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