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This region is adorned with rock paintings and carvings from the Stone and Iron Ages; it’s a fascinating pictorial representation of prehistoric life hewn into stone.
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Matobo National Park - The Matopos, Zimbabwe
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All reviews cave paintings national park rock formations white rhino amazing place self catering rhino tracking on foot anti poaching plant life spent days surrounding environment delicious lunch will remember forever wonderful nature wild animals amazing views
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really lovely day here, with the help of truly professional guides who came up from Bulawayo. The park is extensive and, unlike most African parks, the visit is more about the landscape than the animals. The rocky hills are idyllic (at least,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ursosarctos
Reviewed 5 July 2019

We visited this park primarily to track rhinos on foot and to see the history and landscape, and we did both of these things. The Rhino were surprisingly easy to find, and on both occasions we found them within 15 minutes due to the anti...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank SuttonHill
Reviewed 10 May 2019 via mobile

It is true - world view! Sunset amazing! Now I understand why Rhodes choose this place for his grave!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank t0nystarkt
Reviewed 7 May 2019

This is a terrific place to visit. There is so much history and culture, plus amazing views, landscapes, and animals too. I wish I had had more time. I spent 3 days and there was lots more to see. The cave paintings and shadow paintings...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sheltydog2005
Reviewed 26 April 2019

Having worked as a guide in the past taking tourists into this National Park and the internal Game park I've returned to it many times and have seen a steady decline over the years. This year was the icing on the cake. Cattle all over...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jeremysmithphotograp
Reviewed 15 April 2019

hiking and game drives, for the adremnaline jubkies ther are zip lines and canoo faciliets available.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TariroM18
Reviewed 31 March 2019

Spent three days in the Matopos staying at the Matapos Hills Lodge. Had a fantastic time viewing therock formations and the animals and learningabout their habits and interactions. Fees seemed expensive at first but are not when you consider the memories you end up with....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GJWNZ
Reviewed 15 March 2019 via mobile

It’s truly amazing to see these Natural rock formations. Every one is different! I still wonder how do they defy the law of gravity and stay up without tipping over! Truly a wonder to see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeeleigh
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Whilst the setting is still spectacular the park has been spoilt by grass being cut and cattle from the surrounding communities being allowed to graze in the park. There was very liitle game which seems to indicate that poaching has taken place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 11 November 2018

The park is home to a number of black and white rhino as well as other game. But the most attractive aspect of this park is its rock formations and sheer shapes that change in appearance with the rays of the sun during the progression...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Klaus G
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