Mutorashanga Quarry is an old mine that is about 110km out of Harare. Many go there to braai and swim. You can also go scuba diving there. If you’re in Zimbabwe, find out how you can learn how to dive here. There are many myths surrounding this mystical green pool, but I can assure you, there’s nothing scary in the water! In this article, I’ll take you through a packing list to ensure you have an amazing day trip. Entrance is free and you can take little children there as well.
It’s really important that you stay hydrated as you’ll be in the sun most of the time. Carry enough drinking water for the day. At least 1,5 litres per person.
Don’t forget to pack this! You’re going to a pool, so if you’re going to leave anything behind, let it not be this. If you can’t swim, please let those you are travelling with know as there are no life guards on site in case you fall in.
3.Food and braai supplies
Braaing is a crucial part of the experience at Mutorashanga. Braai space is limited however, so if you have your own gas braai, or a small braai stand, bring that along. Otherwise, remember to carry your braai supplies. There are some shops on the way there, however they only sell basic commodities. So don’t risk it, carry everything you need. If you’re not going to braai, pack your lunch, as there won’t be anywhere to buy lunch. At the shops, just next to the bottle store, you can buy a plate of sadza for about $2. But that’ll mean eating before you get to the green pool, or after your day there.
4. A hat and sunscreen
Yes, this applies to people of colour too! You don’t want to get sunburnt and you don’t want to have a headache by the end of the day, so don’t leave these behind.
5. Hand Wipes and/or hand sanitiser
There are no ablution facilities at Mutorashanga. So carry hand wipes/sanitizer to clean your hands.