With unsurpassed levels of cuisine and service, a vast array of activities and experiences, this is the perfect bush escape. This is Matobo Hills Lodge. Sunny days and star-studded nights.
We would like a visit to Matobo Hills Lodge about you. Relax and unwind. Find your own space amongst the eternal granite domes. Design your own days, do as many or as few activities as you would like. How you spend your time with us is your choice but getting the small things right that will make the difference is ours.
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In an area of exquisite beauty, the lodge’s accommodation units are built upon a granite outcrop with outlooks over the surrounding hills. 34 beds in seventeen luxury hilltop lodges; 13 twin bedded and 4 double bedded. All lodges have shower, bath toilet and basin and wall-to-wall carpet. Extra beds on request.
A separate lounge/bar which commands spectacular 360 degree views of Mount Ififi and the Maleme Valley. A swimming pool has been built into the granite dome to resemble a natural rock pool. Laundry, gift shop, swimming pool, conference facilities for 40.
Meal times are at the usually accepted times but can be dependent on game drives and will vary seasonally. All meals are Table d’hôte with a wide selection of dishes. Meals are taken in a thatched dining room or open air gazebo depending on the weather.
The Lodge has a fleet of open safari vehicles and a staff of trained guides. Walks and drives to areas of scenic and historical interest include visits to the famous rock paintings, the historical battle sites and to the grave of Cecil John Rhodes at World’s View.
Local guides are on hand to take visitors into the nearby tribal area where Ndebele and Kalanga people continue to live a traditional life style. Game drives are conducted into the Matobo Hills National Park in search of black and white rhino, giraffe, zebra, sable antelope, leopard and a host of other species.
1. The People
Every tourism nation claims its people are the friendliest on earth, but… Zimbabweans rank right up there at the top of the list. We have the highest literacy rate in Africa (98%) something to brag about; winner of the all-time population smile rate (100%), I made that up but it can’t be far from the truth; a brilliant sense of humour and appreciation of the ridiculous; huge singing and dancing talent – I challenge you to find a tone deaf, left footed Zimbabwean; and linguistic skills second to none – most citizens are bi lingual if not trilingual. Zimbabweans love a good chat, really enjoy learning about other nations and will happily share their culture and history. They are enterprising, entrepreneurial and artistic – some of their carvings, embroideries, sculptures, paintings and wirework are breathtaking, all are superbly original.
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The Matobo Hills or Matopos Hills are a UNESCO natural world heritage site covering 44 500 Hectares of rugged and some of the most spectacular granite scenery in the world.
Being in the hospitality industry we meet many foreign tourists visiting Zimbabwe for the first time. Without fail, each traveler begins their conversation something like this: