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Big Cave Camp

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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A superbly beautiful site in the Matopos. Friendly efficient staff who cater for your every request. Fabulous sunset on Lightening Rock and bush breakfast never to be forgotten. A pristine collection of rock paintings that are easily accessed on a morning guided walk. Splash in the rock pool to cool off at the end of a warm day. End off... More 

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

Hi Tracy. Thanks so much for the kind words, and we are really thrilled that you had such a good time. On the basis of the success of the bush breakfasts, we are now going to do a full moon dinner once a month. So you will need to visit us again for that!! Best Dave Waddy More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

From the moment we and our luggage were escorted up a giant bolder in a 4x4 truck (what a great USP)...we knew we'd arrived somewhere special...manager: Lyn, guides: Zeph & Shepherd and the entire Big Cave 'team' made our stay in magical Matopos great in every way...each A-frame room is beautifully and thoughtfully appointed with stunning views from individual balconies...dining... More 

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

Hi Wendy. Thank you so much for the review and kind words. We are thrilled that you had such a good time, and I will pass on your thoughts to the staff, who obviously put in a special effort. Many thanks and hope to see you back one day! Best Dave Waddy More 

Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A fine camp site, where we took the opportunity to upgrade our tent to a hut with 2 single beds for $11 pp/pn. Clean toilets and showers, and a funny little bar with reasonable prices. A great pit, and supplied wood, to build a huge, warm fire. The biggest of the trip.

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

Glad you enjoyed your stay in our new Ndebele huts! They have only just been completed and will be doing additional decorating of the huts too. Possibly will also add toilet facilities there too. Dave More 

Staughton Vale
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had the most amazing stay at Big Cave Camp in the special lodge rooms built into the rocks - wow again! thank you for the fantastic service, friendly & professional. Views 360 degree amazing! Great walks, food, rooms and everything! Thank you Lyn and the team. Group of 9 of us on a wonderful private safari finished our 18... More 

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

We are so glad that you guys had a fabulous guide, and yes isn't Martin the best!! It is always a pleasure to have Martin and his guests visit the lodge. Hope you can get back to see us again one day. Dave More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Early July 2014, we stopped at this campsite for 2 night en route to Hwange. It was a peaceful camp, a place of rest, and with little effort you can view bushman paintings. The camp has electricity. Female bathrooms has 3 showers, 3 toilets and basins. Male bathroom has 3 showers, 2 toilets and 1 urinal. The camp managers supply... More 

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

Thanks for stoppping by, and also taking the time out to review our camp site. We hope to see you back soon! Dave More 

Evandale, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

In June 2012 my husband and three daughters stayed at the Big Cave Camp for four nights. The accommodation and lodge was delightful, the food was excellent and the staff were diligent. On our evening tour we almost encountered a leopard which thrilled the men but terrified our daughters. The tour to the nearby health clinic provided the opportunity to... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Big Cave. It is always great to have positive feedback, and is very motivating for the staff. We really hope that you manage to get back to visit Big Cave at some point in the future! Best Wishes Dave Waddy More 

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Address: 46 km peg, Matobo Road, Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland South Province > Matopos National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 7
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