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Big Cave Camp reposes atop an enormous granite whaleback commanding inspirational views across the famous Matobo National Park. Big Cave Camp has a four star lodge with restaurant, as well as a well equipped camp site with adjacent Ndebele village. Sophisticated African architecture incorporates colossal boulders into a luxuriously appointed thatched lodge positioned amidst ancient Khoisan rock art.Retire at a day's end to the natural rock-pool and sundeck, the Leopard`s Lair lounge and bar, a cave-style boma for pre-dinner drinks or the popular lodge library. The seven thatched A-frame lodges, each with en-suite bathroom and private balcony, resonate African creative flair.Find solitude within an intimate retreat as secluded as the original Kalanga grain bins that nestle amongst the rocks.
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Breakfast included
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Bulawayo Airport57 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Matobo is a unique part of Africa with the magnificent balancing boulders and the Big Cave Camp set amongst it all, makes for a great experience. From the moment you arrive, Lin, the manager, makes you feel welcome and the staff are extremely friendly and...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank ANNE K
Response from DavidW12603, Owner at Big Cave CampResponded 1 week ago

Hi Anne. Thanks so much for the wonderful review. Lin and the staff will be thrilled that you had a great time. We are currently commencing with renovating our rooms, so you will have to come back again and visit us once that is complete!...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

This was a experience of a lifetime, staying in the rocks and boulders, the views magnifasint,the staff very nice ,the food great ,tawanga and Shepard where great guides saved us during a rhino encounter,lmao✌,thank you , Lynn is a great inn keeper, we recommend you...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank Candi K
Response from DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave CampResponded 13 September 2018

Thank so much for the enthusiastic and fun review!! We are so pleased you enjoyed the rhino and staff. The rhino encounter is certainly special. Hope to have you back soon. Best Dave Waddy

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Can’t rave enough about Big Cave Camp and the incredible hospitality, food and experiences we had. The setting, atop a massive rock outcrop is amazing. Essentially the lodge is built amongst all the boulders that make up the vast landscape. There are even bush paintings...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Jason S
Response from DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave CampResponded 29 August 2018

Hi Jason. Thanks so much for your incredibly enthusiastic review, and the staff and myself are thrilled that you had such a memorable stay. Cant wait to see you back with us again!! Best Dave Waddy

Reviewed 23 August 2018

What a wonderful and surprising lodge! It is built directly into the hills and gigantic boulders of the region. The rooms are very comfortable with nice working showers. Dining is delicious and it is fun to meet other guests in the dining room or around...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Ferg42995
Response from DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave CampResponded 24 August 2018

Thanks so much for taking time to review Big Cave. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Matopos is certainly something fairly unique, so we are thrilled you managed to take the tours and enjoy it! Best Dave Waddy

Reviewed 17 August 2018

The view from this camp is breath taking. From our leopard chalet (family chalet) we could look out on the rocks in front of it or on the the opposite side. We will never forget the evening walk with Sherpard, which was very informative and...More

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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from David W, Owner at Big Cave CampResponded 18 August 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review Big Cave. We really appreciate your thoughts and experiences! Hope to have you back soon. Best Dave

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Hi. Please can you email reservations and they will be able to assist. Email address is available on our website. Many thanks.
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"If walking is difficult ask for a room near reception"
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"Beautiful landscape of every room"
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"all the rooms have beautiful views , Honeymoon suite has an exceptional location and extra frills"
21 Jan 2018
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06 Jan 2017
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US$163 - US$280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ZimbabweMatabeleland South ProvinceMatobo National Park - The Matopos
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