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Winter arrives at Madrugada

Winter has come early to Zimbabwe, however Madrugada offers visitors a warm alternative to the cold spell that is being felt in other parts of the country.

Nestled on the side of a mountain and protected by indigenous forest on either side of the Lodge, the terrain keeps the site much warmer than the cold spell being experienced in Upper Bvumba.

Madrugada offers a  Winter Special rate at only $50 per person per night which includes dinner, bed and breakfast. This offer is valid only to the end of June 2016.

Take time off from the hectic Harare Lifestyle and spend a weekend in the beautiful Bvumba mountains relaxing in the setting of Madrugada, reuniting with nature.

The Bvumba cyclone & our new cottage

The exciting news of the month is a second Lodge has been completed at Madrugada and is ready for occupation. The two bedroomed cottage has breathtaking views of sunrises over Lake Chicamba in Mozambique.

View from new cottage

View from new cottage

The wonderful December rains continued into the New Year and the first two weeks in January we were blessed with above average rainfall for this time of the year.

The second week of the month brought us a surprise mini cyclone and on Thursday 9th January all hell let loose with the main access road to the Bvumba from Mutare being blocked by fallen Pine, Eucalyptus and Wattle trees. The local residents quickly gathered together a chain saw gang workforce and by the end of the day they had managed to clear the larger culprits. The full force of the cyclone brought down a number of power lines and Madrugada remained without power for seven days.

Everything is now back to normal and we look forward to welcoming you to our spectacular views and comfy cottages.

New cottage - front aspect

New cottage – front aspect

Lounge - new cottage

Lounge – new cottage