Matobo National Park
The visually spectacular landscape of the Matobo Hills with its unique range of granite domes, spires and balancing rock formations, a rich cultural history dating back over 2 000 years and its successful breeding program for both Black and White Rhinoceros.
This is what lays the foundation of a visit to Zimbabwe's amazing little Matobo National Park, a park that is well worth at least a one night stay if you are near or passing by.
Matobo National Park Facts
- SizeLocation: 432 km²
- Location: South of Bulawayo
- When to visit the park: Year-round
- Altitude: 1 550 metres above sea level
- Accommodation: Lodges In The Matobo National Park
Where is Matobo National Park located?
The Matobo Hills are located in the western region of Zimbabwe, 36 kilometres south of Bulawayo.
Click on this map link to get a better idea of where the Matobo National Park and Hills are located; Google Maps - Matobo National Park
Best Time to Visit Matobo National Park?
Matobo National Park is open to the public year-round, with summer being warm with occasional thunderstorms and winter being cool and dry.
There really is no such thing as the best time to visit; the park is fantastic any time of the year.
Information On Matobo National Park
Matobo Hills are home to granite outcrops, both ancient and recent history, Cecil John Rhodes' grave, World's view and an exceptional Black and White Rhino breeding program.
All of this in an area that was formed well over 2000 million years ago.
Matobo National Park will appeal to all nature, wildlife and bird lovers, especially with its rare species of white rhino and black eagle. It is here where some of the best rock paintings done by hunter-gatherers can be found.
A photographers paradise.
Main Attractions Of Matobo National Park
- Burial site of Cecil John Rhodes
- Granite outcrops of rocks in spectacular formations
- Changa Safari Camp
Changa is set in an extremely remote location on the shores of Lake Kariba with views stretching out over the lake and onto the Matusadona mountains in the distance.
Changa Safari Camp in the Matusadona National Park is the perfect safari option for those looking for something different without sacrificing game viewing.
- Davisons Camp
Davisons Camp in Zimbabwe, a classic African tented camp located in the private Linkwasha Concession in the south-eastern wildlife-rich region of Hwange National Park.
The camp overlooks a waterhole that is teeming with outstanding Hwange wildlife and birdlife throughout the day and night.
- Deteema Springs Camp
If you're looking for an amazing Zimbabwe safari experience, look no further than Deteema Springs Camp! Situated close to the Deteema dam in the Hwange National Park, this camp offers beautiful views of elephants and other wildlife.
Guests will love the chance to go on a walking safari in Hwange and see everything up close!
- Sapi Explorers Camp
Sapi Explorers Camp is located within 1180 square kilometres of private Sapi Concession that borders Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe.
Sapi Explorers in Mana Pools is located in one of the most remote and wild safari destinations found anywhere in Africa today.
- Old Drift Lodge
Old Drift Lodge lies on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, an accommodation option that offers luxury, location and the best of what the region has to offer.With incredible views of the Zambezi, Old Drift Safari Lodge is the perfect escape that honeymooners and romantics alike have been searching for.
- Little Ruckomechi Camp
Set on the banks of the iconic Zambezi River in the Mana Pools surrounded by high concentrations of wildlife and birdlife.
Little Ruckomechi Camp, is the perfect safari lodge option for offers seeking the ultimate in luxury and privacy when visiting the Mana Pools National Park.