Sebakwe Recreational Park

Sebakwe Recreational Park Overview

Sebakwe Recreational Park is situated in the Midlands of Zimbabwe and is easily accessed by all regions of the country.

Initially built with a small dam, an enlargement project was undertaken in 1981 to increase the size of the lake. After the enlargement, the main wall including the spillway, had been lengthened from 225 metres to 305 metres. The maximum height of the dam was raised to 47,2 metres. Consequently, the maximum depth of the water increased from 33,3 metres to 39,4 metres. The surface area of the water body became 2 600 hectares from the original 1 510 hectares, making it one of the largest in-land dams in Zimbabwe.

For Central reservations:

Telephone Details

WhatsApp: +263 776 134 164

Calls: +263 242 706077/8 or  +263 8677 707627

Email Details

bookings@zimparks.org.zw

or

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Attractions

  • Sebakwe Dam is one of the largest in Zimbabwe and when it is full makes an impressively large surface of water
  • Situated in the centre of the country against the eastern side of the Great Dyke the dam is centrally located in very attractive Msasa woodlands on good tarred and untarred roads
  • To the north, the Sebakwe Black Rhino Trust Conservancy does great work conserving wildlife and building a good relationship with local communities to ensure the positive benefits of environmental conservation are understood by all Zimbabweans.

Accommodation

Lodges

Presently, the rest camp has two lodges: a single one-bedroomed lodge and another two-bedroomed lodge.

Park Fees

Conservation Fees

Park Daily Conservation Fees

(Day Visitors – Locals)

Daily Conservation Fees

(Accommodated Visitors – Locals)

Daily Conservation Fees

(Day Visitors – SADC)

Daily Conservation Fees

(Accommodated Visitors – SADC)

Daily Conservation Fees

(Day  Visitors – Internationals)

Daily Conservation Fees

(Accommodated Visitors – Internationals)

ZWL$ ZWL$ US$ US$ US$ US$
Sebakwe 30.00 20.00 8.00 2.00 10.00 3.00

Accommodation Fees

    Non – Residents (US$) Locals (ZW$)
Sebakwe Lodge 2 bedrooms 4 beds 75.00 600.00
  Lodge 1 bedroom 2 beds 60.00 400.00
  Camping/ site 30.00 300.00

Tour Operator Fees                                     

Fees for Tour Operators Annual Game Drive Permits

 
Tour operator’s Game Drive permit
Local Operators Charge/Annum (US$)
Sebakwe $200.00

Fees for Tour Operators Annual Walking Permit

 
Resident Tour Operator    
Sebakwe $500.00

Amenities

No supplies can be obtained from Sebakwe Recreational Park, therefore visitors must bring adequate stocks of all utilities.

How to get there

From Kwekwe along the Mvuma Road visitors travel for 43.6 KM on tarred road for most of the way before turning off to Sebakwe Dam Recreational Park on the left, 51.9 KM reach the Park entrance gate.

From Mvuma, turn-off the A4 onto the tarred A17 just south of the town,  9.6 KM turn right onto the Kwekwe road, 56.4 KM turn right for Sebakwe Dam Recreational Park, the entrance gate is a further 8.3 KM.

From Ngezi Recreational Park, travel south away from Zimplats, at 1.0 KM turn right heading south along the east side of the Great Dyke, 12.8 Km continue south, 14.1 Km cross small river, 26 KM continue south at intersection, 44.5 KM cross Sebakwe River, 48.4 KM reach Kwekwe – Mvuma road, 56.7 KM turn left for Sebakwe Recreational Park.

Activities

Fishing – the main activity
Boating – another major attraction
Picnicking
Game drives – wildlife within the park includes zebra, giraffe, leopard, warthog, impala, waterbuck, kudu  and sable antelope.

What to take with you

Camping equipment

-Binoculars

-Camera

-Boats

-Canoes

-Fishing rods

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Zimparks guns down hippo in Nyanyadzi

August 31, 2017August 31, 2017
Inset from Zimpapers. THE Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority last week shot dead a hippopotamus that was damaging winter wheat in Nyanyadzi. The hippo, which had a calf, is believed to have escaped from Save Conservancy. ZPWMA ordered the shooting of the hippos after traditional leaders in the area reported that it was damaging crops and endangering lives. ZPWMA officer, Mr John Danfa, said they were still hunting for the calf which is believed to have found habitat along Save River. “Usually hippos move up and down rivers during the rainy season. We believe the two escaped from Save Valley Conservancy. They were both females and they do not usually click if there is no male. “They are believed to have separated. We received reports from traditional leaders in Hot Springs and Nyanyadzi that these hippos were feeding on wheat and crops in their fields.” “People’s lives were endangered so the authorities ordered its killing. The first time we attempted to kill it, it was in the company of so many cattle and could not do anything. Our officer teamed up with villagers to track it until last week when it was shot down in Nyanyadzi”. The officer is said to have fired 12 shots before the hippo died. The meat was shared by villagers. One of the villagers in Dirikwe village, Mr Tapiwa Munyati, said: “This hippo was becoming a threat to human lives in the area. It was being spotted near homes at night. “There are vegetable gardens along one of Save River’s tributaries where it was being spotted.“We were told that hippos do not like light and the danger was that lives would have been lost.” “A villager survived death by a whisker recently when the hippo strayed into his homestead.“He went out of his house to investigate when his dogs were barking. He had a torch and the hippo advanced towards him. “Fortunately he managed to escape the attack and notified other villagers and the village head. We are appealing to the responsible authorities to make sure that the remaining one is also killed,” said Mr Munyati.