Monomatapa Hotel

Monomatapa Hotel

Harare

Construction on The Monomatapa Hotel was opened in 1974 and was designed by Roy Densem of Roy Densem & Partners Architects. It has a unique crescent-shaped frontage that overlooks Harare Gardens. It was originally managed by Southern Sun Hotel Corporation (Pty) Ltd and later Meikles Southern Sun, then Zimbabwe Sun Limited. The hotel is currently under the management of African Suns Limited.

The hotel was called the Monomatapa when it was first opened. It contained a number of dining and drinking venues such as Prospectors, Bali Hai, The 12 000 Horsemen, The Homestead and others. In the early 2000s the hotel hosted for a time a well-known restaurant that moved in from the suburbs called Le Francais.

The hotel underwent renovations in 1997. Branding has changed too, with the hotel becoming Crowne Plaza Monomotapa in the 1990s and, more recently, becoming the Monomotapa again (but with new spelling). Management of the hotel was franchised out to Legacy Hotels of South Africa in 2015 but this was terminated in 2019. 

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Postcards: Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd – Type VIIICB (RH Series)

Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd

Type VIIICB (RH Series)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
RH/1Boeing 720B03/08/1976

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Postcards: Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd – Type VIIICA

Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd

Type VIIICA

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/ABoeing T20 b

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Postcards: Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd – Type VIIIE (PPC Series)

Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd

Type VIIIE (PPC Series)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
PPC/3Victoria Falls24/10/1978

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Postcards: Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd – Type VIIID (V Series)

Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd

Type VIIID (V Series)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
V/168Main Falls, Victoria Falls, Rhodesia
V/624Aerial View of the Devil's Cataract...
V/635Victoria Falls
V/639Victoria Falls, Rhodesia

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Postcards: Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd – Type VIIIB (K Series)

Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd

Type VIIIB (K Series)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
K/18Dam wall with five gates open, Kariba

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Postcards: Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd – Type VIIIB (Z Series)

Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd

Type VIIIB (Z Series)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
Z/114Conical Tower in the Zimbabwe Ruins, Zimbabwe, Rhodesia.

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Postcards: Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd – Type VIIIB (V Series)

Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd

Type VIIIB (V Series)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
V/645The Eastern Cataract in Flood, Victoria Falls

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Postcards: Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd – Type VIIIA (V Series)

Big Game Photography (Pvt) Ltd

Type VIIIA (V Series)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
V/245Aerial View of Victoria Falls, Rhodesia
V/288The Victoria Falls Bridge, Victoria Falls

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