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.
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.
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.