Ngezi Recreational Park
Ngezi Recreational Park is 6 326 hectares in extent of which 573 hectares are occupied by the lake. The recreational area is ideal for boating and fishing amongst a wooded backdrop, which is home to several species of antelope and smaller game.
The Environs of Ngezi
The Park is subject to highveld climatic conditions, which are generally hot and dry in summer and cold to very cold in winter.
Accommodation units located at Armchair Site consist of self-contained lodges with bedding, crockery, cutlery, refrigerator, linen, indoor water sanitation, electric lighting, hot and cold water and fully furnished.
There are 25 camping sites with skeleton shelters scattered throughout the Park. There are only toilets provided on these sites except for the Quarry site which has ablution facilities. Other campsites are found at Mitchell's Point, Storey's Point, Hammond's Point and Ventura's Point.
The caravan site located at Mitchell's Point has ablution facilities. Open ovens are provided for both campsites and caravan sites.
For conveniences, the nearest centres are at Kwekwe, Chegutu and Beatrice at least 80 kilometres away. Visitors should note that repair service, fuel, groceries, etc are only obtainable in these centres.
Attractions & Activities
Fishing - excellent during summer months
Boating is a major activity
How to get to Ngezi Recreational Park
To reach Ngezi Recreational Park take the Harare-Masvingo Highway and turn off at the Featherstone Police station. Continue along the narrow tar road to Featherstone and then take the strip road for approximately 8 kilometres. Turn off at a sign marked "Ngezi Recreational Park 35 miles". From this point the road is sign-posted to the Park.
An alternative route is to take the Harare-Bulawayo Highway and turn off at Battlefields, midway between Kadoma and Kwekwe. The distance from this point is approximately 80 kilometres. Please note that sign-posting in the rural roads around the Park are poor and roads may not be in the best condition. Visitors are encouraged to use four wheel drive vehicles or high clearance vehicles.