December 6, 1937. Mazoe Dam, S. Rhodesia: This dam, which impounds the water of the Mazoe River about 30 miles north of Salisbury, was constructed in 1920 by the British South Africa Company and was one of the early irrigation projects of this part of Africa. The view is toward the northwest and in the distance lie the Umvukwe Mountains. The lake is a favorite boating spot for Salisbury residents. 7000 feet. 07:04.