The old stone ruins on Dananombe and Naletale in the Shangani area are very remote. Danan’ombe was the capital of the Rozvi state from about 1693 to the early 1800’s. It became the capital of the Rozvi after Changamire defeated the Torwa dynasty at Khami near Bulawayo. Archaeology there is no clear distinction between the occupational layers of the Torwa and the Rozvi although traditions and documentary evidence suggests that Danan’mombe was occupied by different groups of the people at different times.
Major attractions at Dananombe/Dhlodhlo National Monument:
• Site Museum with outstanding artefacts from Dananombe and related sites
• Khami type stone walling and terracing
• Exposed house structures and grain bins
• Geological formations
• Peaceful and scenic environment