Leopard Rock Hotel
We finally arrived at Leopard Rock Hotel, which is looking quite splendid after its recent US1.8 million refurbishment. This hotel, 32km from Mutare and high in the Vumba Mountains, is one of the best-known hotels in Zimbabwe. Since the year 2000, the 1657 hectares of hotel grounds have been declared a Game Reserve, and include one of the finest golf courses in Africa.
We all congregated for drinks on the course, with stunning views over the Burma valley. There was quite a hike to the venue, but Irene managed to hitch a lift on a motorbike - her first ever!
Irene arrives in style
It was glorious, sipping sundowners, meeting up with old friends and family, and watching a dramatic sky as the storm clouds gathered.
We met for drinks on the golf course
Brian with his sister, Barbara
From the left, Terry, Rebecca, Daniel, Lindsay and Dale
Biddy and Margy
Sundowners were followed by a sumptuous dinner in the club-house.
That night there was the most almighty thunderstorm, with such frequent lightening and deafening thunderclaps that we might just as well have been in the middle of a war!