Matobo National Park


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A unique natural spectacle

Written on: December 29, 2014   |   I visited in October 2014 Matopos National Park is a fascinating natural spectacle with the Matopos Hills and its unique rock formations. The UNESCO world heritage site is only 45 min by car from Bulawayo and thus perfect for a day or half-day trip. Matopos National Park offers something for everyone and is also excellent for family trips. The park can be explored by car, by bike or even by foot, the latter being very impressive. The numerous caves with the ancient rock paintings are amazing to discover. There is also a small museum for more historical information. To see Cecil John Rhodes grave is imposing and the view from this spot is simply amazing.
There is a good reason that Rhodes called it ‘a view of the world’. Excellent wildlife calls the park home: You can spot giraffe, zebra, impala, warthog, baboon, vervet monkey, ostrich, hippo and even leopard and the very rare white rhino. The bird life is very lively, the rivers are great for fishing, boating and canoeing. There are numerous biking treks in the park. Spend the night at Big Cave Camp, Camp Amalinda, Matobo Hills Lodge or The Farmhouse for an even better experience of the stunning Matopos National Park.
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(3/5 stars) Written on: Apr 12, 2016   |   Visited: Mar 2016.
Matobo National Park is reputed to have the largest concentration of leopard to be found anywhere and is also home to both black and white rhino. Visit the final resting site of Cecil John Rhodes at Worlds View and breathe in the view over the incredible granite rock formations. If it's rock art you want to see then Matobo National Park is place to see it! Just b... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Feb 26, 2014   |   Visited: Oct 2013.
Technically known as Rhodes Matopos National Park, Matobo National Park is known to be the oldest park with the name Matobo reflecting the correct vernacular pronunciation of the area.

The scenery of the Matobo Hills makes it truly special. The Matobo Hills has a wide diversity of flora and fauna, with over 200 species of tree and over 100 grass species. Matobo... read more
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