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Address: Matobo National Park - The Matopos, Zimbabwe
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This region is adorned with rock paintings and carvings from the Stone and...

This region is adorned with rock paintings and carvings from the Stone and Iron Ages; it’s a fascinating pictorial representation of prehistoric life hewn into stone.

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One of our highlights of our week in Zimbabwe was the day we spent with Andy and Black Rhino Tours. We have never met such a passionate tour guide, a straight shooter (from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our highlights of our week in Zimbabwe was the day we spent with Andy and Black Rhino Tours. We have never met such a passionate tour guide, a straight shooter (from the mouth, no need for a gun this day!) who inspired us to spread the word about the atrocities of rhino poaching. To be able to get... More 

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Matopos has two spectacular caves which where formed naturally by the process of weathering. We visited the White Rhino cave which is the smaller of the two but has better preserved cave paintings that date up to 60 thousand years. The bigger cave is called Pomongwe which is a large rock dome with a massive cave at the bottom. Some... More 

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Colorado Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice views, similar to Texas Hill Country and Stone Mountain, Georgia. We were troubled by Rhodes' history as the Father of Apartheid, but a pleasant place for a visit.

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Thank Lori S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Matobo Hills is indeed a very unique & special place. The many unusual rock formations throughout the park are breathtaking and it is quite amazing to see. The entire park is well worth exploring & there are lovely picnic spots at the bigger dams. The wildlife is not as plentiful as in the past but there are lots of antelope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Matopos National Park is a great place to visit . The natural beauty is so very unique. There are these huge, balancing rocks. It's amazing how these boulders don't fall! It's truly worth seeing. Hiking, camping, and picnicking can be enjoyed at this park. Watch your food, because the bold baboons will take it!

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been on safari in Southern Africa 5 times, and this was my first sight of rhinos (white; 3 of them) so very close on foot; maybe 18 feet away.

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Johnson, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Lots of rock formations and good scenery for pictures. Not many animals for viewing which the main purpose for our visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We spent a couple of days visiting Cecil Rhodes grave, the bushmen paintings, tracking and photographing rhinos (with the help of the anti-poaching rangers). It was a great end to our safari holiday.

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Thank Lindsey C
Lagos State, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

We went rhino trekking and were lucky to spot a couple of animals... It was fun and exciting. One of the highlights of Bulawayo and Zimbabwe...

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The Matobas Hills are incredibly beautiful. Walking with rhinos and climbing to view exquisite bushman paintings in caves. Rhodes' grave and World's View are wonderful especially at sunset. Just go there!

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