Pungwe Gorge and Falls

Overview

The Pungwe River has its source in a swamp high in the Nyanga Hills, where as a small perennial cold stream it goes racing down the mountainside, leaping thirty feet downwards at the Upper Falls to the left of the causeway. Flowing swiftly over the Pungwe drift, it falls down a series of beautiful tiers and plunges before gathering its strength in the pool and throwing itself over the main fall in a cascade of foam 240 metres (787 feet) into the densely wooded Pungwe Gorge, making it one of Nyanga’s most spectacular views. It then flows over the border into Mozambique forming the southern boundary of the Gorongoza Park before finally reaching the sea at Beira.