Picture the scene…
You turn to your friendly guide.
With a skill passed down from his father, your new friend is teaching you about the history of these ancient granite mountains
There are so many things to do here.
Are you ready to set off on an adventure?
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Experience twice daily game drives in an open safari vehicle with professional guides offering the perfect opportunity to get up close to Zimbabwe’s wildlife, culture and history.
It’s extraordinary with unique wildlife, magnificent views and rich culture and history all around you, Matobo Hills offers a true Zimbabwean safari experience.
Matobo Hills National Park is world-renowned for its large population of leopards and one of the last wild and free-roaming populations of rhinos found anywhere in Africa.
A Rhino Safari on foot with a professional guide in the shadows of the Matobo Hills is one of the most iconic safaris in Africa. Feel your heart pound as you get close to one of the world’s most handsome and endangered animals, all whilst in the company of a trained professional guide.
The Matobo Hills National Park has some of the most magnificent prehistoric caves and bushman artwork to be found anywhere in the world and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The paintings are between 1500 and 13000 years old and range from delicate wildlife sketches such as giraffe, lions, rhino and even fireflies, to gritty re-enactments of hunting and the fantastical abstract world of ancient bushman beliefs and religious totems.
A trip to visit the local inhabitants of the Silozwe Valley in the Matobo Hills is a cultural treasure for those who wish to learn more about traditional African culture.
Once in the picturesque village, you will be greeted by the friendly head man and treated to traditional African dancing by the talented locals who are proud to give you a tour of the village and their traditionally made homesteads and huts.
Are you the sort of traveller that likes to get your boots on the ground, feel the earth under your feet, and explore off the beaten track? Then the Matopos National Park is the place to visit. The granite hills offer you hikes of all levels.
When you visit Matobo Hills Lodge, we will put you on the right track.
The famous British colonialist, Cecil John Rhodes is buried in the Matobo hills. Rhodes’s grave sits atop a granite hill known to local inhabitants as “Malindidzimu,” a Khalanga word which translates to “the hill of benevolent spirits”.
From the grave, there is an awe-inspiring 360° view in every direction of the Matobo Hills. Rhodes spent many an afternoon pondering life’s great questions at this exact spot which he called “A view of the world.”
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