NYANGA – African Sun’s Troutbeck Inn has been awarded the “Tourism Award of Distinction” by the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) at the industry’s mother body’s Manicaland annual business awards.
In a letter to African Sun, ZNCC Manicaland chairperson, Obert Muzawazi said the hotel was recognised and rewarded for its outstanding service and facilities and connection with the community.
“After a serious consideration of what you have done to the community, it is with great honour and pleasure to inform you that your performance has been judged to be recognised with a special award,” reads the letter in part.
“ZNCC has awarded Troutbeck Hotel the “Tourism award of distinction. We would like to take this opportunity to heartily congratulate you on this achievement,” Muzawazi wrote in the letter.
The presentation of the award would be held on Friday Golden Peacock Villa Hotel, Mutare where the annual awards for the Manicaland chapter would be held.
A three-hour drive from Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, is all it takes for guests to enjoy the peace, tranquillity and splendour of the Eastern Highlands. A visit to Troutbeck Resort can be as actively invigorating or as restful as anyone could hope for. Golf clubs, fishing rods and tackle and a zest for the outdoors are the standard kit of many of the resort’s guests.
For others, curling up in the lounge with a good book, occasionally taking in the panoramic view, enjoying home-baked scones with locally-grown tea, is what Troutbeck Resort is all about.
You will be forgiven if you had thought Troutbeck Inn to be in the Scottish Highlands, rather than in the Nyanga moutains of Zimbabwe.
The majestic Mount Inyangani of 2600 m is in close proximity of the Troutbeck Inn, located on the cooler Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe near Nyanga, only three hours’ drive from Harare.
Troutbeck Inn has been part of the tourism scene in Zimbabwe for more than 45 years. The log fire in the reception area of hotel is a firm favourite, and guests from across the world enjoy the gentrified “country club” atmosphere of this premium destination in Nyanga, Zimbabwe.
The hotel’s guests are accommodated in beautifully styled rooms, with a number of options ranging from king-size beds, or double or twin beds. Disabled guests are well looked after, and for the travelling family, there is also a family suite at the Troutbeck Inn in. All rooms offer en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities, satellite TV, oil heaters and air-conditioning, as well as telephone.
The hotels ‘Beck Restauran’t offers superb dining for up to 160 guests and overlooks the manicured gardens of the Troutbeck Inn. During the summer months in Nyanga, guests love to enjoy their meals on the outside terrace overlooking the magnificent golf course.
The Hare and Hound is Troutbeck Inn’s snug bar with glowing log fire, ideal for a pre-dinner drink.
If books, cream scones and tea are more to your liking, you will find the Residence Sun Lounge at the Troutbeck Inn simply irresistible with its comfortable couches and fireplace.
The Residence Sun Lounge also offers a bar service and snack menu. The garden at the Troutbeck Inn, Nyanga, Zimbabwe, is the perfect venue for a lovely picnic with the delicious baskets provided by the kitchen, you will not want for more. If you want to go on a day excursion, the kitchen staff will be happy to provide a packed breakfast and lunch.
The Troutbeck Inn in offers something for everybody: from those enjoying the outdoors, to the bookworms preferring to sink back into a soft couch and catch up on their reading. The hotel also offer trout fishing and golf as well as squash courts, tennis courts, bowling, volley ball and a swimming pool.
Guests can also hike in the Nyanga mountains or enjoy horse riding, or visit the nearby Mtazari Falls, Nyamziwa Falls, Nyangombe Falls, World’s View and Eagle’s View.
If one want to try their hand at trout fishing in the well-stocked lake with three types of trout, they must provide their own fishing tackle.
Once you have managed to land that prize specimen the hotels kitchen staff would be happy to expertly prepare your catch. Other facilities offered at the Troutbeck Inn, include a games room (with board games, darts, billiards and table tennis), outside kiddies playground, shop, as well as laundry and baby sitting services.
The Troutbeck Inn, has also become known as a conference and wedding venue of note. The main Rainbow Trout Suite can accommodate up to 250 delegates.
The Brown Trout boardroom has beautiful wooden furnishings and the view from the huge glass doors would inspire even the most bored delegate. Additionally, the garden at the Troutbeck Inn can comfortably accommodate 350 guests.