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1. Posted by Chester415 (Budding Member 3 posts) 49w Star this if you like it!

I have only six days to spend in Zimbabwe. Game viewing is not a priority, as we have excellent game parks in my home country.
What other highlights should I include?
I plan to be in Zimbabwe between 26 April and 5 May 2017.

2. Posted by king_golo (Full Member 62 posts) 49w Star this if you like it!

I'm afraid I only know one highlight in Zimbabwe, and this is the Victoria Falls. If you haven't been there, do go there - they are an absolutely magical place. If you can, visit the Zambian side, too. You've only got to cross a bridge and you're in the next country. Views are completely different from there. While we liked the Zimbabwean side more, Zambia allows you to walk to the edge of the falls. If you're lucky, you can even go swimming in one of the natural pools on top of the falls.

3. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 858 posts) 49w Star this if you like it!

Yes, both sides of the Falls are definitely worth a visit. It's possible to walk from the Zambian side to the Zimbabwean side with backpacks (and your passport!) - it's a half-hour walk in the blazing sun but you can stop for a bungy jump over the water at the middle.

4. Posted by Chester415 (Budding Member 3 posts) 49w Star this if you like it!

Thanks so much guys. Your first hand advice is sincerely appreciated. I'll definitely add the Falls to my trip.

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6. Posted by harbinger (Budding Member 39 posts) 49w 1 Star this if you like it!

Sorry to enter this thread late - my excuse is that I was travelling ;) - but hopefully I can add something to the discussion.
There's so much to do in Zim, and I assume that you'll have your own vehicle which gives added flexibility.
Six days isn't long, but if you're driving up from RSA, Great Zimbabwe is a short detour, and is well worth a look.
I am also a huge fan for the Matobo Hills outside Bulawayo. The game is/was wonderful (dependent on the drought and inevitable poaching) and it used to be a great place to go game viewing on horseback - I'm not sure if this is still offered, so Google to check. However, the big thrill are the enormous round koppies which are spectacularly beautiful - so much so that Cecil John Rhodes bagged the most impressive at World's View for his final resting place (surprise!). This is a bit of a detour if you're planning to drive north from Beit Bridge, but is an interesting option as you can then cut through the Plumtree border and return via Gaborone and reenter South Africa via Zeerust (with the added advantage that there's usually less border traffic), so you don't go the same way twice.
If you're going to Vic Falls, the whitewater rafting downstream is brilliant fun (just bring plenty of water and sunscreen, as the hike out of the gorge at the end is not for cissies). And of course the sunset booze cruise upstream of the Falls is obligatory ;)
Anther option is to take the ferry the length of Lake Kariba from Mlibizi to Kariba Town. It takes 24 hours and isn't the most luxurious cruise you'll ever take, but it's huge fun, and you can take your car. Downstream of Kariba, you could do a canoeing trip down to Mana Pools, which I hear wonderful things about, but have yet to do myself (it's high on The List). But you'd be pushed to do this within a 6 day time frame, so maybe consider this for a subsequent trip.
One last thought. If you are driving through Beit Bridge, I would strongly recommend a detour via Mapungubwe, which I think is one of SA's most underrated national parks (less than 100km west of Musina on a good tar road). There's been so much focus on the golden rhino that the beautifully unusual scenery around the confluence of the Shashe and Limpopo Rivers gets largely overlooked, and the wildlife is great. It's also a beautiful, relatively modern camp with a gorgeous little pool nestled among the rocks, which is an ideal place to cool down. If you decide to take this option, give yourself a day to explore at leisure - you won't regret it.
Hope this helps.