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Farmhouse Lodge Matopos

Matopos Road, Matopos National Park 263, Zimbabwe (Formerly The Farmhouse at Granite Ridge Wildlife Reserve)
#2 of 3 hotels in Matopos National Park
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Middelburg, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Pietermaritzburg
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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87 reviews 87 reviews
43 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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
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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

Leysin, Switzerland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Stayed at the Farm House for 3 nights with a group of students and found the food, service, accommodations, and activities at the farm to be excellent. Being so close to the National Park allowed our group easy access to bushmen cave art and horseback trips to view the wildlife. The owners and sons were available to help with any... More

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

Great to hear you all enjoyed your stay with us, looking forward to having you back next year!! More

Lilongwe, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We really liked the nature, quite, ostriches, zebras and the homely feel during dinner. We wish we had enough time and days to really enjoy the place an all the activities on the menu. Brilliant place!

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

Thanks for the nice review, if you ever get back here, you should spend a few days exploring the beautiful Matopos. More

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Very nice place to stay to visit Matopos from. Staff and owners is very helpful and friendly. Cottages are very well equipped and tastefully decorated and VERY CLEAN. Set in a beautiful area of Zimbabwe. The food is also very good and the coffee which is grown in the east of Zimbabwe is "to die for".

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

We appreciate your positive comments and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will visit again someday. More

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Had a great day in the serene surroundings with plenty game on the property including a tame zebra . The property is located deep in the matopos national park and has a pretty garden, swimming pool, restaurant and bar and accommodation. It's surely a good place to visit.

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

Good to hear you enjoyed the horse-riding, we have had a few sightings of our baby giraffe on the rides and she is getting used to the horses coming close. Hope to welcome you back again someday!! 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
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The Farmhouse Lodge is situated on the boundary of the Matopos National Park. The original property farmhouse has been converted into Restaurant, Bar and reception, which overlooks the pool garden. Visitors are accommodated in individual cottages which have bedroom, open plan lounge and toilet/shower. The Lodge has mains 220v electricity and WiFi.The is the ideal location from which to explore the Matopos. The Lodge offers several activities, including visits to the Bushman cave painting sites, Horse Safaris or Games drives including the popular Rhino Walks. ... more   less 
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