Matobo National Park
Matobo National Park
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Laura Lou
Christchurch, New Zealand14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Incredible park and team of rangers and tour operators trying to save Rhinos. We had the local legend Ian as our guide for the day and he was amazing. Heartbreaking to hear about the poaching that is still happening. The painting in the park were amazing!! as were the rhino of course. This place is a must visit. You'll have an awesome day and contribute some tourist $'s to helping protect the rhinos.
Written 7 December 2023
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huntersmith
Oakland, CA29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This park is not often visited because you won't spot many animals on game drives, and it isn't on the main circuit for tourism. But it's easy to get to from Bulawayo and has spectacular scenery, with hills, rock faces, and boulders that are gorgeous all day and with the sun setting. There are also 13,000-year-old cave paintings and a chance to see rhinos in the wild (even on foot). Very peaceful, pretty, and photogenic.
Written 13 May 2023
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Thecatsmum4
Kettering, UK2,249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Our knowledgeable guide first took us to see the Bushmen Cave Paintings, explaining their way of life, which was interesting. There isn't that much there by way of the paintings you just walk up a short way to the rock and come down again.

We then went on to see the Rhinos up close, now this was special, right up close and personal. If you do nothing else on your visit do this part. We were on foot and had to walk a short distance through the bush, obviously as they move around there is no set pathway so covered footwear and if you are not too steady on your feet, this may not be for you.

We finshed off with a visit to Cecil Rhode's Grave, again very interesting. There are loos in the car park here. The actual grave is at the top of a steep climb, in itself not difficult but if you are not particularly mobile then forget it. The views from the top are breathtaking.

We arrived by rail and it is a 45 min transfer from Bulawayo station.
Written 26 April 2023
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Carol H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Seeing rhinos and drinking in the incredibley breathtaking panorama from World's View. I am sure this where God started creation. The National Parks staff were knowledgeable and it is very humbling to actually meet the dedicated human beings protecting animals facing extinction as they patrol the parks . When you visit find out how you can be a part of supporting the scouts and the communities protecting wildlife and being an active part of conservation. These men and women put their lives on the line for conservation.
Written 22 March 2023
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,068 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Loved this National Park, such different landscape to other places. Rocky terrain and lush green surrounds. There are many caves within the park, many with ancient rock paintings by the San bushmen.

We were lucky to see 6 large rhinos in the park too. Our guide, Adrian, knew a lot about the plant life within the park too.

Cecil Rhodes final resting place is,also here. That costs 10US to visit but there's a fabulous view without going right up. Viewpoint called World's View. Breath taking.

We didn't see many animals but the rhino were spectacular.
Written 10 January 2023
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Saar G
Tel Aviv, Israel113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
The park is unique, I believe for its stone mountains which are quite an amazing site. Your experience, I believe will depend on your tour guide. We didn’t go to Rhodes grave, although I would have liked to visit the former residence as part of understanding the man. We visited with a local elder for a view of some cave paintings as well as going to visit a local family in huts. These visits added tremendously to our experience. We did manage to see some animals from a distance but we didn’t do the rhino walk.
Written 5 November 2022
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Vincent C
318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We came as part of our included tour Game Drive and we opted for the optional extension at a steal $20USD per person which offered us 4-5 more hrs. Lunch was included and was delicious and simple.

We had Andy as our guide who made the entire day one of the best drives. Even though we didn't see a ton; we did get to walk in the bush to get close to a rhino, saw some other animals and the landscape was breathtaking.

The hike to the grave and native paintings were lovely and the overall day was memorable.

I would recommend this park as it is beautiful and with a good guide like Andy will make it worthwhile.
Written 10 September 2022
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LFCKOPITE4EVER
Rancho Mirage, CA248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Yes, a MUST visit and one that further emphasizes Zimbabwe as an extraordinarily beautiful nation. Consider using Bonisa Excursions as listed here.
Written 8 August 2022
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Came here as part of a visit to the local villages, to watch the sunset and see some esoteric cave paintings. Absolutely worth your time so do not skip this!
Written 24 July 2022
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Mbira Tours And Safaris
Bulawayo Province, Zimbabwe16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Business
A visit to Bulawayo Matopos national park is a great experience for someone needing peace and discover the African nature which provides a variety of bird species, trees, animals, reptiles and not forgetting the paintings, caves which are heavily beefed with so much history.
Written 24 February 2022
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