Matobo occupies a land mass of 44,500 hectares and is just south of Bulawayo, in the magnificent Matobo Hills, hewn from a solid granite plateau by millions of years of eroson and weathering.
As a result the terrain is rugged and magnificent, a paradise for hikers, additionally the diverse vegetation supports a wide range of wildlife. More common species found in the park, include Klipspringer, zebra, hippo and giraffe. Fish eagles, secretary bird, francolin and a large number of black eagles live here, thriving on a diet of rock hyrax.
Matobo National Park is also the site of the grave of Cecil John Rhodes. He is buried at the summit of Malindidzimu -’hill of benevolent spirits’ – and a short walk from the parking area will lead the visitor to his grave, which is carved out of the solid granite hill and surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of massive boulders.
This trip takes a fresh look at various facets of Zimbabwe – historical, scenic and natural – travelling by air, road, boat and on foot to get to know its diverse landscapes and remarkable wildlife.
This charming, exclusive camp, located within Matobo National Park just outside Bulawayo, consists of nine thatched rooms tucked away among massive granite boulders at an ancient Bushman site.