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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
Reviewed October 21, 2016

Big Cave's location is an outstanding asset! The Camp takes full advantage of this settling into the amazing Matopos as if it was always part of the scenery. Manager Lynn hosts guests with family style dining in a delightful multinational atmosphere. Guide Tawanda is personable, professional, humorous, and quite knowledgeable about the cave drawings, the area wildlife, and the history... More 

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Thank Dorinda C
Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed September 27, 2016

We stayed at Big Cave Camp for two nights on a recent visit to Zimbabwe. What an experience - a lovely room built amongst the huge stones of the area. This had a view of the whole valley with only dassies for company! Lynne and her staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent, the sunset drives wonderful... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

Our stay in this unique place was excellent! Thank you Lyn and all the team for helping us have the best experience we could! Sunsets, walks with Towanda the drumming call for dinner - uplifting Wendy and Kylie

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Reviewed September 6, 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights on the campsite and we were there were no other tourists. The camp facilities were a bit older, but they were clean. When we arrived it was dificult to find some staff-member, and the man at the campsite was a little bit reserved.

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Colorado Springs
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

We stayed here because a local friend arranged our doing so, and at first were put off by the price — but it was well worth the splurge! Keep in mind that the rates include 3 hearty meals, served in a lumberjack-type hall around an enormous table; fun to swap travel stories with other guests, both there and around the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a special spot!! I loved the feeling of privacy - looking out from my lodge I could've been the only one around for miles. Magical light works at dawn and at dusk. Delicious food. Peaceful walks with majestic and mysterious vistas. Well worth a visit!

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights here. The opportunity to see rhinos was amazing and we really enjoyed this experience. We also also loved walking in the park, climbing rocks and visiting the caves with ancient rock art. The staff at the camp are hospitable and welcoming. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Meals were tasty and catered for all. Being winter,... More 

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

We were 3 friends who stayed at The Big Cave. We had 3 wonderful days. Our guide Tawanda was very sweet to us, and his knowledge of the nature had no ending. We went on the morning tours and that is differently recommendable. Big Cave Camp is a family hotel and feel that atmosphere, we had good talks by the... More 

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

Hi Michelle, it was lovely to have to you guys staying with us, and I am just sad I didnt get to spend a little more time with you guys! I am so glad you enjoyed the company of Tawanda and your stay at Big Cave. Best Regards Dave Waddy More 

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Adventurous site on hilltop surrounded with balancing rocks stone work rooms user friendly bathrooms rooms with balcon site viewing Swimming facilities my children enjoyed races with other guests exciting Wifi available at main reception not in rooms Dinning area best architectural design balancing rocks inside good meals and staff Site very convenient to easily access the main attractions nationalpark,Rhodes grave,Maleme... More 

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

Hi Leane. Thanks so much for reviewing Big Cave, and I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We would love to see you back at Big cave again. Best Regards Dave Waddy More 

Bremen, Germany
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 8, 2016

We spent 2 nights in autumn of 2015 at big cave camp. the surrounding was breathtaking. the camp is lovely designed and offering beautiful rooms. the staff is warmly so you don't feel like a guest, more than a member of the family. we had delicious food at the camp and exciting safaris/tours with our awesome guide named Tawanda! We... More 

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

Thanks so much for reviewing Big cave, and we are thrilled that you had a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day soon ! Dave More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Big Cave Camp reposes atop an enormous granite whaleback commanding inspirational views across the famous Matobo National Park. Big Cave Camp has a four star lodge with restaurant, as well as a well equipped camp site with adjacent Ndebele village. Sophisticated African architecture incorporates colossal boulders into a luxuriously appointed thatched lodge positioned amidst ancient Khoisan rock art.Retire at a day's end to the natural rock-pool and sundeck, the Leopard`s Lair lounge and bar, a cave-style boma for pre-dinner drinks or the popular lodge library. The seven thatched A-frame lodges, each with en-suite bathroom and private balcony, resonate African creative flair.Find solitude within an intimate retreat as secluded as the original Kalanga grain bins that nestle amongst the rocks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Cave Camp

Address: 46 km peg, Matobo Road, Matobo National Park - The Matopos, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland South Province > Matobo National Park - The Matopos
Price Range: $167 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“All the campsites are in the shade. Rather go without wifi than buy wifi and be unable to use it.”
 of 5 bubbles 796elise, Oct 23, 2015 | Read review
“All camp sites are shaded and spacious and Brown will keep you away from the overlanders site, but they were not noisy when we visited.”
 of 5 bubbles Matt_Sa_12, Aug 10, 2015 | Read review
“I think all the rooms are good, we had the honeymoon suite and it was perfect!”
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 of 5 bubbles Koekieboe, Jul 6, 2015 | Read review
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“All good with great views.”
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