We had (as part of a prebooked group) an excellent buffet lunch, with a wide variety including fish , which doesn't turn up so often in landlocked Zimbabwe. The service was efficient, the setting pleasant and smart. The wifi was difficult to get into, and the loos were not good - no towels or paper. Probably the fault of the Zimbabwe economic situation, rather than the fault of the hotel.
We spent two nights at Matobo Hills Lodge just after Christmas and wow. An incredible hideaway that kept us busy and let us relax completely at the same time. A standout was the staff who were so genuine, always greeting you and helping where they can, the best service I witnessed while I was in Zimbabwe. Delicious food and the most beautiful lodges. Would 10/10 recommend - it was the best couples getaway.
Matopos Hill Lodge was perfect in every way and although this seems a high standard it really is an amazing lodge to visit. This is due to the attention to detail from the staff. They make the difference. The first impression was a complimentary shuttle which was early collecting us from Bulawayo and even happy to stop at a store for us on the way - no problem at all. Take your time, and how can I help was the attitude. Arriving at the lodge was a very quick efficient process and the setting is just jaw dropping among the granite domes and boulders. From the first meal to the last, the food was excellent and chef Michael made easily one of the best desserts I have ever tasted. We had all meals at the lodge amounting to 8 in total and every meal had more than enough options, freshly prepared and best of all the menu was always different and a welcome and tasty surprise. The service at meals and the bar was incredibly attentive, personable and friendly with a nothing is any trouble at all attitude. The room was very comfy with crisp white linen, all well maintained and with good amenities. It all had a very updated modern contemporary feel .The one day they had a water and electricity crisis and we grumbled a little and in no time it was resolved. Operating a lodge in a resource deprived country as Zimbabwe is, this was amazing and that they did not make excuses but fixed the problem. (I did feel a little bad mentioning cold showers considering the drought and power cut situation) We opted to do activities with the lodge guides and this was the best decision we could have made. Due to this the three nights was simply not enough and I was tempted to stay longer, very very tempted. I had originally only wanted to see the gravesite of Cecil John Rhodes, which I did twice. Guide Bheki however took us on a rhino trek, showed us the rockmen cave paintings and to a game park for animal viewing. I had no idea there was so much to see and do in the area and the majesty of the hills alone could tempt you to venture and explore endlessly. For hikers this is a paradise unequaled in any place I have ever visited and the summits offer so many vistas and scenic viewpoints. The history stretches back thousands of years through colonialism and modern times with evidence of all the many centuries of human occupation. From rock paintings to the grave of Rhodes the area is strewn with monuments, caves and historic sights. As Rhodes himself said "So little done, so much to do" I cannot recommend this amazing Lodge more highly and from the moment the reservations lady Thoko responded to my mail it was clear that this lodge cares. She personalized many aspects of my visit and was instrumental in setting the stage for one of the greatest visits I have experienced on a vacation. Thank You Matopos Hills Lodge and Thoko, Tatenda, Tawanda, Bheki, Bridget, Amos, Clive, Michael, Thandi and Andile. I know each name for a reason and each smile I can call up in a heartbeat. You guys rock - excuse the pun!…
The place is world class, right in the middle of the African Savanna Safari.Staff is warm, friendly & always smiling.Matopos Hill lodge is a must visit & stay for everything, business & leisure!So visit
A great place to go for refreshing and relaxation. Wonderful scenic environment and beautiful views. The team is welcoming and full of smiles, good food. What an adventurous place. I would recommend it to anyone who loves outing and nature. Visit Matobo Hills Lodge for all your family, couples, group outing or just adventure, you love it.