Rubona is also home to some natural hot springs , which are reported by locals to cure a variety of ailments and are great for boiling potatoes. You'll have to ask around if you want to find them, but it's certainly worth the effort.
Roughly 4km south of town, along a lovely lakeshore road, is the Rubona Peninsula. The peninsula is Lake Kivu at its finest. Hills rise steeply from the lake foreshore and are a patchwork of garden plots and small homesteads. The shore itself is often rocky, although there are enough sandy spots and places suitable for swimming. It's a very popular weekend destination.
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