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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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Breathtaking beauty

Being native Bulawayo the Matopos National Park is very dear to me. It is a World Heritage Site and well deserved too. Don't visit Bulawayo without visiting the Matopos, its an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being native Bulawayo the Matopos National Park is very dear to me. It is a World Heritage Site and well deserved too. Don't visit Bulawayo without visiting the Matopos, its an experience you will never forget.

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Queens, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The landscape is otherworldly; filled with bizarre, massive rock formations that look like piles of boulders. This rugged place is also filled with many rhinos waiting to be discovered by you and qualified guides. I personally saw six enormous animals, four of them even took a relaxing mud bath for us while we were only feet away. Unbelievably awesome!

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Thank Bennett C
Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the views are very beautiful and attractive. the place is good to visit all is well at the pace. i will appreciate

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

We hiked to see 6000 year old rock art.......and hiked to within 30 feet of 5 rhinos. This is an amazing and beautiful park to visit!

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Thank marty418
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

Matobo national park is very different than the other national parks in Zimbabwe as it almost does not have big mammals! however, the scenery is so impressive and you can feel why it has always been a sacred spot for the Ndebele tribe! It is very quite and green even in the dry season! the cave paintings are super interesting,... More 

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed February 8, 2017

We went there last summer and we did a 5 hour treck in the Matopos. We had a fantastic time exploring this scenic area and trying to find our way through the rocks/bushes etc... and we actually found caves with great artwork. Please don't expect to see too many animals there, you can cross some baboons easily but not much... More 

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Thank naessetetu
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Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We drove around all day and the views are simply amazing. The landscape is so unique and fascinating to see. I am into geology so I loved all the formations. Unfortunately a lot of the wild life has been hunted to the point where there really aren't any game animals around. We did see the occasional monkey though. Highly recommended... More 

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Nicosia District, Cyprus
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Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Went for a holiday to zim and booked a stay at matobos national park. Stayed at the fish eagle and black eagle lodges. The lodges are wonderful offering self catering facilities. The national park itself is beautiful. Saw lots of animals including also rhinos. Do not miss Rhode's grave world's view. You can really see the world from up there.... More 

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Reviewed November 27, 2016

Visit Matobo anytime you will never get enough, amazing place indeed. the granite rocks pose as if they were curved, there is no place like this in the world.

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Queensland, Australia
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

Bushman and Cecil Rhodes enjoyed this place, stunning scenery and caves with some well preserved bushman paintings

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