Zimbabwean Celebrity Houses

Fame, fortune and the dream-house

By  | May 22, 2020, 02:36 PM  | Genius "Ginimbi" Kadungure  | Top of The

Everyone understands what it’s like to be at home, but what if your home was a spacious open plan dream house, overlooking a majestic view? 

Taking some time out at a luxurious resort sounds like a great escape from the tire of everyday life. However, for the rich and famous, their hard work often pays off in the place they call home. For many celebrities, getting away does not mean jet setting off to an exotic undisclosed destination. Rather it has become simply about staying home. 

Why go on vacation, when you can make your life a vacation. Zimbabwean celebrities have been fast on the heels of international celebs in this regard. With their money being put to good use, we see a decent and well deserved amount of ‘property splurging’.

Let’s have a look at 4 Zimbabwean Celebrity Houses:

Tendai Mtawarira

International rugby sensation Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira who has played for the ‘Sharks’ and ‘Springboks’, has earned a legendary status and announced his retirement this year. 

In 2008, Tendai was selected in the Springbok squad and made his debut against Wales on the 14th June that year.

A decade later, his World Cup triumph with the Springboks has cemented his name in rugby folklore, and thus he will now be remembered as so much more than the greatest ever prop.

This remarkable player has been blessed with an incredible home. There are not many locations that can be enjoyed in retirement, like that of the Dolphin Coast in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

Tendai and Kuziva Mtawarira chose excellently in where to build their ultimate dream home. The North Coast attraction has a somewhat wild feel to it, with the fresh air and open spaces providing a perfect place for their two children, Talumba and Wangu run around and play freely. This opulent home was featured on ‘Top Billing’ and it boasts fine finishes, breathtaking views and an exquisite fire pit.

The luxurious fire pit was one of the more important aspects of the living space for Tendai. Setting the scene for many gatherings with friends and family, the fire pit creates an ambient and cosy place with comfortable seating to enjoy great company.

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Their lavish home boasts several magnificent features, however, one of the main highlights is the sparkling pool overlooking a breathtaking view.

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The slope of the property site, did allow for pananoramic views, however it created architectural and engineering complexities in trying to accomplished the feat. This engineering difficulty encouraged their architectural team to channel their skills which led to the unique idea and creation of their ‘floating’ pool.
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Ginimbi Kadungure

Genius Kadumgure aka Ginimbi is a famous Zimbabwean businessman and socialite. He is also the founder and CEO of ‘Pioneer Gases’ and the owner of ‘Club Sankayi’ which has since been renovated and renamed to Dreams Nightlife Club

When building his rural mansion, Ginimbi stated, “I want my house to shout style.”
This is why he calls his “mansion in the village”.

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The 2 storey house is where Ginimbi lives when he is in the country. He splits his time between Zimbabwe and South Africa where he also has business interests. His mansion is built on 4 acres of rural land in Domboshova, which is 39 kilometres from Harare.
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The extravagant home has a 14 seater state of the art cinema, 6 bedrooms and a fully equipped gym. On entry to the mansion is a breathtaking swiveled glass door with a logo of a famous line, which gives you an understanding that the million dollar Rolls Royce parked oustide is a statement. It all testifies to the wealth and style of one of the country’s most written about rich, young 36 year old.
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“When I engaged an architect to design my house, I made sure that he understood the way I live my life. I instructed him to study me from my choice of cars, to dress sense, to social interests and come up with something that depicts all these things. And the result was a 2 storey building of pure class,” Ginimbi revealed.
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The mansion has an open plan design with balconies and verandahs giving access to lush green gardens. The ground floor boasts a large kitchen, lounge, gym, cinema, guest bedroom and guest wing as well as a small ‘reception’ area. It also has a master bedroom and Ginimbi’s office. 
The home is completed with a fully stocked entertainment area, with elegant furnishings.

Philip Chiyangwa

Phillip Chiyangwa is an entrepreneur and founder of several businesses including a company listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.
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The massive white mansion has 2 story’s with several balcony’s overlooking a large green lawn and a pond with a water feature fountain.

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It has 34 bedrooms with ensuites, several dining areas, both inside and out, several lounges, as well as a large kitchen and a bar entertainment area. It also boasts quite a large reception area. The style of the house is a mix between victorian and ancient greek. It has since been converted to a hotel.

Danai Gurira
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Danai Gurira, ‘The Walking Dead’ actress, who recently showed off her her acting genius in Avengers: Endgame is leveling up her recent purchase of a Hollywood home, located in the Outpost Estates neighbourhood.
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It features 3 bedrooms and 3 and a half bathrooms, while emphasizing privacy, it also reveals stunning canyon views. This lovely abode has an open plan feature that runs the width of the house.The wood and glass lined front entrance opens up to a spacious, sunny living room with a stone fireplace at the end. It has high ceilings with an open air kitchen. The dining space is casual and set between the living room and the kitchen. There are 3 bedrooms on the lower level with the master bedroom overlooking the surrounding greenery.

A private outdoor patio features an in-ground spa and a sitting area is easily accessible from the master bedroom.

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This fabulous purchase officially makes Gurira bicoastal. Last year she purchased a lofted condo in the iconic Brooklyn building One Hanson Place.

Wouldn't you want to tour these beautiful mansions? We sure would.

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