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48 Km Peg Along Matopos Rd, Matobo National Park - The Matopos 263 Zimbabwe
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests
Updated 20/06/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/06/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 8 Speciality lodging in Matobo National Park - The Matopos
The Farmhouse Lodge is situated on the boundary of the Matopos National Park. The original property farmhouse has been converted into Restaurant, Bar and reception, which overlooks the pool garden. Visitors are accommodated in individual cottages which have bedroom with en suite toilet and shower, open plan lounge and kitchenette area which includes a fridge and coffee/tea making facilities. The Lodge has mains 220v electricity and pay as you go internet access. The is the ideal location from which to explore the Matopos. The Lodge offers several activities, including visits to the Bushman cave painting on the property, beautiful hikes in the rocks or games drives on the property. The popular walking with rhino in the National Park can be organized with one of the local tour companies who will collect you from the lodge.
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Free parking
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
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BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
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48 Km Peg Along Matopos Rd, Matobo National Park - The Matopos 263 Zimbabwe
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abrazier wrote a review Dec 2020
10 contributions4 helpful votes
This was our first visit to Farmhouse. Half of the party camped while the rest stayed in the private rooms. The campsite location is spectacular with views of the stunning Matobo national park and wonderful long walks through the breath-taking granite outcrop landscape. The campsite has excellent facilities with charmingly designed ablution block and a very useful communal gazebo in case of rain. Campers are allowed to use the main lodge swimming pool which is beautiful. The only complaint we had was no staff on site to clean any of the communal areas (toilets, gazebo, emptying rubbish bins or lighting the fire for hot water in the boiler). We were there for three nights and only had one visit from the manager to light the boiler. The people staying in the chalets complained that there was no back up power system to cope with the numerous power outages. This meant they had no light at night and were not able to use the facilities in the room.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Some of the rooms are a bit dark
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Local wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom12 contributions1 helpful vote
Only stayed here for one night but a great welcome on arrival and immediately encouraged to go out with the managers as they fed the animals. This was an incredible experience and thoroughly enjoyable to drive round the grounds as they pointed things out to us. We went up to the campsite which was empty at the time but an amazing set up with incredible views. The accommodation was basic but well looked after and the food all really tasty.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from KyleOHara, Owner at Farmhouse Lodge Matopos
Responded 13 Nov 2019
Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a lovely review. Please come back and spend more time! All the best, Kyle
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jaykay99 wrote a review Oct 2019
Ontario107 contributions96 helpful votes
I stayed here for 2 nights in May, as part of a tour. My room was a cabin, which was clean and roomy, including a bathroom and kitchenette. No wifi in the cabin, though. Although there was wifi available in the lodge. The property is nice, with the possibility of hikes to see cave paintings, climb one of the area's many granite kopjes, or just look for animals. It was a treat to ride out with one of the caretakers when he was feeding the animals. The property is right next to Matobo National Park, which is convenient.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Response from KyleOHara, Owner at Farmhouse Lodge Matopos
Responded 19 Oct 2019
Thanks for taking the time to make a nice review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again, Kyle
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Tomsail65 wrote a review Aug 2019
26 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed three nights in August 2019 at Farmhouse Lodge Campsite. The facilities were recently renovated and the best ones of our whole trip in Zimbabwe. The owners are very helpful and friendly, providing us with very useful tipps for the national park and caves around Matobo. The campsite is overlooking Matobo Nationalpark and provides lots of space and beautiful lookouts and views. Firewood is provided and there is also a public space with lots of shade and tables and chairs for enjoying the view and your meals. Do not miss the feeding of the giraffes and zebras at 1630 hrs every day. We really enjoyed the well signed footpath and walking treks. The balancing rock is definitely worth a visit. Thanks Michelle & Garry for this experience.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from KyleOHara, Owner at Farmhouse Lodge Matopos
Responded 21 Aug 2019
Thanks for your great review and so happy you were able to enjoy the beauty of Matopos through our campsite! Kind Regards, Kyle
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Robert R wrote a review Aug 2019
348 contributions43 helpful votes
This lodge was a golden find. We were there as part of our three week tour across South Africa and Zimbabwe, and thankfully were there for two nights. We greeted on arrival by Michelle and Gary the hosts and were looked after from the minute we arrived. The lodgings were beautiful little cottages on the property and shared a communal dining and bar area and pool/lounging area. The breakfast, lunch and dinner provided by the lodge was all home made and really gave a welcoming feel to the place, like a a taste of home. There are a couple of hike routes available on the property, as well as bicycle rental which allows you to explore their miniature (although still massive!) reserve. We saw their giraffes, warthogs and zebra to name just a few. This lodge provides a great rest in amongst the bush and gave us a much needed opportunity to relax and take in our surroundings.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from KyleOHara, Owner at Farmhouse Lodge Matopos
Responded 20 Aug 2019
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and really appreciate you taking the time to let others know what you thought of the Farmhouse. We hope to see you again! All the best, Kyle
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Frequently Asked Questions about Farmhouse Lodge Matopos
What are some of the property amenities at Farmhouse Lodge Matopos?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Farmhouse Lodge Matopos?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Farmhouse Lodge Matopos?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Farmhouse Lodge Matopos?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Farmhouse Lodge Matopos?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Farmhouse Lodge Matopos have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Farmhouse Lodge Matopos offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Farmhouse Lodge Matopos?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Farmhouse Lodge Matopos offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Is Farmhouse Lodge Matopos accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.