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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 20/09/10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/09/10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 8 Speciality 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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Breakfast available
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Matobo Hills, Matobo National Park - The Matopos Zimbabwe
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Helen Elizabeth Brown wrote a review 16 Feb
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From our arrival to departure we were treated to excellent service from the helpful friendly staff. Our lodge was very comfortable & cozy with spectacular views of the matobo hills, whilst the food was deliciously prepared. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Matobo Hills & are eagerly looking forward to our next stay.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Nkosilathi T wrote a review 15 Feb
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe58 contributions10 helpful votes
Had the great honor of visiting this amazing place for lunch with my beautiful wife and although it was a rainy and slightly chilly afternoon, the delicious and freshly prepared hot food and the warm hospitality we received from the team on duty; Bridget, Bheki, Amos, Andile, Tatenda and the other members of staff whose names I unfortunately did not manage to get, helped to brighten up the day and make it an experience to remember!!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Mkhonzeni Duduz... S wrote a review Jan 2021
Harare, Zimbabwe2 contributions1 helpful vote
The place is absolutely beautiful, the rooms are exquisite and everything is well designed. The staff are also very wonderful people with great warmth. We truly enjoyed our stay. A big thank you to the team on the ground, we will be back there soon.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Simbarashe D wrote a review Dec 2020
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From arrival we were treated to the peace and quiet of the Matopos. We had an amazing safari experience with Tawanda who let us into a lot of history and knowledge of the area including the botanical side. Bridget was superb and the welcome from Andile world class. A must visit if you have not done so and would like some quiet time. 5 Stars from from my wife.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Innocent S wrote a review Dec 2020
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We had a good time at Matopos hills lodge. The food and rooms i give them 5 star. Their team is one of the best i have ever met. They work wholeheartedly making sure every guest receives the best of the services. .
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$324 - US$347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ZimbabweMatabeleland South ProvinceMatobo National Park - The Matopos
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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.