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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fine camp in the middle of the Matobos hills. If you want quiet and serenity this is it. Game drives and walks are available but it is remote and if you want to go places this is probably not for you

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MatoposHillsLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Matobo Hills Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rogerrobert98 Thank you for your most gracious review! we are glad that you enjoyed the peacefulness and tranquility that Matobo Hills Lodge offers. We hope to welcome you back soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great staff, very comfortable, wonderful views, amazing sights to see. Ensure you check out Rhodes's stable, see the Rhinos and spend a sunset by Rhodes grave, complete with sundowners. Check out the Shanagani Patrol memorial, simply amazing. If you can get him choose Zulu as your guide, he is the best guide I have ever had.

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MatoposHillsLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Matobo Hills Lodge, responded to this review

Dear X62491Amarkt Thank you for taking time to review Matobo Hills Lodge. The term at Matobo Hills Lodge are glad to have hosted you. It is truly a place of magic and memories. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you again.

harare
Reviewed 10 February 2017

we really had a nice time at matopos.we enjoyed ourselves n we wish to come back again.the reception was good.Many thanks to Mr Zulu,Phylis she is welcoming n served us well also the guy from the bar 👏🏻

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MatoposHillsLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Matobo Hills Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Letwinc Thank you for taking time to review Matopos Hill lodge. It was truly our pleasure hosting you. The management and staff of matopos hills lodge wish to have you back soon.

Reviewed 22 January 2017

What an absolute treat! A stunning location in the Matopos Hills, near Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, with outstanding views of the Matopo Hills.The tranquility of the area and the spectacular night skies will leave you in awe. There was polite and pleasant staff. The Lodges are beautifully positioned to allow maximum privacy and the food prepared by the chef was absolutely...

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MatoposHillsLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Matobo Hills Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lorraine.G Thank you so much for taking time to review Matopos Hills Lodge. It was a pleasure hosting you. It is truly a place of mystery , magic and memories. We wish you all the best and looking forward to seeing you soon again.

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Matobo Hills Lodge is a series of beautifully built, comfortable and spacious chalets surrounding a central lodge in outstandingly beautiful surroundings. The splendid scenery whilst sitting in the main, spacious, stunningly appointed area is magical - so peaceful and serene. The swimming pool built into the rock outside the lodge was wonderful and we all enjoyed a cooling swim after...

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MatoposHillsLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Matobo Hills Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sankeykeller Thank you for taking time to review us! The term at Matopos Hills Lodge are glad to have hosted you and cannot wait for your next visit. The hike is very intense but as you said the views are well worth it. The scenery that surrounds the lodge is definitely breath taking, and glad you had enjoyed what...

Giessen
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We have been there over new year 2016/2017 . Nice set up, spacy huts made of natural material, adopted to the area. Good beds, bath tube, freshly ground coffee, nice lounge and bar with excellent view. Great location. The management, a young couple, tried to make the best out of the place and things worked well, when they are around,...

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MatoposHillsLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Matobo Hills Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rabaulpiet Thank you for taking time to review us. It was a pleasure hosting you on your trip to the majestic Matobo hills. Unfortunately , the power cuts are beyond our control , but at the moment all is well. We have not have any power cuts. We do look forward to hosting you again in the near future....

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

It was our first time going to Matobo Hills Lodge for lunch. The staff we welcoming, service was excellent and the food was outstanding as well as good value for money. The setting of the lodge in the hills is stunning. Our next visit will be to spend a weekend!

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Dear Sheralyn s Matopos Hills Lodge is truly a place of magic. Thank you so much for taking time to review Matopos hills lodge. It was a pleasure hosting you. Management and staff of Matopos hills lodge wish to have you back soon.

Bulawayo
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We spent 4 marvellous days in the Matopos Hills, at this wonderfully comfortable and beautiful lodge. The staff were excellent, our well-appointed and elegant chalet had a panoramic view, and was all we could have wanted . The Lodge was plagued by power cuts during our stay, but we were never inconvenienced, and the rain was a bonus. We were...

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MatoposHillsLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Matobo Hills Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Heathermz9341TT Thank you so much for taking time to review Matopos Hills Lodge. It was a pleasure hosting you . Thank you for the kind words . Managment and staff of Matopos Hills Lodge wish to have you back soon . It is truly a place of magic and memories.

Reviewed 27 November 2016

am a lady TV producer based in Zimbabwe and covering places of Interest and Matobo Hills Lodge was top of my List. as you drive through, the feeling is high, am i there, as soon as your eyes lock with the Lodge, the building are so so historic made of rock, the rooms, the bar, the staff, the lizards that...

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MatoposHillsLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Matobo Hills Lodge, responded to this review

Dear S´kha m Thank you so much for taking time to review Matopos Hills Lodge. It was a pleasure hosting you . Thank you for your kind words. It is truly a place of mystery, magic and memories. We wish you all the best and looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Bulawayo
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The service was excellent. The rooms were cool and lovely. The location for me was serene and conducive to really concentrate on what I was doing and good in connecting with the environment. I liked the spacious rooms that are cool and blend well with the environment.

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Dear Maka D Thank you so much for reviewing us.It was our pleasure to host you. The staff at Matobo Hills Lodge are glad to have hosted you and cannot wait for your next visit. It is a magical place and the views and location are breathtaking. Thank you for your kind words and we wish you all the best.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

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Address: Mineral King Farm | Matopos National Park, Matobo National Park - The Matopos, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland South Province > Matobo National Park - The Matopos
Price Range: R1 156 - R2 010 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3,5 star — Matobo Hills Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“best views of the granite rock from most chalets.”
  • early morning from chalet 14, when i opened curtains and was met by this view.
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“I rated the sleep quality, because I saw the rooms and the general environment is peaceful.”
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“Some rooms cater for families with children, others have two beds only. Check before you book!”
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