Balancing Rocks

The Balancing Rocks are geomorphological features of igneous rocks found in many parts of Zimbabwe, and are particularly noteworthy in Matopos National Park, and near the township of Epworth, to the southeast of Harare. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe featured the Chiremba Balancing Rocks on the outskirts of Epworth on Zimbabwean banknotes.[1][2][3]

Balancing Rocks
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Balancing formation seen in Matopos National Park, known as the Mother and Child inselberg
Highest point
Elevation1,473 m (4,833 ft)
CoordinatesCoordinates: 17°53′13.3″S 31°7′51.2″E / 17.887028°S 31.130889°E / -17.887028; 31.130889
LocationMatopos National Park, Zimbabwe
Parent rangeThroughout Zimbabwe


  1. ^ Paul Murray (2010). Zimbabwe. Bradt Travel Guides. pp. 166–. ISBN 978-1-84162-295-8.
  2. ^ A. J. Chennells; Flora Veit-Wild (1999). Emerging perspectives on Dambudzo Marechera. Africa World Press. pp. 153–. ISBN 978-0-86543-645-9. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Matobo Hills:Brief Description". Retrieved 11 February 2011.