Hotel rooms or self-catering accommodation at Great Zimbabwe.

Norma Jeane’s Lakeview Resort, overlooking the peaceful Lake Mutirikwi, offers pleasant and friendly accommodation reminiscent of colonial times, near the Great Zimbabwe Monument, one of Zimbabwe’s most well-known tourist attractions.

Norma Jeane’s Lakeview Resort was formerly known as Inn on Great Zimbabwe and is known for its beautiful gardens, home-style cooking, comfortable accommodation and friendly service. Norma Jeane’s Lakeview Resort is part of the history of the area, as it is built around the tin-roofed homestead of Murray MacDougal, the man responsible for the building of Lake Mutirikwi (previously known as the Kyle Dam). This dam, the third largest in Zimbabwe, was built to provide much-needed water for the vast agricultural irrigation developments surrounding Masvingo in the south eastern part of the country. The perfect location of Norma Jeane’s Lakeview Resort shows that, apart from dam construction abilities, Mr MacDougal certainly had an eye for a great spot!

Norma Jeane’s Lakeview Resort provides a choice of accommodation near the Zimbabwe Ruins World Heritage Site – perfect as a first or last stop-over in Zimbabwe if you are travelling to or from South Africa.

We have 8 hotel rooms (with dining and lounge facilities), and 4 fully equipped self-catering ( self contained ) family lodges. Both hotel rooms and self-catering ( self contained ) chalets are en-suite, and all have private balconies with views across Lake Mutirikwi. The décor of the hotel rooms and self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation at Norma Jeane’s Lakeview Resort is unassuming, yet stylish and all the rooms are spotless. In addition, we offer 9 budget rooms with communal ablutions, kitchen and braai facilities. Full camping facilities include an all-weather boma.

Our restaurant serves delicious, home-style full breakfasts and a la carte lunches. Dinnertime will remind you of the Sunday feasts of your childhood and is a set menu. Meet fellow guests in the residents’ lounge at Norma Jeane’s Lakeview Resort and listen to their impressions of the nearby Great Zimbabwe Monument as well as the other attractions in the Masvingo area in Zimbabwe. Wireless internet connection is also offered.  

Ask one of the tour guides at the Zimbabwe Ruins to explain the origins and history and eventual decline of the city to you, as well as the various trading routes, religious and social practices of the once thriving community in Zimbabwe. While staying at Norma Jeane’s Lakeview Resort, try bass fishing in Lake Mutirikwi, as well as boat cruises, sailing and skiing on the third largest dam near Masvingo in Zimbabwe. Norma Jeane’s Lakeview Resort is a birdwatcher’s paradise, being surrounded by a beautiful gardens and located in msasa and mlombo woodlands. Guided and self-drive game drives, as well as guided bush walks and birdwatching in the Lake Mutirikwi Recreational Park are available to our guests. 

GPS. 20 14 94.00S, 31 00 7.09E
Temba booking office 
Tel: +27 21 855 0395

Norma Jean's Lakeview Resort self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation below. It is on the same premises as the hotel.

You will most likely enter Zimbabwe through the International airport of Harare the capital city. Regular taxis will take you to Harare Cresta Lodge five kilometers from the city centre and 3 km from the CBD. This hotel has beautiful gardens. From here you can drive easily within a day to Norma Jeans Lakeview Chalet or perhaps travel to the .

Victoria Falls Rest Camp near the famous waterfalls in Africa. They offer self-catering accommodation.


If you plan a visit to Botswana after your stay at Norma Jeans select accommodation in Francistown such as the Thapama Hotel, Marang Gardens hotel and Woodlands Stop over self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation and camping. From there you can travel north to the Chobe National Park where Mowana Safari Lodge on the banks of the Chobe River with its eighteen hole golf course will be your favourite accommodation. If you wants to visit the Okavango Delta use Island Safari Lodge as your departure point. From here you can explore the delta by boat or 4x4 vehicle.


Namibia becomes an ever more popular destination in southern Africa and Norma Jeans Lakeview Resort therefore recommends lodges in this country which we beleive is of the same high qaulity. In Swakopmund Alte Brucke and Swakopmund Municpal rest camp offers self-catering accommodation. Sossusvlei Desert Camp is only 4 km from Sessriem and the offer as Norma jeans, self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation at Sossusvlei which is famous for its high sandunes. Along the cost we recommend Cape Cross Lodge north of Swakopmund and Hentiesbay. In Noordoewer the Orangeriver Lodge offers self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation halfway between Windhoek and Cape Town.


Most visitors to Norma Jeans Lakeview Resort come from South Africa and we strongly recommende those who come from other countries to visit our friendly southern neigbours. Stat wit a Tour of Cape Town and Winelands.  This luxury tour combines the best Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula and the Winelands of South Africa has to offer. Or do a Kruger Park Safaris in open vehicles. If you are more independant you can visit remote places such as Hole in the Wall hotel on the Wildcoast or Upington in the Northern Cape. You will beable to book both hotel rooms and self-catering accommodation.

Youth Tours to Europe and tours of Botswana and Namibia.  Famous for the Kalahari Vasbyt tour and the JIP tour.