Chimanimani is one of Zimbabwe's finest mountain wilderness areas and a very popular hiking destination. Close to the town are the scenic Bridal Veil Falls. Nearby is Chirinda forest, Africa’s southernmost tropical rainforest, harbouring strelitzias, wild orchids, tree ferns, cycads and rare trees. The forest is also home to the 1000-year-old Big Tree, a red mahogany (Khaya anthotheca) nearly 70m high and 16m around; it is also the habitat for a near endemic rare frog, the Inyanga river frog. (C. Michael Hogan. 2012) There is an arboretum near the village.