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Big Cave Camp

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46 km peg, Matobo Road, Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Borsbeek, Antwerpen, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a marvellous expirience to be at Big Cave, exellent food, perfect game drives, very nice staff, Lynn was in one word a perfect host also Tawanda and Shephard were exellent guides. It was a unique and awesome experience. The place with the granit rocks is amazing! We hope to go back! With al our love to all the... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breathtaking scenery and nostalgic ambience Bed should be comfortable and dramatic More appropriate furniture in the balcony More information to clients about what they are paying for, because we had understood that we had paid for the drinks, game drives etc only to be confronted with a big bill before leaving. Wonderful hosting, especially at meal times

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DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave Camp, responded to this review

Hi Dr Hatendi. We are sorry that you feel we were not good value for money. I am surprised that you did not know what to pay for, as I have all the correspondence from my reservation office to yourself, which clearly states that you were on a Zim special. This was a dinner bed and breakfast rate, and states... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 great nights at Big Cave. We were met on arrival with massive smiles and delicious welcome drinks. The rooms were comfortable and the food delicious. The guides were great and knowledgeable about the area. Sundowners were a treat watching the full moon rise over the granite rocks. I would love to go back!

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DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave Camp, responded to this review

Hi Ryan. So glad you enjoyed your experience. Thanks very much for visiting us! Best Dave More 

Hoylake, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Lynn ran a tight ship, was an amazing host and couldn't have looked after us better. I didn't know what to expect and it was a truly unique experience! Tawenda our guide was extremely knowledgeable on all things Zimbabwe and we really enjoyed his company. Would love to return - it was unusual to meet a fellow scouser in the... More 

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DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave Camp, responded to this review

Hi Sue, thanks very much for the review. Really glad you had such a good time, and enjoyed your time with the fellow scouser!! Dave More 

London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Spent three nights in the ndebele huts at the big cave campsite. The huts are really cute basic and clean, a fun experience. Clean well kept rest rooms. Brown the manager was extremely helpful and kind made our stay very comfortable always ready to help. There are 3 sections to big cave the Big cave lodges for those with a... More 

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DaveWCapeTown, Manager at Big Cave Camp, responded to this review

Hi Rhonda. Thanks very much for your review, and glad you enjoyed yourself. Really appreciate your input as well. We made the windows based on what they do in the traditional huts, but if need be can make them bigger. So will definitely keep that in mind! Best Dave More 

cape town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Don't miss a visit to Big Cave Camp if you are planning a trip to Zimbabwe. In the midst of the Matapos, the lodge boasts a spectacular setting and unique views. The entire area is something special in terms of surrounds and is not your regular safari experience. Trees, boulders, hills, rocky outcrops and a massive population of raptors all... More 

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DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave Camp, responded to this review

Hi Janet. Thanks so much for taking the time to review Big Cave. It was great to see you and Shaun in Camp. Glad you enjoyed the stay, and of course the magnificent Matobo Hills!! Can't wait to have you back to stay again!! Best Dave More 

Brisbane
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Big cave Camp is an amazing place. Set in the huge rocks of Matopos National park, this lodge offers a very unique experience. I stayed in the Ntwane room - which has the most amazing view of sunrise over the rocks and of rock dassies sunning themselves in the early morning and evening. Lynn and all staff are friendly and... More 

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DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave Camp, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely review! It is always so motivating for staff to get positive feedback. We have been very excited about launching the full moon dinners, so wonderful to get positive feedback! We will be doing these every full moon, so definitely plan around it for your next trip :) Dave Waddy More 

Munich, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This was the best stay on our tour in Zimbabwe. The location is great and nothing that u imagine. The rooms beautiful, the view unbelievable and the staff so friendly, helpful and always there for you. It is so individual and you can do so many activities. We had a perfect stay with lovely guests and Lynn, the managerin organized... More 

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DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave Camp, responded to this review

Hi Roland and Alex. We are so thrilled that you guys had a great time. We have been so excited about launching our full moon dinner, so it is nice to get positive feedback!! All the best Dave Waddy More 

Tamale, Ghana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I had such a nice stay here. The staff are so friendly and the camp is really well designed. Location: The location is in the park around a one hour drive from Bulawayo. It's amazing to think the park is right at the doorstep Food: Was included in my booking. Had a nice variety and it was nice sharing the... More 

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DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave Camp, responded to this review

Hi Steven. Thanks very much for the review. We are really glad that you had a great time. I will also pass your comments on to the staff, who I am sure will be happy to hear that you enjoyed their company. Hoping that you can get back to visit us again some time soon. Cheers Dave More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were promoted to ithe Bridal Chalet by Lynne, despite our 40 years together, and our stay was a honeymoon of a holiday. We chose Big Cave for its location as being close to the ancient San art in the nearby caves and were surprised to fine that wildlife was also abundant. Our guide, aptly named Shepherd, took care that... More 

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DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave Camp, responded to this review

Hi Charles. Thanks so much for taking the time to review our lodge. We are so thrilled that you had a great stay, and enjoyed the guiding with Shepard, and Lin's food. We hope to have you back soon. Cheers Dave Waddy More 

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