About Troutbeck Resort
Zimbabwe’s highest peak, Mount Inyangani, provides the stunning backdrop to the Troutbeck Resort, nestled in the Eastern Highlands of the country.
Scenery more akin to the Scottish Highlands than sub-tropical Zimbabwe welcomes guests to this unique part of the country and offers a respite for those wishing to escape the summer heat of the Highveld.
A “country club” ambience prevails in this hotel and its staff perpetuate the feeling with discreet but highly polished African Sun service. The open fire in the hotel foyer has been alight since the opening of the property, 45 years ago, and is the physical embodiment of the warmth of the welcome all guests enjoy.
Troutbeck Resort’s 70 well-appointed rooms are increasingly used by those wishing to combine pleasure with business. Conference facilities, with the Rainbow Trout Suite holding up to 400 people, are complemented by the resort’s own 9-hole golf course and well-stocked lake. As well as golf and trout fishing, a swimming pool, tennis, volleyball and squash courts are there for the holidaymaker or conference-goer to enjoy.
The resort’s capable and willing staff will organise meetings and conferences with their now famous panache can arrange horse-riding, hill climbing and sightseeing trips to World’s View, and even prepare your catch from the lake for consumption at the hotel or the journey home.
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.
The resorts accommodation options range from rooms with king-size, twin and double beds, all of which are classically decked out in the crispest pastel coloured and patterned linen. There is one family unit that accommodates up to five people in two inter-leading rooms.
Disabled guests are allocated easily accessible rooms in the east wing and on days when the clean mountain air is a little frosty our guests need not suffer with wall to wall carpeting, under floor heating as well as additional oil heaters placed in each room.
All rooms on the Lake Wing have private balconies, glass doors and large windows looking out onto striking views of the lake and golf course.
The trademark “country club” feel dominates the well-appointed cocktail bar and the spacious Beck’s Restaurant, well known by the locals and visitors alike for its superlative buffets. Its more traditional table menus are at the core of its guest service, as this part of the world with its mountain air produces healthy appetites.
The restaurant at the Troutbeck resort is called The Beck Restaurant, it can accommodation for 160 people. The terrace is a favourite site for meals surrounded by towering mountains.
Guests can also enjoy tranquil picnics in the garden. The Hare and Hound is a cosy bar where guest can relax away the time.
The warm aroma of burning firewood lingers constantly in the Residence Sun Lounge where guests can spend time reading, chatting or enjoying an afternoon tea.