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Matobo National Park

Matopos road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 241 787
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“cave paintings” (19 reviews)
“cecil rhodes” (28 reviews)
“rock formations” (14 reviews)
Matopos road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 241 787
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent a full day touring Matobo by safari vehicle and on foot. The small interpretive center is informative. We saw many impala, eagles and other birds in the morning, but rhino were elusive. Enjoyed a picnic lunch overlooking a large pond, then chose to...More

Thank Sailteresa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had one night at Matobo. We had planned to stay at the campsite, but we found it very run down, and fortunately we able to get a bungalow. The bungalow was totally adequate and affordable. The rock formations are beautiful and very impressive....More

Thank FlyingD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good game park, has variety of species including monkeys, leapards and lions. plenty of kudus and good accommodatiion

Thank B7125YUak
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The Matobo National Park is such a beautiful, peaceful place. Kopjes and hills as far as the eye can see, it certainly gives one a 'world's view'. Maleme Dam is a wonderful place to have a picnic lunch; looking out onto the water as the...More

Thank Karl E
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Matobo National Park is stunning, despite the paucity of game (apart from abundant baboons!). We stayed at Mbila Lidge, which is a National Parks Lodge - built in 2002, at Maleme Dam. Beautiful site, but the Lodge, at USD250/night was dreadful. The layout was unusual...More

Thank Lorraine1666
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Sadly the park has been badly poached out and you’ll be very lucky to see much in the way of wildlife. Elephants have gone but there are supposed to be 20 or so rhinos, but they hide because of the poaching. There’s no proper access...More

Thank hileydangerous
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Much to our surprise, this was one of our favorite game parks in all of Africa. Very cool, and they protect the rhinos here. We highly recommend making a this a stop on a trip to Zimbabwe! WORTH IT!

Thank jessicaaU9987DE
Reviewed 21 August 2017

the park was one of the best on our tour, we had a really nice guide Jordan who took us on a hike to see rhinos and we found a Group of them. really amazing to see them in real life and so Close. we...More

Thank V_2020
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A unique park where you can enjoy giant rock formations and Bushman rock art while you search for rhinos and leopards. For an impressive view of the landscape below, take the time to climb up the large granite rocks to Cecil Rhodes gravesite. If you...More

Thank WonderfulWorld59
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Spent a couple of days here, beautiful national park with amazing balancing rocks. We saw hippo and a few other small game but however no Rhino, which was sad considering it has the highest concentration of Rhino in Zim. Park rangers were alright, tried to...More

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25 July 2016|
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Response from Alessio L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea as a local friend brought me there ...
24 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