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Matobo National Park

Matopos road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 241 787
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Not far from Bulawayo. Absolutely stunning scenery seeped with true history. If you have time... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Zoey A
via mobile
Sunset paradise

Well its hard to review Matobos in one short paragraph. But i'll give it a go, first off the common... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Matopos road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 241 787
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Not far from Bulawayo. Absolutely stunning scenery seeped with true history. If you have time make sure you visit the Mother and Child rock, the cave paintings and the tomb of John Rhodes. Advisable to book a tour guide as you may miss some of...More

Thank Zoey A
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Well its hard to review Matobos in one short paragraph. But i'll give it a go, first off the common spot are accessible by most cars but better to have something with decent clearance. The common picnic spots have decent settings but the facilities are...More

1  Thank Mikewzim
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Go to Rhode's grave! Must add for bucket list! Super peaceful and beautiful! Does involve a bit of walking up a hilly area though!

Thank Kelly P
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Matobo National Park is known for the Matobo Hills --a range of balancing rock formations created by erosion of the granite plateau, sttone Age rock art. The park has significant populations of black and white rhinos.

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely time away. Crisp clean white linen. Accommodation spacious and clean. View out of this world in the heart of the Matopas, and a beautiful peace broken only by the cry of the fish eagle. Well worth a trip.

Thank Sargant_12
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Our group went for an afternoon hike in Matobo National Park. The rock formations are fascinating. The history supplied by our guide about the history of the founding days of Zimbabwe was fascinating and inspired me to read more. The best part of our trip...More

Thank EJCarter756
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

A good taste of wild life nature. It takes you away from the trouble of humans and accords you the refreshing wild natural environment

Thank chitombo
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We did an afternoon game drive at Matobo National Park. The park is only 32km away from the city and is known for having a large concentration of black eagles. In addition to this, the game reserve is inhabited by rhinos, one of the endangered...More

1  Thank Lance_Kerwin
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We were fortunate enough to live close to Matopos for many years. A place of complete wonder and solitude, you can really find a quiet place in the grandeur of nature to drink in the beauty and you can also find places to barbecue and...More

Thank Rhodesia1965
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A must see if you are near or traveling through Bulawayo, even if you are not make the effort to go there! All types of accommodation ranging from fancy to camping, beautiful scenery and wildlife. Self drive or get a day trip from Bulawayo. A...More

Thank zimnic81
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Hi, I am planning got visit Matobo and camp in September. We don't have a car so any ideas how we can get there from Bulawayo/ (We are getting a train to there from livingstone) Is there a bus we can get? Would we need a car to travel around the part or is there guided tours? Thanks in advance
26 July 2016|
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Response from Alessio L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea as a local friend brought me there ...
Hello: I am interested in visiting Matopo NP, and hope to stay in the Amalinda Lodge. My questions are about the Rhino tracking for which the park is famous. I hope someone can answer my questions: 1. Are Rhino really prevalent in the park and fairy easy to find or is it just a marketing gimmick by them? 2. I have read that the Rhinos are all de-horned and tagged for conservation reasons. Is it true they are all de-horned? Did you see any which are not de-horned? Thanks Thank You
25 November 2015|
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Response from MerimyB | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for the delay in answering this , I missed the email. I did not see rhinos on this trip as I was only in the park overnight and out the next morning. I was up at Rhodes grave scattering my mother's ashes. I have... More