The Eastern border town of Penhalonga is home to one of Zimbabwe’s best-kept secrets: La Rochelle, a magical cross twixt fairy tale castle and French chateau, surrounded by manicured gardens on the edge of verdant forest-cloaked mountains. This luxury country house is an oasis of tranquillity and charm.
It has a refreshingly relaxed and welcoming atmosphere mirrored by its dedicated management team and aims to be the intersection of Nature, History, Culture and the Arts, creating an ambience of holistic wellbeing.
Whether you are seeking a venue for a wedding or conference, or indeed a relaxing country escape and unforgettable stay at one of the most luxurious lodges Zimbabwe has to offer, La Rochelle is the perfect destination. It is only a three hour drive from Harare - on recently upgraded Harare/Mutare road: 7 km along the Penhalonga Rd - - off the main Mutare road.