 bubbles , 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the same, no views”
 of 5 bubbles yusufs515, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the back, closer to the (dry) river.”
 of 5 bubbles 710Petra, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Try to get one by the river”
 of 5 bubbles Sandiwells13, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
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