Pagungwa Lodge, Kariba Zimbabwe

Entire home hosted by Garth

  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 3 bathrooms
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Dive right in
This is one of the few places in the area with a pool.


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Beautiful, relaxing, fully equipped home just a stone throw away from the lake. Large garden with a beautiful swimming pool, an abundance of bird life and frequent game sightings. The house is semi-secluded with a view of the lake. On site staff - a cook, a maid and a gardener - are at your service to make your stay more comfortable.
Pagungwa Lodge is the perfect family holiday home!

The space
Fully equipped self-catering home with an open plan kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Available staff:
- Cook who cooks and prepares all meals and cleans all clothes, linen, bedrooms, bathrooms and communal areas
- Gardener/general hand

All bedrooms are air-conditioned with fans, have built-in cupboards and a dressing table with a wall mirror. All linen is provided for the bedrooms as well as bath towels for showering.
(Please note: Guests are requested to bring their own swimming towels, toiletries - including toilet rolls - and washing powder etc).

There are two en-suite bathrooms in the double rooms, with the twin rooms sharing a bathroom. The master bathroom has both a bath and shower.

The kitchen has a gas stove/oven, microwave, fridge, chest freezer and washing machine. The kitchen is equipped with all cutlery, crockery and other necessities as well as a cook to prepare meals. Because Kariba can get extremely hot (38+ degrees in summer) we ask that guests use only the fridge for food. All drinks must go in the cooler boxes on the veranda so that the fridge does not overheat in such hot conditions.
(Please note: Guests are required to bring all their own food and drinks as Pagungwa does not cater).

Our domestic is also available to do washing and ironing each day as well as clean the rooms and make the beds every morning.

There is a solar system and inverter installed but this is only for fans, lights and the fridge. Strictly no airconsto be used on the solar or generator. There is also a 6.5 KVA super-silent diesel generator for any power cuts to run the fridges, freezers and lights if necessary but this is only used should the power be off for a lengthly period of time and should the solar struggle. Should guests use the generator they are required to replace any fuel used.

The house comprises of 2 spacious verandas, both upstairs and downstairs, with a number of comfortable seating areas. There is an additional chest freezer on the downstairs veranda as well as two ice cooler boxes for any drinks on the upstairs veranda (guests are required to. boy their own ice for the cooler boxes from the garage or the harbour). There are fans along the entire upstairs veranda as well as in the lounge, dining room and kitchen. The veranda has a great bar/entertainment area, an outside lounge area on the balcony as well as outside the master bedroom, and a 6-seater dining area for dinner.

There is a large balcony overlooking the swimming pool with outside garden furniture. Downstairs there are sunbeds and other furniture for added comfort while relaxing around the pool. Please take care with the cushions and furniture - cushions should not be left in the sun for a long period of time as the sun is extremely hot and the material will fade.

The property is safe and secure with an alarm system, a secure parking area, and an electric fence surrounding the perimeter. The house also has a secure safe in the master bedroom requiring your own padlock.

Pagungwa has a prepaid electricity meter, WiFi access (through a prepaid voucher), a solar geyser, mains and borehole water (including a 5000 liter tank).

The garden is well maintained and a gardener is available to make your stay easier.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Garden view
Lake access
Free parking on premises
Private pool
Washing machine
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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3.83 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews


Where you’ll be

Kariba, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe

Pagungwa Lodge is a stone throw away from the lake, allowing easy access for a day’s fishing trip or a quick trip out to watch the sunset.
Kariba Breezes Harbour is only a few hundred meters down the road, and Marineland Harbour is on the other side of the hill - both provide access to boat trips and other forms of activities on the lake.

Hosted by Garth

  1. Joined in February 2016
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified


  • Nicola

During your stay

Our on-site staff will welcome you to Pagungwa Lodge on the owner’s behalf. We trust they will offer you a warm welcome and pleasant stay.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water

Cancellation policy