Great Zimbabwe is a medieval city in the south eastern hills of Zimbabwe near lake Mutirikwe and the town of Masvingo. It was the capital of Zimbabwe during the country’s late iron age. Construction of the monument began in the 11th century and continued until the 15th century. It was built by members of the Gokomere culture who are ancestors of the Shona in Zimbabwe. It is also the largest collection of ruins in Africa.
The ruins are 25 kms from the Masvingo town. If you don’t have your own Transport, ask your hotel/lodge to organize transport for you. There is no scheduled public transport to and from Great Zimbabwe. Entrance fee is USD5 for Zimbabweans and USD15 for other visitors. Its easy to follow the signs and walk around the site without a guide.