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Farmhouse Lodge Matopos

Matopos Road, Matopos National Park 263, Zimbabwe (Formerly The Farmhouse at Granite Ridge Wildlife Reserve)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing scenery and you're right in the middle of it. Go for the bush walks and you'll see wonderful rock art. Charming cottages and the best sunsets from the hill behind. The pool is a lovely place to spend a few hours on a hot afternoon. A great place to stay in the Matopos.

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Coffs Harbour
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31 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The individual cottages gives privacy and feeling you have your own little home. They have game rides within the farm, or you can self drive around the very scenic Matopos National Park, visiting Rhodes Grave, various dams and many caves with rock painting'. Breakfast and dinner were good, the bar lacked variety, (you can bring your own supplies). The owners... More

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West Saint Paul, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I was taken immediately by the feeling of family and community at this wonderful little family-owned lodge. It has a relaxed atmosphere; we had several conversations with the owners who treated us as though they'd known us all our lives. Its bar is frequented in the evenings by people from the area, and they also treated us as familiars. I... More

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Perth, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We booked last minute for this region as we were catching up with friends in Bulawayo. We had a arm welcome on arrival and a polite warning about the resident Zebra (Lucky) who was a little unpredictable. Our cottage was great, the breakfast serviced in the Farmhouse was plentiful and all home cooked. Alistair met us and explained how we... More

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Middelburg, The Netherlands
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17 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Farmhouse Lodge Matopos is an ideal place from which to explore the area of Matopos. This unique Accommodation lies within the Matobo Hills and within 10 minutes one can enjoy the beautiful viewpoints close to the 12 thatched, Cape Dutch style cottages, which are built on the fringe of a majestic granite outcrop. It's is close to the Matopos NP... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We spend four nights in the Farmhouse en enjoyed so much this place en the Matopo National Park that we changed our plan and came back for three more nights at the end of our trip. Everything was perfect: the lodge, the nature, the staff, the breakfast and dinner and the kindness en help of John, the owner, to get... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Spent a night here recently, the room was clean, the service friendly and the food pleasant. A reasonably rices establishment that is well located if you want to spend a few days in the Matopas. Sorry to miss the leopard kill the night before I got there. Went for a 2 hour walk and climbed a few koppies, lots of... More

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The accommodation surely can use some upgrading, especially the bathrooms. The information about Matobo park we got at reception was not very adequate and let us feel a bit put off. Dinner was very very basic and we were not really looking forward towards our second night's dinner. The owner is very friendly however.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had two nights and one day here, which was a good amount of time. Thatched cottages are set out in the garden behind what was the farmhouse (now the bar/restaurant). Ours was freshly painted with wonderful original paintings on the wall. The cottage had a small kitchen suitable for making sandwiches and tea/coffee, as well as a small lounge... More

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Alison B, Owner at Farmhouse Lodge Matopos, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Farmhouse, we are really grateful for your feedback, and make every effort to improve and rectify any problems our guests may have. We were sorry to hear about the mopani flies in your bathroom, and now that you have identified this problem, we are working on making sure all the bathrooms... More

Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed at The Farmhouse as part of an independent tour organized by Travel Wild Holidays based in Victoria Falls. Brent did an excellent job of finding first rate accommodations and experiences within our budget. Everything worked smoothly including being picked up in Bulawayo by Alex from The Farmhouse. We had a lovely, private cottage with sitting room and small... More

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95alisonb, Owner at Farmhouse Lodge Matopos, responded to this review

Thanks so much for such a nice review, I will show it to Sabelo, our groom - really encouraging to have positive feedback, regards Alison More

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Address: Matopos Road, Matopos National Park 263, Zimbabwe (Formerly The Farmhouse at Granite Ridge Wildlife Reserve)
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland South Province > Matopos National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 13
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