MATOBO HILLS
WHY TRAVEL HERE?
  • A range of domes (dwalas), spires and balancing rock formations has been hewn by nature out of granite.
     

  • Located 54km south-west of Bulawayo in south-western Zimbabwe.
     

  • Made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.
     

  • The awe inspiring “World’s View” site of Cecil John Rhodes’ grave is a place where time seems to stand still.
     

  • Traditional legend holds that the Ndebele king, Lobengula, was buried in the hills somewhere together with his guards and fabulous wealth.
     

  • Like clouds, the spectacular rock formations give rise to all kinds of fantasy images.
     

  • The hills are interspersed by valleys where the Maleme Dam offers a tranquil setting amongst the rocks.
     

  • A wide diversity of habitats that include open woodland and cacti on exposed granite.
     

  • Castle kopjes and rock domes are rich in high quality ancient San (Bushmen) paintings, demonstrating that the area was indeed naturally inhabited by the white rhino and exciting walking safaris with them are on offer. 
     

  • The Whovi Game Park portion of Matobo hosts a variety of wildlife with 88 recorded species.
     

  • The Park has the largest concentration of Black Eagles anywhere and a high concentration of leopard, as well as giraffe, sable, baboons and klipspringer.
     

  • Birdlife is of the best in the country with spotting opportunities for the rare African hawk eagle and the Cape eagle-owl.
     

  • A handful of unique lodges provide an unwinding retreat.
     

  • Activities include game drives, hiking, rock climbing, horse riding and fishing.
     

  • The sunny warm winter runs from April to October and the hot and humid summer runs from October to March.
     

  • Open all year round.

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS
Camp Amalinda
Big Cave Camp
Matobo Hills Lodge
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DIRECTIONS

The Park is 469 km from Harare and only 54 km from Bulawayo. There are generally daily internal flights from Harare to Bulawayo and a bus service to the Park. If driving, follow the Matobo Road from Bulawayo following the signposts for the Park.

call:    Harare: +263 771 363 211 ;

             Victoria Falls: +263 772 147 631

email: beck@off2africa.travel

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