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Big Cave Camp

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Built on a rock, Big Cave camp really is unique. Each lodge is thoughtfully designed, and the communal rooms are striking. Excellent food and fascinating guided walks and drives, tailored to the needs and interests of the visitor. Special thanks to Shephard Mpofu for giving me such a good time.

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Thanks so much for the review, and am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Great to know that you so enjoyed spending time with Shepherd! He is a wealth of knowledge. Many thanks, and look forward to seeing you back soon. Best Dave

Liege, Belgium
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stayed there for one night and joined the rhino tracking activity. We saw 6 rhinos from up close thanks to the efficiency of our tracker. Even if it was pouring rain, it was totally worth it! Then we came back soaked wet and were supposed to camp but we decided to upgrade to a lodge room with dinner and...

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DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave Camp, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the review! You guys seemed to have a lot of fun despite the rain. So great job on having such great attitude towards what has been the rainiest rainy season in memory!! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and also decided to upgrade! Best Dave

Mooloolaba, Australia
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We stayed for one night at the Big Cave camp on the way to Victoria Falls and should have stayed for a week. It is a stunningly beautiful place situated half way up a kopjie and an easy drive from Bulawayo and the National Park. The accommodation is spotless with lovely views from each room. The meals were excellent and...

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Management response:

Hi Nikone. Thanks so much for the wonderful review. I am very proud of our staff who contribute so much to your stay. we really would love to have you stay with us again in the near future! Best Regards Dave Waddy

New London, Connecticut
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Breathtaking views, most dedicated staff (you really do feel like at home!), most beautiful location, amazing variety of activities + delicious food! I've had the most amazing time! Highly recommend!!!!! Thank you Lin + Shepard + and your dedicated crew xxx

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Thanks so much for taking the time to review Big Cave. I am sure the staff will be delighted with your positive response, and we hope to see you back soon! Best Dave Waddy

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Quiet and peaceful in the bush, amongst rocks and caves. Very unique and different. Had a great morning bush walk; several animals around in the afternoon; close to Matobo National Park to explore World's View; good facilities and service; excellent food.

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Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay, and our chefs will be particurlarly pleased with your review of our food :) Best Dave

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This camp is located on a large private reserve and is built on a hill with panoramic views across the park to other hills and with the typical sight of rocks precariously balanced at all angles on view for miles in the distance. The approach is via a dirt track and the feel is of total isolation. The camp consists...

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Hi Mike. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am very proud of our staff, and I think you really made mention of this. They are very enthusiastic, and we are so glad that this comes through. We really hope to see you again soon in the Matobo Hils. Best Dave

Old Bar, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Our stay here was great.We needed time to recuperate and relax and swimming in the rock pool,walking over the rocks,breathing in and taking in the awesome views,dining with other travellers and restful sleep in the thatch room-bliss.

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Thank you very much for your super review. We are so glad you managed to relax enjoy our facilities!! best Dave

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a well refined lodge, seamlessly blending with the spectacular environment of the Matopos. The chalets are all beautiful, all have a view over the valley and into the hills. The common areas are warm and very cleverly built to incorporate the boulders of the kopje. Night lighting enhances the magic of the place. Kids love to roam around...

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Thank you so much for the lovely review Andrea, and we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you back soon with us again! best Dave

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Where to start........ From the moment we were picked up by our guide Shepard we knew this would become a trip of a lifetime. The room was fantastic, very comfortable with all the amenities needed to make our stay just right. The balcony provides a wonderful view of the surrounding game park where we were able to see monkeys, zebra...

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Thank you so much for your review, and congrats on your engagement!! We are very privileged to have had you with us, and so glad you enjoyed Shephards company, and that of the other staff! Best Dave

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Big Cave's location is an outstanding asset! The Camp takes full advantage of this settling into the amazing Matopos as if it was always part of the scenery. Manager Lynn hosts guests with family style dining in a delightful multinational atmosphere. Guide Tawanda is personable, professional, humorous, and quite knowledgeable about the cave drawings, the area wildlife, and the history...

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Hi Dorinda. Thanks so much for reviewing the lodge. I am sure we can make a plan to get improved quieter fans in time for your next visit!! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! Best Dave

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Cave Camp

Address: 46KM peg, Matobo | Kezi Rd, Matobo National Park - The Matopos, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland South Province > Matobo National Park - The Matopos
Price Range: R2 201 - R3 295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3,5 star — Big Cave Camp 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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