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Matobo Hills, Matobo National Park - The Matopos Zimbabwe
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 8 Specialty lodging in Matobo National Park - The Matopos
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Welcome to Matobo Hills Lodge!The Matobo Hills are renowned not only for their beauty and abundant flora and fauna but also for their unique historical, cultural and spiritual significance. The granites of Matobo were formed over three thousand million years ago and have been carved by the erosive forces of nature into a remarkable gallery of sculptured rock covering several thousand square kilometres. In general terms two types of granite hills occur in Matobo. The chaotic jumbles of rocks and balancing boulders or ' castle kopjies' have been created by erosion working along the horizontal and vertical lines of weakness that formed as the ancient granites cooled. The massive ' whale backed' domes or ' dwalas' are the result of spheroidal weathering or 'onion skin peeling' that occurs during sudden changes in temperature. All of these forces of erosion act at an excruciatingly slow pace and it has taken nature hundreds of millions of years to create the incredible landscape we see today. Unfortunately she is not yet content with her efforts and her erosive power continues to act upon the surfaces of the rock. Nature will only rest when all the granites are gone and the Matobo becomes a flat, featureless sandy plain. Luckily for us this is going to take several more hundred million years so for now at least, we can continue to enjoy this amazing wilderness in all it's complexity. The northern section of the hills is a national park and it's wooded gorges and open valleys are home to a wide range of wildlife species including black and white rhinoceros, giraffe, sable antelope, kudu, impala, zebra, wildebeest and tsessebe.
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Matobo Hills, Matobo National Park - The Matopos Zimbabwe
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Harare Airport247 miSee all flights
Bulawayo Airport34 miSee all flights
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Mayenziwe Sibanda wrote a review Jun 15
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe1 contribution
Everything was what was promised by the sales agent - peaceful, serene, a return to tranquil nature. We checked in very late due to some delays along our way. The staff was very helpful, especially James and Bheki.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Best to book for a guided Game Drive. If you are driving yourself carry extra fuel, high ride...
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Helfer N wrote a review Jun 2
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We enjoyed our stay so much, the place is majestic, breathtaking views of Matopo hills. Rooms were squeaky clean, meals so tasty ,almost asked how do they do it. Hospitality was amazing, guy by the name Amos stood out. I would recommend those visiting the place to use a bakkie.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us, We are thrilled you had a great time with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kind regards,
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KTaylor wrote a review May 2021
Rockport, Massachusetts13 contributions
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We are safari booking agents and had a familiarity stay at Matobo Hills. Excellent service, friendly staff, beautiful setting and amazing views all around. Will definitely recommend Matobo Hills Lodge for our clients going to Matopos National Park!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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It was an honor having you stay with us, We look forward to hosting you again and we look forward to doing business with you. Kind regards,
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Maureen wrote a review Mar 2021
Goromonzi, Zimbabwe1 contribution
Had a lovely experience. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Service was excellent. Tour guide was awesome! Shout out Bheki! Atmosphere was relaxed. Road leading to the lodge would be difficult to travel on after rains in a sedan.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us and other keen travelers about your experience at Matobo Hills Lodge. My apologies the rainy season left the roads quite damaged but we have since worked on them, I trust on your next visit you will have a more pleasant drive. Kind regards,
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sabpo wrote a review Mar 2021
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe24 contributions2 helpful votes
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What a gem of a place! After a beautiful drive from the entrance of the Matopos National Park, winding through rocks formations and the most amazing trees, a herd of happy impalas, I arrived at this stunning lodge, and was welcomed with the biggest smile (hidden in a face mask 😉 but the eyes were telling it all!). A beautiful natural swimming pool and bar with the most splendid view lead to the pathways to the rooms. Huge rooms, all built on one enormous boulder - nicely spread out and all built from the natural rocks- completely in style with this beautiful part of Zimbabwe. A nice modern bathroom and great quality beds, coffee and tea station and some extra chairs - what else do you need? Black eagles soar high above, the idea that this is the natural habitat of the leopard, that you can organise drives and walks with rhinos.. see hippos and crocs and more game and the far and wide views make it all very exciting. If you are lazy like me, you let yourself be spoilt with a lovely lunch, a book and some time to rest from your journey but that won’t last long.... sundowner time will be calling early, so get out there and enjoy a delicious cocktail or gin and tonic and be amazed by the ever changing light in the different rock formations surrounding this paradise. Dinner was lovely, tasteful and good portions, service with smiles and breakfast was delicious too, well done team! Thanks for a great stay and I will return!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Thank you for taking time to share your experience at Matobo Hills Lodge with other travelers, We are indeed short of words and thrilled you had a great stay with us. The Hills still look forward to welcoming you in the near future. Kind regards,
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$324 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ZimbabweMatabeleland South ProvinceMatobo National Park - The Matopos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Matobo Hills Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Matobo Hills Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Matobo Hills Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Matobo Hills Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Matobo Hills Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.