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Matobo National Park reviews

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“The Matopos at anytime of the year is incredible - if you get the chance to visit this historical natural piece of art - GO!” - JaimieLee.Holtzhausen

Rolling boulders

Views: 74 Visited: May 2016 Reviewed: Oct 25, 2018

Matopos National Park is unique in its own way; it is not a place to go game-viewing as there is only a hand full of animal species around, but it is a place for more of a spiritual (by spiritual I refer to the history that lies in each boulder) real experience.

Being home to the late San people, each cave has a story to tell with the incredible cave paintings - I highly recommend going with a guide to visit the various caves as the local guides have a way of bringing the cave paintings to life, making you feel as if you were there!

Adding to the history of the Matopos, the late Cecil John Rhodes was laid to rest in a huge boulder, known as "Worlds View" which is a completely apt name; as when you stand on the top of Worlds View you feel as though you are standing on top of the world looking out over rolling granite boulders - for as far as the eye can see there is rocks, some balancing on top of others, some small, some enormous but all breathtaking - One can understand why CJR would want to be laid to rest here.

Matopos is more than just picturesque it is also calming; whilst driving down the roads in the park, one cannot help but feel truly as peace and relaxed. Its a feeling one cannot explain but has to feel.

If you get a chance to go to the Matopos - go! You will not be disappointed.

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