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“Beautiful and atmospheric”

Matobo National Park
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Bulawayo
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a park that you visit for the incredible scenery and magical atmosphere. Any animals you may see are a bonus and the birdlife is great. It is quite close to Bulawayo but feels like a different world. The rest camp is beautiful with the huts situated between the wonderful rocks and plants. The accommodation is fairly basic and a bit run-down, but clean and convenient. The so-called chalets (two-bed huts) have outside cooking facilities.

Thank Anna B
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

An isolated hilltop with sweeping views of the countryside, giant boulders in unlikely equilibrium and Cecil Rhodes' modest grave. The Matobos are a place of magic and serenity. Try and get there for sunset when the boulders light up and turn opalescent orange.

Thank out in Africa c
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

The scenery is very nice but not a "must See". The cave drawings were the same. Unfortunately our visit was clouded because we came at lunch time without food. We were told there was a restaurant at the lodge which was quite a ways from the gate and when we got there, they had nothing.

Thank Debbie P
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

The best time to set off is early morning set off by car out into the country here one can just follow the dust roads seeing the fantastic views as you travel. Should you be doing this you may stop and walk or climb to the top of the hill and look out over the fantastic hills and valleys seeing so many different colours all blending together giving you a fantastic photo. You may be in luck and see impala, sable or other (type of deer) it may be small like mongooses, squirrel or monkey The surprises never stops as, soon as you have thought you have seen it all another sight appears a very colourful bird or flocks of different types. Time shoots bye and yet you feel you have just got there. You then make a decision you will be back again tomorrow

Thank adventurer541
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

Very scenic drive through the park, although we hardly saw any wildlife. The "entrance" fee for the visit of the Nswatugi cave and Rhodes grave is somewhat over the limit. We tried to find a guide at their office, but unfortunately the office was closed ( Friday afternoon)

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