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Plymouth
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46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I didn't live on the other side of the World (in the UK) I'd visit more often, I've been here as a tourist four times over the years and every time it's always been marvellous. Well done to all the team at Spurwing. Fab food, lots of choice and great flavours.

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Thank ZambeziFamily
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Spurwing and the entire Kariba experience were a pleasant surprise. The lodge is very lovely, with a great location a design that lets it blend largely into the environment. The rooms are basically tented walls under a thatch-roofed structure, and were very comfortable. Ours needed a few little touch-ups when we arrived and the management was very quick to help... More 

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Thank sel99
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stayed for 4 nights and had an amazing time. I had been to lake Kariba before but stayed on a houseboat. I enjoyed some of it, but felt a little trapped on the boat. This time we came with our 2 young daughters (age 2 and 4) and had a blast. Driving up the resort on the boat was... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Our stay on Spurwing island was a great experience, the game drives are very different from the normal drives as the animals can be seen out in the open and actually in the lake. The boat trips are also very enjoyable. The staff are very friendly, the food very good and the management extremely helpful. The accommodation is in need... More 

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Thank Peter E
Paris, France
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed 4 days in this little paradise. Amazing scene, great beddings & tents, food was lovely and the service was great. The shower was really good too. Lovely to relax by the pool, simply enjoying the view. Peaceful and quiet.

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Thank charlottep685
London
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

If you're thinking of making a trip to Lake Kariba and considering staying at Spurwing - DO !! We have just returned from a trip to Zimbabwe and were luckily enough to choose Spurwing as a starting point before boarding our houseboat. There were 24 of us from the UK, including 7 children, (youngest turned 5 whilst we there). One... More 

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Thank woolleyram
Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We spent three amazing nights at Spurwing Island, with our family and two special friends from America. We caught the Winter special, and special it was!! The staff were fantastic and nothing was ever too much for them. The food superb. The game drive was very exciting and much game was seen. Resort is professionally run. Thank you Spurwing Island,... More 

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1 Thank kiminzim
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Such a lovely place to have a family holiday. I have 3 very young kids ( 8month baby, 2 year old , 4 year old) and it was perfectly safe there with lovely lawns, sandy beach and a pool. The staff in particular are super helpful and nothing is too much for them. I can highly recommend going fishing on... More 

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Lilongwe
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Spurwing is a place to escape for a while. Not luxury, no pretensions; but great price, good food and service, competent and very friendly staff. The location is fantastic, views and sunsets gorgeous, game drives very different from the usual bush experience. Thoroughly recommended!

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Thank Peter K
Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
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6 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Had such a fantastic time on the island (well mainland with the lake so low). Elephants and wildlife was plentiful staff brilliant and friendly. Could not have wanted for anything and they were always there to assist. Fishing for bream was brilliant and the bream bar snacks second to none!! They were amazing and I would recommend you ask them... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Spurwing Island

Address: Kariba, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Mashonaland West Province > Kariba
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Spurwing Island Hotel Kariba
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“They have various options so ask the staff.”
 of 5 bubbles ZambeziFamily, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Would highly recommend the chalets.”
 of 5 bubbles kiminzim, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“For kids, ask to be near the pool. For romantic couples ask for a more secluded tented/thatched room.”
 of 5 bubbles 333AnneM, 19 May 2015 | Read review
“Stay away from the bar when busy! Upgrade to a Chalet if wanting uninterrupted sleep!”
 of 5 bubbles KayBeeZim, 22 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Stay away from the swimming pool and thus the noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Zimbell, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
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