As Zimbabwe celebrates 39 years of ‘Sovereignty’, it is an opportune moment to reflect on key events of our history. In our opinion, they have had an impact on travel and tourism in a way or two. Let’s learn from them, as we aspire to reach the highest standards of hospitality.
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One of the most interesting life ♥️ forms in the Matobo Hills is lichen☘️, the vivid splashes of colour on exposed surfaces of the giant granite rocks is extra-ordinary.💥
5 – Hike and sundowners @ Rhodes grave
4 – Picnic at Mtshelele Dam
3 – Village Visit
2- Visit Silozwane Cave
1 – Track Rhino on foot
Bonus – Stay at Matobo Hills Lodge.
Zimbabwe is a staggeringly beautiful country with exquisite national parks and magnificent wildlife.If you are an intrepid traveller who really wants to get off the beaten track, we have put together ten of the best things to EXPERIENCE across Zimbabwe just for you.
Matobo Hills Lodge is an authentic Zimbabwe safari lodge located within the Matopos National Park. Getting to the Lodge from Bulawayo is fairly easy. You only have to make the choice to either drive or be driven. The 55 km journey from the city center of Bulawayo takes just less
NO doubt – things are very tough – Zimbabwean people are suffering.
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Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting Fungai Machirori. Fungai is a well-known Zimbabwean creative with a passion for writing and photography. Below, she describes her experience at Matobo Hills Lodge. On 30 July, I was ready to join other Zimbabweans in casting my vote in the harmonised and much-anticipated elections.
When you visit Matobo Hills Lodge, one of the more rugged activities in store for you is hiking the hills. There are many reasons why hiking is good for you. It isn’t just about the view, the sweet smell of nature, the sounds of its inhabitants or the company of
Kudzai is a (class 1) Chef at Matobo Hills Lodge. This man has a King Midas’ Touch that sees him turn any simple ingredients into a finger-licking cuisine. He studied Professional Cookery at the Bulawayo Polytechnic College before coming to work as a Chef at the Lodge in 2016. Kudzai
7 Fun Facts That Will Make You Fall In With Love The Dassie You may know the Dassie (Afrikaans) as a rock hyrax. The dassie may look like a rodent but it isn’t one. It has been reported that this little creature is closely related to elephants. Dassies are mainly found
Planned your African safari. Check. Chosen your safari camp. Check. Booked your stay. Check. Then you waited, the adrenaline rising as the trip got closer and closer. Finally, the day has come and you must pack. What to bring? What to bring? An African safari is different from any trip
When you call Matobo Hills Lodge for bookings or any other enquiries, you can be sure to talk to this cheerful woman with a boisterous voice. Bertha Mbao is originally from Zambia and has been residing in Zimbabwe for the past 15 years. She has been working in the Sales
Results Of The Matobo Hills Quiz We ran a quiz testing your knowledge of the Matobo National Park. The Matobo Hills quiz was a huge success. Nearly 450 of you responded within the 48-hour time-frame for the competition. Interestingly enough, no one managed to get 100% of the questions correct.
Hands down, a Zimbabwe safari is probably one of the best trips anyone can take. There is so much to do, so much to see and a lot to learn. Undeniably, a safari is as exciting as it is educational. ONLY IF, you remember to adhere by certain rules. RULE
When you are ready to book your stay at Matobo Hills Lodge or simply have any inquiries, you can be sure Blessing will be on the other line ready to assist you. She is one of the two ladies working in the Booking and Reservations Department. Blessing joined Matobo Hills Lodge last
Is it Matobo National Park or Matopos National Park? You have heard about Matobo National Park. Or is it Matopos National Park? We have shared so many pictures of this enchanting gallery of rocks and wildlife. In fact, we – and many others – have written several articles on it.
Matobo national Park is located around 34kms to the South of the city of Bulawayo. This green park was established in 1926 and is also the oldest national park in Zimbabwe. Matobo National Park teems with diverse plant, bird and animal species. It has over 200 tree species including mountain acacia,
Before jumping into what to consider when booking an African safari, did you know that safari is a Swahili term meaning, “a journey”? In the past, this journey usually involved a lot of trophy hunting. With certain wildlife facing the threat of extinction, thankfully, those days are just that. In
The quickest and easiest way to become a rhino expertFirstly, is a Black Rhino even black? Is a White Rhino well, white? The answer to both questions is NO. That’s right! Both species are, in fact, grey with the Black Rhino having a darker shade than the White Rhino. So, how
Today is World Environment Day. This year the theme is “Beat Plastic Pollution” and official commemorations are taking place in India. The Prime Minister of the country, Narendra Modi, took to twitter and wrote: “Greetings on #WorldEnvironmentDay. Together, let us ensure that our future generations live in a clean and
PRESS RELEASE: Matobo Hills Lodge wins TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 We have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. For the 4th time in a row! Matobo Hills Lodge couldn’t be more delighted. Our Lodge continues to establish itself as a first-rate Zimbabwean tourist destination. We strive to
A Safari is generally not cheap but the following tips will ensure that you lower costs while still enjoying many of the perks of a luxury experience.
Blessing is a “Confident, Mature and Disciplined young man.” says Operations Manager Mr Grey Nyama Having joined Matobos Hills Lodge on the 19th of February 2018, he first started on attachment from his hotel school. His strong work ethic created an impression on his bosses and soon he was promoted
Matobo Hills is Listed in the 2018 World Monuments Watch Wondering why it is listed in the World Monuments Watch (WMF)? This natural landscape is threatened by several factors including deforestation. That is the reason why. The World Monuments Fund announced the List on 15 October 2017. The WMF is a
Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp I had seen the pictures of the lodge on the website and they were breath-taking. However, having visited a lodge the previous year whose net pictures were a huge disappointment I wondered if Matobo Hills Lodge would also turn out to be just another case of
Never before in recent history has there been a better time to visit Zimbabwe. This is the nation that pioneered the true African safaris, gave the world incomparable wilderness experiences and produced the most outstanding safari guides on the continent. Zimbabwe is a country blessed with many varied habitats and
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
ZRP Vehicle Inspectorate. Anyone who feels cheated has a right to call the National Complaints Hotline on +263(0)47036311 where their complaints will be attended to immediately. The Zimbabwe Republic Police recently also launched a national WhatsApp hotline where members of the public can register their complaints to the police via
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:
Matobo Hills Lodge would like to share the description of Matopos by Oliver Ransford – pretty accomplished we think! If this doesn’t lure you then nothing will! “Well-wooded kloofs, great naked fingers of rock, the strangely beautiful sheets of ocherous color painted by lichen, blue heraldic lizards motionless in the
Zimbabwe after much difficulties with its economy, tourists are becoming more enthusiastic about travel to the country. Stability is returning to the country, and enticing foreigners and locals to explore this beautiful country and enjoy what it has to offer them. Zimbabwe has many natural wonders, very welcoming locals, a
Meet us at Indaba 2016! INDABA is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar. INDABA 2016 takes place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Centre, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal from 7-9 May 2016.
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.