Tucked away in the Heart of Zimbabwe is a UNESCO World Heritage site, said to hold the greatest concentration of leopards in in the Country. The Matopo National Park or “Matopos” for short is an expanse of granite hills and rock formations, an area of spiritual significance and natural grandeur.
In this unique landscape of balancing rock formations and granite hills, rhinos can be found meandering through the vegetation, whilst eagles soar overhead. The caves here have been inhabited by man since prehistoric times, leaving a legacy of rock paintings for future generations. The spiritual atmosphere of Matobo National Park is felt by even the most world-weary of visitors, and you shouldn’t overlook it in your visit to Zimbabwe. The nearby city of Bulawayo is also a historical icon.
The Matobo area of Zimbabwe is unique: it is one of the few places in Africa where not one but two species of rhino still live in the wild.
Accommodation Option – Matobo Hills Lodge
Matobo Hills Lodge is situated within a private nature reserve bordering the Matobo National Park and is surrounded by some of the spectacular granite scenery of the national Park. The lodge has 18 spacious, bright, outward facing, thatched rooms that are stylishly furnished to blend perfectly with their environment.
• Visit the famous painted caves.
• Game drives into the national park.
• Scenic drives and walks.
• Visit the tribal villages.
• Visit the grave of Cecil John Rhodes at “a view of the world”.
• Take early morning walks within the lodge reserve.
Matopo National Park is best combined with a specular trip around Zimbabwe which is sure to give the best experience of what the country has to offer in one holiday.
You can check out one of our packages that include Matopo National Park here