The highest mountain in Zimbabwe, Mount Nyangani lies about 15 km from the village. Its highest peak rises to 2,600 m above sea level. Nyanga is a popular tourist destination with its trout fishing, golf courses, mountain hikes and holiday resorts. Nyanga also accommodates the highest waterfalls in the country - the Mtarazi Falls are about 760 m high. The surrounding areas also contain many Stone Age and Iron Age archaeological remains such as pit structures, stone forts, terraces and pathways.
In the town is the bustling township of Nyamhuka, around which there is an ever expanding growth of high and medium density housing. Nyanga is also host to the largest army training camp in Zimbabwe, hosting recruits from across Africa.
The Nyanga Area has long been regarded as a place of great natural beauty. In 1896, Cecil John Rhodes wrote to his agent: "Dear McDonald, Inyanga is much finer than you described...Before it is all gone, buy me quickly up to 100 000 acres [400 km²], and be sure to take in the Pungwe Falls. I would like to try sheep and apple growing."