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Mineral King Farm Matopos National Park, Matobo National Park - The Matopos Zimbabwe See on map
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Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Bar/Lounge
3.5 Star accommodation
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Excellent service from all the staff, the food was great. We saw the rhino's and visited the caves it was truly a refreshing weekend thanks to Matopo Hills Lodge. The tour guides knew about the area and informed us accordingly, also the fact that there's...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We amazed our family by taking them to Matobo Hills Lodge and what an unforgettable experience it was for all 7 of us! Unforgettable views, game viewing, delicious meals, superb service by a very hospitable staff -- the only thing we regret is that we...More

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Thank Sylvia W
Response from MatoposHillsLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Matobo Hills LodgeResponded 17 January 2018

Dear Sylviaw Thank you for your review, Matobo Hills lodge staff and management are glad we could make your day extra special. The views are well worth it and the scenery that surrounds the lodge definitely breathtaking. It was truly our pleasure hosting you. All...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to stay. The staff l are exceptional. Warm friendly and knowledgeable. The lodge is very costly though. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable but there are a number of small niggles that should not be the case in somewhere...More

1  Thank RickyLon
Response from MatoposHillsLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Matobo Hills LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Dear RickyLouise Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to have hosted you and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your concerns about the prices we currently charge for activities. The US$ 75 you are charged means...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights here last week. The accommodation is first class - in secluded thatched bungalows. The setting is beautiful and the service was absolutely first class. I had thought of staying at the Government Lodges - but am very glad that we found...More

1  Thank John K
Response from MatoposHillsLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Matobo Hills LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear John K It was truly our pleasure hosting you. Thank you so much for taking time to review us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope to welcome you back soon! All the best, and kind Regards Bertha Mbao.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my most enjoyed stays in Zimbabwe! I travelled with my husband, two children and one infant and we stayed in one of the spacious huts on the hill below the bar. It’s a marvelous place. Beautiful view over the Hills of...More

1  Thank MistireSelassie
Response from MatoposHillsLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Matobo Hills LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear MistireSelassie It was truly our pleasure hosting you and your family. Thank you for your most gracious review! We are glad that you enjoyed the peacefulness, and tranquility that Matobo Hills lodge offers. The views are well worth it and the scenery that surrounds...More

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Welcome to Matobo Hills Lodge! Matobo Hills Lodge was designed and constructed by Touch The Wild and was built using local labour and material. It opened in August 1992.The lodge is situated within a private ...More nature reserve bordering the Matobo National Park and is surrounded by some of the most spectacular granite scenery in the world. 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. Less
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Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
17
Price range
US$275 - US$297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Zimbabwe > Matabeleland South Province > Matobo National Park - The Matopos
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
17
Price range
US$275 - US$297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Zimbabwe > Matabeleland South Province > Matobo National Park - The Matopos
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sandysue84
26 August 2017|
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Response from MatoposHillsLodge | Property representative |
Hi Sandy How are you? Yes you can.
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22 September 2014|
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Hi Karen, apologies for not responding. If you ever need to contact us: (+263) 9 479 909
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Hi, we have fans that keep them at bay, apologies for not responding, we only managed to get a hold of this section to answer lately. Regards,
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