Green Haven Resort rises from lengthy slumber

Bruce Ndlovu
City legal practitioner James Mutsauki has turned out of town joint, Green Haven, into a piece of heaven for lovers of the outdoors, live music and a relaxing atmosphere.Located 12km outside the City of Kings along the Vic Falls-Bulawayo road, the new joint caters for lovers of music in an outdoor set up, with live music complemented by the jointa��s serene and scenic backdrop, which is made even more beautiful by Umguza Dam.

The joint opened its doors last Saturday. In an interview Matsauki, who spent over a decade practicing law in Botswana said although he did not have an extensive background in the entertainment business, he was inspired to revive the joint which had been a personal favourite for him in the late 80s and early 90s.

a�?I started coming to this place in the 80s when it was still run by our now Transport Minister, Obert Mpofu. Since he left, it has gone through several hands and I have seen standards decline which is why I have decided to take control since I am now back in Zimbabwe permanently,a�? he said.

Matsauki said his ultimate desire was to see the place become the citya��s spot of choice for couples that wanted to tie the knot, as its scenic beauty made it suitable for holding events of a grand nature.

a�?I would love to see the place become where people can hold events such as weddings because I have a background in catering and hosting. We are still in the process of refurbishing the place so a lot is in store for those that will frequent Green Haven in the near future,a�? he said.

Besides the scenic backdrop that is the placea��s main attraction, it also houses a bar, a stage for live performances and guesthouses.