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Matobo Hills Lodge

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Welcome to Matobo Hills Lodge! Matobo Hills Lodge was designed and constructed by Touch The Wild and was built using local labour and material. It opened in August 1992.The lodge is situated within a private nature reserve bordering the Matobo National Park and is surrounded by some of the most spectacular granite scenery in the world. The Matobo Hills are renowned not only for their beauty and abundant flora and fauna but also for their unique historical, cultural and spiritual significance. The granites of Matobo were formed over three thousand million years ago and have been carved by the erosive forces of nature into a remarkable gallery of sculptured rock covering several thousand square kilometres.In general terms two types of granite hills occur in Matobo. The chaotic jumbles of rocks and balancing boulders or ' castle kopjies' have been created by erosion working along the horizontal and vertical lines of weakness that formed as the ancient granites cooled. The massive ' whale backed' domes or ' dwalas' are the result of spheroidal weathering or 'onion skin peeling' that occurs during sudden changes in temperature. All of these forces of erosion act at an excruciatingly slow pace and it has taken nature hundreds of millions of years to create the incredible landscape we see today. Unfortunately she is not yet content with her efforts and her erosive power continues to act upon the surfaces of the rock. Nature will only rest when all the granites are gone and the Matobo becomes a flat, featureless sandy plain. Luckily for us this is going to take several more hundred million years so for now at least, we can continue to enjoy this amazing wilderness in all it's complexity. The northern section of the hills is a national park and it's wooded gorges and open valleys are home to a wide range of wildlife species including black and white rhinoceros, giraffe, sable antelope, kudu, impala, zebra, wildebeest and tsessebe.
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Bulawayo Airport54 km
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The location is really good with lovely views.Unfortunately the rooms could do with some maintenance and refurbishment. Fans were not working,grass was falling down from the thached roof onto the bed and some window catches were broken. However the staff went out of their way to
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Night lights are magnificent. Views during the day are beautiful. Our experience meeting animals driving to and from the lodge was rare and special. The place is closed to the world, peaceful and natural.
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We stayed two nights and had three days packed with activities. The food was to the point. and Bheki was a wonderful guide! Just for future marketing it would be good that Matobo clarifies that the all inclusive amount don't include drinks and National park entry fees. Giving the
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We stayed for two nights at the lodge as part of a three week safari tour of Southern Africa. The lodge was one of the best places that we stayed, both for its location and food and comfort.

Our chalet style room was spacious, clean and with a very comfortable bed. We enjoyed t
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Response from MatoposHillsLodge, Managing Director at Matobo Hills Lodge
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you so much for visiting us and leaving a wonderful review. This is one of our favorite reviews, it is wonderful to hear about the Fantastic Team Spirit at the lodge. We are very proud of our work, under sometimes difficult conditions and generous reviews like this help to motivate us. Once again thank you so much for the review and we would love to see you again in Zimbabwe. Regards, Josh Elliott
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Unfortunately we visited this lodge during a cold spell in Zimbabwe. The restaurant could not be used as it is open to the environment, and unfortunately the doors on the hall do not close properly and it remained cold. Also collecting food on the verandas does not give heat and
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Response from MatoposHillsLodge, Owner at Matobo Hills Lodge
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Klaus G Thank you so much for visiting us and for leaving us and honest and candid review. It is a company motto that we continually try to get better every single day. Thank you for your constructive feedback, as a management team we will attend to some of the small touches you mentioned need improvement. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday throughout Zimbabwe. Regards, Josh Elliott
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early morning from chalet 14, when i opened curtains and was met by this view.
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Hi Can this also be hired as a venue for an engagement party Thanks
Hi Sandy How are you? Yes you can.
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Hi there, can't seem to find the actual Matopos Lodge webpage? Can someone please help me? Thanks! Looking for a contact number and persons to ask about payments. Thanks a mil, Karen Roos from Western Australia
Hi Karen, apologies for not responding. If you ever need to contact us: (+263) 9 479 909
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Dear Sir/ Madam, Do you provide mosquito netting for use over beds for your patrons?
Hi, we have fans that keep them at bay, apologies for not responding, we only managed to get a hold of this section to answer lately. Regards,
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Do you have Wifi at your place? Best regards Annick from France
Hi Annick, thanks for your question. Yes, we do have WiFi.
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"Rooms at the top cl;ose to the lounge and dining area have the best views"
"best views"
"Bulawayo is a very hot city but the rooms at Matobo lodge are very much cool without the use of a fan."
"Room below the hill"
"Good views, all round."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 240 - US$ 298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ZimbabweMatabeleland South ProvinceMatobo National Park - The Matopos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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