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The road to the lodge travels through the historic town of Bulawayo. Enjoy the wide boulevards designed in pioneer times to turn a full span of oxen and wagon.
Marvel at the untouched colonial and art deco architecture of this bustling city. Catch a first glimpse of a shy klipspringer or the mighty black eagle before arriving at the lodge and settling in.
Enjoy a late afternoon game drive or just enjoy the magnificent degree views all around you. Clamber over rocks, track rhino, visit caves full of ancient paintings adorning the rocks. The afternoon is set aside for game viewing, and with the Matobo Hills legendary for its leopard population, who knows…? Overnight at Matobo Hills Lodge. Take in the spectacular view points, or simply relax by the natural rock pool. You can also relax and wile away your time in the comforts of your lodge.
Meals are served three times a day in an open-air thatched dining area with view of the surroundings. Shower, bath, toilet and basin, wall-to-wall carpet, electrical socket — square 13 amp. A swimming pool has been built into the granite dome to resemble a natural rock pool.
Laundry, gift shop, swimming pool, conference facilities for Meal times are at the usually accepted times but can be dependent on game drives and will vary seasonally. Meals are taken in a thatched dining room or open air gazebo depending on the weather.
Laundry, gift shop, swimming pool, Weddings up to 80conference facilities for Matobo Hills Lodge is situated on a private game reserve bordering Matopos National Park, 50 kilometres 31 miles from Bulawayo. The Matopos is an area of great beauty and is home to the white and black rhinoceros, sable antelope, leopard and klipspringer. Once the home of the San Bushmanthis area contains the richest source of their rock art found anywhere.
Certain areas of the Park have religious significance for the Ndebele people, and it was here that they buried their great king, Mzilikazi. Raised walkways and a swimming pool built into a natural cleft in the rock provide a picturesque setting. There are 17 lodges, all of which have en suite bathrooms. Meals are enjoyed in a thatched dining room or open-air gazebo. A wide range of activities are available and are designed to introduce guests to the many facets of the Matobo Hills.
Drives to areas of scenic and historical interest include visits to the famous painted caves and to the sites where the Matabele armies and the white settlers clashed during the uprising. Guests can also visit the local Ndebele and Kalanga communities where they continue to live their traditional life, mixing past beliefs with modern ideas. The outstanding beauty of the Matobo Hills near Bulawayo, steeped in tribal history and ancient magic. Contemplate the lonely grave of Rhodes, or wander amongst the massive granite boulders, under the watchful eye of the proud Black Eagle.
Visit a traditional Matebele village and meet the spiritual wardens of the sacred places, where past and present co-exist. The Matobos is an area of great beauty and the lodges are built along a granite outcrop.
The Matobo Hills Lodge reflects the gentle spirit of these hills. Landscaped into the rocks of a granite ridge, the lodge offers views across the wild Maleme Valley. Raised walkways, shady gardens and a swimming pool built into the rock provide a picturesque setting. A wide range of activities are available, designed to introduce guests to the many facets of the Matobo Hills. Drives to areas of scenic and historical interest include visits to many of the famous painted caves and to the sites where Matebele armies and the white settlers clashed during the uprising of A full day trip to the Khami Ruins a World Heritage Siteand the historical places and traditional markets in Bulawayo is also available.
A popular choice is a visit to the communal areas where the local Ndebele and Kalanga people continue to live their traditional life, mixing past beliefs and lifestyles with modern ideas and attitudes.
Beautiful ethnic handicrafts can be purchased in the villages. Game drives in open safari vehicles into the designated high-conservation areas are offered, and horseback trails are also available. The birds of the Matobo, in particular the birds of prey, make the area of special interest to the ornithologist and the amateur bird watcher.
Wild Africa Travel Company. The Lodge has a fleet of open safari vehicles and a staff of trained guides. Local guides are on hand to take visitors into the nearby tribal area where Ndebele and Kalanga people continue to live a traditional life style. Game drives are conducted into the Matobo Hills National Park in search of black and white rhino, giraffe, zebra, sable antelope, leopard and a host of other species.
The Matobo area is famed for the density and variety of bird species and for its bewildering population of brightly coloured lizards. Times of activities vary seasonally but guests are personally advised each day of departure times and options available. Online Enquiry Please fill out the below form and we will be in touch shortly.