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46KM peg, Matobo Kezi Rd, Matobo National Park - The Matopos Zimbabwe See on map
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
3.5 Star accommodation
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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 More 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. Less
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Free Parking
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Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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US$167 - US$273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Zimbabwe > Matabeleland South Province > Matobo National Park - The Matopos
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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

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

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

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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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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

Reviewed 22 July 2018

Located on the edge of the matobo national park, a jewel in the southern Africa landscape. The Big Cave is a wonderful location and the experience is enhanced by great service, good wholesome food and one of the best guiding teams we have met.

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Response from DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave CampResponded 23 July 2018

Hi Rhanna. Thanks so much for the tremendous review. I will convey your thoughts to the staff immediately. They will be thrilled for sure! We really hope to have you visit again soon. Best Regards Dave Waddy

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