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Matopos road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 241 787
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Reviewed yesterday

I have only been here twice in my life: once when i was 10 years old and again 2 decades later. The landscape and the quiet beauty of this place is timeless and a must see for everyone. Staff there were very helpful and informative....More

Thank lindanic2015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My overland tour arranged for a safari through the park with the chance to walk into the bush to see the rhinos. Very cool. We also hiked up to see the San cave paintings which were awesome. Then we drove up to the viewpoint to...More

Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This started as a drive past and ended being the most educative outings ever.We visited Camp Amalinda where we had some drinks marvelling the institution taking photos of nature.We then went to Maleme Dam what a cool environment we experienced wished we could do a...More

Thank rexfordm2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my biggest disappointment,not even 1 animal seen from 9 to 2pm I guess also our Tour Leaders started us of at the wrong time,we were in a group of 45 so maybe they were overwhelmed dealing with so many However I loved the...More

Thank pmkamanga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place. Only place for picnic I never get tired of. Kids had fun hiking though tiring. Only problem is, if you are late you don't get a good picnic spot. But lovely and educational. Don't mind the baboons and don't encourage them with food,...More

Thank Josephine K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Maleme Lodges inside the National Park which are self catering and set up for bbq. The park itself is fabulous with cave paintings, balancing rocks and has a World Heritage Site. For us the best experience was taking a National Parks...More

Thank Sybil D
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

This park is full of natural beauty including the scenery, animal life and cave art. Our highlight of the trip was the visit to the artist stand. Thulani is one of the local artists displaying his handmade carvings and drawings..so much talent there!

Thank maria k
Reviewed August 13, 2018

there is a reason why a person who was planning on colonizing Africa chose to be buried here. It is the epitome of peace and tranquility - while being absolutely spectacular at the same time

Thank Christiaan N
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here as part of a tour. We did the half day visit which limited our time to mostly just the rhinos. DRESS APPROPRIATELY! Recommend long pants and long sleeves. We wound up walking through some unexpected terrain that included prickly bushes, we came home...More

1  Thank MeredithMNYC
Reviewed July 19, 2018

What a wonderful view. Cecil John Rhodes indeed knew what he was talking about when visiting this site!

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August 14, 2018|
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Response from Arjanne R | Reviewed this property |
My absolute highlight is the lanfscape with stunning rock formations. You don't go to Matobo for game (except the Rhinos). You may book a rhino tracking in advance via email, matoboparks at gmail The USD 20 is the rate for... More
September 4, 2017|
Response from Arjanne R | Reviewed this property |
All info about entry on the website of zimparks